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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.

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Gebhardt, Owen snag All-America status

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Seniors Brandon Gebhardt and Parker Owen worked their way through their respective brackets in the NAIA Wrestling National Championships March 1-2 in Des Moines, Iowa, and earned All-America honors for their performances.

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Seven wrestlers to compete at nationals

Seven athletes on the No. 12 Baker University wrestling team will compete among the country’s elite wrestlers in the NAIA Wrestling National Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

Wrestling coach Jimmy May mulls over IOC's decision to drop wrestling

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Baker University head wrestling coach Jimmy May comments on the decision to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympics.

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Wrestlers finish fourth in NAIA regional

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For the second straight season, the No. 14 Baker University wrestling team finished fourth in the NAIA Central Qualifying Group Tournament Saturday in Collins Center. However, seven wrestlers earned bids to NAIA Wrestling National Championships for their performances.

Wrestling team to host NAIA Central Regional

The No. 14 Baker University wrestling team will return to Collins Center for the third and final time Saturday as the Wildcats host the NAIA Central Qualifying Group Tournament in Collins Center.

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Seniors shine on wrestling senior night

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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.

Eight wrestlers place in Missouri Valley Invite

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.


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
HAAC Quad

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)