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Bonus Points is the official podcast of USA Wrestling and TheMat.com hosted by Richard Immel. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive®, Bonus Points offers interviews and insight from USA Wrestling, the National Governing Body for wrestling in the United States and will feature coaches, athletes and notable names from the sport of wrestling. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.
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Sep 28, 2017

Episode 86 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast features Olympic champion and four-time World champion Jordan Burroughs.

Burroughs picked up his fourth World title out in Paris, France in August. He won five hard-fought bouts to claim the 74 kg/163 lbs. men's freestyle gold medal. In the championship match, Burroughs topped past World champion Khetik Tsabolov of Russia, 9-6.

In addition to his individual triumph at the 2017 World Championships, Burroughs' performance was instrumental in the U.S. claiming its third team title at the event, the first since 1995.

Burroughs has competed at the Olympic Games on two separate occasions for the U.S. He won the gold medal at the London Games in 2012 and finished in ninth place last year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Burroughs is a four-time World champion, earning the top spot in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. He also tacked on a bronze medal at the 2014 World Championships.

Topics of discussion include his journey back to the top following a dissapointing Olympic Games, how he approached the mental side of the sport over the past year, brining the U.S. a team title and much more.

Follow USA Wrestling Bonus Points Ep. 86 guest Jordan Burroughs on Twitter at @alliseeisgold and follow show host Richard Immel on Twitter at @Richard_Immel.

Listen to previous episodes of the show on the USA Wrestling Bonus Points Archives or by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening application.

Sep 21, 2017

Episode 85 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast features 2017 Junior World champion Daton Fix.

Fix topped the 55 kg/121 lbs. men's freestyle charts at the Junior World Championships held in Tampere, Finland, in August. He won five matches on his way to gold, scoring five technical falls and outscoring his opponents by a combined 53-1 tally.

The win in Finland added to an already outstanding resume for Fix that includes a Junior World bronze medal, a Cadet World Bronze medal, a Youth Olympic Games silver medal and two Cadet Pan American titles. He has competed in four World Championship events for the U.S., two in the Cadet division and two in the Junior division.

Fix was a four-time Oklahoma high school state champion for Charles Page High School, ending his career with a perfect 168-0 record. He was awarded the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2017.

The talented youngster will begin his collegiate career this year for the tradition-rich Oklahoma State program. He expects to compete at 125 pounds for the Cowboys.

Topics of discussion include his Junior Worlds performance, the recruiting process landing him at Oklahoma State, managing success at a young age, future goals and much more.

Follow USA Wrestling Bonus Points Ep. 85 guest Daton Fix on Twitter at @_Greatest_Ever1 and follow show host Richard Immel on Twitter at @Richard_Immel.

Listen to previous episodes of the show on the USA Wrestling Bonus Points Archives or by subscribing on your favorite podcast listening application.

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