Burkle, a native of Coggon, and a 2007 graduate of Upper Iowa University, is in his seventh season on Cornell's coaching staff.
Burkle was a student assistant coach at Upper Iowa during the 2006-07 season, in which the Peacocks placed eighth at the NCAA Division II National Championships and crowned one individual champion. He was a three-year starter at Upper Iowa, competing at 141 and 149 pounds.
During his sophomore year, Burkle was voted Upper Iowa's Most Valuable Wrestler and led the team in wins and pins. Burkle earned a bachelor's degree in criminology with a minor in psychology.
Burkle compiled a 158-10 career record at North-Linn High School, where he was a four-time state qualifier and three-time state finalist. He captured the Class 1A state title at 130 pounds in 2002. Burkle placed second at state in 2001 (130) and 2003 (135).
Fields, a 2008 All-American heavyweight at the University of Iowa, is in his fourth season as an assistant on Mike Duroe’s coaching staff.
Fields, a native of Lowden, was a three-time Big Ten placewinner for the Hawkeyes and compiled a career record of 95-38. During his senior season, Fields finished 32-8, placed third at the Big Ten Championships and took fifth at the NCAA Championships. He was named the team’s Most Improved Wrestler and also honored with the J. Donald McPike award, presented to the graduating senior with the highest grade point average.
Fields posted a 24-12 collegiate record in both his junior and freshman seasons, while going 15-6 during his sophomore year which was cut short due to an injury. He took fourth at the Big Ten Championships in 2007, and fifth in 2005.
Fields earned a bachelor’s degree from Iowa in health and sports studies.
Fields finished a distinguished prep career at North Cedar 137-11, going undefeated as a junior (44-0) and senior (22-0). He won back-to-back state championships and placed second as a sophomore.
Moen, a freshman from Iowa City, is in his first season as a student assistant on Cornell’s wrestling staff. He is majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology.