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Wrestling lands three All-Americans

Wrestling lands three All-Americans

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

March 9, 2015


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

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


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

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


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

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


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

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...

Wrestlers open new season

Wrestlers open new season

Story by Hayley Morrical, Writer

November 12, 2014


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Baker wrestlers had a busy schedule to start their season. Ranked No. 16 nationally in the NAIA, the team experienced difficult matchups in a quad hosted by the University of Oklahoma followed by a dual win over Bacone University and then the Dan Harris Open. In Oklahoma, the team struggled, losing...

2014-15 Wrestling Preview

2014-15 Wrestling Preview

Story by Hayley Morrical

October 29, 2014


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

During the 2013-14 season, freshman Bryce Shoemaker was the first Baker wrestler to win an individual national championship. The 'Cats ended that season ranked 16th nationally and will start this winter ranked in the same spot. The team hopes to build on last season's success. Coaches have stuck to...

Shoemaker wins national title

Shoemaker wins national title

Story by Lauren Bechard

March 9, 2014


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Freshman Bryce Shoemaker became the first NAIA wrestling national champion in Baker University history on Saturday in Topeka at the Kansas Expocentre. The Baldwin City native climbed his way to the top of the 133-pound weight bracket, where he took down the No. 1 seed Justin Brooks for the championship....

Five wrestlers qualify for nationals

Story by Lauren Bechard

February 25, 2014


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Five members of the Baker University wrestling team are headed to nationals after their performances at the NAIA Central Qualifiers in Marshall, Mo. on Saturday. Overall, Baker placed sixth in the tournament out of 13 teams. Three BU wrestlers finished high enough to automatically qualify for the...

Wildcats host first Jimmy May-hem Open

Wildcats host first Jimmy May-hem Open

Story by Lauren Bechard

February 11, 2014


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

The No. 19 Baker University wrestling team was able to pay tribute to former head coach Jimmy May during the first annual Jimmy May-hem Open on Saturday in Collins Center. The ‘Cats ended the day with two first-place finishes from freshman Bryce Shoemaker in the 133-pound weight class and sophomore...

Wrestlers sweep CBC, eye national tourney

Wrestlers sweep CBC, eye national tourney

Story by Lauren Bechard

February 6, 2014


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

The No. 19 Baker University wrestling team took care of business in its last home dual of the season with a 49-0 sweep over Central Baptist College on Jan 30. “Everybody came out and performed how we know we can,”senior Jakob Price said. “We put together our game plan, everybody wrestled their...

Wrestlers finish eighth at Missouri Valley

Story by Baker Orange Staff

January 20, 2014


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

The No. 17 Baker University wrestling team finished eighth at the Missouri Valley College Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Marshall, Mo. The 18-team bracket featured five nationally-ranked programs as well as NCAA Division II wrestlers. BU finished ahead of No. 19 Midland University but BU fell...

Wrestlers win weekly conference honors

Story by Chad Mullens

November 20, 2013


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

The No. 14 ranked Baker University wrestling team went 2-1 at the HAAC quad on Saturday, defeating Graceland University and Benedictine College before losing to No. 3 Missouri Valley College. Senior Jakob Price won the HAAC Wrestler of the Week award after going undefeated in the HAAC quad, the second...