Derek Moore won three matches on Friday at the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas.
Dec. 5, 2003
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Redshirt freshman Derek Moore won three matches on Friday, advancing to Saturday's semifinal round of the 133-pound weight class at the 2003 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, being contested at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Tenth-seeded Jeremiah Jarvis was the only other Aggie to survive the first day of competition at the prestigious tournament, which features some of the nation's top collegiate wrestlers. Jarvis lost his second round matchup at 157 pounds but rebounded to win his third match, advancing to the quarterfinal round of the wrestleback bracket.
Moore, from Shasta High School in Redding, opened his tournament with a 9-0 major decision win over Michigan's Chase Metcalf. The fifth-seeded Moore then followed that with a 4-1 victory against Caleb Schaeffer of Montana State-Northern in the second round. Facing fourth-seeded Quincy Osborn of Michigan in the quarterfinals, Moore pulled off a mild upset to record a 6-0 win. He'll compete in the semifinals on Saturday morning, hoping to advance to the evening's championship round.
Jarvis edged Brad Harper of Purdue, 3-2, in the first round but lost to seventh-seeded Brian Stith of Arizona State in the round of 16, 3-1 in overtime. Jarvis, a two-time NCAA Championship Tournament participant and a 2003 Pacific-10 Conference champion for the Aggies, came back to pin Brian Yates of Edinboro in just 34 seconds, advancing to the fourth round of the wrestleback bracket.
Five other UC Davis wrestlers each went 2-2 before bowing out of the tournament. Tommy Schurkamp (125), Kevin Jones (149), Michael Font (165), Dan Schon (197) and Flynn Ficker (285) each split four matches for the Aggies.
Nebraska has 99.5 points to lead the team competition with Michigan second with 95 and Missouri third at 62.5. UC Davis' point totals were not available.
2003 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
Las Vegas Convention Center
(UC Davis only)
Tommy Schurkamp (125)
1st rd - lost major dec. Mark Moos (Michigan), 4-16; WB 1 - won dec. Jared Henning (C. Oklahoma), 9-4; WB 2 - won major dec. Forest Borge (Lassen CC), 12-4; WB 3 - won dec. Joey Bareng (S.F. State), 6-4; WB 4 - lost by default Rob McCabe (Adams St.).
Derek Moore (133)
1st rd - won major dec. Chase Metcalf (Michigan), 9-0; 2nd rd. - won dec. Caleb Schaffer (Montana St.-Northern), 4-1; QF - won dec. Quincy Osborn (Michigan), 6-0.
Jeff Bristol (141)
1st rd. - lost major dec. Tyson Biddle (Missouri Valley), 8-16; WB 1 - won dec. Kyle LeValley (N. Colorado), 5-1; WB 2 - lost by fall Douglas Withstandley (Purdue), 4:51.
Kevin Jones (149)
Pigtails - won dec. Brandon Meis (Adams St.), 6-5; 1st rd. - lost major dec. Jeremy Spates (Missouri), 5-14; WB 1 - won dec. Jeff Nimrick (C. Washington), 5-2; WB 2 - lost dec. Mike Baria (Harvard), 0-4.
Jeremiah Jarvis (157)
1st rd. - won dec. Brad Harper (Purdue), 3-2; 2nd rd. - lost dec. Brian Stith (Arizona St.), 1-3 (ot); WB 3 - won by fall Brian Yates (Edinboro), 0:34.
Michael Font (165)
1st rd. - won major dec. Blaine Brown (Air Force), 18-10; 2nd rd. - lost dec. Jacob Volkmann (Minnesota), 4-6; WB 3 - won dec. Drew Dickerson (Missouri Valley), 14-9; WB 4 - lost dec. Dustin Kawa (N.C. State), 2-8.
Frank Richmond (174)
1st rd. - lost dec. Gabriel Lucero (Army), 5-10; WB 2 - lost dec. Josh McLay (Minnesota), 2-4.
Brandon Bear (184)
Pigtails - lost dec. Travis Pascoe (Nebraska), 9-14; WB 1 - lost dec. Mario Thomas (Missouri Valley), 2-3.
Dan Schon (197)
Pigtails - lost dec. Brendan McLean (Air Force), 2-4 (ot); WB 1 - won tech fall Quinton McGill (Neosho), 16-0; WB 2 - won by fall Luis Robles (S.F. State), 3:10; WB 3 - lost tech fall Nathan Moore (Purdue), 16-0.
Flynn Ficker (285)
Pigtails - lost major dec. Clint Freeman (Missouri), 2-12; WB 1 - won major dec. Ryan Kittrick (George Mason), 18-4; WB 2 - won dec. Kelly Anundson (Lassen CC), 4-1; WB 3 - lost dec. Israel Silva (North Idaho), 5-9.
WB - Wrestleback bracket (i.e., consolation)
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