Aggie Wrestlers Head To Fullerton For Dual And California Open

The Aggies will compete in their first conference dual this weekend against Cal State Fullerton.
The Aggies will compete in their first conference dual this weekend against Cal State Fullerton.

Nov. 17, 2005

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Friday, Nov. 18 - at Cal State Fullerton, 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19 - at California Open (hosted by CSUF), 9 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 12 - Lost against Navy, 13-23

Four Aggies collected their first wins of the season as UC Davis fell to Navy 23-13 last Saturday in Bakesfield... Junior Omar Gaitan (133) was down 0-5 with 1:22 left in the first round before coming back and defeating Brad Canterbury by an 11-8 decision... Junior Jeff Bristol (141) held Spencer Manley scoreless throughout his match to take a 4-0 decision... Junior Eliot Kelly (197) and opponent Andrews Adams each had three reversals in their match-up but Kelly came out on top winning in a 17-9 major decision... The final match winner for the Ags was Marcos Orozco (125) who used a couple of two-point near falls to defeat Navy's Caleb Levee in a 6-1 decision... Sophomore Dustin Noack lost by a single point in a 2-3 decision to Adam Brochetti... With the dual loss the Aggies' season record falls to 0-1.

UC Davis will head South to face Pac-10 conference opponent Cal State Fullerton on Friday afternoon. The Titans, who finished eighth in last season's Pac-10 Championships, have posted a 0-1 record with their single loss coming against Navy. The Titans lost to Navy 26-9 with T.J. Dillashaw (133) and Risto Marttinen (165) posting the only wins for Fullerton. Last season the Aggies and Titans finished their dual match with a 20-20 tie.

On Saturday UC Davis will compete in the California Open tournament which is also being hosted by Cal State Fullerton. The tournament will feature a mixture of collegiate wrestlers as well as open wrestlers from throughout the state.

HEAD COACH Lennie Zalesky
On Navy Dual: "The guys that had wins looked good. Omar cameback from a 0-5 deficit to win his match and Eliot Kelly and Marcos Orozco both looked good. We won four matches and had a couple real close ones, so overall it wasn't a bad showing. I think it is early yet in the season and we have young guys that are gaining experience. We also had two of our starters out and we lost by two matches, so that could have made the difference."

On Fullerton Dual: "We are going to work on some more technical aspects such as moving our opponents and moving our feet more. I think our conditioning is fine, we just need to work on our mental aggressiveness. Fullerton is a fairly good team and they have a talented lineup."



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