Aggies Hand Stanford Its First Pac-10 Loss

Derek Moore pinned Juston Johnson of Stanford in the 141-pound match-up during UC Davis' 38-6 win over the Cardinal Friday evening.
Derek Moore pinned Juston Johnson of Stanford in the 141-pound match-up during UC Davis' 38-6 win over the Cardinal Friday evening.

Jan. 27, 2006

DAVIS, Calif. - No. 7 Derek Moore pinned Stanford's Juston Johnson with 1:10 left in the the third and final period of the 141-pound match to cap off the UC Davis wrestling team's 38-6 victory over Stanford during the third annual "Beauty and the Beast" promotion which featured the Pac-10 wrestling dual side-by-side the Aggie gymnastic team's dual meet with Boise State at the UC Davis' Pavilion Friday evening.

The Aggies grabbed the first win of the night as unranked Jon Clark wrestled his way to an 8-2 decision over the Pac-10's No. 2 ranked Scott Loescher of Stanford in the 157-pound match. Clark took an early lead in the first period with two two-point takedowns and sealed the win with another takedown in the third period.

Following Clark's match, Frank Richmond grabbed the second win of the night for the Ags in the 165-pound match-up in a 15-6 major decision. Richmond had three takedowns in the first period to gain an early lead, he followed with two more takedowns in the second period and a two-point near-fall.

The 174-pound match was forfeited by UC Davis to bring the dual score to 7-6, but the score would not remain close for long. Tyler Bernacchi was next up for the Aggies in the 184-pound match-up. Bernacchi got on the board late in the first with a takedown with only 59 seconds left to wrestle in the period, his opponent Ryan Hagen managed an escape point with three seconds left in the first.

The second period remained scoreless, but Hagen chose the down position at the beginning of the third and scored a quick escape point to tie the match up at 2-2, neither wrestler was able to break the tie in regulation periods so the match went into overtime. Bernacchi was able to score a takedown in the extra time to grab the 4-2 win.



Ian Bork took an early lead in the 197-pound match with a takedown and two-point near-fall in the first period, but Eliot Kelly neutralized his opponent in the second as both wrestlers went scoreless. In the third Kelly was awarded two back-to back stall warning points while Bork scored an escape and a takedown. Kelly was able to grab the win in the tail end of the match as he scored an escape, a takedown and a penalty point. Kelly's 1:10 of riding time made the difference as he took an 8-7 decision over Bork.

Evan Hendrix helped the Aggies further distance themselves from the Cardinal as he used a reversal and near-fall in the third period of the heavyweight match-up to take a 6-3 decision over Jared Boyer.

In the 133-pound match-up, Omar Gaitan wrestled his way to 22-10 major decision over Eric Minnick, accumulating an impressive 10 takedowns in the dual. Gaitan's win was followed up by Moore's pin in the 141-pound match.

Stanford forfeited both the 125-pound match-up and the 149-pound pairing to put the final score at 38-6 in favor of the Aggies.

UC Davis' dual record has been lifted to 4-6 with a 2-2 Pac-10 record. Stanford's season record drops to 5-4 and its Pac-10 record now stands at 2-1.

The UC Davis wrestling team will finish its six dual homestand next Friday, Feb. 3 when they host Oregon State at 2 p.m. and Oregon at 7 p.m., both duals will be held at Pavillion.

* Dual started at 157-pounds

125 - Marcos Orozco (UCD) wins by forfeit
133 - Omar Gaitan (UCD) major dec. Eric Minnick (STAN), 22-10
141 - Derek Moore (UCD) pinned Juston Johnson (STAN), 5:50
149 - Jesse Padilla (UCD) wins by forfeit
157 - Jon Clark (UCD) dec. Scott Loescher (STAN), 8-2
165 - Frank Richmond (UCD) major dec. Brian Perry (STAN), 15-6
174 - Luke Feist (STAN) wins by forfeit
184 - Tyler Bernacchi (UCD) dec. Ryan Hagen (STAN), 4-2
197 - Eliot Kelly (UCD) dec. Ian Bork (STAN), 8-7
285 - Evan Hendrix (UCD) dec. Jared Boyer (STAN), 6-3