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February 1, 2020

[Women’s Wrestling] Jennifer Curry Takes Home First Place at Spire Open on Friday

[Women’s Wrestling] Jennifer Curry Takes Home First Place at Spire Open on Friday

Women’s Wrestling – Fri, Jan. 31, 2020 at 10:30 PM

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – In their second tournament of the season, Mallory Meade took home a sixth place finish, as Jennifer Curry took home first place at the Spire Open on Friday.

Meade was able to start her day off with a pin in just over one minute and later went on to finish in sixth place to earn the Wildcats 11 points in the tournament.

Once again, Curry had a great weekend for Baker, going 6-0 on the day. She started her day with three straight pins over her opponent with the second pin coming in just 57 seconds. After a 10-0 tech-fall, Curry earned a bye in the fifth round.

Again in round six, Curry came away with another pin, and was able to earn a win in her final round by injury default to finish in first place.

The Baker women’s wrestling team will be back in action on Feb. 22, when they compete in the Midland Open in Fremont, Neb.



Published at Sat, 01 Feb 2020 04:30:00 +0000

[Men’s Wrestling] No. 6 Wildcats Shutout Benedictine on Friday, 50-0

No. 6 Wildcats Shutout Benedictine on Friday, 50-0

Men’s Wrestling – Fri, Jan. 31, 2020 at 10:20 PM

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Earning bonus points in eight matches, the No. 6 Baker men’s wrestling team shutout Benedictine College on Friday by a score of 50-0.

“We have gotten close on a couple shutouts this year, but we just haven’t been able to finish it,” head coach Cody Garcia said. “We are finally starting to get healthy, and when you have a team that is healthy, they just begin to feed off of eachother.”

Emmanuel Browne got things going early in the 125-pound match as he came away with the pin to earn Baker six early points. Benedictine then forfeited the next three matches, giving Baker the early 24-0 lead in the dual.

Colby Johnson then got a strong 9-6 decision in the 157-pound weight class to push Baker’s lead to 27-0. Halfway through the dual, the Wildcats then took the next few minutes to honor their 24 NAIA All-Americans.

Following the recognition, Baker picked up right where they left off as Isaiah Luellen pulled off an 18-6 major decision to extend the lead to 31-0. Both Lucas Lovvorn and Jacob Smith went on to win their matches by tech-fall before David Dow won by fall in just 1:09.

With the Wildcats leading, 47-0, Wyait Cox-Halliburton put together a strong performance, coming away with the 10-3 decision, clinching the shutout and giving Baker a 50-0 win.

The Wildcats have a quick turnaround as they are back inside the Collins Center on Saturday, Feb. 1, when they host Wayland Baptist and Ottawa at 6:45 p.m., and 8 p.m., respectively.



Published at Sat, 01 Feb 2020 04:20:00 +0000

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