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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.
The Baker University wrestling team placed fourth in what head coach Jimmy May considered to be the toughest regional tournament in the nation Feb. 18 in Des Monies, Iowa.
Thirteen of the 52 wrestlers on the Wildcats’ roster reside from the state of Nevada, with seven of the 13 wrestlers coming from Las Vegas and five of the remaining six from Henderson, Nev., which is about 20 miles away from Las Vegas.
After losing a hard fought dual against No. 5 Oklahoma City University 18-15 Feb. 1 in Collins Center, the No. 10 Baker University wrestling team defeated Bethany College 31-9 on Senior Night Wednesday.
Dan Harris Open, 9 a.m.
Swede Open, 9 am.
University of Missouri Dual, 7 p.m.
Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open, 9 a.m.
Kaufman-Brand Open, 9 a.m.
St. Louis, Mo.
Desert Duals, 9 a.m.
Las Vegas, Nev.
William Penn Open, 9 a.m.
NWCA National Duals, 9 a.m.
Denker Open, 9 a.m.
MVC Invitational Championships, 9 a.m.
Kansas Cup Invitational, 9 a.m.
Bethany College Dual, 6 p.m.
Missouri Valley Open, 9 a.m.
Wayland Baptist University, TBA
Newman University, TBA
Central Regionals, 9 a.m.
NAIA National Championships, 9 a.m.
Des Moines, Iowa