Aaron Bartnik  
Aaron  Bartnik

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie


05/22/2015

Four Gophers Earn Academic All-District Honors

The Gophers now have 20 Academic All-District honorees including Bartnik, Jennings, Ferretti and Wieland.

12/11/2014

Bartnik Earns Fred O. Watson Award

Additionally, the Gophers announced Aaron Bartnik, Christian Skaret and Adam Zutz will serve as captains for the 2015 cross country season.

11/22/2014

Bartnik Closes Out Season at NCAAs

A native of Eden Prairie, Minn., Bartnik clocked a 31:50.9 in his second career 10-kilometer race.

11/22/2014

Bartnik Set for NCAA Championships

Indiana State hosts the 2014 NCAA Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Ind.

11/15/2014

Bartnik Earns NCAA Championship Bid

The junior will represent the Gophers at the NCAA Championships in Indiana next Saturday.

GOPHERS CAREER
2015 team captain • First Team All-Big Ten (2014) • NCAA All-Region (2014) • one career win (2013 Fall Finale) • five top-10 finishes • has paced the team in each of his seven career races • two-time Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014) • USTFCCCA All-Academic (2014) • letter winner (2014). 

2015 | REDSHIRT SENIOR SEASON
Will serve as team captain along with Christian Skaret and Adam Zutz.


2014 | REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON

First Team All-Big Ten • NCAA All-Region honoree • the first Gopher to earn First Team All-Big Ten honors since 2010 (Ben Blankenship) • led Minnesota in all six races he competed in during the 2014 season • opened the season at the UC Riverside Invitational and paced the Gophers with a second-place finish to earn Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors • recorded a time of 24:07.1 at the Califonia race, helping the Gophers pick up a team title • finished eighth overall in the Griak Invitational with a time of 25:07.0 • finished 30th at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational, crossing the finish line at 24:11 • placed seventh at the Big Ten Championship with a time of 23:52.6, a personal best • finished fourth at the 2014 NCAA Midwest Regional with a 10-kilometer time of 30:12.0, qualifying for the 2014 NCAA Championships as an individual • finished 135th overall with a time of 31:50.9 at the 2014 NCAA Championships • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree • earned first letter • named Minnesota's Fred O. Watson Award winner as team MVP. 

2013 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Returned from injury to win the 2013 Fall Finale in his collegiate debut • paced the eight-kilometer race with a time of 24:43 • Academic All-Big Ten honoreee.

2012 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Did not see action during the 2012 cross country season.

2011 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted the 2011 cross country season.

HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from Eden Prairie in 2011 • high school coaches were Jeff Lindlief and Bruce Kivimaki • two-time all state selection • three-time all conference in cross country • two-time Section 6AA Cross Country Champion • AA Individual State Cross Country Champion in 2009 • NXN Heartland Regional Champion (15:33 in the 5K) • Minnesota Boys Cross Country Gatorade Runner of the Year • finished 29th in the state championship as a sophomore, first as a junior and third overall as a senior • took eighth in the state championships in Nordic Skiing as a senior • graduated with honors and a gold cord after earning a 3.9 GPA.

PERSONAL
Born on January 2, 1993 • son of Dan and Julene Bartnik • majoring in electrical engineering • enjoys playing ping-pong, soccer and unicycling.


Bartnik's Career Bests
8K 23:52.6 Big Ten Championship (Nov. 2, 2014)
10K 30:12.0 NCAA Midwest Regional (Nov. 14, 2014)
Finish 1st 2013 Fall Finale (Nov. 8, 2013)