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Monday, 08 November 2010 14:23


11.8.10 | Wrestling

Wildcats defeat Calumet College; qualify 15 for nationals at Dan Harris Open

Dan Harris Open

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – In the words of head coach Jimmy May, “It was a great weekend for the sport of wrestling.” On Friday evening the Wildcats defeated Calumet College in the team's first dual of the season. Saturday’s action saw the Wildcats qualify 15 wrestlers for the 2011 NAIA National Championships.

Baker blasted Calumet College 41-9 using two falls on Friday evening. Jake Price and Brandon Gebhardt each recorded pins for Baker. The Wildcats, ranked 23rd in the NAIA, improved to 5-0 all-time in duals.

Jordan McGuire, a sophomore from Edmond, Okla., put Baker on the board defeating 133-pound Anthony Lovejoy 7-4. Baker had fallen behind 3-0 after dropping the 125-pound opening match, but never looked back after McGuire’s victory.

165-pound Jake Price gave the Wildcats a 23-3 advantage after recording a fall against John Tyler in just 1:53. 197 pound Brandon Gebhardt all but closed the match out giving Baker a 41-3 advantage after recording a fall against Anthony Nichols at 2:56.

Full Results Baker vs Calumet College:

Hawkins (Calumet) dec. Callahan (Baker), 3-2

McGuire (Baker) dec. Lovejoy (Calumet), 7-4

Henes (Baker) tech. fall Nuzzo (Calumet), 17-1

Jarell Price (Baker) dec. Allen (Calumet), 10-4

Sommers (Baker) inj. def. Surma (Calumet)

Jake Price (Baker) pinned Tyler (Calumet), 1:53

Owen (Baker) forfeit
Pace (Baker) forfeit

Gebhardt (Baker) pinned Nichols (Calumet), 2:56

Castillo (Calumet) pinned Calhoun (Baker), 3:37

Brandon Gebhardt (197 pounds) and Dylan Berg (285 pounds) led the Baker men on Saturday afternoon taking first place in their respective weight classes in the second annual Dan Harris Open.

Thirteen other Baker wrestlers placed in the top five, automatically qualifying for NAIA Nationals in March.

Dan Harris Open Baker National Qualifiers

Allen Gassman (125 pounds), third place

Jordan McGuire (133 pounds), sixth place

Phil Henes (141 pounds), second place

Josh Hanson (141 pounds), fifth place

Jarell Price (149 pounds), second place

Nathan Sommer (157 pounds), second place

Tyler Eison (157 pounds), fifth place

Todd Curtis (165 pounds), second place

Parker Owen (174 pounds), second place

Jarid Price (184 pounds), third place

Robert Shadrach (184 pounds), sixth place

Clarence Jordan (184 pounds) fifth place

Brandon Gebhardt (197 pounds) first place

Dylan Berg (285 pounds) first place

Jacob Nowak (285 pounds) third place

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