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Jenna Burkert Named Associate Head Coach at Bixby

World Bronze Medalist Jenna Burkert will join the defending 6A girls’ state champion Bixby as their new associate head coach.

Burkert is originally from New York, and after high school went on to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. She later joined the Army World Class Athlete Program in 2016, eventually achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Jenna had the following statement regarding the new position.

“I’m so excited to be part of the Bixby Family in Oklahoma. I love how much everyone here cares about the young student-athletes, both on and off the mat. I’m eager to contribute to the development of these young men and women as wrestlers, students, and individuals. Bixby has welcomed my family with open arms, and we are incredibly grateful to be Spartans. This program has a strong legacy both in wrestling and academics, and I can’t wait to help build on that with the amazing staff here. I truly believe this high school program is on par with top colleges, and I feel honored to learn from them and bring my own contributions to the table.”

Some of her career highlights

  • 2021 World Bronze Medalist
  • 4x U.S. World Team Member (Freestyle 60/59/57/55kg)
  • 3x U.S. Junior World Team Member (Freestyle 59kg)

2021

  • 3rd place – Wrestling World Championships (Freestyle 55kg)
  • 2nd place – U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Fort Worth, TX (Freestyle 57kg)
  • 3rd place – Final X World Team Trials (Freestyle 55kg)

2020

  • U.S. Olympic Team Alternate (Freestyle 57kg)
  • 2nd place – Pan Am Championship Wrestle Off, Marietta, GA (Freestyle 57kg)

2019

  • U.S. World Team member
  • 2nd place – U.S. Open, Las Vegas, NV (Freestyle 57kg)
  • 1st place – World Team Challenge Tournament, Raleigh, NC (Freestyle 57kg)
  • 1st place – Final X Rutgers, Bridgewater, NJ  (Freestyle 57kg)
  • 2nd place – Pan American Games, Lima, Peru  (Freestyle 57kg)

2018

  • U.S. World Team member
  • 3rd place – U.S. Open, Las Vegas, NV (Freestyle 62kg)
  • 1st place – Women’s Freestyle World Team Trials Challenge Tournament, Rochester, MN (Freestyle 59kg)
  • 1st place – Ion Cornianu Tournament, Bucharest, Romania (Freestyle 59kg)​​​​​​​2016
  • 1st place – Senior Nationals & Trials Qualifier, Las Vegas, NV â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹(Freestyle 60kg)2014
  • U.S. National Championships Gold Medalist (Freestyle60kg)

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