2006-07: Went 18-14 overall (15-14 against NCAA-countable opponents), including 8-7 in duals... Qualified for his first NCAA tournament by placing 3rd at Pac-10 Championships... Went 1-2 at nationals with an 8-3 decision over 12th-seeded Matt Eveleth of Penn... Claimed victories at the Pac-10s over Oregon's Ryan Dunn (8-7) and Cal State Bakersfield's Brandon Zoetway (10-4)... Finished with an 8-6 record against Pac-10 opponents.
2005-06: Placed 6th at Pac-10 Conference tournament, beating Cal State Fullerton's Curtis Schurkamp, 8-6, then pinning Oregon's Beau Malia in 29 seconds to advance through wrestleback draw... Finished year at 13-19 (12-19 in NCAA-countable matches), 7-10 in duals... One of three Aggies to compete in all 17 duals... Won three major decisions and two wins by fall.
2004-05: Redshirted... Competed unattached at Fullerton Open and went 3-2... Two of three wins were by fall... Shut out Cal Poly's John Hanks, 7-0, in tourney opener for first career win.
VACAVILLE HS '04: Three-time qualifier for state tourney... Placed 5th at the state championships as a junior (119 lbs) and senior (125)... Won Sac-Joaquin subsections both years to advance... Captured CIF-SJS title in 2003... Two-year Monticello Empire League champion... Finished 60-6 as a senior, 54-9 as a junior, 42-14 as a sophomore, 35-14 as a freshman (191-43 career record)... Team went 104-10 during that span... Voted team MVP in 2004 after two years as Most Outstanding Lightweight... Also competed for Vacaville Wrestling Club for eight years.
PERSONAL: Born in Honolulu, Hawaii... Majoring in psychology... Parents are Armando & Esther Orozco... Career highlight was winning six section team titles for VHS... Proudest accomplishment was being named Dave Nelson Wrestler of the Year in 2004... Hopes for career as a chiropractor... Older brother, Armando, wrestled for San Francisco State.
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