In 2003 Jordan was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Upset at the Olympic Trials Jordan was ranked #1 again going into the 2016 Olympic Trials, but his dream of Olympic gold was stalled in the semifinals in Iowa City. Here’s what he has to say immediately afterwards.
Holm wins gold at Pan-Am Olympic Qualifier. Outscoring his opponents 20-0, Jordan qualified the 85kg weight class for the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Golden Grand Prix Champ! Jordan came out on top of his 31-man bracket to win the 85kg gold medal…he was trailing Kristoffer Johansson (5th at 2014 Worlds) from Sweden 1-2 with 20 seconds left when he successfully gut-wrenched the Swede out of bounds for two points and the win.
Going to Worlds again! This time, Tashkent. Jordan won the 85 kg weight division at the 2014 World Team Trials by defeating MN Storm teammate Zach Nielsen 9-1 and 8-0 in the best of three finals…
3X US National Champion! Jordan won the championship match tonight at the US Open in Las Vegas, allowing zero points against him in the tournament.
Jordan Leaves for World Championships Today. He and his training partner, Joe Rau, fly to Budapest today for two weeks of training and acclimation before the World Championships. 84kg Greco Roman competes on Sept 21.
Jordan Ranked 11th in World after Curby Cup. His recent championship at the Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament was also cited as reason for his new placement.
Second time’s a charm: 2013 US Open National Champion!
Jordan placed second in the 2012 Olympic Trials. Now what?
Less than two years out of prison, Jordan Holm is competing today for a spot on the US Olympic Team. He is one of the top prospects for the 2012 Team, being ranked #1 in the most recent USA Wrestling rankings, and he is seeded third at the event in Iowa City.
Response to “Northfield Wrestler Free to Dream“ by the StarTribune
StarTribune article “Northfield Wrestler Free to Dream”
“Even if the American system of criminal justice proved 99.5% accurate, it would still generate more than 10,000 wrongful convictions a year.” – C. Ronald Huff, Convicted but Innocent
Since 2006 Jordan’s legal team has been pursuing his exoneration through the post-conviction legal process. These cases are not a priority to the court. In May of 2017 he had his first hearing before a judge. His case may be resolved yet this year.
06.29.17 An Associated Press reporter sat in on the final day of testimony and published an article.
12.20.14 Jordan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Augsburg College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and Communications. He maintained a cumulative 4.0 GPA within his major field of study.