Jan. 8, 2005
DAVIS, Calif. -
UC Davis won seven weight classes on Saturday night, including
a pair by pins, as the Aggies beat San Francisco State 32-14 in
a nonconference wrestling dual and will now return home to face
powerhouse Iowa on Sunday night at The Pavilion.
UC Davis improved to 3-1 with the win while San Francisco State
dropped to 1-5.
Daniel Murphree and Ronnie Silva each highlighted the Aggies'
win on Saturday by pinning their opponents. Murphree won by fall
at 149 pounds at 3 minutes, 47 seconds against Merrick Tan while
Silva concluded the evening with a pin at 2:34 against Stephan
Burdette at 174.
The Aggies won the first four weight classes against the Gators
as Brandon Bear picked up his 11th win at 184 pounds with a 12-1
major decision in the opening bout. Michael Clarkston earned a
forfeit at 197 and Broc Maffia and Pancho Manriquez each won decisions
at 285 and 125, respectively, as UC Davis opened a 16-0 lead.
Victories by San Francisco State at 133 and 141 set up Murphree's
pin while Frank Richmond preceded Silva's pin with an 11-1 major
decision against Justin Switzler at 165.
UC Davis now gets set to host its biggest match in the history
of the program when Iowa visits The Pavilion on Sunday night for
a 7 p.m. dual.
The Hawkeyes' success in wrestling is unparalleled, featuring
nine NCAA titles in the past 14 years and 31 Big Ten Conference
championships. Iowa has been competing for 93 seasons and has
amassed astounding numbers including 776 dual wins and a .788
winning percentage. Hawkeye wrestlers have won 73 NCAA individual
championships, 180 conference titles and 254 All-America honors.
Iowa is coached by Jim Zalesky, brother of Aggie coach Lennie
Zalesky. Both were All-America wrestlers for the Hawkeyes.
UC DAVIS 32, SAN FRANCISCO STATE 14
184 - Brandon Bear (UCD) MD *Tim Pridmore (SFSU) *12-1
197 - Michael Clarkston (UCD) won by forfeit
285 - Broc Maffia (UCD) dec. *Daren Murphy (SFSU) *5-3
125 - Pancho Manriguez (UCD) dec. *Brian Watanabe (SFSU)
133 - Alek Butler (SFSU) *pinned David Espinosa (UCD) 4:11
141 - Donald Lockett (SFSU) *MD Omar Gaitan (UCD) 22-7
149 - Daniel Murphree (UCD) pinned *Merrick Tan (SFSU)
157 - Jaime Alvarez (SFSU) *MD Brian Bachar (UCD) 14-4
165 - Frank Richmond (UCD) MD *Justin Switzler (SFSU) *11-1
- Ronnie Silva (UCD)
pinned *Stephan Burdettte (SFSU) *2:34