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3.3.11 | Wrestling

2011 NAIA Wrestling National Championships Brackets Announced

NAIA Championships

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

Josh HaugenNathan Sommer

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

Jarell Price

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

Baker vs William Penn

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.

2.3.11 | Wrestling

Wrestlers back in action Friday night at Collins Center

Baker vs Hastings

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1.31.11| Wrestling

Andrew Hurla looks to close out senior year in style

Andrew Hurla and Coach May

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.

1.31.11 | Wrestling

Baker wrestling takes second place at Kansas Cup

Parker Owen

HAYS, Kan. – The Baker University wrestling team had one of its best showings of the 2010-11 season on Sunday afternoon grabbing second place in the Kansas Cup. The Kansas Cup showcases all the college wrestling programs in the state of Kansas in an annual tournament.

1.18.11 | Wrestling

Baker wrestling qualifies three more for nationals at York Open

Levi Calhoun
Rabinowitz, Smith and Calhoun (pictured) all qualified for NAIA Nationals

YORK, Neb. – The Baker men’s wrestling team, coming off its biggest dual victory in program history against No. 19 Oklahoma City University put on another strong showing this past weekend at the York Invitational.

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