The Huskies upset the fifth-ranked Wildcats in front of a packed Victory E. Court.
2006-07: Finished season ranked 18th in the nation at 184 pounds... qualified for the NCAA National Championships... earned a second place finish at MAC Championships... named to the Honorable Mention All-MAC Team... went undefeated in MAC regular season... garnered first place finish at Kaufman/Brand Open... placed second at the Pointer Open... recipient of the NIU team Outstanding Freshman Award... compiled a record of 24-9... accumulated teams third highest win total.
2005-06: Took first place in the 184-pound division at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point's Pointer Open... placed first at the Kaufman/Brand Open... posted a 10-0 record on the season.
High School: Finished third in Illinois State Tournament as a senior... completed three perfect conference seasons in a row compiling a 30-0 mark during his first three years of high school competition in the Mid-State Six... named Wrestler of the Year by Peoria Journal Star... member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Son of Mary Ann and Kevin Burk... born November 20, 1986... intends to major in Secondary Education... brother Danny wrestled for NIU.