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Wrestling team hosts Dan Harris Open

Wrestling team hosts Dan Harris Open

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

November 9, 2016

Eight Wildcats placed in the top four of their weight classes for the No. 15 Baker wrestling team Sunday at the Dan Harris Open. Tyler Dickman, Victor Hughes and Dane Edwards each won their brackets in the 133, 149 and 157-pound weight classes, respectively. The defending national champion Hughes...

2016-17 wrestling preview

2016-17 wrestling preview

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

November 2, 2016

In his first year as Baker's head wrestling coach, Cody Garcia and his team recorded the greatest season in the program's history with two NAIA national champions, Victor Hughes and Colby Crank. Hughes and Crank are Baker’s second and third wrestling national champs. The team took sixth place...

Wrestling reception honors national champions

Wrestling reception honors national champions

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

April 26, 2016

Two Baker wrestlers win national titles. Baker University wrestlers and their supporters gathered on Tuesday at the Collins House to celebrate two national champions: Colby Crank and Victor Hughes. President Dr. Lynne Murray, her husband Jeff Murray and Director of Athletics Theresa Yetmar attended t...

Two Baker wrestlers win national titles

Two Baker wrestlers win national titles

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 6, 2016

For the first time in program history, Baker wrestling ended the NAIA National Championships with three All-Americans and two national champions. Both 157-pound senior Colby Crank and 149-pound junior Victor Hughes won their respective weight divisions during the national competition March 4-5 at the...

Five wrestlers headed to NAIA championships

Five wrestlers headed to NAIA championships

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

March 3, 2016

The No. 19 Baker wrestling team will send five wrestlers to compete at the NAIA national championships this weekend at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. This will be the team’s first trip to nationals under head coach Cody Garcia. Seniors Colby Crank (157 pounds) and Connor Middleton (165 pounds),...

Atwood, seniors shine in home dual

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

February 2, 2016

Junior Kyler Atwood came into a senior night dual with Ottawa University as just an extra body in case he was needed. With a Baker victory already decided, he took on Romiro Gatica in the 285-pound class and delivered the match of the night in Baker's 31-12 team win over the Braves on Tuesday. “I...

Wrestling starts season with new head coach

Wrestling starts season with new head coach

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

November 11, 2015

A new season for the Baker wrestling team also brings a new head coach. Cody Garcia signed on to become Baker’s new coach following the departure of Pete DiPol. Garcia comes from a coaching position at Bethany College, which has had immense success in the last decade. He wants to take the culture...

Cody Garcia takes over as head wrestling coach

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

July 6, 2015

The sixth season of wrestling at Baker University will feature the program’s third head coach. Coy Garcia, formerly the head coach at Bethany College, will take over for Pete Di Pol. This will be Garcia’s second season as a head coach after taking over the head job at Bethany for the 2014-15 season....

Wrestling lands three All-Americans

Wrestling lands three All-Americans

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

March 9, 2015

Five Baker wrestlers competed at the 58th Annual NAIA Wrestling National Championships inside the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. Three of the five walked away with NAIA All-American honors. For freshman Mike Andreano, it was his first time appearing at nationals. He did well, as many of the younger...

Shoemaker, wrestlers prepare for nationals

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

March 4, 2015

Baker is sending five wrestlers to nationals in Topeka on Friday and Saturday. This marks the second consecutive year Baker has had five wrestlers qualify for nationals after the NAIA Central National Qualifier. Despite being the defending 133-pound NAIA national champion, sophomore Bryce Shoemaker...

Wrestling dominates Pratt CC Dual

Wrestling dominates Pratt CC Dual

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 22, 2015

The No. 15 Baker University wrestling team hosted its Senior Night on Tuesday against the Pratt Community College Beavers in the Collins Center. The Wildcats won 33-13 and maintain a strong grip of the No.15 ranking. Baker won seven of the nine matches against Pratt. The Wildcats won two by forfeit...

Wrestling moves to No. 17

Wrestling moves to No. 17

Story by Hayley Morrical, Writer

November 20, 2014

The Baker wrestling squad proved itself three times in one week. After beginning the season ranked No. 16 nationally, the team fell against big name programs, such as the University of Oklahoma, but is now pinning down both individual and team wins. On Nov. 12, the wrestlers returned from Holton with...