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01.15.10 | M Wrestling

Baker Wrestling Preview

1.15.10 l Wrestling

Baker prepares to improve on 3-0 dual recordWrestling

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker University wrestling team will host a dual meet against Bacone College Tuesday evening. The match begins at 7 p.m. in the George F. Collins Center.

Two Bacone wrestlers have qualified for the NAIA national tournament: Jeremy Colbert in the 285-pound division and Cornelius Sutton in the 165 division.

Senior Levi Calhoun will be key. Calhoun was a standout high school wrestler in Oklahoma, but came to Baker to play football and has not wrestled since 2006. Despite the break, he is wrestling well this season and finished one win away from the finals in the 285-pound division at last week's Hastings Open. He lost to NAIA-nationally ranked Bryan Stansbury from Campbellsville University.

"Levi has been invaluable to us," said Head Wrestling Coach Jimmy May. "He has been a leader inside and outside of the gym and we're very pleased with his performance even though he hasn't wrestled since high school."

The wrestling team has already qualified nine wrestlers for the national tournament. The wrestlers are Levi Calhoun (285), Brandon Gebhardt (197), Jacob Nowak (174), Clarence Jordan (174), Joe Pace (165), Nathan Sommers (155), Billy Benz (125/133), Jordan McGuire (125/133), and Alan Callahan (125). The NAIA national championships will be held in Oklahoma City, March 4-6.

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