Dec. 3, 2004
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -
After losing a 4-2 overtime decision to seventh-seeded Justin Nestor of Pittsburgh, Aggie junior Frank Richmond won three straight bouts in the 165-pound wrestleback to highlight UC Davis action at the 23rd-annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational at the Cashman Center Friday.
Richmond, who pinned Adams State's Scott Koppenhafer in the pigtails round, defeated Buffalo's Mickey Moran, 10-5, then Cornell's Dave Post, 7-2 in his first two wrestleback bouts. He then concluded his first day with a 1:44 pin of Donaco Watts of Missouri Valley.
Junior Michael Clarkston also enjoyed a strong showing in the 197-pound wrestlebacks after a tough first-round loss. He lost a 21-5 technical fall to No. 5 Ryan Flaherty of Wisconsin, then proceeded to record back-to-back pins over Wyoming's Malcolm Havens and Buffalo's Harold Sherrell. Richmond pinned Havens in 7:00, then disposed of Sherrell in a 3:24 bout.
Senior 184-pounder Brandon Bear and sophomore 133-pounder Derek Moore represented UC Davis' two seeded competitors. Bear, seeded eighth, finished 3-1 on the day. He beat Matt Maclag of Wisconsin in a 13-5 major decision, then lost to seventh-seed Dan Pitsch of Oregon State in a 6-2 battle. Bear later recorded a 7-5 overtime victory of Fresno State's Jat Chatha and an 8-2 triumph of North Idaho's Josh Edmondson.
Eighth-seeded Moore easily beat North Carolina State's Jeff Breese, 16-1, in the round of 32 to open his Friday action, but lost an 18-4 major decision to Cornell's defending NCAA 125-pound champion Travis Lee in the quarterfinals.
Michigan holds a slight 95.5-92.5 edge in team scoring over Nebraska after Day 1. Only the top 10 team scores were available. Cal St. Bakersfield is the lone Pac-10 Conference member among the published leaders, holding 10th-place at 40.5 points.
The Las Vegas Invite continues on Saturday at 9 a.m.
CLIFF KEEN COLLEGIATE WRESTLING INVITATIONAL (Las Vegas, Nev.) - Day 1
UC Davis results only.
157 - Cooper Fouch (UC Davis) def. Matthew Button (Harvard), F 4:31
165 - Frank Richmond (UC Davis ) def. Scott Koppenhafer (Adams State), F 4:00
197 - Ryan Flaherty (Wisconsin) def. Michael Clarkston (UC Davis), TF 21-5 nt
285 - Mitch Manstedt (Nebraska) def. Evan Hendrix (UC Davis), F 6:30
Round of 32
125 - Jeremy Mendoza (Arizona State) def. Francisco Manriquez (UC Davis), 18-2 md
133 - Derek Moore (UC Davis) def. Jeff Breese (N.C. State), TF 16-1
141 - Jacob Skoles (Boise State) def. Omar Gaitan (UC Davis), 7-1
149 - Keri Stanley (Dickinson State) def. Daniel Murphree, 7-6
157 - Brad Anderson (Dana College ) def. Cooper Fouch (UC Davis), 8-4
165 - Justin Nestor (Pittsburgh) def. Frank Richmond (UC Davis), 4-2 OT
174 - Daniel Price (UC Davis) def. Marshall Marquardt (Dana College), 5:32
184 - Brandon Bear (UC Davis) def. Matt Maclag (Wisconsin), 13-5 md
125 - Rob McCabe (Adams State) def. Francisco Manriquez (UC Davis), TF 15-0
149 - Brent Stover (North Idaho) def. Daniel Murphree (UC Davis), 8-6 ot
157 - Austin Scarset (Augustana) def. Cooper Fouch (UC Davis), 8-4
165 - Frank Richmond (UC Davis) def. Mickey Moran (Buffalo), 10-5
197 - Michael Clarkston (UC Davis) def. Malcolm Havens (Wyoming), F 7:00
141 - Donald Lockett (S.F. State) def. Omar Gaitan (UC Davis), F 2:12
165 - Frank Richmond (UC Davis) dec. Dave Post (Cornell), 7-2
197 - Michael Clarkston (UC Davis) def. Harold Sherrell (Buffalo), F 3:24
Round of 16
174 - Ben Askren (Missouri) def. Dan Price (UC Davis), F 1:18
184 - Dan Pitsch (Oregon State) def. Brandon Bear (UC Davis), 6-2
165 - Frank Richmond (UC Davis) def. Donaco Watts (Missouri Valley), F 1:44
174 - Matt Trout (Western State) def. Daniel Price (UC Davis), F 3:25
184 - Brandon Bear (UC Davis) def. Jat Chatha (Fresno State), 7-5 ot
285 - Blair Alderman (Dana College) def. Michael Clarkston (UC Davis), 12-4
184 - Brandon Bear (UC Davis) def. Josh Edmondson (North Idaho), 8-2
Quarterfinals (Round of 8)
133 - Travis Lee (Cornell) def. Derek Moore (UC Davis), 18-4 md