Nine Former Huskers Going for Olympic Glory

Nine former Huskers are set to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics, beginning Friday.

Jordan Burroughs will defend his gold medal in the wrestling freestyle.

The group of former Nebraska athletes also includes four volleyball players – Kayla Banwarth, Jordan Larson and Kelsey Robinson for the Americans’ indoor volleyball team and Sarah Pavan is representing Canada in beach volleyball.

All-time, Husker athletes have combined to win 43 Olympic medals, including 11 gold medals.