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10.20.11 | Wrestling

Wildcats ranked No. 14 in NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Preseason Top 20 Poll

Ranked No. 14

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In only its third year in operation as a program, head wrestling coach Jimmy May has the Wildcats ranked 14th nationally heading into the 2011-12 campaign.

Four BU grapplers are currently ranked nationally in their respective weight classes. 133-pound Josh Haugen (Claremore, Okla.) currently sits at No. 8, 149-pound Jarell Price (Las Vegas, Nev.) No. 6, 157-pound Nathan Sommer (Parker, Kan.) No. 8, and heavyweight Brandon Gebhardt (Sparks, Nev.) No. 12.

“With our success last season, we have high hopes of having a few more guys become NAIA All-Americans this season,” said head wrestling coach Jimmy May. “We have a much tougher schedule, but I think it will payoff at the end of the year.”

9.28.11 | Wrestling

Sept. 28 Podcast with coach Jimmy May

Jimmy May Podcast 1

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – We sat down with head wrestling coach Jimmy May this past week to get a gauge on where the team stood heading into the 2011-12 season.

Each week we will feature newly updated content with exclusive highlights and insight from coaches and wrestlers.

Listen to the podcast by clicking here.

7.11.11 | Wrestling

Kansas native Bryce Hood signs with Baker wrestling

Bryce Hood

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Head wrestling coach Jimmy May announced the addition of Louisburg native Bryce Hood to the 2011-12 recruiting class on Monday afternoon.

Hood, a two-time 4A Regional Champion and 2011 Metro Classic All-Star winner finished his high school career with a 113-14 all-time record.

6.21.11 | Wrestling

Sean Miller inks with Baker wrestling program

Sean Miller

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University wrestling team announced another addition to its 2011-12 squad on Tuesday afternoon with the signing of Sean Miller.

Miller, a 4A State Champion at Foothill High School in Henderson, Nevada will look to make an immediate impact come the fall of 2011.

6.7.11 | Wrestling

Three-time Oklahoma State Champion signs with Baker

Haugen Signs

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Head wrestling coach Jimmy May continues to dazzle the wrestling world with the 2011 recruiting class he is putting together.

May announced on Tuesday the signing of Nick Haugen (Claremore, Okla.), a three-time 6A Oklahoma State Champion and USA Wrestling High School All-American.

“We are very excited about Nick Haugen coming to Baker University,” said head coach Jimmy May. “He is one of the top prospects our young wrestling program has ever signed. Winning three state championships is an amazing accomplishment and puts him in a very elite group of Oklahoma high school wrestlers.”

5.16.11 | Wrestling

Oklahoma State Champion Dylan Coppenbarger signs with Baker

Coppenbarger

TUTTLE, Okla. – Head Baker wrestling coach Jimmy May continues to load up the 2011-12 recruiting class, as the Wildcats announced the signing of Dylan Coppenbarger on Monday afternoon.

An Oklahoma State Champion and four-time state placer, Coppenbarger brings the leadership of a champion and knowledge of a scholar. Along with numerous wrestling honors, he was also named to the state of Oklahoma Honor Society and National Honor Society.

5.14.11 | Wrestling

Olathe East standout, Will Collins signs with Baker

Will Collins

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Head wrestling coach Jimmy May continues to hit the recruiting trail hard as he announced the signing off Will Collins on Friday afternoon.

Collins, a three-time Sunflower League Medalist, two-time regional finalist and two-time state qualifier will add an immediate punch to the Wildcats roster.

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