LINCOLN — Former Husker All-Americans Jordan Burroughs and James Green won their weight classes Saturday night and will again represent Team USA at the world championships in Kazakhstan in September.
Burroughs, an Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion, turned back former Illinois All-American Isaiah Martinez to win the 74-kg (163-pound) freestyle division at the “Final X: Lincoln” event at the Devaney Center.
In a best-of-three format, Burroughs won the first match 5-4, thanks to a takedown with eight seconds left, before Martinez rallied to win the second match 6-5.
In the third, Burroughs used a pair of takedowns to race to a 6-0 lead. He went on to win 7-1 to make his ninth straight world team.
In the 70-kg (154-pound) division, Green earned a 10-0 technical fall in 18 seconds in his first match against Northwestern’s Ryan Deakin. Green then won the second match 4-3 and will compete for Team USA for the fifth time.
At 57 kg (125 pounds), Omaha Skutt graduate and former Iowa All-American Thomas Gilman lost to Daton Fix in the deciding third match. Fix won the first match 9-1, and Gilman took the second 3-2 before Fix won the third 6-3.
Iowa State’s Kyven Gadson reached the 97-kg (213-pound) final but was swept by Kyle Snyder.