Bristol's Pin Highlights Aggies' Win Over Air Force

Jeff Bristol had one of UC Davis' seven wins against Air Force.
 
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