Aggies Take Win Over Oregon

Senior Jesse Padilla pinned Oregon's Stewart Bogart 1:25 into the 149-pound match-up to help the Aggies to a 21-19 win over the Ducks.
Senior Jesse Padilla pinned Oregon's Stewart Bogart 1:25 into the 149-pound match-up to help the Aggies to a 21-19 win over the Ducks.

Feb. 3, 2006

DAVIS, Calif. - Jesse Padilla pinned Stewart Bogart one minute and 25 seconds into the 149-pound match to highlight UC Davis' 21-19 dual win over Pac-10 foe Oregon on Friday evening at UC Davis' Pavilion. The Aggies won five of the ten matches with Omar Gaitan, Derek Moore and Dustin Noack each winning in major decisions.

The evening started with Oregon's Ryan Dunn taking a 21-8 major decision over Marcos Orozco giving the Ducks the initial lead, but things quickly turned for the Aggies in the 133-pound match as Omar Gaitan scored on two near-falls in the first period against Beau Malia. Gaitan held onto the lead through the remaining two periods and came away with a 17-9 major decision, tying the dual score at 4-4.

No. 7 Derek Moore, who is currently ranked first in the Pac-10, wrestled his way to a 12-1 major decision over the Pac-10's No. 4 ranked Skyler Woods. Moore scored on four takedowns and a near-fall and also collected an impressive three minutes and 15 seconds of riding time to help the Aggies gain the lead.

In the 157-pound match, freshman Dustin Noack collected his first win of the season over Jeremy McLaughlin in a 12-3 major decision. Noack had two three-point near-falls in the match and also collected a couple minutes of riding time to assist him in the win.

Unranked Jon Clark who normally wrestles at 157-pounds, wrestled up a bracket and had a well fought dual against the Pac-10's No. 1 wrestler, Joey Bracamonte. Bracamonte outscored Clark 4-2 in the first period and each wrestler collected two points in the second. In the third, Clark was able to keep Bracamonte scoreless and he came away with a narrow 4-6 loss.



Eliot Kelly rounded out the wins for the Aggies in the 197-pound match. Kelly scored on a reversal in the third to take a 2-0 lead. In the following quarter, Kelly was able to add a two-point takedown to earn a 4-0 decision over Tony Rolen. The final score was 21-19 in favor of the Aggies.

"A couple of guys had some big wins for us tonight, most notably Jesse Padilla. We beat a pretty good team and it is always nice to beat a program as good as Oregon's," said head coach Lennie Zalesky of the dual.

UC Davis' season record is lifted to 5-7 overall with a 3-3 Pac-10 record. The Ducks' overall record falls to 4-6 with a Pac-10 record of 3-4.

The Aggies will be in competition again on Saturday as they take on two more Pac-10 opponents at home. UC Davis will host Portland State at 4:30 p.m. and Boise State at 7 p.m. in Upper Hickey Gym.

UC Davis 21, Oregon 19
125 - Ryan Dunn (UO) major dec. Marcos Orozco (UCD), 21-8
133 - Omar Gaitan (UCD) major dec. Beau Malia (UO), 17-9
141 - Derek Moore (UCD) major dec. Skyler Woods (UO), 12-1
149 - Jesse Padilla (UCD) pinned Stewart Bogart (UO), 1:25
157 - Dustin Noack (UCD) major dec. Jeremy McLaughlin (UO), 12-3
165 - Joey Brocamonte (UO) dec. Jon Clark (UCD), 6-4
174 - Chet McBee (UO) wins by forfeit.
184 - Shane Webster (UO) dec. Tyler Bernacchi (UCD), 10-5
197 - Eliot Kelly (UCD) dec. Tony Rolen (UO), 4-0
HWT - Chris Dearmon (UO) dec. Evan Hendrix (UCD), 10-4