Moore's Title Leads Six Aggie Placewinners At Fullerton Open

Derek Moore won the 141-pound title at Fullerton on Saturday. <br> (Randy Martin)
 
Derek Moore won the 141-pound title at Fullerton on Saturday.
(Randy Martin)
 

Nov. 18, 2006

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FULLERTON, Calif. - Seventh-ranked Derek Moore posted a 1-0 decision against No. 15 Mitch Mueller of Iowa State on Saturday night as the UC Davis senior claimed the 141-pound championship at the Fullerton Open, leading six Aggie placewinners at the all-day tournament.

Marcos Orozco won his first three matches before dropping a close 5-2 decision to Richard Byrd of Embry-Riddle and finished second at 125 pounds while Omar Gaitan won four straight at 133 before losing in the title bout to unattached competitor Darrell Vasquez and also taking second. Moore and Gaitan earned spots in the championship matches last year as well.

Eliot Kelly earned a third-place finish for the Aggies at 197 on Saturday while Jeff Prentice and Broc Maffia took fourth-places at 174 and 285, respectively, helping the Aggies to a half-dozen placewinners.

Moore rolled through his first three wins on Saturday, posting a fall, a technical fall and a major decision before edging Pat Payne of Arizona State in the semifinals, 4-2. Moore then captured the title over the nationally ranked Mueller with a tight 1-0 win.

Orozco highlighted his three wins on the way to the final with a fall at 1:49 over Rick Bernal of Rio Hondo College while Gaitan also had a fall among his four wins when he pinned Frankie Villaescusa in 3:47.

 

 

Kelly went 1-1 in the championship side of the bracket at 197 before winning four bouts in the consolation bracket, clinching third with a default win over unattached Brandon Halsey who he beat in the first round as well, 7-4.

Prentice went 6-2 to earn a hard-fought fourth place at 174, while Maffia had a pair of pins to start his day and later won three straight in the consolation side of the draw before losing to David Zabriski 4-2 for third, Zabriski's second win over Maffia on Saturday.

UC Davis had 17 competitors in the tournament which featured several teams including No. 4 Iowa State and No. 17 Cal Poly.

The Aggies return to action at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Dec. 1-2.

FULLERTON OPEN
Hosted by Cal State Fullerton
Titan Gym
UC Davis results only

125
Francisco Manriquez (UCD): major dec. Chris Hernandez (unat), 18-4; lost dec. Richard Byrd (ERU), 5-1; lost major dec. Nick Fanthorpe (ISU), 14-4.

Marcos Orozco (UCD): major dec. Zack Bigboy (unat), 11-2; won fall Rick Bernal (RIO), 1:49; dec. John Espinoza (unat), 5-3; lost dec. Richard Byrd (ERU), 5-2 (champ.)

133
Kyle Bank (UCD): won fall Daniel Oseguera (MJC), 3:25; won fall Marcelo Lopez (RIO), 1:08; won fall Rudy Justo (unat), 5:52; lost major dec. Todd Shavrien (unat), 13-3; won dec. Jake Hanaford (unat), 12-8; lost dec. Laramie Shaffer (ISU), 8-4.

Omar Gaitan (UCD) won dec. John Cardena (unat), 13-6; won fall Frankie Villaescusa (ERA), 3:47; won dec. Thomas Kimbrell (unat), 7-4; won dec. Filip Novachkov (unat), 12-7; lost dec. Darrell Vasquez (unat), 11-6 (champ.)

Shawn Brendle (UCD): lost tech fall Justin Paulsen (STN), 17-2; lost dec. Brandon Lowe (unat), 6-3.

Bryan Osuna (UCD): lost dec. Filip Novachkov (unat), 6-4; won fall Marcelo Lopez (RIO), 1:18; won major dec. Michael Howard (WV), 15-4; lost dec. Justin Paulsen (STN), 5-2.

141
Derek Moore (UCD): won fall Juan Archuleta (unat), 2:53; won tech. fall David Christian (unat), 16-0; won major dec. Matt Schumm (unat), 14-0; won dec. Pat Payne (ASU), 4-2; won dec. Mitch Mueller (ISU), 1-0.

Nexi Delgado (UCD): won dec. Eric Fehrs (MSJC), 8-4; lost dec. Robert Galvan (ASU), 14-11; won dec. Adian Duenes (unat), 3-2; won fall Juan Archuleta (unat), 5:18; lost dec. Nick Blackshaw (unat), 6-5.

149
Haseeb Sadat (UCD): lost dec. DW Bradshaw (FS), 8-2; lost dec. Jerrad Trulson (unat), 7-0.

Shawn Haratani (UCD): lost dec. Jeremy Doyle (unat), 7-5; won dec. Nick Jordan (unat), 3-2; won tech. fall Jonathan Price (ASU), 19-4; won major dec. Justin Castillo (PIJC), 16-5; won Ian Milan (RIO) 14-5; won major dec. Joel Shaw (UNC), 11-2; lost Brandon Doyle (unat), 3-2.

Kevin Cunningham (UCD): lost major dec. Eric Maldonado (unat), 13-2; lost dec. Taylor Smith (CSF), 6-3.

165
Dylan Sanders (UCD): lost major dec. Daniel Montanez (unat), 12-3; lost dec. Evan Barbre (unat), 8-2.

Dustin Noack (UCD): won major dec. Jeff Baker (uant), 13-3; lost dec. Pat Pitsch (ASU), 3-1; won dec. Ernie Varela (unat), 1-0; won dec. Steve Gee (unat), 5-0; lost dec. Kevin Gaughan (unat), 2-1.

174
Jeff Prentice (UCD): won fall BJ Mosley (SAC), 1:45; lost fall Nathaniel Augustsor (unat), 5:14; won dec. Sean McAleney (BC), 14-7; won dec. Caleb Smith (PAJC), 1-0; won major dec. Ryan Sughrue (MJC), 11-2; won dec. Alana Reynal (CSF), 5-0; won default Nick Hernandez (uant); lost dec. Grant Turner (ISU), 7-3.

184
Tyler Bernacchi (UCD): won dec. Tim Hawkins (MSJC), 5-0; lost fall Ian Murphy (CSF), 5:59; lost default. Brent Criswell (unat).

197
Eliot Kelly (UCD): won dec. Brandon Halsey (unat), 7-4; lost major dec. Matt Montiero (unat), 16-5; won dec. Jered Boyer (STN), 5-1; won dec. Matt Methling (unat), 3-2; won default John Drake (CSF); won default Brandon Halsey (uant).

285
Broc Maffia (UCD): won fall Matt Ishler (unat), 2:08; won fall David Morgan (unat), 3-2; lost dec. David Zabriski (ISF), 9-3; won dec. Kenny Lester (unat), 6-2; won fall Josh Marquez (BC), 1:28; won default Cody Parker (unat); lost dec. David Zabriski (ISF), 4-2.