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    Historical Bracket Breakdown: 157 lbs at the 2009 NCAA Championships

    Two weeks ago, we started a new feature investigating some of the toughest NCAA brackets of all time. That article focused on the 2019 133 lb weight class one of the best of the last decade. Now, we’re going back ten years to look at a really strong one from 2009, the 157 lb weight class. 

    The 2009 157 lb weight class featured the first national title from budding superstar Jordan Burroughs, along with one of the best of his era not to win a title, two more returning champions, and one future champ that didn’t make the podium. 

    In addition to the success on the wrestling mat, fans of MMA will notice a couple of names from this bracket that have gone on to win belts in the cage. 

    So, without any further ado, here’s the 157 lb weight class from 2009, one of the strongest of all time. 


    The Champion: #1 Jordan Burroughs (Nebraska)

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