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Gabriel Burak
Position: 165
Year: Senior
City/State: Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School: Coronado
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Year Overall Dual MD TF Falls Fastest
2007-08 (149) 7-3 0-0 1 1 2 2:30
2008-09 (157) 21-10 1-1 5 1 6 1:20
2009-10 (165) 35-12 10-5 7 1 12 2:02
2010-11 (165) 23-8 12-4 2 1 5 2:17
Totals 86-33 23-10 15 4 25 1:20

Honors
2011 - NCAA Championships Qualifier (Round of 12)
2011 - Honorable mention All-Ivy
2011 - NWCA All-Academic Team
2011 - EIWA Championships Third Place
2010 - NCAA Championships Qualifier
2010 - Honorable Mention All-Ivy
2010 - EIWA Championships Fifth Place
2009 - Binghamton Open Champion
2009 - Keystone Classic Champion

2010-11: NCAA Championships qualifier ... Honorable mention All-Ivy ... NWCA All-Academic Team ... Placed second at the Keystone Classic (11/21) with a 3-1 record ... 3-1 at the Northeast Duals (11/27), with only loss to No. 3 Josh Asper of Maryland ... Defeated No. 12 Jim Resnick (Rider) in dual (12/12), avenging loss in Keystone Finals ... 12-3 against EIWA opponents ... 7-2 against Ivy opponents ... 11-4 in tournament action ... Advanced to the Round of 12 at the NCAA Championships (3/17-18) ... Defeated Drexel's Joe Booth in the first round, 6-3, for his first career NCAA Championships win ... Stayed alive via a 2-1 win over No. 19 Zach Toal of Missouri in wrestlebacks ... Downed Columbia's Eren Civan, 6-3, in a tiebreaker.

2009-10: Led the Quakers with 35 wins ... Also tops on the team with 12 falls, setting a new program record for falls in a season ... Won 13 matches in a row to begin his first season as a full-time starter (11/15-12/6) ... Went 5-0 at the Binghamton Open to win the championship (11/15) ... Was 3-0 at The Palestra to win the Keystone Classic (11/22) ... Had a 3-0 day at the Northeast Duals (11/28) ... Went 6-2 to finish sixth at the Nittany Lion Open (12/6) ... 13-6 against EIWA opponents ... 3-2 in Ivy duals ... Scored 44 team points in dual matches ... Went 4-2 at EIWA Championships to finish in fifth place ... Defeated sixth-seeded Robby Neill of Navy via fall (3:55) to set falls record ... 0-2 at NCAA Championships.

2008-09: 21-10 wrestling at 157 pounds ... 1-1 in dual meets, scoring four team points ... Placed in three tournaments ... Started the season with a fourth-place finish at the East Stroudsburg Open, ending the tournament with a 5-2 record (11/15) ... Did one spot better at the Keystone Classic, going 6-1 to finish third (11/23) ... Took sixth place at the Nittany Lion Open with a 4-2 mark (12/7) ... Went 1-2 with a fall at the Midlands Championships (12/29) ... Had a 3-2 record at the Shorty Hitchcock Open (1/10) ... Tied for the team high with six wins via fall ... Fastest fall came in 1:20 ... Also had five wins via major decision ... Shut out his opponent five times.

 

2007-08: Finished season with a 7-3 record at 149 pounds ... Had two wins by pinfall ... Fastest pin came in 2:30 (Kyle O’Neill – Navy) on 12/2 ... Also had one win by tech fall and one win by major decision.

College/High School: Transfer from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs ... Three-time Colorado state champion ... Went a combined 125-1 over that span, including two undefeated seasons ... 2005 Colorado High School Coaches Association Class 5A Wrestler of the Year ... 2005 First Team Scholastic All-America by Wrestling USA ... Has trained at the United States Olympic Training Center.

Personal: Son of Bonnie and Stephen Burak ... Father wrestled at Muhlenberg and mother was a gymnast at Minnesota ... Younger brother, Micah, is a sophomore wrestler at Penn ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences as a mathematics major.


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