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Wednesday, 09 January 2013 19:22

Wildcats Drop One Spot in Latest Poll

Parker Owen is the No. 6 ranked 174 pound wrestler in the NAIA this week Parker Owen is the No. 6 ranked 174 pound wrestler in the NAIA this week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker University wrestling team dropped one spot in this week's NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll, from No. 11 to No. 12.

The Wildcats have had a few weeks off since its last competition, as they went 2-1 at the Desert Duals in Las Vegas, Nev., on Dec. 16.

The Wildcats still have six individual wrestlers receiving individual rankings including the No. 1 285 pound wrestler in the country in senior Brandon Gebhardt.

Senior Parker Owen is rated the No. 6 174 pound wrestler in the nation this week and teammate Nathan Sommer comes in ranked No. 10 in the NAIA in the 165 pound division.

Junior 141 pound wrestler Joel Olivas is ranked No. 10 this week and sophomore Nick Haugen is the eighth ranked wrestler from around the NAIA announced this week in the 149 pound division and finally, sophomore Robert Shadrach came in ranked No. 11 in the latest poll in the 197 pound weight class.

For a look at the entire NAIA Coaches' Poll, please click here.

Baker will next hit the mat this weekend, as they travel to Springfield, Ill., to take on the NWCA National Duals on Jan. 12-13.

Notes: (all information dates back to 2000-01 season) There have been 21 teams represented through five polls this season (includes preseason poll) ... Grand View's (Iowa) No. 1 ranking is its ninth all-time, which ranks third since 2000-01 ... former NAIA member Lindenwood (Mo.) boasts the most all-time No. 1 rankings with 39, while former NAIA member Notre Dame (Ohio) is second with 14 ... Nine programs have appeared in the top 20 for at least 20-consecutive editions, led by No. 3 Great Falls' (Mont.) and No. 5 Campbellsville's (Ky.) current run of 59-straight polls ... No. 4 Montana State-Northern is the only other school with at least 50-straight appearances (50) ... Southern Oregon's Mitchell Lofstedt has been ranked No. 1 at 125 pounds for 14-straight polls ... Lofstedt (125 pounds), Jimmy Eggemeyer (149 pounds) of Southern Oregon, Brock Gutches (174 pounds) of Southern Oregon and Montana State-Northern's Ethan Hinebauch (165 pounds) have been ranked atop their respective weight class in all five polls this season ... No. 20 Waldorf (Iowa) is making its first Top 20 appearance since March 9, 2012 ... Notre Dame and Lindenwood are the only programs that have spent an entire season ranked No. 1 (Notre Dame: 2010-11; Lindenwood: 2006-07).


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