Noack and Cook Lead UC Davis At Stanford Duals

Dustin Noack (shown) and Ken Cook both went undefeated at the Stanford Duals on Friday. (Randy Martin)
Dustin Noack (shown) and Ken Cook both went undefeated at the Stanford Duals on Friday. (Randy Martin)

Jan. 5, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - Senior 174-pounder Ken Cook and sophomore 165-pounder Dustin Noack both went undefeated in three bouts on Friday at the Stanford Duals in the Burnham Pavilion to lead the Aggies to a 1-2 record. UC Davis opened with a 33-8 loss to No. 23 Lehigh and a close 22-16 defeat at the hands of Columbia. The Aggies capped the day off with a victory over Pac-10 rival Stanford by a score of 29-12.

The 1-2 showing bumps the Aggies' record to 2-3 overall in dual meets while the victory over the Cardinal gets the team out to a 1-0 start against Pac-10 teams.

Cook earned one technical fall, one major decision and a regular decision to run his point total to 12. He opened the day with a 15-0 technical fall victory over Dave Helfrich of Lehigh to earn the five points. Later, he took on Dustin Tillman of Columbia and rolled to a 12-4 major decision for four more points. In his final match, he battled with Pac-10 rival Luke Fiest of Stanford and earned a close 4-2 decision.

Noack also went undefeated as he chalked up three impressive decisions over some tough opponents. He started off with a 5-0 decision over Manuel Schubert of Lehigh and followed that impressive shutout with a 7-3 decision over Ricky Turk of Columbia and a 7-5 decision over Stanford's Brian Perry.

After dropping their opening matches to Lehigh, Shawn Haratani and Eliot Kelly each reeled off two-straight wins to finish with a 2-1 record on the day. Wrestling at 149, Haratani earned a 13-10 decision over Columbia's Matt Dunn and then overwhelmed Steven Frehn of Stanford to earn a five-point technical fall, 25-8. Kelly's victories at 197 came in the same fashion as he tallied a 4-3 decision over Nick Sommerfeld of Columbia and a dominant 15-0 technical fall against Stanford's Jared Boyer.



The Aggies opened the day against 23rd-ranked Lehigh and struggled to shake off the rust that accompanied them after two weeks off of competition. The Mountain Hawks earned two major decisions and one fall in the first three matches. Haratani battled Trevor Chinn at 149 and lost a close decision, 3-2. Jon Clark also battled at 157 before losing a heart-breaker to Dave Nakasone in overtime, 11-9.

Noack got the Ags on the board at 165 as he earned the 5-0 decision over Schubert. Cook reversed the fortune for the Aggies at 174 as he earned five points with a dominate technical fall (15-0) over Helfrich. Another major decision and a fall by the Hawks gave them the victory, 33-8.

After the tough battle with Lehigh, the Ags returned against Ivy League frontrunner Columbia in the next match. After the teams traded points for the first four matches, the Lion's took the lead off a fall victory at 157. Cook's major decision victory at 174 put the Aggies back in the match, but another four-point major decision by Columbia in the 184 bout and the fall in the heavyweight bout sealed the Lions' victory.

Competing against Pac-10 competition in a dual setting for the first time this year, the Aggies enjoyed several impressive bouts against the Cardinal in the finale. Omar Gaitan earned a major decision over Matt Kim (13-4) at 133 and Haratani followed that up with a technical fall victory at 149 (25-8) to open up the scoring for the Aggies. A six-point forfeit in the 157 match and a technical fall from Kelly over Boyer (15-0) at 197 gave the Ags a victory and an overall record of 1-2 on the day.

UC Davis will be back in action next weekend as they travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa to compete in the Cliff Keen National Duals.

No. 23 Lehigh 33, UC Davis 8
125- Matt Fisk (LU) maj dec. Marcos Orozco (UCD), 9-1
133- Seth Ciasulli (LU) fall Omar Gaitan (UCD), 3:47
141- No. 20 Matt Ciasulli (LU) maj. dec. Nexi Delgado (UCD), 12-2
149- Trevor Chinn (LU) dec. Shawn Haratani (UCD), 3-2
157- Dave Nakasone (LU) dec. Jon Clark (UCD), 11-9 (OT)
165- Dustin Noack (UCD) dec. Manuel Schubert (LU), 5-0
174- No. 4 Ken Cook (UCD) tech. fall Dave Helfrich (LU), 15-0
184- No. 19 David Craig (LU) maj. dec. Jeff Prentice (UCD), 11-1
197- Matt Cassidy (LU) dec. Eliot Kelly (UCD), 9-7
HWT- No. 14 Paul Weibel (LU) fall Broc Maffia (UCD), 3:36

Columbia 22, UC Davis 16
125- Marcos Orozco (UCD) dec. Jerome Greco (CU), 5-1
133- No. 18 Matt DeLorenzo (CU) dec. Omar Gaitan (UCD), 3-2
141- Sal Tirico (CU) dec. Nexi Delgado (UCD), 5-3
149- Shawn Haratani (UCD) dec. Matt Dunn (CU), 13-10
157- Derek Sickles (CU) fall Jon Clark (UCD), 4:45
165- Dustin Noack (UCD) dec. Ricky Turk (CU), 7-3
174- No. 4 Ken Cook (UCD) maj. dec. Dustin Tillman (CU), 12-4
184- No. 14 Justin Barent (CU) maj. dec. Jeff Prentice (UCD), 12-2
197- Eliot Kelly (UCD) dec. Nick Sommerfeld (CU), 4-3
HWT- Kevin Lester (CU) fall Broc Maffia (UCD), 1:00

UC Davis 29, Stanford 12
125- No. 4 Tanner Gardner (STAN) tech. fall Marcos Orozco (UCD), 18-1
133- Omar Gaitan (UCD) maj. dec. Matt Kim (STAN), 13-4
141- Rafael Chavez (STAN) maj. dec. Nexi Delgado (UCD), 13-4
149- Shawn Haratani (UCD) tech. fall Steven Frehn (STAN), 25-8
157- Jon Clark (UCD) by forfeit
165- Dustin Noack (UCD) dec. Brian Perry (STAN), 7-5
174- No. 4 Ken Cook (UCD) dec. Luke Feist (STAN), 4-2
184- Zack Giesen (STAN) dec. Jeff Prentice (UCD), 11-4
197- Eliot Kelly (UCD) tech. fall Jared Boyer (STAN), 15-0
HWT- Broc Maffia (UCD) dec. Phillip Doerner (STAN), 3-2