Aaron Bartnik  
Aaron  Bartnik


Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie


Four Gophers Earn Academic All-District Honors

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


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.


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.


Bartnik Set for NCAA Championships

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


Bartnik Earns NCAA Championship Bid

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

2014 | Redshirt Junior 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 • finished 8th 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 7th at the Big Ten Championship with a time of 23:52.6, a personal best.• Named to the 2014 All-Big Ten team. • Finished 4th at the 2014 NCAA Midwest Regional with a 10k time of 30:12.0. • Qualified for the 2014 NCAA Championships as an individual. • Earned All-Region honors for his efforts at the 2014 NCAA Midwest Regional. • Finished 135th overall with a time of 31:50.9 at the 2014 NCAA Championships.

2013 | Redshirt Sophomore Season
Returned from injury to win the 2013 Fall Finale in his collegiate debut • paced the 8K 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.

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)
Finish 1st 2013 Fall Finale (Nov. 8, 2013)