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Men’s Wrestling sweeps rival Benedictine

Senior and reigning NAIA Nation Champion Lucas Lovvorn controlling his opponent in the 174 pound class. Lovvorn added to Baker's clean sheet by tech-fall.
February 2, 2020

After a tough loss last week at the hands of Missouri Valley in Canton, Mo. the No. 6 ranked Baker Wildcats dominated the Benedictine Ravens to get back on the winning track inside Collins Center on...

Wrestling dominates at Dan Harris Open

Senior and two time National Champion Lucas Lovvorn finds first place in the 174-pound weight class. The Wildcats travel to the Bethany Open to compete on Nov. 16.
November 12, 2019

After putting in a lot of hard work throughout the off season, the Baker University Wildcat wrestling team opened up their season at the Dan Harris Open held at Baker University in the Collins Center. The...

Lovvorn becomes Baker’s first back-to-back wrestling national champion

Junior Lucas Lovvorn matches up against Missouri Valley’s Dalton Tipton in the 174-pound class at Missouri Valley Dual on Jan. 25. Lovvorn remained undefeated the whole season and became national champion.
March 19, 2019

Junior Lucas Lovvorn won, for the second year in a row, the NAIA wrestling national championship on March 3. Lovvorn is Baker’s first ever two-time national champion and first undefeated wrestler, with...

New sports introduced to program

New sports introduced to program
September 24, 2018

Baker University added women’s wrestling and men’s bowling programs this fall semester. Athletic Director Nate Houser says that the athletic department chose to add the sports of men’s bowling and...

Lovvorn wins 174-pound national title

Sophomore Lucas Lovvorn took home the national championship in the 174-pound bracket after going a perfect 5-0 in the 2018 NAIA Wrestling National Tournament.
March 21, 2018

Sophomore Lucas Lovvorn became Baker’s fourth wrestling national champion as he took the 174-pound bracket at the 2018 NAIA Wrestling National Championships on March 3. Baker’s previous national...

Five wrestlers qualify for nationals

Sophomore Lucas Lovvorn works for a pin in his matchup against Ottawa. Lovvorn took first in the 174-pound bracket at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship, earning him a spot at the national tournament.
February 19, 2018

Five Baker wrestlers qualified for the 2018 NAIA Wrestling National Championship as the Wildcats hosted the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday. Baker’s biggest win came...

Wrestling defeats Ottawa on senior night

Tyler Dickman, a junior in the 141 pound weight class, scores a takedown as the Wildcats take on Ottawa for Senior night.
February 12, 2018

The No. 15 Baker University wrestling team won its last two duals before heading into the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championships. To end the year, Baker defeated Drury University, an NCAA Division...

Baker adds two sports

A men's bowling team and women's wrestling team will be added for the 2018-19 school year.
December 15, 2017

Baker University announced Thursday the addition of two new athletics programs to the Baldwin City campus. Women’s wrestling and men’s bowling will be the 21st and 22nd sports added to Baker in the...

Wrestling goes 2-0 in Graceland and Benedictine duals

Baker's Colby Johnson takes on Benedictine's Austin Roper in the 149-pound match up. Baker defeated Benedictine with a score of 34-19.
December 7, 2017

The Baker University wrestling team earned two first-place victories in hosting both the Graceland Dual and Benedictine Dual inside the Collins Center this past week. The Wildcats first opened their...

Baker wrestling qualifies four for nationals

Victor Hughes holds down Southern Oregon's Tyler Cowger in the 2016 NAIA national championship match. Hughes has qualified for another trip to the national tournament to defend his title. Image by Khadijah Lane.
February 20, 2017

Four Wildcats will compete in the 2017 NAIA Wrestling National Championship after qualifying on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. Among the Wildcats who qualified was defending NAIA national champion Victor...

Wrestling team goes 2-1 in Heart Championships

Sopohmore Zane Baugh grabs Grand View opponent Joel Timmons. Baugh won over Timmons in an 8-6 decision. Image by Shelby Stephens.
January 30, 2017

The Baker wrestling team went 2-1 as the host of the 2017 Heart Championship inside the Collins Center on Saturday, Jan. 28. The Grand View Vikings captured first place as they went 3-0 in dual matches. Baker...

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