3.7.11 | Wrestling
All-Americans set the bar for future Baker wrestlers
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Baker University wrestling team is yet again soaring to new heights in just its second year of existence. For the first time in the programs history, two wrestlers were named NAIA All-Americans this past weekend at the NAIA Wrestling National Championships. All-America status is automatically earned if a wrestler advances to the championship round on day two.
149 pound Jarell Price (Las Vegas, Nev.) advanced to the quarterfinal round before being knocked out by Jefferey Pelton (Notre Dame College). Pelton was defeated in the semifinals by Matt Burns (Grandview).
3.4.11 | Wrestling Update
Calhoun and Price advance to Championship Round at NAIA Nationals
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – (Updated Team Standings and Brackets | PDF) After day one of action, the Baker University wrestling team sits in 17th place overall at the 2011 NAIA Wrestling National Championships with 9.5 points.
Sophomore Jarell Price (Las Vegas, Nev.) and senior Levi Calhoun (Moore, Okla.) highlighted the Baker squad, as they were the only two wrestlers to advance to the championship round on Friday. In the 149-pound match, Price will collide with 2010 champion Jefferey Pelton (Notre Dame, Ohio). As for the heavyweights, Levi Calhoun will face Orlando Scales (Notre Dame, Ohio) in his quarterfinal match.
3.3.11 | Wrestling
2011 NAIA Wrestling National Championships Brackets Announced
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - (Brackets | PDF) Official brackets for the 2011 NAIA Wrestling National Championships have been released. Action in the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will get underway Thursday at 11 a.m. CST. The 54th annual event will consist of six sessions, concluding on Saturday with the championship finals.
2.21.11 | Wrestling
Baker wrestlers take third at NAIA Central Regional
MARSHALL, Mo. – The Baker University wrestling team continues to move up the national ranks.
The Wildcat wrestlers placed third over the weekend at the NAIA Central Regional, beating out national powers No. 17 Waldorf (Iowa) and No. 14 Oklahoma City.
Josh Haugen, a 133-pounder from Claremore, Okla., and Nathan Sommer, a 157-pounder from Parker, Kan., led the Baker grapplers, advancing to the semifinals in their respective weight classes. AJ Gassman, a 125-pounder from Belton, Mo., nearly defeated No. 7 Alex Peitz (Grand View, Iowa) in the third-place match but fell late in the match on a reversal.
2.15.11 | Wrestling
Baker wrestling defeats NCAA DII Newman in commanding fashion
WICHITA, Kan. – The Baker University wrestling team remains unblemished in dual meets. Baker defeated Newman University 34-12 on Sunday afternoon to improve to 7-0 on the season and 11-0 all-time.
Jordan McGuire (Edmond, Okla.) won by forfeit to give Baker its first points of the afternoon and from that point forward Baker won five-straight matches to seal the victory.
2.9.11 | Wrestling
Wrestling dual cancelled due to inclement weather
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Due to the inclement weather, William Penn University (Iowa) has been forced to cancel their dual tonight with No. 20 Baker University.
Baldwin High School is also closed; therefore the high school will not be participating in the double dual as planned.
Andrew Hurla looks to close out senior year in style
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker wrestler Andrew Hurla has seen it all in the world of NAIA wrestling.
Hurla was a member of national championship teams at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., before he realized something was missing. Originally from Shawnee, Hurla couldn’t resist the opportunity to return two years ago to his home state when the Baker announced it would add men’s wrestling to its athletic program. Hurla was among the first recruits for Hall of Fame coach Jimmy May in 2008.