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BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Junior wrestler Joel Olivas earned the Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament award on Sunday afternoon at the Dan Harris Open on the campus of Baker University. Two other Wildcats won individual championships including Robert Shadrach (197 pounds) and Brandon Gebhardt (285 pounds).

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker head wrestling coach Jimmy May and assistant coach Levi Calhoun signed local Baldwin City High School standout Bryce Shoemaker to a national letter of intent on Wednesday evening.

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University wrestling team received its highest ever ranking in the four year history of the program on Wednesday in the NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Preseason Top 20 Poll.

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Entering just the fourth year of existence for the Baker University wrestling program and under the helm of head coach Jimmy May, the wrestling team has reached unprecedented heights and 2012-13 looks to bring continued success again to campus.

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – To say the Baker University wrestling program has come a long way in three years would be an understatement.

Last season in what was just their second year of existence, the program boasted two NAIA All-Americans and closed out the season ranked ninth in NAIA Top 20 Wrestling Coaches’ Poll.

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Baker University wrestling team wrapped up its 2011-12 campaign this past weekend, taking home an 11th place finish at the 2012 NAIA Wrestling National Championships. Baker had all 12 national competitors win matches and score team points.

Brandon Gebhardt highlighted the Baker squad, advancing all the way to the finals in the 285 pound weight class. Gebhardt lost by fall to top-ranked Eric Thompson of Grandview.

DES MOINES, Iowa – After the first day of the 2012 NAIA Wrestling National Championships, Baker University sits in ninth place after two sessions at the Jacobson Exhibition Center.

Baker advanced five wrestlers through to Friday’s quarterfinals and will have the remaining five wrestlers battling through the wrestlebacks.

2.20.12 | Wrestling

Wrestlers take fourth at NAIA Central Regional

Central Region Champion

DES MOINES, Iowa – 184 pound Jarid Price became the first-ever NAIA Regional Champion for Baker University this past weekend at the NAIA Central Regionals.

As a team, Baker finished in fourth place behind No. 1 Grandview, No. 12 Missouri Valley College, and No. 5 Oklahoma City University. Baker currently sits at No. 7 nationally.

Heavyweight Brandon Gebhardt advanced all the way to the finals before bowing by pin to Grandview’s Eric Thompson. By far the most compelling match of the day was at 184 pounds where Jarid Price faced teammate Robert Shadrach with the title at stake. Price won by a decision over Shadrach, 6-5.

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