Burks Earns NSIC Wrestler of the Week Nod

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BURNSVILLE, M.N. (GoWolves.com) – For the second time in his Northern State career, Wolves wrestling sophomore James Burks is the NSIC Wrestler of the Week. Burks is the first NSU student-athlete to be honored by the league this season.

NSIC Wrestler of the Week – James Burks (165 lbs., So., Omaha, Neb. / Harry A. Burke HS)
– Scored an upset victory over No. 9 Braydon Huber of UMary in a 26-6 dual win
– Pinned the redshirt sophomore at 4:29 in the match
– Led 5-4 in the match prior to the pin
– The victory by fall gave Northern a 21-0 lead in the dual
– Helped NSU to its first NSIC Championship since 2002