3-time All-American is first Hawkeye since 2004 to earn CoSIDA honor
All-American 1-of-7 Hawkeyes to place in top 8
Hawkeye All-American eligible for Academic All-America honors
Burak earns third career national honor, Meyer earns first
Hawkeyes in 4th place heading into NCAA finals
NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session V Saturday, March 19, 2016
NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session VI Saturday, March 19, 2016
NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session III Friday, March 18, 2016
NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session IV Friday, March 18, 2016
NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session II Thursday, March 17, 2016
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.
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