SSG Jenna Burkert

Freestyle Wrestling 55kg

Sport: Women's Freestyle Wrestling
Hometown: Rocky Point, New York
High School: Marquette Senior High School
College: University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Joined Army: May 2016
MOS: 92Y, Unit Supply Specialist

A boy ripped a flyer out of six-year-old Jenna’s hand, telling her, “Jenna, you can’t do that – you’re a girl!” From that moment, she was determined to prove him wrong. She chose to focus on wrestling in high school, and knew from a young age she wanted to go to the Olympics. After high school, she attended college and trained as a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center. She joined the Army in 2016, and since then has won a national title, won the World Team Trials, and placed third at the US Open.

I am a part of something bigger than myself. I’m a Soldier, and that pushes me to perform at my absolute best.

Career Highlights

2021 World Bronze Medalist

2019 Pan American Games Silver Medalist

2019 U.S. National Championships Silver medalist

4x U.S. World Team Member

9x National Team Member

2014 U.S. National Champion

2011-2013 Junior World Team Member

2010 Youth Olympian