Anderson Leads UC Davis Wrestlers at SFSU Tournament

Michael Anderson led UC Davis with a fourth-place finish on Saturday.
Michael Anderson led UC Davis with a fourth-place finish on Saturday.

Feb. 1, 2003

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Junior Michael Anderson finished in third place in the 141-pound weight class, leading UC Davis on Saturday at the 2003 California Collegiate Invitational, hosted by San Francisco State.

UC Davis, which sent just six wrestlers to the event, finished ninth in the team standings with 16.5 points. Fresno State, which beat the Aggies in a dual on Friday, won the tournament with 101 points, finishing ahead of Cal State Bakersfield which scored 75.5.

Anderson finished 3-2 during the one-day invitational, winning by fall in his opening match. A 5-2 victory over Anthony Baza of Cal State Bakersfield in the quarterfinals propelled him into the semis where he dropped a tough 5-3 decision to Pacific Garcia of host San Francisco State. Baza later regained a measure of revenge with a 13-9 win over Anderson in the third-place match.

Virgil Moorehead, Jr., also went 3-2 on Saturday, advancing to the 125-pound consolation semifinals before being eliminated. Freshman Jeff Sato finished 2-2 at 125 pounds, Dan Schon went 2-2 at 174, Bryan Bachar was 1-2 at 165 and Kevin Jones finished 0-2 at 149.

UC Davis returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Cal St. Bakersfield for a Pacific-10 Conference match at the Icardo Center. The dual begins at 7 p.m.

2003 California Collegiate Invitational
(UC Davis results only)

TEAM STANDINGS - 1. Fresno St., 101; 2. Cal St. Bakersfield, 75.5; 3. Cal St. Fullerton, 68.5; 4. San Francisco State, 64.5; 5. Stanford, 45.5; 6. Cal Poly, 40.5; 7. Menlo, 37.5; 8. Fresno State B. 18.5; 9. UC DAVIS, 16.5; 10. Cal St. Bakersfield B, 12.0; 11. Menlo, 11.5; 12. Stanford B, 10.0; 13. Cal St. Fullerton B, 9.5; 14. Nevada Club, 9.0.



Jeff Sato - won dec. Gonzales (FS), 9-4; lost dec. Mittelman (SLO), 2-0; won fall Harper (NEV), 3:05; lost dec. Aguirre (MC), 13-6.

Virgil Moorehead Jr. - won dec. Harper (NEV), 9-3; lost dec. Ceballos (CSUB), 11-4; won dec. Valenzuela (FS), 8-3; won dec. Sanchez (FUL), 6-4; lost dec. Mittelman (SLO), 11-4.

Michael Anderson - won fall Ramirez (FS), 3:56; won dec. Baza (CSUB), 5-2; lost dec. Garcia (SFSU), 5-3; won default Flanagan (MC); lost dec. Baza (CSUB), 13-9 (3rd place match)

Kevin Jones - lost dec. Robinson (FUL), 6-3; lost dec. Polley (STN), 3-2.

Bryan Bachar - lost dec. Lofland (STN), 7-5; won dec. Freeman (FUL), 10-3; lost fall Sheets (FS), 1:05.

Dan Schon - lost dec. Penson (STN), 5-3; won major dec. Falvey (MC), 17-5; won dec. Kleinschmidt (unat.), 9-4; lost fall Hagen (STN), 1:25.