USA freestyle team sweeps all 10 Pan American gold medals

USA swept the Pan American gold medals in freestyle (Photo/Team V Sports Performance)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- The United States men's freestyle team won all 10 Pan American Championships gold medals over the last two days, collecting eight titles on Sunday evening in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

It is the first time in the history of the event that a team has gone undefeated, winning every weight. Team USA went 34-0 over the weekend in men's freestyle action and claimed the team title, racking up 250 points.

Four-time World champion and 2012 Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs won his third overall Pan Am Championships title (fifth including Pan Am Games) on Sunday night, defeating 2015 Pan Am silver medalist Jevon Balfour of Canada in the 74-kilogram finals.

While the score was one-sided, the match featured a lot of action with several exciting scrambles. Burroughs took a 5-0 lead in to the break with a takedown and leg lace and scored one more takedown in the final frame for a 7-0 win.

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