The No. 11 Baker University wrestling team honored its first class of seniors who have been with the program since its inaugural season in 2009, and the senior Wildcats came through in a big way to defeat Bethany College in Collins Center. Seniors Alan Callahan, Nathan Sommer, Parker Owen, Jarid Price and Brandon Gebhardt all won their matches to score 18 of the team's 24 points.
The No. 12 Baker University wrestling team continued to steamroll through its schedule Saturday as eight Wildcats placed in the Missouri Valley College Invitational in Marshall, Mo. Baker placed third of 16 teams, falling only behind NCAA Division II Maryville University and No. 6 Oklahoma City University.
After fighting his way to the championship of the NAIA National Wrestling Tournament last season, Gebhardt was pinned by Grand View University’s Eric Thompson and went home the national runner-up. But No. 2 Gebhardt got his revenge Sunday by defeating No. 1 Thompson in a 5-3 decision in triple overtime during the Desert Duals.
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Head wrestling coach Jimmy May feels as though his team is competing against some of the country’s top wrestlers week after week. At first this might seem like an exaggeration, but May has planned such a competitive schedule this season that it appears to be true.
After facing the University of Missouri for its first dual of the season, the No. 4 Baker University wrestling team went up against a number of other NCAA Division I and II teams in the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open Saturday.
The No. 4 Baker University wrestling team hit the mats for its first tournament of the season Sunday in the Dan Harris Open.
In just its fourth year, the Baker University wrestling team is ranked No. 4 in the country, according the NAIA Coaches’ Preseason Poll. Although head coach Jimmy May said he is appreciative of the recognition, he said the team still has a lot of work to do.
Members of the Baker University wrestling team will help host the Wildcats’ annual summer camp from June 12-15.
The third-year program finished 11th overall at the NAIA National Tournament and had four of its 12 wrestlers earn All-American status.
Dan Harris Open
Bacone College Dual
University of Iowa Dual
Iowa City, Iowa
Joe Parisi Open
St. Charels, Mo.
Central Missouri Duals
NWCA National Duals
Des Moines, Iowa
Missouri Valley Invite
Central Baptist Open
Central Baptist Dual (Senior Night)
Missouri Valley Open
Jimmy May-hem Open
NAIA Central Regionals
NAIA National Championships