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Best of the Best

Each year, the Baker Orange sports staff votes on two players, coaches, teams and newcomers of the year who the staff believes are the "Best of the Best."

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Shoemaker wins national title

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Bryce Shoemaker became Baker University's first national champion wrestler at the 2014 NAIA Wrestling National Championships.

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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.

2015-16 SCHEDULE

Nov. 1
Dan Harris Open

Baldwin City 9 a.m.

Nov. 8
Central Missouri Open

Warrensburg, Missouri 10 a.m.

Nov. 14
MU Kaufman-Brand

St. Louis, Missouri 9 a.m.

Nov. 21
UNK Holiday Inn Open

Kearney, Nebraska 9 a.m.

Dec. 5
FHSU Bob Smith Open

Hays, Kansas 9 a.m.

Dec. 12
York Open

York, Nebraska 9 a.m.

Jan. 2
Midland Open

Fremont, Nebraska 9 a.m.

Jan. 9
Hastings Open

Hastings, Nebraska 9 a.m.

Jan. 15-16
Missouri Valley Invite

Marshall, Missouri TBA

Jan. 21
Missouri Valley Dual

Marshall, Missouri 7 p.m.

Jan. 24
Kansas Cup

Wichita TBA

Jan. 30
Heart Championships

Lamoni, Iowa 10 a.m.

Feb. 2
Ottawa Dual

Baldwin City 7 p.m.

Feb. 6
Wayland Baptist Dual

Holton, Kansas 1 p.m.

Feb. 7
Missouri Valley Open

Marshall, Missouri 9 a.m.

Feb. 20
NAIA Regional Qualifier

Marshall, Missouri TBA

Mar. 4-May 16
NAIA National Championships

Topeka, Kansas TBA