Moore Claims Championship At Las Vegas Invitational; Cook Takes Fifth

Derek Moore won his second tournament of the season. <br> (Jim von Rummelhoff)
Derek Moore won his second tournament of the season.
(Jim von Rummelhoff)

Dec. 2, 2006

UC Davis results from Las Vegas Invitational

PRIMM, Nev. -- UC Davis senior wrestler Derek Moore won his second tournament title of the season, claiming the 141-pound weight class at the prestigious Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Saturday with an 11-0 major decision over Dominick Moyer of Nebraska.

UC Davis finished an impressive 12th in the 47-team tournament. Moore posted three shutouts in his five matches, scoring at least 10 points each time. Moore also won the 141 class at the Fullerton Open earlier this month.

He was one of two Aggies that had advanced unbeaten into Saturday's semifinal rounds. Ken Cook, ranked fourth by The Wrestling Mall at 174 pounds, also won his first three matches but dropped a close 4-2 decision to second-ranked Matt Herrington of Penn during his semifinal matchup on Saturday. Cook then lost 8-2 to Jeremy Larson of Oregon in his bid to wrestle back for third place.

Cook eventually claimed fifth-place at the highly competitive tournament by pinning 16th-ranked Doug Umbehauer of Rider in just 53 seconds.

The Aggies had two other wrestlers still alive after the first day of competition in 197-pounder Eliot Kelly and 165-pounder Dustin Noack. Kelly won a pair of bouts on Saturday, beating Ardian Ramadani of Kent State 13-2 and Jonathan Butler of Harvard 4-2 before losing in the fifth round of the consolation bracket to T.J. Morrison of Rider, 6-5.



Noack beat Michael Mackie of Cornell 8-1 in his consolation bracket bout before losing a 5-2 decision to Seth Garvin of Tennessee-Chattanooga in the fifth round of the consolation bracket.

The Aggies return to action with a dual at San Francisco State on Friday.