Nathan Burak Bio - Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site

Nathan Burak
Nathan Burak


Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 197



Brands Seeks Emergence

UI head coach wants to see urgency, fight, points, separation and domination out of 2013-14 Hawkeyes


St. John Named Mike Howard MVW

NCAA champion named Most Valuable Wrestler at annual awards banquet


Ramos, St. John 1 Win From Gold

Tony Ramos and Derek St. John move through semis and into champoionship finals


Ramos, St. John Advance to Semifinals

Iowa sits in fourth place, has seven wrestlers alive in the tournament


3rd Burak Brother to NCAA Championships

UI freshman 197-pounder is 3rd family member to qualify for NCAA Tournament


2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships

Session V Saturday, March 22, 2014


2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships

Session III Friday, March 21, 2014


2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships

Session II Thursday, March 20, 2014


2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships

Session I Thursday, March 20, 2014


Session III Big Ten Wrestling

Session III Big Ten Wrestling Sunday, March 9, 2014

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
Career 39-25 15-14 10-6 50 4-4 6-2 2-0 3-1 2:34

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