Aggies Drop Duals To Iowa State And Arizona State

Jeff Bristol won two matches on Sunday as the Aggies dropped two tough duals in Arizona.
Jeff Bristol won two matches on Sunday as the Aggies dropped two tough duals in Arizona.

Jan. 8, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. - The UC Davis wrestling team dropped two duals on Sunday afternoon as they competed against two top-ranked teams. Jeff Bristol and Ken Cook each won two matches as the Aggies fell to No. 7 Iowa State 28-18 and No. 19 Arizona State 25-18 in back-to-back duals at ASU's Wells Fargo Center.

In the first dual of the day against Iowa State, Ben Hanisch used two three-point near falls and two minutes of riding time to defeat Aggie Marcos Orozco in a 10-0 major decision in the 125-pound bracket. ISU's Jesse Sundell followed by pinning Omar Gaitan 4:30 into the 133-pound match before No. 2 ranked Nate Gallick claimed a win over No. 6 Derek Moore due to an injury default in the 141-pound match-up.

Jeff Bristol (149) claimed the first Aggie win of the day when he used two takedowns and 1:34 of riding time to defeat Aron Scott in a 7-3 decision. In the 157-pound match, Jason Knipp claimed an 8-7 decision over Dustin Noack. The Cyclones claimed another win in the 165-pound weight class when No. 8 Travis Paulson used three takedowns to defeat Frank Richmond in an 8-2 decision.

No. 14 Ken Cook claimed the second Aggie win of the day when he defeated Grant Turner in a 10-1 major decision in the 174-pound match-up. No. 6 Kurt Backes pinned Tyler Bernacchi (184) 5:50 into the match to claim the final Cyclone win of the day. Aggie Eliot Kelly (197) defeated Joe Curan in a 17-2 technical fall followed by a win by forfeit for Broc Maffia in the heavyweight match to finish off the match. The Cyclones won the dual 28-18.



In the second dual of the day, Arizona State's No. 6 Jeremy Mendoza pinned Marcos Orozco 1:23 into the 125-pound match to tally the first Sun Devil win. The Aggies fought back and won the next three consecutive matches. Omar Gaitan captured a 14-11 decision over Adam Hickey in the 133-pound match-up before Moore (141) won by forfeit. Bristol won his second match of the day when he pinned ASU's Mark LeBeau 4:04 into the match.

The Sun Devils regained momentum in the 157-pound weight class when No. 7 Brian Stith earned a 16-7 major decision against Dustin Noack. No. 10 Patrick Pitsch followed with a 4-1 decision over Frank Richmond before Cook claimed his second win of the day with a 6-1 decision over Alex Pavlenko.

Arizona State finished the dual by winning the final three matches with C.B. Dolloway taking a 8-2 decision over Tyler Bernacchi, No. 13 Ryan Bader majoring Eliot Kelly 15-1 and No. 4 Cain Velasquez posting a 19-4 technical fall over Broc Maffia. The final score of the dual was Arizona State over UC Davis 25-18.

With Sunday's losses the Aggie's season record falls to 2-3 and their Pac-10 record now stands at 1-1. UC Davis will be in competition next when they travel to the Virginia Duals being held Jan. 13-14 in Hampton, Virginia.

No. 7 Iowa State 28, UC Davis 18
125 - Ben Hanisch (ISU) majors Marcos Orozco (UCD), 10-0
133 - Jesse Sundell (ISU) pins Omar Gaitan (UCD), 4:30
141 - #2 Nate Gallick (ISU) defeats #6 Derek Moore (UCD), injury at 2:02
149 - Jeff Bristol (UCD) dec. Aron Scott (ISU), 7-3
157 - Jason Kinpp (ISU) dec. Dustin Noack (UCD), 8-7
165 - #8 Travis Paulson (ISU) dec. Frank Richmond (UCD), 8-2
174 - #14 Ken Cook (UCD) majors Grant Turner (ISU), 10-1
184 - #6 Kurt Backes (ISU) pins Tyler Bernacchi (UCD), 5:50
197 - Eliot Kelly (UCD) tech falls Joe Curran (ISU), 17-2
285 - Broc Maffia (UCD) wins by forfeit

No.19 ArizonaState 25, UC Davis 18
125 - #6 Jeremy Mendoza (ASU) pins Marcos Orozco (UCD), 1:23
133 - Omar Gaitan (UCD) dec. Adam Hickey (ASU), 14-11
141 - #6 Derek Moore (UCD) wins by forfeit
149 - Jeff Bristol (UCD) pins Mark LeBeau (ASU), 4:04
157 - #7 Brian Stith (ASU) majors Dustin Noack (UCD), 16-7
165 - #10 Patrick Pitsch (ASU) dec. Frank Richmond (UCD), 4-1
174 - #14 Ken Cook (UCD) dec. Alex Pavlenko (ASU), 6-1
184 - C.B. Dollaway (ASU) dec. Tyler Bernacchi (UCD), 8-2
197 - #13 Ryan Bader (ASU) majors Eliot Kelly (UCD), 15-1
285 - #4 Cain Velasquez (ASU) techs Broc Maffia (UCD), 19-4 at 5:40

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