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Wrestlers prepare for national tournament

Five members of the Baker University wrestling team have qualified for the 2014 NAIA Wrestling National Championships beginning on Friday in Topeka.

Five wrestlers qualify for nationals

The Baker University wrestling team will send five men to Topeka, where the NAIA National Championships will take place on March 7-8.

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Wildcats host first Jimmy May-hem Open

The No. 19 Baker University wrestling team was able to pay tribute to former head coach Jimmy May during the first annual Jimmy May-hem Open on Saturday in Collins Center.

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Wrestlers sweep CBC, eye national tourney

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The No. 19 Baker University wrestling team took care of business in its last home dual of the season with a 49-0 sweep over Central Baptist College on Jan 30.

Wrestlers finish eighth at Missouri Valley

The No. 17 Baker University wrestling team finished eighth at the Missouri Valley College Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Marshall, Mo.

Wrestlers win weekly conference honors

The No. 14 ranked Baker wrestling squad went 2-1 in the HAAC quad on Saturday, Nov. 16. The 'Cats defeated Graceland University and Benedictine College before losing to No. 3 Missouri Valley College.

Wrestlers dominate Bacone dual 31-6

After faring well at the Dan Harris Open and defeating Bacone College 31-6 in a dual, the No. 14 Baker University wrestling team struggled at the Bethany Swede Open.

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1-on-1 with head wrestling coach Pete Di Pol

Learn more about first-year wrestling coach Pete Di Pol. He transitions to the nationally-ranked program from coaching at the junior college level in New Jersey.

Athletic department hires new head wrestling coach

The Baker University athletic department announced Tuesday that it has hired Pete Di Pol as the Wildcats' new head wrestling coach. Before accepting the position at BU, Di Pol served as the head coach at Gloucester County College in Sewell, N.J., since 2011. He coached 19 national qualifiers during that time, including one national finalist.

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May to retire as head wrestling coach

After five years at Baker University, head wrestling coach Jimmy May announced his retirement effective in the summer of 2013 Monday. May has led the wrestling program throughout its first four seasons and along the way has coached eight All-Americans and 70 national qualifiers.

2014-15 SCHEDULE

Oct. 24
Black and Orange Dual

Baldwin City 7 p.m.

Nov. 1
University of Oklahoma Quad

Norman, Oklahoma

Nov. 5
Bacone Dual

Baldwin City 7 p.m.

Nov. 9
Dan Harris Open

Baldwin City 9 a.m.

Nov. 12
Central Missouri Dual

Holton, Kansas 7 p.m.

Nov. 15

Baldwin CIty 11 a.m.

Nov. 15
Dakota Wesleyan Open

Mitchell, South Dakota 9 a.m.

Nov. 18
Hannibal-LaGrange Triangular

Hannibal, Missouri 6 p.m.

Nov. 21
University of Iowa Quad

Iowa City, Iowa 9 a.m.

Dec. 13
Embry Riddle (Ariz.) Dual

Fort Wayne, Indiana 9 a.m.

Dec. 13
Great Falls Dual

Fort Wayne, Indiana 10:30 a.m.

Dec. 13
Indiana Tech Dual

Fort Wayne, Indiana 1 p.m.

Dec. 13
St. Catherine's Dual

Fort Wayne, Indiana 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 13
York College Open

York, Nebraska

Jan. 3
Orange Lake Duals

Orlando, Florida

Jan. 3
Viking/Warrior Open

Fremont, Nebraska

Jan. 9-10
National Duals

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Jan. 10
Hastings Open

Hastings, Nebraska

Jan. 16-17
Missouri Valley Invitational

Marshall, Missouri

Jan. 20
Pratt CC Dual

Baldwin City 7 p.m.

Jan. 25
Kansas Cup

Baldwin City 9 a.m.

Jan. 30
Bethany Dual

Lindsborg, Kansas 7 p.m.

Jan. 31
Missouri Valley Open

Marshall, Mo. 9 a.m.

Feb. 3
Ottawa University

Ottawa, Kansas 7 p.m.

Feb. 8
Jimmy May-Hem Open

Baldwin City 9 a.m.

Feb. 10
Grand View Dual

Des Moines, Iowa 7 p.m.

Feb. 21
NAIA Regional Qualifier

Des Moines, Iowa 7 p.m.

March 6-7
NAIA National Championships

Topeka (Kansas Expocentre)