Aggies Complete Action at NCAA Championships

Barrett Abel was seeded tenth at the 2010 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.
 
Barrett Abel was seeded tenth at the 2010 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.
 

March 18, 2010

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DAVIS, Calif. - Brandon Low, Barrett Abel and Ricky Alcala were eliminated from the 2010 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Thursday at the Qwest Center Omaha in Omaha, Neb.

At 133 pounds, Brandon Low opened the tournament with a narrow first round loss to 12th--seeded Steve Mytych of Drexel. With less than 30 seconds remaining in the match, Low found himself on the losing end of a 3-2 decision and attempted a last second takedown for the win, but was unable to complete the move before time ran out.

Low would face 11th-seeded Scotti Sentes of Central Michigan in the wrestleback second round, but fell to Sentes by an 8-3 decision.

Barrett Abel, seeded tenth at 149 pounds, was upset in the first round by Central Michigan's Anthony D'Alie by a 5-2 decision. Abel then dropped a 14-9 decision to Michigan State's David Cheza in the third round of the wrestlebacks.

In the heavyweight bracket, Ricky Alcala dropped to the wrestleback rounds after a narrow 3-2 loss to Navy's Scott Steele, the 12th-seed. Alcala then met fellow Pac-10 opponent Clayton Jack of Oregon State, but suffered a second close loss after Jack held on to a 2-1 decision.

UC Davis concludes the 2009-10 season with an overall record of 3-12 and a Pac-10 record of 1-6. The Aggies finished seventh at the 2010 Pac-10 Wrestling Championships with Barrett Abel winning the 149-pound championship. The title was the first for UC Davis since the 2007 season.

UC Davis Results
133: Brandon Low - lost dec. to #12 Steve Mytych (Drexel), 3-2; lost dec. to #11 Scotti Sentes (Central Michigan), 8-3

149: #10 Barrett Abel - lost dec. to Anthony D'Alie (Central Michigan), 5-2; lost dec. to David Cheza (Michigan State), 14-9

285: Ricky Alcala - lost dec. to #12 Scott Steele (Navy), 3-2; lost dec. to Clayton Jack (Oregon State), 2-1