Feb. 19, 2005
DAVIS, Calif. -
UC Davis picked up a trio of pins on Saturday night, opening
an early 21-3 lead against Fresno State, as the Aggies snapped
the Bulldogs' five-match winning streak with a 29-14 nonconference
wrestling victory before 288 fans at Hickey Gym.
UC Davis, coming off a 27-13 loss at Pac-10 Conference foe Oregon
State on Friday night, improved to 6-5-1 overall with the win.
Fresno State dropped to 10-7-1.
Daniel Murphree at 149 pounds, Frank Richmond at 165 and Brandon
Bear at 184 each posted pins for the Aggies on Saturday night
while Ronnie Silva (174), Derek Moore (133) and Jeff Bristol (141)
also had victories for UC Davis.
Jim Medeiros (157), Marcio Botelho (197), Clint Walbeck (285)
and Christian Bowerman (125) each had wins for the Bulldogs with
Botelho earning a technical fall.
Murphree opened the match with a pin at 149 for the Aggies, stopping
Dan Cadwallader at 6 minutes, 47 seconds of their opening bout.
Murphree led 11-1 before winning. Pins by Richmond over Shane
Seibert at 165 and by Bear over Deveraux Solis at 184, helped
UC Davis take a 21-3 lead over the Bulldogs at the midway point
of the dual. Richmond led 5-2 before winning his bout while Bear
had an 8-2 lead before earning his pin.
Silva had the Aggies' other win in their strong first half of
the dual, scoring an 8-4 decision against Chris Gifford after
both wrestlers were tied 4-4 at the end of the first period. Silva,
however, held Gifford without a point the rest of the way to improve
his season record to 7-1.
Botelho had 13 takedowns before recording his technical fall
against Reed Shelger at 197, with Botelho ending the match with
20 seconds remianing. That closed the team score to 21-8, a deficit
the Bulldogs would tighten further with Walbeck's 5-3 decision
against Flynn Ficker at heavyweight.
Fresno State closed to 21-14 after Bowerman's 6-4 decision against
the Aggies' Pancho Manriquez at 125 pounds, but Moore posted a
technical fall over Sal Gonzalez at 133 and Bristol beat Garrett
Spooner at 141 by a 9-3 decision to give UC Davis its final margin
of victory. Moore was up 16-1 when his technical fall was recorded
at the 5:25 mark.
Saturday's match also marked the final home appearance for six
Aggie seniors. Bryan Bachar, Michael Clarkston, Shelger, Bear,
Silva and Ficker were honored prior to the dual.
The Aggies will now prepare for the Pac-10 Championships which
begin Feb. 27 at Cal Poly.
UC DAVIS 29, FRESNO STATE 14
149 - Daniel Murphree (UCD) pinned Dan Cadwallader (FS), 6:47
157 - Jim Medeiros (FS) dec. Jesse Padilla (UCD), 8-2
165 - Frank Richmond (UCD) pinned Shane Seibert (FS), 5:02
174 - Ronnie Silva (UCD) dec. Chris Gifford (FS), 8-4
184 - Brandon Bear (UCD) pinned Deveraux Solis (FS), 5:33
197 - Marcio Botelho (FS) tech fall Reed Shelger (UCD),
285 - Clint Walbeck (FS) dec. Flynn Ficker (UCD), 5-3
125 - Christian Bowerman (FS) dec. Pancho Manriquez (UCD)
133 - Derek Moore (UCD) tech fall Sal Gonzalez (FS), 5:25
141 - Jeff Bristol (UCD) dec. Garrett Spooner (FS), 9-3