Richie Burke
Richie Burke
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Ithaca, N.Y.
High School: Ithaca
Major: Marketing


  • 2019 NCAA Division III National qualifier at 157 pounds
  • Has a 22-7 seasonal and 72-36 career record with a .667 winning percentage
  • He has seven pins and eight technical falls
  • His 72 victories rank 31st all-time in BW wrestling history
  • Won the 157-pound title at the BW Invitational on November 17, 2018
  • Placed third at the NCAA Division III Central Regional
  • Earned All-Central Region honors
  • Earned second-team All-Ohio Athletic Conference accolades (second time in his career)


  • Missed majority of the season with an injury
  • Had a record of 8-2
  • Recorded four pins, one technical fall and one major decision


  • All-Ohio Athletic Conference second-team selection
  • Ohio Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week on December 12
  • Compiled a 16-10 record
  • Tallied 11 pins
  • Earned second varsity letter


  • All-Ohio Athletic Conference second-team selection
  • Finished fifth at the NCAA Mideast Regional at 157 pounds 
  • National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American
  • Named OAC Wrestler of the Week on February 22, 2016
  • Finished the year with a 26-17 record
  • Was 3-0 in OAC dual matches
  • Had nine pins and three technical falls
  • Earned first varsity letter

High School

  • Four-year letter winner in wrestling
  • Five-time Section 4 Division I champion
  • Finished second all-time in school history with 214 career wins 
  • Earned fourth place finished in the New York State Tournament as a junior and senior
  • Placed fifth in the New York State Tournament as a sophomore 
  • Finished fifth in the New York State Eastern Regional as a junior 
  • Three-year captain 


  • Marketing major
  • Son of Richard and Karin Burke  


This page was last updated February 25, 2019