Mustangs Earns 22-15 Wrestling Win Against UC Davis

Shannan Sams edged Brett Shumann, 4-3, at 174 pounds. <br>(Photo by Mike Robles)
Shannan Sams edged Brett Shumann, 4-3, at 174 pounds.
(Photo by Mike Robles)

Jan. 30, 2003

DAVIS, Calif. - Cal Poly won four consecutive matches to break an early 9-9 tie, including getting a technical fall from David Schenk at 197 pounds, as the Mustangs defeated UC Davis, 22-15, in a Pacific-10 Conference wrestling match on Thursday night before 417 fans at Hickey Gym.

The win snapped a three-match winning streak for the Aggies, dropping UC Davis to 6-5 overall and 1-4 in the Pac-10. Cal Poly, which is unbeaten in 16 all-time matches against the Aggies, improved to 6-6 overall and 3-1 in conference duals.

Cal Poly took an early 9-0 lead in the match behind an 8-7 decision from Matt Cox against the Aggies' Nick Davis at 149 pounds, then picked up six more team points when UC Davis' Jeremiah Jarvis was forced to injury default his 157-pound match to the Mustangs' Nick Hopping just 1 minute, 29 seconds into the first round. Jarvis reinjured his left knee.

UC Davis, however, rebounded to capture the next two matches, including a pin from freshman Frank Richmond at 165 pounds. Richmond, who has two pins and a technical fall in his last three matches, pinned the Mustangs' Keith Kroeger in 2:36, bringing the Aggies to within 9-6. Shannon Sams followed Richmond's win with a 4-3 decision over Brett Schumann at 174 pounds as UC Davis tied the match, 9-9.

Cal Poly, though, answered with four straight wins as Ryan Halsey (184), Dan Howe (285) and 11th-ranked (Intermat Wrestle) Vic Moreno (125) each won by decision and 14th-ranked David Schenk recorded a technical fall over Michael Clarkston, 22-7 at 197 pounds. Halsey edged Ronnie Silva, 4-2, for his win, Howe beat Jason Paul, 5-2, and Moreno beat Tommy Schurkamp, 6-2.



Trailing 22-9, UC Davis finished strong by winning the final two matches as 133-pounder Urijah Faber, ranked 20th by Amateur Wrestling News, beat Nate Ybarra, 5-1, to improve his season record to a team-best 24-7, while 141-pounder Cris Brines recorded a 9-4 win against Jeff Owens.

UC Davis returns to action on Friday with its home finale against Fresno State. Match time at Hickey Gym is 6 p.m.

149 - Matt Cox (CP) dec. Nick Davis (UCD), 8-7
157 - Nick Hopping (CP) inj. def. Jeremiah Jarvis (UCD), 1:29
165 - Frank Richmond (UCD) fall Keith Kroeger (CP), 2:36
174 - Shannan Sams (UCD) ec. Brett Schumann (CP), 4-3
184 - Ryan Halsey (CP) def. Ronnie Silva (UCD), 4-2
197 - David Schenk (CP) tech fall Michael Clarkston (UCD), 22-7
(no near fall points)
285 - Dan Howe (CP) dec. Jason Paul (UCD), 5-2
125 - Vic Moreno (CP) dec. Tommy Schurkamp (UCD), 6-2
133 - Urijah Faber (UCD) dec. Nate Ybarra (CP), 5-1
141 - Cris Brines (UCD) dec. Jeff Owens (CP), 9-4