Barrett Abel
RS Junior

Diamond Springs, Calif.

High School:
Union Mine HS '06

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 149

Pre-Managerial Economics

2008-09: Went 20-7 (all NCAA-countable) for team-best winning percentage of .741... Also led team with 12 dual wins, 52 dual points, six pins and three technical falls... Dual wins are tied for 4th on the single season list... Ranks 8th all-time with 11 career pins... Went 10-4 against Pac-10 opponents and 8-5 in tournament action... Pinned Teddy Astorga (CS Fullerton) in 1:03 to finish 3rd at Pac-10 Championships... Win over Astorga avenged opening loss at conference tournament... Placed 4th at Reno Tournament of Champions with two pins and a tech. fall... Won 7 of 8 matches from 12/18-1/10, four by pin and one by major decision.

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.

More Headlines

  • Wrestling | 03/31/2010
    McBryde 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 | 03/17/2010
    Low, 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 | 03/10/2010
    NCAA 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 | 02/27/2010
    Abel 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 | 02/26/2010
    Low, 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 | 02/25/2010
    Pac-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 | 02/24/2010
    UC 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 | 02/12/2010
    Cal 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