Oregon Wrestlers Down Aggies, 28-9



Jan. 17, 2003

EUGENE, Ore. - - Jeremiah Jarvis, Jason Paul and Urijah Faber each scored victories for the UC Davis wrestling team on Friday night, but Oregon came away with the team win, recording a 28-9 Pacific-10 Conference win over the Aggies.

UC Davis dropped to 3-3 overall and 0-2 in conference action while the Ducks improved to 4-0. The match was the first of three in the state of Oregon for UC Davis this weekend. The Aggies will battle Oregon State and Portland State on Saturday.

Jarvis gave UC Davis a quick 3-0 after the first match, beating the Ducks' Brandon Phillips, 7-2, at 157 pounds. Jarvis led 4-2 heading into the third period, scoring an escape and a takedown to pull away for the win.

However, four consecutive decisions by Oregon gave the Ducks a 12-3 lead before Paul scored a 4-0 win at heavyweight over Neil Phillips, bringing UC Davis to within 12-6. Trailing 18-6, the Aggies had their final win at 133 where Faber turned a 2-1 deficit in the final period into a 4-3 win after scoring an escape and a takedown.

Of the Aggies' defeats by decision, Michael Font, Shannan Sams and Ronnie Silva each lost close matches. Luke Larwin beat Font 5-2 at 165, Shane Webster edged Shannan Sams 3-1 at 174, and Tony Rolen was a 7-2 victor over Silva at 184.

UC Davis will face Oregon State at 2 p.m. on Saturday before traveling to Hillsboro High School to battle Portland State at 7:30. Both are Pac-10 matches.

157 - Jeremiah Jarvis (UCD) dec. Branson Phillips (O), 7-2
165 - Luke Larwin (O) dec. Michael Font (UCD), 5-2
174 - Shane Webster (O) dec. Shannon Sams (UCD), 3-1
184 - Tony Rolen (O) dec. Ronnie Silva (UCD), 7-3
197 - Elias Sote (O) dec. Michael Clarkston (UCD), 12-5
285 - Jason Paul (UCD) dec. Neil Phillips (O), 4-0
125 - Martin Mitchell (O) fall Tommy Schurkamp (UCD), 2:47
133 - Urijah Faber (UCD) dec. Jason Harless (O), 4-3
141 - Casey Hunt (O) fall Cris Brines (UCD), 4:23
149 - Tony Overstake (O) major dec. Kevin Jones (UCD), 18-6