The Baker Orange

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...

Wrestlers dominate Bacone dual 31-6

Story by Chad Mullens

November 15, 2013


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

After faring well at the Dan Harris Open and defeating Bacone College 31-6 in a dual, the No. 14 Baker University wrestling team struggled at the Bethany Swede Open. Senior Drew Harbinson takes control of the match against junior Dylan Arnall during the Dan Harris Open on Sunday.Callie Paquette During...

Wrestling team transitions under new leadership

Wrestling team transitions under new leadership

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

October 31, 2013


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Going into his first year as Baker University head wrestling coach, Pete Di Pol found the initial culture shock of moving from New Jersey to Kansas far easier than expected. “(Former head coach Jimmy) May has been a great mentor to me, helping me get established,” Di Pol said. “My assistant...

1-on-1 with head wrestling coach Pete Di Pol

Story by Megan Henry

October 29, 2013


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Q: What is your wrestling experience? A: Essentially, it’s my life. I’ve been wrestling since I was 5 and I’ve been coaching for 17 years. I was a head high school coach for 11 years and my teams won five state championships, and we were ranked Top 20 in the country four or five years. Then ...

Bowling, wrestling to be new Baker sports

June 2, 2013


Filed under Bowling, News, Sports, Wrestling

05/09/08 Athletic Director Dan Harris pinned down his plans for building a wrestling program at Baker University this week. Men's wrestling, a sport Harris has earnestly sought after for some time, will cater to an entirely new demographic of prospective student athletes. Harris said Baker is an e...