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12.6.11 | Wrestling

Baker wrestlers make noise at Maryville Kaufman-Brand Open

Nathan Sommer

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Baker University wrestling team traveled to Maryville University (Mo.) this past weekend to compete in the Maryville-Kaufman Brand Open. Baker finished the tournament with seven top eight finishes in a tournament featuring NCAA DI, DII, NJCAA, and NAIA teams.

“We had a strong showing at this tournament,” said head coach Jimmy May. “Our kids worked hard and we were pleased with the number of Baker fans out there showing support. It’s great to see our athletes, coaches, and fans getting excited during these matches. Baker wrestling definitely made its presence known this weekend in St. Louis.”

11.22.11 | Wrestling

Baker wrestlers kick-off grueling weekend against top-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes

Hawkeye Carver

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Baker head wrestling coach Jimmy May emphasized pride, honor and tradition with his team this past week in practice. The reason? The Baker University wrestling team, in just its third season of existence will face one of the top programs in the history of NCAA Division I sports on Friday afternoon: The Iowa Hawkeyes.

The Iowa City Wrestling Duals are one of the most elite competitions the young Wildcat wrestling team will participate in this season according to coach May.

11.15.11 | Wrestling

Four Baker champions crowned at Bethany OpenBo Newport

LINDSBORG, Kan. – Four wrestlers were crowned champions and 13 others placed this past weekend at the Bethany College Swede Open.

125-pound Bo Newport (pictured, Fontana, Kan.), 149-pounders Jarell Price (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Nick Haugen (Claremore, Okla.), 165-pound Jakob Price (Caney, Kan.), and heavyweight Dylan Berg (Las Vegas, Nev.) were all crowned champions in their respective weight classes.

“It was a good weekend for Baker Wrestling.” said assistant wrestling coach Levi Calhoun. “Our kids are wrestling well, but we need to stay focused and keep working hard to continue improving.”

11.6.11 | Wrestling

Parker Owen and Dylan Berg lead Baker wrestlers at 2011 Dan Harris Open

Dan Harris

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Senior Dylan Berg (Las Vegas, Nev.) and junior Parker Owen (Carrollton, Texas) led all Baker wrestlers with first-place finishes at the 2011 Dan Harris Open.

184 pound Parker Owen opened with a victory over Cale Hintz of Concordia (Neb.), before moving on to defeat teammates Joseph Pace and Robert Shadrach to take the title.

Berg defeated heavyweights Tyler Smith of Bethany (Kan.), Taylor Poe of Wichita State University, John Close of Fort Hays State, Ivan Loya of Texas Arlington, and Dillon Heesch of Concordia (Neb.).

10.26.11 | Wrestling

No. 15 Wildcats to open season Nov. 6 with Dan Harris Classic

Live the Life - Baker Wrestling

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University wrestling team, ranked No. 15 in the NAIA, opens its 2011-12 season on Nov. 6 when it hosts the third annual Dan Harris Open at the George F. Collins Convention Center.

On the heels of its second consecutive undefeated season, the Wildcats are looking to build on last year’s success at the NAIA National Championships when heavyweight Levi Calhoun and 145-pound Jarell Price earned the first NAIA All-America honors for the ’Cats, entering their year of wrestling.

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.

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