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.