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Head wrestling coach Cody Garcia is being inducted to the Jim Koch Division II Hall of Fame for his time as a student-athlete

Head Wrestling Coach Cody Garcia to be inducted into Jim Koch Division II Hall of Fame

Story by Maya Hodison, News Editor March 10, 2022

On Feb. 1, the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced the Jim Koch Division II Hall of Fame Class of 2022. Baker University Head Wrestling Coach Cody Garcia is amongst ten inductees from...

Sophomore Nicole Moore takes down her opponent from Waldorf University. Moore went on to win her remaining matches, ending the day as Conference Champion.

Women’s wrestling competes in Heart of America Conference

Story by Colbie Fairley, Photographer and Staff Writer March 2, 2022

Freshman Tristan Stafford wrestles first at 125 and gets the first Baker win of the night.

Wildcat Wrestling takes down Graceland

Story by Cierra Bryant, Photographer November 13, 2021

Baker University men's wrestling had a big night with a 43-0 shutout against Graceland on Nov. 12. Starting with 125 pounds, Freshman Tristan Stafford won in a majority decision of 11-3. Following...

Senior and reigning NAIA Nation Champion Lucas Lovvorn controlling his opponent in the 174 pound class. Lovvorn added to Bakers clean sheet by tech-fall.

Men’s Wrestling sweeps rival Benedictine

Story by Jeremiah Edwards, Staff Writer 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...

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.

Wrestling dominates at Dan Harris Open

Story by Justin Toumberlin and Makenzie Musgrove 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...

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.

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

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor 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

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor 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...

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.

Lovvorn wins 174-pound national title

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor 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...

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.

Five wrestlers qualify for nationals

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor 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...

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

Wrestling defeats Ottawa on senior night

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor 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...

A mens bowling team and womens wrestling team will be added for the 2018-19 school year.

Baker adds two sports

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor 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...

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