Moore's Bid For All-America Wrestling Honors Falls One Match Short

Derek Moore nearly became the Aggies' first-ever All-American. <br>(Jim von Rummelhoff, Athletics)
 
Derek Moore nearly became the Aggies' first-ever All-American.
(Jim von Rummelhoff, Athletics)
 

March 19, 2004

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - UC Davis redshirt freshman Derek Moore lost a heart-breaking 9-8 decision to fourth-seeded 133-pounder Foley Dowd of Michigan on Friday evening, falling one match short of All-America honors at the 2004 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Savvis Center.

Senior Jeremiah Jarvis lost his second round match in the consolation bracket to 11th-seeded Derek Zinck of Lehigh on Friday and was eliminated as the Aggies' trip to the national championships came to an end. Tommy Schurkamp (125) and Brandon Bear (184) both lost twice on Thursday's opening day and were eliminated.

UC Davis had 5.0 points and was tied for 48th following Friday's competition.

Moore won three matches in the consolation bracket after losing his opener on Thursday to top-seeded Travis Lee of Cornell, putting himself in position to earn the Aggies' first-ever All-America honor.

After rebounding from the early loss to beat Jacob Gray of Edinboro on Thursday night, Moore earned a 15-0 technical fall win against 11th-seeded Ed Gutnik of Wisconsin on Friday morning. He advanced another round later in the morning with an 11-5 victory over Pac-10 rival Paul Gross of Stanford.

That victory put Moore within one match of a guaranteed top-eight finish, but Dowd - who lost in the championship quarterfinals on Friday morning - edged Moore 9-8, ending Moore's bid. Dowd later advanced with a win over Matt Sanchez of Cal State Bakersfield, earning a spot in the third-place semifinals on Saturday.

Jarvis went 1-1 on Thursday, including a loss to top-seeded Alex Tirapelle of Illinois in which Jarvis led unti the final seconds before being pinned with 11 seconds to go. He came back to beat Brett Vanderveer of Penn on Thursday night but was defeated 11-4 by Zinck on Friday morning, ending his tournament.

 

 

Jarvis - the 2003 Pac-10 champion at 157 pounds - was making his third appearance at the NCAA Championships, the most-ever by an Aggie. UC Davis, which finished its season with a 6-9 overall record and a 3-5 mark in the Pac-10, qualified four wrestlers for the NCAA Division I Championships for just the second time in school history.

NCAA DIVISION I WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
St. Louis, Mo.
UC Davis results only
Day 2 of 3

TEAM STANDINGS (top 5 plus UCD) (after 4 sessions) - 1. Oklahoma State, 97.5; 2. Iowa, 70.0; 3. Nebraska, 66.5; 4. Illinois, 59.5; 5. Lehigh, 58.5... T48th. UC Davis, 5.0.

Derek Moore (133) - won tech. fall over Ed Gutnik (Wisconsin),15-0 (6:36); won dec. vs. Paul Gross (Stanford). 11-5; lost dec. No.4 Foley Dowd (Michigan), 8-9.

Jeremiah Jarvis (157) - lost dec. No.11 Derek Zinck (Lehigh), 4-11

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