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Jordan Burroughs is ready to make Olympic history

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Jordan Burroughs has his sights firmly set on another Olympic gold. The freestyle wrestling pro who holds both American world and Olympic champion titles, is vying to be the first freestyle wrestler since 1992 to win back-to-back gold medals. It's an accomplishment that's almost 23 years in the making.

SEE MORE: Everything you need to know about the Summer Olympics

The 28-year-old athlete first began his wrestling career at the ripe age of 5-years-old, first being inspired by the great wrestlers of the WWF. Since then, he threw himself in to the sport, quickly solidifying his position as one of the best freestyle wrestlers of our generation. While he competed for University of Nebraska, he was a three-time All American and two-time undefeated champion. And in the 2012 Olympics, Burroughs clinched first place to take home a gold.

And now in 2016, Burroughs hopes to make his dreams and Olympic history come true with another major win. Burroughs will be competing in the Rio Games on Friday August 19. But before you catch him on the mat, battling against some of the best athletes around the world, you can get to know Burroughs on a more personal level.

We had the chance to sit down with the Olympic gold medalist to talk about how he got his start in wrestling, how his life has changed since becoming a father, and more! Watch the video above to see the full conversation.

#YouShouldKnow is a feature that showcases rising talents. To see more past interviews, including more athlete exclusives, click here.

And for more on Jordan Burroughs, watch the video below!

1 on 1 with Olympian Jordan Burroughs

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