Dake Defeats Burroughs

The United States Olympic Wrestling Trials concluded Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas capped by Kyle Dake's upset of 2012 gold medalist Jordan Burroughs in the 74 kg men's freestyle division. Burroughs had dominated the division for the past decade winning four world championships in addition to his Olympic gold while owning a 7-1 career mark against Dake. But Dake finally broke through Saturday defeating Burroughs 3-0 and then 3-2 in the best two out of three match series to gain the Olympic birth.

Two defending champions from the 2016 Olympics will be returning to seek their second gold medals as Kyle Snyder captured the men's 97 kg freestyle division while Helen Maroulis took the women's 57 kg class. The Greco-Roman category saw a brand new crop of first-time Olympians qualify. Overall, 15 of the 18 total divisions contested received automatic births to the Olympics while the winners of the men's freestyle 65 kg class and the Greco-Roman 77 kg and 130 kg divisions must still go through an international qualifying tournament next month in Bulgaria to earn their spots.

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Lineker has been outstanding since joining the promotion with a 2-0 record, and he is coming off a stellar performance against former World Champion Kevin Belingon. As the #1-ranked bantamweight contender, Lineker hopes to be next for a shot at the gold.

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