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Thursday, 13 December 2012 14:12

Baker Heads to Vegas for Desert Duals

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The No. 9 ranked Baker University wrestling team loaded up the bus on Thursday and will head west to Las Vegas, Nev., for Sunday's Desert Duals hosted by Wartburg College.

The Wildcats will compete against the No. 1 team in the NAIA right out of the gate at 10 a.m. CST, as they take on Grand View University.

They follow that up with a matchup against Embry-Riddle at 2 p.m. CST and will end the duals with a clash with NCAA Division III Coe College at 6 p.m. CST.

Baker will also compete in three exhibition matches featuring members of both its varsity and JV squads, as the Wildcats take on host Wartburg on Sunday at 12 p.m. CST, Grand View's JV squad at 4 p.m. CST and Pacific University at 8 p.m. CST.

Below is a list of Wildcats by weight class who will be competing out in the Desert Duals.

Baker Varsity

125 pounds: Alan Callahan | 133 pounds: Bo Pursel/AJ Gassman | 141 pounds: Joel Olivas | 149 pounds: Nick Haugen | 157 pounds: Connor Middleton | 165 pounds: Nathan Sommer | 174 pounds: Parker Owen | 184 pounds: Jarid Price | 197 pounds: Robert Shadrach | 285 pounds: Brandon Gebhardt

Baker Junior Varsity

125 pounds: Nathan Garcia/Kevin Magdael | 133 pounds: AJ Gassman/Bo Pursel | 141 pounds: Paxon Fowler | 149 pounds: Dylan Coppenbarger | 157 pounds: Cole Price | 165 pounds: Nick McLean/Jakob Price/Jesse LaMay | 174 pounds: Brandon Cunningham/Joe Pace | 184 pounds: John Hambleton | 197 pounds: Dylan Berg | 285 pounds: Beau Bennett

Wartburg College will feature a live blog and live video on Sunday, to view both please visit


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