UC Davis Returns To Mats With Tripleheader At Fresno State

Brandon Bear had a pair of wins by major decision for UC Davis on Saturday.
Brandon Bear had a pair of wins by major decision for UC Davis on Saturday.

Jan. 3, 2004

FRESNO, Calif. - UC Davis senior Jeremiah Jarvis won all three of his 157-pound matches on Saturday, including a second-period pin against Shane Seibert of Fresno State, as the Aggies went 1-2 in dual matches against Columbia, Northern Iowa and the host Bulldogs.

UC Davis opened with a 24-13 loss to Northern Iowa, rebounded to take down Fresno State 25-12, and then dropped a heart-breaking 21-20 matchup to Columbia. The Aggies are 3-3 after wrestling for the first time since Dec. 18.

Jarvis was the only UC Davis wrestler to participate and go undefeated in all three matches on Saturday and was one of five Aggies to post at least two wins. Besides Jarvis, the other Aggies to earn a pair of victories were Jeff Bristol at 141 pounds, Michael Font at 165, Brandon Bear at 184 and Evan Hendrix at 197 pounds.

Jarvis beat Nick Baima of Northern Iowa in UC Davis' first dual on Saturday, scoring a 14-9 win that gave the Aggies' a 9-9 tie. However, Northern Iowa won the next two bouts at 174 and 184 to open a 20-13 lead and go on for the 24-13 win.

A pin at 3 minutes, 37 seconds by Jarvis against Shane Seibert of Fresno State in the Aggies' middle match helped put them in front 18-3 on their way to the 25-12 victory, while a 9-4 victory against Devin Mesanko of Columbia broke a 15-0 Columbia run to start the match. The Aggies forfeited the opening bout at 125 and were not able to make up the points the rest of the way.

Font and Omar Gaitan also recorded pins in Saturday's rare triple-header. Font took down Justin Barent of Columbia 4:21, while Gaitain pinned Sal Gonzalez of Fresno State with just six seconds to go in the first round of their 133-pound matchup.



Brandon Bear had major decision wins at 184 pounds against Eric Pedretti of Northern Iowa and Sam Kuntz of Columbia, while Font beat Sean Sheets of Fresno State 10-0 for another major decision for UC Davis.

The Aggies return to action on Friday against Boise State beginning at 7 p.m. at Hickey Gym.

Northern Iowa 24 UC Davis 13
125-Chris Helgeson (NI) dec. Tommy Schurkamp (UCD) 11-10 (3-0 NI)
133-Derek Moore (UCD) dec. Pat Garcia (NI) 7-5 (3-3)
141-Jeff Bristol (UCD) dec. Ryan Osgood (NI) 4-2 (6-3 UDC)
149-Jeff Harrison (NI) dec. Kevin Jones (UCD) 6-4 (6-6)
157-Jeremiah Jarvis (UCD) dec. Nick Baima (NI) 14-9 (9-6 UCD)
165-Hesston Johnson (NI) dec. Michael Font (UCD) 6-4 (9-9)
174-Eric Hauan (NI) tech. fall Daniel Price (UCD) 6:57 (14-9 NI)
184-Brandon Beat (UCD) maj. dec. Eric Pedretti (NI) 14-5 (14-13 NI)
197-Sean Stender (NI) fall Ronnie Silva (UCD) 1:32 (20-13 NI)
Hwt-Michael Shedek (NI) maj. dec. Michael Clarkston (UCD) 10-2 (24-13 NI)

UC Davis 25 Fresno State 12
125-Tommy Schurkamp (UCD) dec. Christian Bowerman (FS) 6-3 (3-0 UCD)
133-Omar Gaitan (UCD) fall Sal Gonzalez (FS) 2:54 (9-0 UCD)
141-Jeff Bristol (UCD) dec. Ben Martinez (FS) 2-0 (12-0 UCD)
149-Casey Olson (FS) dec. Chris Brines (UCD) 2-1 (12-3 UCD)
157-Jeremiah Jarvis (UCD) fall Shane Seibert (FS) 3:37 (18-3 UCD)
165-Michael Font (UCD) maj. dec. Sean Sheets (FS) 10-0 (22-3 UCD)
174-Anthony Rubalcava (FS) dec. Daniel Price (UCD) 10-6 (22-6 UCD)
184-Greg Gifford (FS) dec. Brandon Bear (UCD) 8-4 (22-9 UCD)
197-Evan Hendrix (UCD) dec. Sandeep Singh (FS) 11-6 (25-9 UCD)
Hwt-Clint Walbeck (FS) dec. Michael Clarkson (UCD) 4-1 (25-12 UCD)

Columbia 21 UC Davis 20
125-Jeff Sato (CU) win by forfeit (6-0 CU)
133-Steve Sutton (CU) dec. Derek Moore (UCD) 5-4 (9-0 CU)
141-Anthony Constantino (CU) dec. Chris Brines (UCD) 7-5 (12-0 CU)
149-Eric Noorgard (CU) dec. Kevin Jones (UCD) 5-1 (15-0 CU)
157-Jeremiah Jarvis (UCD) dec. Devin Mesanko (CU) 9-4 (15-3 CU)
165-Michael Font (UCD) fall Justin Barent (CU) 4:21 (15-9 CU)
174-Sven Hafemeister (CU) fall Daniel Price (UCD) 6:07 (21-9 CU)
184-Brandon Bear (UCD) maj. dec. Sam Kuntz (CU) 10-0 (21-13 CU)
197-Evan Hendrix (UCD) maj. dec. John Grando (CU) 16-6 (21-17 CU)
Hwt-Michael Clarkston (UCD) dec. Bart Seeman (CU) 11-7 (21-20 CU)