Burkert finishes fifth at Youth Olympic Games

SINGAPORE – Jenna Burkert (Middle Island, N.Y.) wrapped up competition on a high note. She defeated Christiana Victor of Nigeria, 3-1, in a tight final match in the women’s freestyle wrestling -60 kg weight class to finish fifth on Monday at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore

SINGAPORE – Jenna Burkert (Middle Island, N.Y.) wrapped up competition on a high note. She defeated Christiana Victor of Nigeria, 3-1, in a tight final match in the women’s freestyle wrestling -60 kg weight class to finish fifth on Monday at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. Continue reading “Burkert finishes fifth at Youth Olympic Games”

Golden Girl: Longwood’s Burkert Pins Her Way to 2009 Junior National Women’s Title

When you think Longwood wrestling, what names immediately come to mind? Kerry McCoy perhaps? How about Nick Hall Sr.? In the long and prestigous history of Longwood, there have been countless individuals that have added to the rich tradition… and as of Monday July 20th, a new name has officially etched HERSELF into the sands of time…Jenna Burkert….Burkert, who despite attending Marquette Senior High School in Michigan (in order to train as part of the USOEC), still considers Suffolk County home, became the first Empire Stater in 2009 to win a National title when she pinned Randi Beltz of Missouri with :29 seconds remaining in the opening period to win the 132-pound bracket at the Junior National Women’s Freestyle Tournament in Fargo, N.D….Winning the crown puts an emphatic cap on what has been an extremely impressive year for the rising junior. In March, Burkert won the USGWA National title with a 12-5 decision over former 2x National Champion, Hanna Martin…Martin (Oklahoma) was also a national champion this afternoon, winning the 116-pound weight class. Continue reading “Golden Girl: Longwood’s Burkert Pins Her Way to 2009 Junior National Women’s Title”