2012-13: Finished his career at NIU with an 8-17 record at 165 in 2012-13... Took seventh at the Kaufman-Brand Open (12/1) with a 4-2 record on the day... Scored two major decisions on the season - both at the Kaufman-Brand Open - with a 9-1 win over Baker's Bradley Burnside and a 13-2 triumph against Baker's Brandon Scott... Earned two dual wins, topping Tiffin's Trevor Nickolai, 7-4, on Nov. 10 and Loras' Tom Gross, 8-4, on Nov. 17.
2011-12: Posted a 7-8 record with one pin during the season... Finished fourth at 165 pounds at the Harper Open behind a 3-2 record... Started in six dual meets, going 2-4 in those matches... Lone pin came against Calumet's John Tyler at 5:00... Won four of his final six matches in the season.
2010-11: Finished the season with a record of 5-7 after winning four of his last five matches while wrestling at 165... placed third at the Harper Open... defeated Knox College's Sergio Ulloa by pin fall in just 1:48 and defeated Southern Illinois-Edwardsville's Gabe Hocum.
2009-10: Began the season wrestling at the 174 pound weight class... picked up three wins after dropping to the 165 pound weight class to earn the third place finish at the "Flash" Flanagan Open, defeating two wrestlers from Loras... posted a 3-6 record while earning one pin.
High School: Named first team all-conference and honorable mention All-State as a senior after posting a 30-13 record at 171 pounds ... helped guide Neuqua Valley to two-straight Upstate 8 championships in 2007 and 2008 and a second-place finish at the state regional championships in 2008 ... named "hardest working" all four years in high school and was a two-time recipient of the Sportsmanship Award ... at 160 pounds, voted captain of the junior varsity squad in 2006 and 2007 and captain of the freshman team in 2005 ... a three-year member of Team Overtime and finished second at the 2009 US Army Midwest Nationals ... owned a 3.5 cumulative GPA in high school and was named to the Academic All-Conference team in 2008.
Personal: Son of Nancy and Jeff Burk...father, Jeff, was a varsity letterwinner in wrestling at Portland State University...admires Dan Gable and Randy Couture. Birthdate: June 7, 1991. Major: Kinesiology.