Jeff Bristol had one of UC Davis' seven wins against Air Force.
Dec. 19, 2003
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Jeff Bristol pinned Matthew Benza at 141 pounds while teammates Flynn Ficker, Derek Moore and Michael Font each posted major decisions as UC Davis defeated Air Force 27-9 in a non-conference wrestling match Thursday in Las Vegas.
With the win the Aggies improve to 2-1 on the season.
Ficker began the night by posting a 14-6 major decision over Air Force's Kurt Skarstedt in the heavyweight division. Tommy Shurkamp added to the Aggie lead with a 5-4 decision over Heath McKim in the 125-pound class. Moore gave the Aggies an 11-0 lead with a 13-2 major decision over the Falcons' Brandon Strong at 133 pounds.
Bristol then pinned Benza at the two minute, 53-second mark of the 141-pound match, the only pin of the night. Air Force earned its first win of the night when Chris Nissen posted an 8-3 decision over Kevin Jones at 149 pounds. Jeremiah Jarvis pushed the Aggie lead to 20-3 with a 5-3 decision over Justin Gabbard.
At 165 pounds, font recorded a major decision over Blaine Brown, 12-2, before Air Force earned back-to-back wins as Jacob Lillich decisioned Frank Richmond, 9-5, at 174 pounds and Luke Lefever recorded a 5-3 decision over Brandon Bear at 184 pounds. Dan Schon closed out the match for UC Davis with an 8-5 decision over Brenden McLean at 197 pounds.
WRESTLING: UC DAVIS 27, AIR FORCE 9
285 - Flynn Ficker (UC Davis) maj. dec. Kurt Skarstedt (AFA), 14-6
125- Tommy Shurkamp (UC Davis) dec. Heath McKim (AFA), 5-4
133 - Derek Moore (UC Davis) maj. dec. Brandon Strong (AFA), 13-2
141 - Jeff Bristol (UC Davis) pinned Matthew Benza (AFA), 2:53
149- Chris Nissen (AFA) dec. Kevin Jones (UC Davis), 8-3
157 - Jeremiah Jarvis (UC Davis) dec. Justin Gabbard (AFA), 5-3
165- Michael Font (UC Davis) maj. dec. Blaine Brown (AFA), 12-2
174 - Jacob Lillich (AFA) dec. Frank Richmond (UC Davis), 9-5
184 - Luke Lefever (AFA) dec. Brandon Bear (UC Davis), 5-3
197- Dan Schon (UC Davis) dec. Brenden McLean (AFA) 8-5
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