Nathan Burak Bio - Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site

Nathan Burak
Nathan  Burak


Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 197



Burak Wins Title, 7 Hawkeyes Medal at University Nationals

Burak outscores opponents 64-1 to win 97 kg/213 lbs. freestyle national championship


17 Hawkeyes to Compete at University Nationals

Hawkeyes represented in freestyle and Greco-Roman tournaments


Dziewa and Burak Earn NWCA Academic honors

2 Hawkeyes named to Division I All-Academic Team


Final Notes of 2014-15

Iowa placed 2nd at NCAA Championships to earn a trophy for the 8th straight year


5 Hawkeyes Grab All-America Honors

Gilman, Sorensen place 4th in their 1st NCAA Championships


NCAA Wrestling Championships -- Session IV

NCAA Wrestling Championships -- Session IV Friday, March 20, 2015


B1G Wrestling Championships -- Session III

B1G Wrestling Championships -- Session III Sunday, March 8, 2015


B1G Wrestling Championships -- Session II

B1G Wrestling Championships -- Session II Saturday, March 7, 2015


Big Ten Conference Wrestling -- Session I

Big Ten Conference Wrestling -- Session I Saturday, March 7, 2015


No. 2 Missouri 18, No. 1 Iowa 12

No. 2 Missouri 18, No. 1 Iowa 12 EAS/NWCA National Duals final Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

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... 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... earned Academic All-Big Ten... 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... 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
Career 63-32 23-17 14-8 90 6-4 10-3 3-0 5-1 0:53

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