Jeremiah Jarvis won the 157-pound class at the Reno TOC, earning Most Outstanding Wrestler honors.
RENO, Nev. - UC Davis wrestler Jeremiah Jarvis pinned second-ranked Shane Roller of Oklahoma State in 1 minute, 53 seconds on Thursday night to claim the 157-pound title at the Reno Tournament of Champions, helping lead the Aggies to an impressive ninth-place finish.
Jarvis, who recorded four pins in the one-day event and was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament, was one of two Aggies to advance to finals. Senior Urijah Faber also wrestled for a championship, losing a heart-breaking 6-4 decision to top-ranked Johnny Thompson of Oklahoma State in the final.
"It was like a dream come true to watch him win that match. I've never seen such an upset."
UC Davis Coach Lennie Zalesky
Thompson is the defending NCAA champion at 133 pounds, while Roller placed fourth at 157.
Jarvis, who qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season, was seeded third at Reno and wasted little time in advancing to the final. He opened with pins against Boise State's Ben Cherington in 2:40 and Dusty Vaughn of Lassen College in 3:23. A 12-7 victory over Justin Nestor of Pittsburgh in the quarterfinals preceded a pin against second-seeded Mike Tolar of Kent State in 2:42.
Third-seeded Jarvis then handled the highly-ranked Roller, finishing the match in the first round.
"It was like a dream come true to watch him win that match," said UC Davis Coach Lennie Zalesky. "I've never seen such an upset."
Faber, seeded second at 133, was also dominate on his way to the championship match, winning by pins in his first two bouts. He pinned Nolan Harris of Southern Oregon in 2:20 in the first round and then beat Cal Poly's Andy Kim in 4:59 in the second. He followed with a 10-2 major decision victory over Travis Drake of Appalachian State in the quarterfinals and then beat Shawn Bunch of Edinboro (Pa.) in the semifinals, 10-6.
Oklahoma State won the team title with 139 points, while Edinboro and Arizona State tied for second with 89.5. Eight Pacific-10 Conference teams competed in the event with UC Davis placing fourth among the group and the highest of any California school.
Seven other Aggie wrestlers won at least two matches during the tournament, including Tommy Schurkamp who was 4-2 at 125 pounds, and Mike Anderson who had the same mark at 141. Nick Davis (149), Frank Richmond (157), Mike Font (165), Shannon Sams (174) and Michael Clarkston (197) also had at least two wins each.
The Aggies will be off until traveling to face perenial power Iowa on Jan. 3. The dual will mark a coaching matchup between Lennie Zalesky and his brother, Jim, the head coach of the Hawkeyes.
RENO TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Reno Livestock and Events Center
UC Davis results only
Team standings - 1. Oklahoma State, 139, 2. Edinboro, 89.5, Arizona St., 89.5, 4. Boise St., 82, 5. Kent State, 76, 6. Oregon, 75, 7. Clarion, 71, 8. North Carolina, 60.5, 9. UC DAVIS, 59, 10. Fresno State, 55, 11. Cal Poly, 46.5, 12. Pittsburg, 44.5, 13. Appalachian St., 41.5, 14. Cal St. Fullerton, 36, 15. Princeton, 35.5, 16. Cal St. Bakersfield, 30, 17. Southern Oregon, 25.5, 18. Portland St., 18.5, 19. Central Missouri, 14.5, 20. Lassen CC, 12.5, 21. Duke, 12, 22. Embry Riddle, 11.0.
1st rd. - Won dec. Zach Enoch (Portland St.), 9-6
2nd rd. - Lost major dec. Jordan Sianni (Pittsburgh), 10-1
Wrestleback 2 - Won dec. Richard Caisse (Appalachian St.), 4-2
Wrestleback 3 - Won dec. Virgil Moorhead (UC Davis), 6-2
Wrestleback 4 - Won inj. def. Vic Moreno (Cal Poly)
Wrestleback quarterfinals - Lost dec. Efren Ceballos (Cal St. Bakersfield), 5-1
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1st rd. - Lost dec. James Thornton (Pittsburgh), 8-2
Wrestleback 1 - bye
Wrestleback 2 - Won dec. Jeremy Mendoza (Arizona St.), 7-6
Wrestleback 3 - Lost dec. Tommy Schurkamp (UC Davis), 6-2
1st rd. - Won fall Nolan Harris (Southern Oregon), 2:20
2nd rd. - Won fall Andy Kim (Cal Poly), 4:59
Quarterfinals - Won major dec. Travis Drake (Appalachian St.), 10-2
Semifinals - Won dec. Shawn Bunch (Edinboro), 10-6
Finals - Lost dec. Johnny Thompson (Oklahoma St.), 6-4
1st rd. - bye
2nd rd. - Lost fall Dana Hollan (Arizona St.), 6:19
Wrestleback 1 - Won dec. Tom Goss (Cen. Missouri St.), 10-7
Wrestleback 2 - Lost dec. Ron Tarquinio (Pittsburgh), 6-4
1st rd. - Won major dec. Tom Goss (Cen. Missouri St.), 11-3
2nd rd. - Lost dec. Cory Ace (Edinboro), 10-3
Wrestleback 2 - Won tech. fall Freeborn Mondello (Southern Oregon), 18-1
Wrestleback 3 - Won dec. Anthony Baza (Cal St. Bakersfield), 10-6
Wrestleback 4 - Won dec. dec. Joe Clark (Princeton), 5-3
Wrestleback quarterfinals - Lost major dec. Ronnie Delk (Oklahoma St.), 14-6
1st rd. - Lost major dec. Brett Gordon (Cal St. Fullerton), 11-3
Wrestleback 1 - Won major dec. Brandon Foose (Duke), 1103
Wrestleback 2 - Won dec. Chris DiGuiseppe (North Carolina), 6-3
Wrestleback 3 - Lost dec. Patrick Williams (Arizona St.), 9-4
1st rd - Won fall Ben Cherington (Boise St.), 2:40
2nd rd. - Won fall Dusty Vaughn (Lassen), 3:23
Quarterfinals - Won dec. Justin Nestor (Pittsburg), 12-7
Semifinals - Won fall Mike Tolar (Kent State). 2:42
Championship - Won fall Shane Roller (Oklahoma St.), 1:53
1st rd. - Lost dec. Shane Roller (Oklahoma St.), 9-2
Wrestleback 1 - bye
Wrestleback 2 - Won dec. Ryan Presta (Southern oregon), 11-4
Wrestleback 3 - Won fall Garrett Atkinson (North Carolina), 4:56
Wrestleback 4 - Lost major dec. Nick Hopping (Cal Poly), 13-2
1st rd. - Won tech. fall Mark Lensmen (Kent St.), 16-0
2nd rd. - Lost dec. Ben Baca (Fresno St.), 11-4
Wrestleback 2 - Won dec. Brett Schumann (Cal Poly), 7-3
Wrestleback 3 - Lost dec. Nathan Ploehn (Boise St.), 16-9
1st rd. - Won dec. Brett Barbaick (Cen. Missouri St.), 4-1
2nd rd. - Lost maj. dec. Chris Pendleton (Oklahoma St.), 12-1
Wrestleback 2 - Won dec. Jenson Jobe (Embry-Riddle), 11-8
Wrestleback 3 - Won dec. Levi Craig (Duke), 11-7
Wrestleback 4 - Lost Dave Gardner (Clarion), 8-3
1st rd. - Lost dec. Ryan Halsey (Cal Poly), 9-7
Wrestleback 1 - bye
Wrestleback 2 - Lost fall Bryan Webster (Cal St. Fullerton), 4:18
1st rd. - bye
2nd rd. - Lost maj. dec. David Shunamon (Edinboro), 14-5
Wrestleback 2 - Won fall Matt O'Conner (Portland St.), 2:13
Wrestleback 3 - Won major dec. Andrew Herbert (Duke), 10-2
Wrestleback 4 - Lost dec. Ben Rings (Kent St.), 8-1
1st rd. - Lost dec. Ryan Adams (North Carolina), 8-4
Wrestleback 1 - bye
Wrestleback 2 - Lost dec. Neil Phillips (Oregon), 5-2
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