#ThrowBackThursday

#TBT​ Slay Stuns Eventual Three-Time Olympic Champ Saitiev

By Eric Olanowski

Brandon SLAY 🇺🇸 scored one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history after stunning eventual three-time Olympic gold medalist and six-time world champion, Buvaisar SAITIEV 🇷🇺, 4-3, en route to the 76kg gold medal at the ’00 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

Coming into the ’00 Olympic Games, Saitiev was arguably the best freestyle wrestler in the world. He was the defending Olympic gold medalist and a three-time world champion. Saitiev entered the Sydney Games riding a perfect 19-0 combined record in world championship and Olympic action.

#ThrowBackThursday

#TBT​: Burroughs Blasts His Way to First of Four World Titles

By Eric Olanowski

Jordan BURROUGHS 🇺🇸 battled his way to a two-period-to-none victory over Sadegh GOUDARZI 🇮🇷 in the ’11 74kg world finals and reached the top of the world podium for the first time in his career. The eventual four-time world champion’s win in Istanbul, Turkey, ended a five-year USA world title drought. Can you name the USA's last world champion before Burroughs' win in '11?

You can catch Burroughs back in action March 4-7 at the first Ranking Series event of the year, the Matteo Pellicone 🇮🇹.

’11 World Championship Scores:
- Dmytro ROCHNIAK 🇺🇦 (3-1, 4-2)
- Denis TSARGUSH 🇷🇺 (1-3, 1-0, 2-1)
- Ricardo ROBERTY 🇻🇪 (2-1, 1-0) |
- Sadegh GOUDARZI 🇮🇷 (3-2, 4-1)