Tommy Schurkamp looks to win the Aggies' second straight individual conference title.
(Mike Robles, Media Relations)
Feb. 29, 2004
TEMPE, Ariz. - Top-seeded Tommy Schurkamp of UC Davis won two matches on Sunday and will wrestle against sixth-seeded Jesse Miramontes of Cal State Fullerton on Monday for the 125-pound title at the Pacific-10 Conference Championships at Arizona State.
UC Davis scored 49 points on the first day and is in eighth place, trailing Oregon State, which is in third, by 8.5 points. Boise State has 81 points to lead the championships while Stanford is second with 70.5.
Schurkamp - who has automatically qualified for the NCAA Division I Championships at St. Louis in mid-March - is one five Aggies still alive at the two-day tournament. Derek Moore (133), Jeremiah Jarvis (157), Frank Richmond (174), Brandon Bear (184) and Michael Clarkston (197) dropped into the wrestleback brackets on Sunday and each need to win two matches on Monday for third-place finishes.
The top three finishers in each weight class plus 11 wildcards will earn berths to the national championships.
Schurkamp advanced with a technical fall win over Zac Enoch of Portland State in his first match before recording a 10-4 victory against fifth-seeded Tanner Gardner of Stanford in the semifinals. Miramontes advanced to the championship with a first-round upset pin against second-seeded Efren Ceballos of Cal State Bakersfield.
Schurkamp's berth in Monday's championship marks the fourth straight year that UC Davis has advanced a wrestler to a title bout. Jarvis won the program's first-ever conference championship last season.
PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Tempe, Ariz. (Hosted by Arizona State)
Day 1 of 2
UC Davis results
(through 2 sessions) - 1. Boise State, 81, 2. Stanford, 70.5; 3. Arizona State, 70; Cal Poly 70.0; 5. Cal State Bakersfield, 63.5; 6. Cal State Fullerton, 60.0; 7. Oregon State, 57.5; 8. UC DAVIS, 49.0; 9. Oregon, 34.5; 10. Portland State, 11.5.
Tommy Schurkamp (No.1 seed) - won tech fall Zac Enoch (Portland St.), 19-3 (4:27); won vs. Tanner Gardner (Stanford), 10-4.
Derek Moore (No.5 seed) - won dec. Jason Harless (Oregon), 7-5 (SV); lost fall Darrell Vasquez (Cal Poly), default
Cris Brines - lost major dec. Jesse Brock (Boise St.), 6-15; won major dec. Ben Barch (Portland St.), 11-5; lost dec. Roberto Vargas (CS Bakersfield), 1-3.
Kevin Jones - lost dec. Matt Cox (Cal Poly), 3-8; lost dec. Luis Vendrell (Stanford), 2-5.
Jeremiah Jarvis (No.5 seed) - won dec. Joey Bracamonte (Oregon), 10-4; lost major dec. Matt Gentry (Stanford), 3-11.
Michael Font (No.5 seed) - lost fall Brian Perry (Stanford), 4:15; lost Devin Mair (Portland St.), med. forfeit.
Frank Richmond - won dec. Jon Carlisle (Boise St.), 5-2; lost dec. Leonel Sanchez (Fullerton), 5-9; won fall Joe Brady (Cal Poly), 1:27
Brandon Bear (No.2 seed) - lost dec. Casey Phelps (Boise St.), 6-7; won fall Dustin Fisher (Oregon), 3:53; won dec. John Garfinkel (Stanford), 6-2.
Michael Clarkston - lost dec. Matt Monteiro (Cal St. Bakersfield), 4-9; won dec. Jake Leair (Oregon), 3-1.
Dan Schon - lost fall Jamie Rakevich (Oregon St.), 4:08; lost dec. Chris Dearman (Oregon), 1-7.
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