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Jordan Burroughs to host Team USA Awards show today on NBC

Amateur wrestling fans are accustomed to seeing Jordan Burroughs in action on the wrestling mat at major wrestling events the world over.

Now see Burroughs in a whole new way as the 2012 Olympic gold medalist and four-time World freestyle wrestling champion serves as host of the 2019 Team USA Awards -- Best of the Year, this Sunday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. Eastern on NBC.

Jordan Burroughs with Oksana Masters (Photo/Getty Images)
This awards show will recognize the greatest athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic community.

"Someone from the USOPC who recommended me for this position as the host of the Team USA Awards," the former University of Nebraska mat champ told Gary Abbott of USA Wrestling. "I have been to the Team USA Awards. I have never been a Master of Ceremonies at any event, unless I hosted a barbeque or party at my own house. This was a very unique position for me to be in, but it was really cool, and it was really special."

Burroughs will not be the only wrestler included in the Team USA Awards show this year. Five-time World champion Adeline Gray was one of the finalists for the Female Olympic Athlete of the Year.

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