Derek Moore

Redding, Calif.

High School:
Shasta HS '02

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 141

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

2005-06: PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE CHAMPION at 141 pounds... Finalist for school's COLBY E. "BABE" SLATER AWARD as outstanding male athlete of the year... Qualified for NCAA Championships for third straight season... Entered nationals as No. 8 seed, joining Ken Cook as first Aggies to earn seeds at NCAA meet... Trip at nationals was cut short by injury... Declared a medical forfeit while leading third-round wrestleback bout against Kevin Artis of UNC-Greensboro... Earned trip to Oklahoma by virtue of Pac-10 Conference title... Went 3-0 at conference, starting with 4:53 pin of Boise State's Jordan Brock... Followed that with 11-3 major against No. 3 seed Matt Schumm of Cal State Bakersfield, then posted 8-1 decision over Cal Poly's Dave Roberts in title match... Finished year with 23-4 record, 21-4 in NCAA-countable matchups... Winning percentage of .800 in NCAA bouts ranks 3rd in school's season list... Went 9-2 in dual matches, 10-1 against Pac-10 Conference members, 14-2 in tournament action... Tied school record with 9 pins... Started both California Open (Fullerton) and Las Vegas Invitational with two pins... Advanced to title match at Fullerton, but declared double default in title bout with teammate Jeff Bristol... Reached finals at Las Vegas as No. 4 seed, but lost to No. 3 Josh Churella of Michigan... Moved into UC Davis career top 10 lists in wins (7th, 64), wins by fall (6th, 13) and dual wins (T6th, 26)... Should challenge Pat Guire's school record for winning percentage (.765)... Holds 64-20 career mark (NCAA bouts) for .762 average, although teammate Ken Cook enters 2006-07 year at .767... Needs 18 wins to surpass Burt Pierson (1999-2002) for No. 2 on career victories chart, 29 to eclipse Urijah Faber (2000-03) for top slot.

2004-05: Led team with 23-9 overall record, 22-9 vs. NCAA-countable opposition... Other records: 8-3 in duals (41-10 score), 7-2 in Pac-10 duals, 6-2 in major decisions, 5-0 in technical fall bouts... Narrowly missed All-America status for second straight year, going 3-2 at NCAA Championships... Drew defending champ Travis Lee of Cornell in the first round at nationals for the second straight year... Qualified for NCAAs by virtue of 3rd-place finish at Pac-10 Championships... Went 4-1 at conference, including 11-1 major over Arizona State's John Espinoza to advance to third-place match...Won three matches by fall, including two at Reno TOC... Two pins were against Martin Mitchell of Oregon: one in semifinal of Reno TOC, the other in 2nd round of Pac-10 tournament... Total of 22 NCAA wins ranks T10th on school's single-season list, winning percentage of .710 is 7th... Needs 7 wins to become 10th Aggie to reach 50 career victories plateau.

2003-04: Finished season at 22-8, 21-7 in NCAA-countable bouts... Win total was highest by an Aggie freshman since Burt Pierson won 23 in 1999... Advanced farther at NCAA D-I Championships than any wrestler in school history, coming within one match of All-America status... Lost to defending NCAA champion Travis Lee of Cornell in opening round, then won three straight bouts in wrestleback by a combined score of 39-8... Run included 16-0 technical fall vs. Ed Gutnik of Wisconsin... Finally lost 9-8 heartbreaker to No. 4 Foley Dowd to end season... Placed 5th at Pac-10 Championships to qualify for nationals... Beat Oregon's Jason Harless in 7-5 sudden victory, but was forced to take medical forfeits for remainder of tournament... Other records: 9-2 mark in duals, 6-1 in major decisions, 3-0 in technical falls... Posted two pins, including 59-second victory over Tyler Shatto of Wyoming to conclude regular season.

2002-03: Redshirted.

SHASTA HS '02: Placed 5th at state championships as a senior, 7th as a sophomore... Went 152-27 for his career... Three-time Northern Section champion... Captured Eastern Athletic League each year... Selected as school's Athlete of the Year in 2002.

PERSONAL: Born in Redding, Calif.... Majoring in biochemistry & molecular biology... Parents are Cary & Jenny Moore... Proudest accomplishment is being the first child from his family to attend college... Career plan: to win an NCAA championship... Career highlight was finishing within a point from All-America status for two straight years.

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