Adam Zutz  
Adam  Zutz

RS Senior

St. Francis, Minn.

High School:
St. Francis


Bartnik, Zutz Lead Gophers to Opening Win

With the win, Minnesota snaps host Kansas' streak of 11-consecutive wins at the season-opening meet.


Gophers Kick Off 2015 at Kansas

Minnesota begins the season on Tuesday at the Bob Timmons Dual Classic.


72 Gophers Earn B1G Distinguished Scholar Award

Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.


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.


Gophers Finish Fourth at NCAA Regional

Aaron Bartnik finished fourth to earn All-Region honors.

2015 team captain • 16 career races • two top-10 finishes • three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013, 2014) • USTFCCCA All-Academic (2014) • three-year letter winner (2012, 2013, 2014).

Will serve as team captain with Aaron Bartnik and Christian Skaret • opened the season at the Bill Timmons Dual Classic, helping the Gophers win the team title at the event • crossed the finish line at 19:08.8 and matched his top-career finish with a runner-up showing behind teammate Aaron Bartnik.

Competed in five meets for the Gophers, factoring into the team scoring in all five meets • set new personal records for six, eight and 10 kilometer courses • opened the season with a runner-up performance at the Oz Memorial, a new personal-best finish • his Oz time of 19:05.0 was the fastest by a Gopher at the meet since Pieter Gagnon clocked a 19:04.58 in 2009 (also finished second) • finished 21st in the Griak Invitational with a time of 25:27.1 • finished 33rd at the Big Ten Championship with a time of 24:23.1, a new eight-kilometer personal record • placed 29th at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 30:25.8, a 10-kilometer personal record • Academic All-Big Ten • USTFCCCA Academic All-Big Ten • earned third letter. 

Competed in five meets for the Gophers during the 2013, factoring into the team scoring in all five races • set a new personal 8K record at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, crossing the finish line at 24:34 to finish 138th • also posted a new career best finish at the Big Ten meet, placing 25th with a time of 25:03.1 • opened the season at the Griak Invitational, clocking a 25:18.3 to place 55th • came in 34th at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 25:03.8 • closed out the season at the NCAA regional, placing 42nd with a time of 31:19.2 • Academic All-Big Ten • earned second letter.

Competed in five events for the Gophers as a redshirt freshman in 2012 • made his Minnesota debut at the Autumn Classic, finishing the four-mile course in 22:00.7 to place 46th • finished 49th overall at the Griak Invitational with a time of 25:58.4 • his time of 24:50 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational was his top eight-kilometer performance of the season • finished 51st overall at the Big Ten Championship with a time of 24:57 • closed out his season with a 46th-place performance at the NCAA Midwest Regional, crossing the finish line at 31:28.76 • Academic All-Big Ten • earned first letter. 

Redshirted the 2011 cross country season.

Graduated from St. Francis High School in 2011 • high school coaches were Becki Hanson and Andy Forbort • All-State honors in junior and senior years • won the individual state championship as a senior • 2010 Minnesota Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year • two-time Academic All State • won the 2010 Griak Gold Division • finished second at the Nike Heartland Region • took 23rd at the Nike Cross Nationals.

Born on April 20, 1993 • son of Greg Zutz and Betsy Rock-Zutz • majoring in engineering • has one sister, Maria • enjoys camping, eating, being outdoors and spending time with friends/family.

Zutz's Career Bests
10K 30:25.8 NCAA Midwest Regional (Nov. 14, 2014)
8K 24:23.1 Big Ten Championship (Nov. 2, 2014)
6K 19:05.0 Oz Memorial (Sept. 5, 2014)
Finish 2nd Oz Memorial (Sept. 5, 2014)/Bill Timmons Dual Classic (Sept. 1, 2015)