SSG Jenna Burkert

Freestyle Wrestling

Sport: Women's Wrestling
Event: Freestyle 55kg
Hometown: Rocky Point, NY
High School: Marquette Senior High
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, knowing from a young age that she wanted to be an Olympian. After high school, she attended college and trained as a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center. She joined the U.S. Army in 2016 and has displayed exceptional performances on the mat while also demonstrating unwavering dedication and discipline as a United States Soldier.

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

4x U.S. World Team Member (60/59/57/55kg)

3x U.S. Junior World Team Member (59kg)


World Championships Bronze Medalist (55kg)

Final X World Team Trials Bronze Medalist (55kg)


U.S. Olympic Team Alternate (57kg)

U.S. Olympic Team Trials Silver Medalist (57kg)


Pan American Games Silver Medalist (57kg)

U.S. National Championships Silver Medalist (57kg)


U.S. National Championships Gold Medalist (60kg)