Aggies Capture First Pac-10 Win Against Fullerton

Frank Richmond pinned Fullerton's Risto Marttinen to help lead the Aggies past the Titans Friday afternoon.
Frank Richmond pinned Fullerton's Risto Marttinen to help lead the Aggies past the Titans Friday afternoon.

Nov. 18, 2005

FULLERTON, Calif. - Frank Richmond pinned Risto Marttinen of Cal State Fullerton 1:16 into the 165-pound match for the key victory in UC Davis' 25-9 Pac-10 wrestling victory Friday afternoon in Fullerton's Titan Gym. UC Davis evened its record at 1-1 overall and is 1-0 in the Pac-10 while Fullerton fell to 0-2 and 0-1.

Broc Maffia (285) got the action started for the Aggies with a 3-1 decision over Dan Ott. Maffia's decision was followed by two more Aggie wins by decision from Marcos Orozco (125) and Omar Gaitan (133). Jeff Bristol (141) then took his second win of the season in a 14-6 major decision over Teddy Astorga. Following Bristol's match the Aggies had a 13-0 lead.

The Titans gained momentum in the 149 dual with Morgan Atkinson using a 15-10 decision to defeat Jesse Padilla, followed by a Shawn Reilly's win over Dustin Noack in the 157 weight class which brought the score to 13-6 with UC Davis still in control.

Richmond (165) racked up a quick six team points as he pinned Titan Risto Martinen to the delight of the vocal wrestlers in attendance from his alma mater, Kennedy High of La Palma, who were part of a crowd of about 1,500 on High School Wrestlers Day. Ken Cook (174) and Eliot Kelly (197) each followed with wins in their respective weight classes to seal the 25-9 UC Davis win.



The Aggies will stay in Fullerton Saturday to compete in the California Open being hosted by Cal State Fullerton.

WRESTLING: UC Davis 25, Cal State Fullerton 9
285 - Broc Maffia (UCD) dec. Dan Ott (CSF), 3-1
(UCD 3-0)
125 - Marcos Orozco (UCD) dec. Curtis Schurkamp (CSF), 4-3
(UCD 6-0)
133 - Omar Gaitan (UCD) dec. T. J. Dillashaw (CSF), 8-4
(UCD 9-0)
141 - Jeff Bristol (UCD) maj. dec. Teddy Astorga (CSF), 14-6
(UCD 13-0)
149 - Morgan Atkinson (CSF) dec. Jesse Padilla (UCD), 15-10
(UCD 13-3)
157 - Shawn Reilly (CSF) dec. Dustin Noack (UCD), 8-6
(UCD 13-6)
165 - Frank Richmond (UCD) pinned Risto Marttinen (CSF), 1:16
(UCD 19-6)
174 - Ken Cook (UCD) dec. Ian Murphy (CSF), 9-3
(UCD 22-6)
184 - Jesse Taylor (CSF) dec. Tyler Bernacchi (UCD), 9-5
(UCD 22-9)
197 - Eliot Kelly (UCD) dec. Chris Chambers (CSF), 9-4
(UCD 25-9)

UC Davis: 1-1 Overall; 1-0 Pac-10
Cal State Fullerton: 0-2 Overall; 0-1 Pac-10