University of Iowa Athletics

Nathan Burak

Height 6-1
Weight 197 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School Coronado

2015-16 — First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American… 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… Big Ten distinguished scholar… NWCA first team academic… Dean’s List… 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… 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 MD TF Pins Fastest
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