2007-08: Finished with 18-14 overall record, 15-13 against NCAA-countable opponents... Tallied five pins, four major decisions and a team-best four technical falls... Pinned Orlando Jimenez of Arizona State to place 7th at Pac-10 Championships... Also posted 11-3 major-decision win over Oregon's Elliot Tracy in wrestleback at conference... Made collegiate debut with 16-0 technical fall over Arizona State's Preston Pruett in season opener... Placed 3rd at Oregon Classic, scoring three wins by fall and one by technical fall.
2006-07: Redshirted... Entered the California Collegiates tournament at 149 lbs. but forfeited his first match due to injury... Placed fourth at the Fullerton Open at 149 lbs.
UNION MINE HS '06: Finished 2nd at CIF state championships as a senior (140 lbs.), 4th as a junior (125)... Won Sac-Joaquin Section titles each year, plus subsections in 2004... Compiled 153-37 record, including 42-8 as a junior, 38-4 as a senior... Captured four straight Sierra Valley Conference titles, all at different weight classes: 103, 112, 125 and 140... Three-time captain, who was voted Most Inspirational as a sophomore, then MVP for his final two seaosns... Wrestled and coached for Sierra Strikers club.
PERSONAL: Born in Placerville, Calif.... Majoring in managerial economics... Parents are Steve & Laura Abel, whom he lists as non-sports heroes... Sports heroes are Ray Lewis and Muhammad Ali.
Wrestling | 03/31/2010McBryde Receives Pac-10 All-Academic Honors
UC Davis sophomore Rory McBryde was named to the 2010 Pacific-10 Conference Wrestling All-Academic First Team, it was announced today by Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott. MORE
Wrestling | 03/18/2010Aggies Complete Action at NCAA Championships
Brandon Low, Barrett Abel and Ricky Alcala were eliminated from the 2010 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Thursday at the Qwest Center Omaha in Omaha, Neb. MORE
Wrestling | 03/17/2010Low, Abel, Alcala Head to NCAA Championships
UC Davis (3-12, 1-6 Pac-10) will send Brandon Low, Barrett Abel and Ricky Alcala to the 2010 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The three-day tournament will be held at the Qwest Center Omaha in Omaha, Neb. MORE
Wrestling | 03/10/2010NCAA Announces Wrestling Championship Brackets
The brakcets for the 2010 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships have been released, it was announced Wednesday. Barrett Abel, Brandon Low and Ricky Alcala will represent UC Davis as all three automatically qualified after successful weekends at the Pac-10 Wrestling Championships Feb. 27. MORE
Wrestling | 02/27/2010Abel Wins Pac-10 Title, Low Second
Barrett Abel won UC Davis' first Pac-10 individual title since 2007 after earning a 12-9 decision over Cal Poly's Nick Fisher at 149 pounds Saturday at the 2010 Pac-10 Wrestling Championships in Davis, Calif. MORE
Wrestling | 02/26/2010Low, Abel Advance to Pac-10 Finals
Brandon Low earned a comeback victory at 133 while Barrett Abel won by a 5-3 decision at 149 Friday to advance to the finals of the 2010 Pac-10 Wrestling Championships at The Pavilion in Davis, Calif. MORE
Wrestling | 02/25/2010Pac-10 Conference Announces Seeding for Champio...
The Pacific-10 Conference has released the seeding bracket for the 2010 Pac-10 Wrestling Championships, it was announced Friday. UC Davis is led by junior Brandon Low who is the No. 1 seed at 133 pounds and junior Barrett Abel who is seeded second at 149 pounds. Ricky Alcala is the fourth seed ... MORE
Wrestling | 02/24/2010UC Davis Prepares for Pac-10 Championships
UC Davis (3-12, 1-6 Pac-10) prepares to compete in the 2010 Pac-10 Wrestling Championships Feb. 26-27, which it will also host. The two-day tournament will begin Friday, Feb. 26 at noon with the first session and will continue into Saturday., Feb. 27. The Pac-10 Wrestling Championship Finals will... MORE
Wrestling | 02/13/2010Aggies Drop Dual Against Cal State Bakersfield
The UC Davis wrestling team dropped a 39-4 decision to Cal State Bakersfield in a Pac-10 matchup Saturday at the Icardo Center in Bakersfield, Calif. MORE
Wrestling | 02/12/2010Cal Poly Beats UC Davis 34-7 In Pac-10 Matchup
Fifteenth-ranked Brandon Low and No. 16 Ricky Alcala each picked up victories for UC Davis on Friday night but No. 16 Cal Poly posted wins in the remaining eight matches on its way to a 34-7 Pac-10 wrestling match at Mott Gym. MORE