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Dec 30 Nebraska s Jordan Burroughs named TheMat com Wrestler of the Week

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling | Dec. 30, 2010, 11:42 p.m. (ET)
Jordan Burroughs (Sicklerville, N.J./University of Nebraska) has been named Wrestler of the Week for December 21-30.

Each week, will select an Athlete of the Week, based upon performance within wrestling for that week. The selection committee will consider any level of wrestling, from youth programs through the Senior level.

Burroughs, a senior at Nebraska, captured the 165-pound title on Thursday at the Midlands Championships in Evanston, Ill.

The second-ranked Burroughs downed top-ranked Andrew Howe, a Wisconsin junior, by a 10-7 score in the 165 finals. Burroughs was named Outstanding Wrestler.

Burroughs won an NCAA title at 157 in 2009 before missing the second half of last season with an injury. Howe won the NCAA title at 165 in 2010.

Burroughs is a past Junior World Team member in freestyle wrestling.

Note: To nominate a wrestler for Wrestler of the Week, send the athlete's name, accomplishments for the week and career accomplishments to Craig Sesker at