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Burroughs falls in world wrestling quarterfinals

Burroughs falls in world wrestling quarterfinals

UWW Freestyle World Cup, 4/7

The USA's Jordan Burroughs celebrates in April after a win at the United World Wrestling Freestyle World Cup in Iowa City, Iowa.

Former Husker Jordan Burroughs is out of contention for a gold medal at the World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Burroughs' 6-5 loss to Russia's Zaurbek Sidakov in the 74-kilogram (163-pound) quarterfinals Saturday means the 2012 Olympic champion can't win his fifth world championship, at least not this year.

Burroughs still will wrestle Sunday, but can't win gold or silver. He was pulled back into repechage after Sidakov scored a late takedown to edge two-time World champion Frank Chamizo of Italy 3-2.

Burroughs will face the winner of the repechage bout between Franklin Gomez Matos of Puerto Rico and Miroslav Kirov of Bulgaria.

Burroughs began Saturday with a forfeit, then defeated 2016 world bronze medalist Mostafa Hosseinkhani of Iran 4-3.

In the quarterfinal, Burroughs led 4-3 with 8 seconds to go, but Sidakov forced a stepout with 1 second left for a 5-5 tie and the criteria win.

Another former Husker, James Green, will compete at the worlds at 70 kilograms (154 pounds) on Monday.

American David Taylor at 86 kilograms reached the final, and Joe Colon at 61 kilograms is in the bronze-medal match.


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