Early Pins Lead Aggies To Shutout Victory Over Vikings

Sophomore Frank Richmond pinned Josh Gustafson in less than a minute to open the Aggies' 48-0 shutout of Portland State Saturday.<br>(Mike Robles, UC Davis Athletic Media Relations)
Sophomore Frank Richmond pinned Josh Gustafson in less than a minute to open the Aggies' 48-0 shutout of Portland State Saturday.
(Mike Robles, UC Davis Athletic Media Relations)

Feb. 14, 2004

DAVIS, Calif. - Sophomore Frank Richmond and junior Michael Clarkston scored first-period wins by fall at 174 and 197 pounds, respectively, to lead UC Davis to a 48-0 shutout victory over Portland State in a Pacific-10 Conference wrestling dual match at Hickey Gym Saturday afternoon. Richmond pinned Josh Gustafson in a mere 43 seconds to open the match, then Clarkston disposed of Allen Kennett in 2:29 just two bouts later.

The Aggies improve to 6-7 on the year, and 3-4 in Pac-10 action. The Vikings drop to 1-12 overall, and remain winless at 0-6 in conference duals.

Ronnie Silva extended the lead to 22-0 with his 10-0 victory over Adam Conner in the heavyweight division. UC Davis also scored major decisions by Derek Moore, who beat Lucas Hambleton, 17-7 at 133 pounds; and by Shawn Haratani, who outlasted Ben Barch, 13-5, at the 141-pound class. Haratani scored a combination of a reversal and three-point near fall late in the first period to overcome an early 3-2 deficit.

Kevin Jones and Eddie Dahlen had perhaps the closest bout at 149 pounds. Dahlen led 5-2 near the end of the second period, but Jones earned a penalty point on Dahlen's second stall warning with 0:19 remaining. Jones opened the third period with a one-point escape, then added a takedown at 1:32 to hold a 6-5 lead. However, Dahlen escaped just 20 seconds later to force a 6-6 tie.

In the final minute of the third period, Dahlen nearly scored a two-point takedown but Jones was able to drag his opponent out of the ring to remain standing. With 39 seconds remaining in regulation, the Aggie senior posted a takedown followed by a two-point near fall, breaking the 6-6 tie en route to a 10-6 decision.



Senior Michael Font closed the match with an 11-5 victory over Devin Mair at 165 pounds. At the 1:24 mark in the second period, Font scored a takedown then quickly followed with a three-point near fall to effectively ice the win. UC Davis also won six-point forfeits at 125, 157 and 184 pounds.

The Aggies return to the road for a Pac-10 dual at Cal Poly on February 20.


174 - Frank Richmond (UC Davis) pinned Josh Gustafson (PSU), F 0:43
184 - Brandon Bear (UC Davis) win by forfeit
197 - Michael Clarkston (UC Davis) pinned Allen Kennett (PSU), F 2:29
285 - Ronnie Silva (UC Davis) maj. dec. Adam Conner (PSU), 10-0
125 - Tommy Schurkamp (UC Davis) win by forfeit
133 - Derek Moore (UC Davis) maj. dec. Lucas Hambleton (PSU), 17-7
141 - Shawn Haratani (UC Davis) maj. dec. Ben Barch (PSU), 13-5
149 - Kevin Jones (UC Davis) dec. Eddie Dahlen (PSU), 10-6
157 - Jeremiah Jarvis (UC Davis) win by forfeit
165 - Mike Font (UC Davis) dec. Devin Mair (PSU), 11-5