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Saturday, 02 March 2013 22:21

Gebhardt, Owen Named All-Americans

Parker Owen (left) and Brandon Gebhardt (right) became NAIA All-Americans this weekend Parker Owen (left) and Brandon Gebhardt (right) became NAIA All-Americans this weekend

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – With a back-to-back NAIA National Championship finalist appearance in the 285-pound bracket, Baker University's Brandon Gebhardt earned his second straight NAIA All-American award at the 2013 NAIA National Championships inside the Jacobson Exhibition Center in Des Moines, Iowa in his final collegiate match.

He ended his brilliant Baker career as the second two-time NAIA Wrestling All-American in school history and first two-time national finalist in school history, the Sparks, Nev., native was pinned by Grand View University's Eric Thompson on Saturday in the 285-pound finale.

With his sixth-place finish in the 174-pound bracket, Baker's Parker Owen also earned All-American status for the first time in his career.

Both seniors become just two of six all-time All-Americans in the four-year history of the program.

As a team, Baker finished 15th out of 37 teams with 31 total team points.

To view the results from Baker's other five wrestlers who competed this weekend at the NAIA National Championships including 125-pound Alan Callahan, 141-pound Joel Olivas, 149-pound Nick Haugen, 165-pound Nathan Sommer and 184-pound Jarid Price please check out the final brackets and team scores below.




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