Gold medalist in men's freestyle, at the 2012 Olympics. Four-time world champion. Two-time NCAA champ. Now Jordan Burroughs can add yet another role to his already impressive accomplishments: Easter Bunny.
The legendary 31-year-old New Jersey native traded in his wrestling singlet for the fluffy-furred, floppy-eared seasonal character to surprise and delight his neighbors in Lincoln, Neb., according to KLKN-TV Monday.
Burroughs shared his experience on Instagram:
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So turns out the Easter bunny is real! And he made especially sure to come out this year even in a pandemic. BUT he did NOT forget to bring his mask and disinfectant. I got the chance to dress up and drive around our neighborhood today and deliver some smiles. But in all seriousness, I hope everyone had an incredible Easter! It was such a blessing to brighten the day of our neighborhood families in this difficult time. Thanks to everyone in the Country Club Neighborhood for your participation and for the costume! P.S. It was a high of 34 degrees in Lincoln today, and this bunny had some frozen paws, but they were worth it! 🙌🏾
When he's not helping the Easter Bunny with his appointed rounds, Burroughs is training in Lincoln with University of Nebraska wrestling coach Mark Manning, hoping to wrestle for the U.S. at the Tokyo Olympics next year.
As a Husker, Burroughs was a three-time Big 12 conference champ, three-time NCAA All-American and twice an NCAA titlewinner, concluding his collegiate mat career at Nebraska with the Dan Hodge Trophy -- presented each year to the nation's top college wrestler -- in 2011. Burroughs then moved on to international freestyle competition, winning four world championships and the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics at 74 kilograms/163 pounds.