Burroughs vs. Valencia set for Nov. 14

Jordan Burroughs gets his hand raised at the Pan Am Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo,

"JB's back. Tell a friend."

That's what Jordan Burroughs, a 2012 Olympic champion and four-time world champion, tweeted Saturday night, announcing via Twitter that he will face Zahid Valencia on Nov. 14 on Flowrestling.

The 32-year-old Burroughs last competed at the Pan Am Championships in March, winning gold at 74 kilograms. In July, Burroughs revealed his plans to continue to focus on his freestyle wrestling, moving his training facility from its present location in America's heartland at the University of Nebraska (his collegiate home) ... to head back east to the Pennsylvania Regional Training Center in Philadelphia as a resident athlete in September 2021.

Valencia, a two-time NCAA champion and past Junior world silver medalist, has not competed since February. He was suspended late in the NCAA season due to a failed drug test, which forced him to miss the Pac-12 Championships. Valencia won the Senior Nationals title at 86 kilograms in December before earning a gold medal at the Matteo Pellicone in Rome, Italy, in January.


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