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Olympic Gold Medalist Jordan Burroughs and four-time All American Tyler Graff will train with the Bulls

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John Stutzman continues to raise the profile of the UB Wrestling program with increased international exposure and higher profile wrestlers training with the Bulls. Several of UB’s grapplers have competed internationally, including Nolan Terrance competing for Canada and Nate Rose competing for Trinidad and Tobago. This season, Stutzman is bringing in two high profile names to the wrestling room at Alumni Arena: Jordan Burroughs and Tyler Graff.

Graff is a former four-time All-American for the Wisconsin Badgers at 133 pounds and is a member of the US National Team. Graff placed third at the 2012 and 2016 US team trials and is a three-time University Nationals champion. Graff was already at Alumni Arena in August for a clinic and to work with the UB wrestlers and Stutzman has said that Graff will be in to work out at least once a month moving forward.

Burroughs is one of the most decorated American wrestlers in recent memory. He is a two-time Olympian and the 2012 gold medalist at 74 kilos. Burroughs was a two-time NCAA Champion for the Nebraska Cornhuskers before moving on to winning three World Championships in 2011, 2013 and 2015 and also brought home two gold medals in the Pan-American games in 2011 and 2015.

Burroughs will be in Buffalo this coming week holding a clinic open to the public in Alumni Arena on Wednesday, September 14th at 6 PM, and has also been a frequent visitor to the Ed Michael Wrestling Complex, training with the UB Wrestling program several times. He’ll continue to do so in the future.

The presence of a four-time All-American and national team member and a former Olympic gold medalist will be a boon for Coach Stutzman not only on the recruiting trail but as a motivational tool for his squad in the wrestling room. When selling the program to recruits, the prospect of training with a former Olympic gold medalist is an invaluable tool and can help swing recruiting battles in Stutzman’s favor. On the mat, training with some of the best in the world can give invaluable experience to UB’s squad that can be used to help build a championship mentality.

For more information on and to register for the Jordan Burroughs clinic contact assistant Coach Harry Turner at henrytur@buffalo.edu.