Nathan Burak Bio - Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site

Nathan Burak
Nathan  Burak


Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 197



Match Notes: No. 2 Iowa at No. 17 Iowa State

Hawkeyes meet Cyclones in annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series


Hawkeyes Top Maryland, Sweep Iowa City Duals

Hawkeyes score bonus points in 35 bouts to improve to 5-0


Match Notes: No. 2 Iowa hosts Maryland/IC Duals

Hawkeyes host four duals, starting with Maryland at 11 a.m. (CT)


Hawkeyes Top Cowboy Inside Kinnick Stadium

Fourth-ranked Iowa wins 18-16 over top-ranked OSU in Grapple on the Gridiron


All Eyes on Kinnick Stadium

Saturday welcomes wrestling on the gridiron, football under the lights


Iowa Wrestling -- Maryland & Grand Canyon

Iowa 36, Maryland 9 / Iowa 44, Grand Canyon 0 Friday, Nov. 20, 2015


No. 4 Iowa 18, No. 1 Oklahoma State 16

Grapple on the Gridiron at Kinnick Stadium


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

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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