AUSTIN, Texas — Former Nebraska wrestling standout Jordan Burroughs defeated Zahid Valencia in the main event of FloWrestling’s Burroughs vs. Valencia card on Saturday, Nov. 14.
Wrestling at 185 pounds, Burroughs overcame a four-point deficit in the second period to beat Valencia 8-5. Valencia, a two-time NCAA champion at Arizona State, was first on the board, scoring two takedowns in the first period and entered the break with a 4-0 lead. Burroughs answered in the second period, scoring a takedown twenty seconds in to cut Valencia’s lead in half. Valencia earned a step out point to bring his advantage to three points, but that was not enough to stop the Olympic and World champion’s comeback. Burroughs went on to score two more takedowns and two step out points to secure the victory.
Also picking up a win in the event was Nebraska three-time All-American and second-year volunteer assistant coach Tyler Berger. He met Ohio State’s Sammy Sasso in the third match of the undercard, earning an 8-2 victory. Berger controlled the first period, scoring two takedowns for a 4-0 lead at the break. He gave up just one takedown to Sasso in the second period but responded with two more of his own to take the match.
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