Aaron Bartnik
Aaron  Bartnik

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie


06/01/2016

Bartnik, Brandt Recieve B1G Medal of Honor

This year, the conference is celebrating the 102nd anniversary of the Big Ten Medal of Honor.

06/01/2016

Brandt, Bartnik Receive B1G Medal of Honor

Aaron Bartnik and Hannah Brandt have been named recipients of this year's Big Ten Medal of Honor

06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

02/19/2016

Bartnik, Zutz Earn Academic Honors

The duo earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors while the Gophers program was honored with as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

09/29/2015

Aaron Bartnik Photo Gallery

Aaron Bartnik Photo Gallery

CAREER NOTES & HONORS
2015 team captain • First Team All-Big Ten (2014), Second Team All-Big Ten (2015) • two-time NCAA All-Region honoree (2014, 2015) • two career individual wins (2013 Fall Finale, 2015 Bob Timmons Dual Classic) • three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014, 2015) • USTFCCCA All-Academic (2014, 2015) • Capital One Academic All-District (2015) • two-year letter winner (2014-2015). 

2015 | REDSHIRT SENIOR SEASON
Served as team captain along with Christian Skaret and Adam Zutz • opened the season with an individual title at the Bob Timmons Dual Classic and led the Gophers to a team title with a time of 19:08.7 • finished 21st at the 2015 Roy Griak with a time of 25:29.9 • placed 12th at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 23:52.8, earning Second Team All-Big Ten honors • paced the Gophers with a 12th-place showing at the NCAA Midwest Regional, crossing the line at 30:18.1 • earned his second-straight NCAA All-Regional merit after helping the Gophers to a runner-up finish and Minnesota's first team NCAA championship berth since 2011 • ran 31:17.5 to finish 135th at the NCAA championships • Academic All-Big Ten • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree • earned second letter. 

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 • Capital One Academic All-District 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)/2015 Bob Timmons Dual Classic (Sept. 1, 2015)

MORE HEADLINES

‘U’ Alum Siegmeier Joins Gophers Staff

8/25/2016

A two-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion, Zach Siegmeier will serve as director of operations for men's track & field and cross country.

Griak Feature: Martin Smith

8/23/2016

Martin Smith is one of eight Roy Griak Invitational Hall of Fame inductees who will be honored at this year's meet.

Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals

8/20/2016

Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

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