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1.25.10 | Wrestling

Hurla Leads Baker Wrestlers at York OpenAndrew Hurla

YORK, Neb. - The Baker University wrestling team, fresh off defeating NAIA Central Region opponent Bacone College on Tuesday night to stretch their undefeated dual streak to 4-0, traveled north to York, Neb., for the York College Open. Of the 17 Wildcat wrestlers who made the trip, five placed in the top six.

Leading all Baker grapplers was junior Andrew Hurla (157, Edwardsville, Kan.). Hurla (pictured) became the 11th Wildcat to qualify for the NAIA National Championships this season by reaching the finals of the York Open. He claimed runner-up honors after dropping a 4-3 decision to Brandon Perkins of Missouri Valley College.

1.19.10 | Wrestling

Undefeated Wildcats down Bacone, improve to 4-0Brandon Gebhardt

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University wrestling team kept its perfect dual record intact Tuesday evening as the Wildcats downed Bacone College 28-13, at the George F. Collins Center in Baldwin City, Kan.

Freshman Brandon Gebhardt (pictured) led the way for the Wildcats posting a 11-0 victory over Nate Lemings.

1.15.10 l Wrestling

Baker prepares to improve on 3-0 dual recordWrestling

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker University wrestling team will host a dual meet against Bacone College Tuesday evening. The match begins at 7 p.m. in the George F. Collins Center.

Two Bacone wrestlers have qualified for the NAIA national tournament: Jeremy Colbert in the 285-pound division and Cornelius Sutton in the 165 division.

1.10.10 | Wrestling

Wildcat wrestlers complete successful road tripBrandon Gebhardt

Hastings, Neb. - The Baker University wrestling team kicked off 2010 with a bang this weekend in Hastings, Neb., by improving its dual meet record to 3-0, with a 27-12 victory over Hastings. Nine Wildcats placed in the Hastings Open the following day.

The Wildcats are halfway through their scheduled dual meets, with a perfect 3-0 record, all over Nebraska colleges. The Wildcats won 7 of 10 matches over the Broncos. The following day the Wildcats added more firsts to the first-year program’s list of accomplishments.

1.8.10 | Wrestling

Baker takes down Hastings 27-12, improving to 3-0

HASTINGS, Neb. - The Baker men's wresting team improved to 3-0 Friday evening when they defeated Hastings College 27-12.

Complete Results

125 - Alan Callahan (Baker) d. Jarrod Wiens (HC) 8-4
133 - Jordan McGuire (Baker) d. Kris Stenhaug (HC) 5-2
141- Brett Delich (Baker) wins by default
149 - Brad Cusatis (HC) d. Zach Reeb (Baker) Fall 2:07
157 - Nathan Sommer (Baker) d. Justin Narduzzo (HC) 6-1
165 - Jakob Price (Baker) d. Sam Krueger (HC) Fall 1:55
174 - Jameon Rush (HC) d. Joe Pace (Baker) 7-4
184 - Jacob Nowak (Baker) d. Brad Dodge (HC) 9-2
197 - Michael Byrd (HC) d. Brandon Gebhardt (Baker) 12-9
285 - Levi Calhoun (Baker) d. Justin Boyce (HC) 3-1

1.6.10 | Wrestling

Looking forward to 2010

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - 2009 marked the beginning of a new era at Baker University with the addition of men’s wrestling. The Wildcat wrestling program hit the ground running with 35 new student-athletes from around the country. Now, 2010 will begin the culmination of the Baker wrestling program’s inaugural season.

Off to an undefeated 2-0 start in dual competition, head coach Jimmy May (pictured) and the Wildcats are preparing for the second half of their first season with a very busy January and February before heading to the NAIA National Championships in Oklahoma City in March.

12.8.09 | Wrestling

Baker wrestling receives two votes in NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll

Clarence Jordan

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Notre Dame College (Ohio) remained at No. 1 in the second edition of the NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll, the NAIA announced Tuesday. The Falcons earned 101 points with 10 wrestlers listed among the top-12 individuals in their respective weight class. California Baptist moves to No. 2 with 85.5 points and are followed by No. 3 Missouri Valley with 84 points, No. 4 Great Falls (Mont.) with 82.5 points and Southern Oregon at No. 5 with 78 points.

Baker moved up in this week’s poll to No. 25 in the nation with 2 votes nationally. Junior Clarence Jordan (Waterloo, Iowa) was listed among the top-12 individuals in his respective weight class of 174 pounds. Jordan currently sits at No. 10.

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the groupings. The next poll will be announced on Dec. 22.

View the full poll here.

 

11.23.09 | Wrestling

Nowak finishes 2nd at Mizzou OpenNowak

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Freshman Jacob Nowak (pictured, 184 pounds, Overland Park, Kan.) finished second at the University of Missouri Open on Sunday. Nowak fell to Campbellsville University's Spenser Adams 5-3 in the finals. Adams is ranked No. 4 in the nation in the NAIA.

Twenty-two wrestlers from Baker competed in the Mizzou Open, which consisted of two divisions: freshman/sophomore and open. All but three Baker wrestlers competed in the freshman/sophomore division.

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