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Nathan Burak
Nathan  Burak

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School:
Coronado

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 197

Weight:
197

06/09/2016

Burak Named 1st-Team Academic All-America

3-time All-American is first Hawkeye since 2004 to earn CoSIDA honor

06/05/2016

Alex Meyer Wins University Nationals Freestyle Championship

All-American 1-of-7 Hawkeyes to place in top 8

05/12/2016

Burak Named Academic All-District

Hawkeye All-American eligible for Academic All-America honors

05/10/2016

Burak, Meyer Earn NWCA Academic Honor

Burak earns third career national honor, Meyer earns first

03/19/2016

Brooks, Burak, Meyer Earn All-America Honors

Hawkeyes in 4th place heading into NCAA finals

03/19/2016

NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session V

NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session V Saturday, March 19, 2016

03/19/2016

NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session VI

NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session VI Saturday, March 19, 2016

03/18/2016

NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session III

NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session III Friday, March 18, 2016

03/18/2016

NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session IV

NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session IV Friday, March 18, 2016

03/17/2016

NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session II

NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session II Thursday, March 17, 2016

2015-16 -- placed fourth at NCAA Championships to earn his third career All-America honor... Big Ten runner-up at 197 pounds... 2015 Midlands champion... reached as high as No. 3 in national rankings... won a career-high 27 matches, inlcuding a 15-1 dual record and 8-1 Big Ten record... five major decisions and five technical falls were career bests... Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree... shared the John and Dorothy Sill Most Dedicated Wrestler Award with Thomas Gilman... recipient of the J. Donald McPike, Sr. Award presented to the senior with the highest GPA... Academic All-Big Ten... NWCA All-Academic Team... CoSIDA Academic All-District... CoSIDA first-team Academic All-American... letterwinner.

2014-15 -- placed seventh at NCAA Championships to earn his second All-America honor... placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships to earn an automatic berth to the national tournament... won the 197-pound title at the Midlands Championships... won a career-high 24 matches... was 8-3 in dual competition, including a 4-2 mark in the Big Ten... reached as high as No. 3 in the national rankings... his four major decisions tied for fifth on the team... had an 8-7 record against ranked opponents... was 6-1 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena... named most improved wrestler at annual awards banquet... Academic All-Big Ten... NWCA All-Academic Team...letterwinner.

2013-14 -- earned his first All-America honor with an eighth place finish at NCAA Championships... qualified for his second NCAA tournament with a 5th place finish at Big Ten Championships... placed third at Midlands Championships... recorded a 19-8 overall record, including an 8-2 mark in duals and a 6-2 record in the Big Ten... had a 6-8 record against ranked opponents... reached as high as No. 11 in national rankings... had two major decisions, one technical and one pin... Academic All-Big Ten... NWCA All-Academic Team... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner... letterwinner.

2012-13 -- recorded a 20-17 overall record, including a 4-4 Big Ten dual record... shared Most Improved Wrestler award with Nick Moore and Mark Ballweg... started 19 duals... recorded four major decisions... placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships... advanced to the round of 12 at the NCAA Championships... letterwinner... NWCA All-Academic Freshman Team... Dean's List.

High School -- three-time state qualifier... state individual and team champion as a senior... state runner-up as a sophomore... missed his junior season with a broken elbow... three-time all-district honoree... competed at 2011 Fargo Nationals, placing third in freestyle and fourth in Greco-Roman.

Personal -- born January 6, 1993... parents are Steve and Bonnie Burak... siblings include brother Gabe and Micah, Gabe wrestled at Northern Colorado and Penn, Micah wrestled at Penn... Health and Human Physiology- exercise science major.

Overall Dual Big Ten Dual Dual Pts. Big Ten NCAA OT MDTFPinsFastest
Year Record Record Record Scored Place Place W/L W/L W/L W/L Pin
2012-13 20-17 7-12 4-4 23 4th - - 2-2 4-1 1-0 2-1 2:34
2013-14 19-8 8-2 6-2 27 5th 8th 2-2 2-1 1-0 1-0 3:46
2014-15 24-7 8-3 4-2 40 4th 7th 2-0 4-1 1-0 2-0 0:53
2015-16 27-4 15-1 8-1 461 2nd 4th 3-0 5-0 5-0 2-0 0:57
Career 90-36 38-18 22-9 151 9-4 15-3 8-0 7-1 0:53

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