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12.19.12 | M Wrestling

Wrestling Ranked No. 11 in NAIA Poll

Joel Olivas is currently ranked No. 9 in the country in the 141 pound weight class Joel Olivas is currently ranked No. 9 in the country in the 141 pound weight class

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker University wrestling team came in ranked No. 11 in the latest NAIA Coaches' Top 20 poll on Wednesday after a 2-1 record at the Desert Duals in Las Vegas, Nev., last weekend.

Baker senior Brandon Gebhardt also moved up in the individual NAIA rankings, now becoming the No. 1 ranked heavyweight in the country. He defeated the previous No. 1 ranked heavyweight, Eric Thompson of No. 1 ranked Grand View, 5-3, in the Desert Duals. He becomes the first wrestler in the history of the Baker University program to be ranked No. 1.

Five other Wildcats were nationally ranked on the individual list including Joel Olivas who is ranked No. 9 in the 141-pound class, Nick Haugen came in ranked No. 9 in the 149-pound division, Nathan Sommer also came in ranked No. 10 in the 165-pound weight class, Parker Owen moved up from No. 12 to No. 6 in the 174-pound division and Robert Schadrach came in ranked No. 11 in the 197-pound class.

For a look at the entire poll, please click here.

For a look at the entire NAIA individual rankings, please click here.

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