Aggies Prepare For Reno Tournament Of Champions

The Aggie wrestling team currently is 2-1 in duals and 1-0 in Pac-10 competition.
 
The Aggie wrestling team currently is 2-1 in duals and 1-0 in Pac-10 competition.
 

Dec. 16, 2005

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THIS WEEK
Sunday, Dec. 18 - at Reno Tournament of Champions, All Day

LAST WEEK
Friday, Dec. 9 - Won vs. San Francisco State, 24-12

NOTES
The UC Davis wrestling team defeated the San Francisco State Gators last Friday in a non-conference dual at UC Davis' Hickey Gym... Three Aggies won their matches by major decision to help UC Davis to the 24-12 win... Marcos Orozco defeated Jamil Smart in the 125-pound match-up with a 12-1 major decision... Orozco is now 3-0 in dual matches and has a overall season record of 6-4... Orozco is currently ranked No. 5 in the Pac-10 for 125-pounders... In the 133-pound match, Omar Gaitan used four takedowns and a three-point near-fall to defeat Virgil Lockett in a 15-5 major decision, his fourth win by major decision this season... Gaitan also has a perfect 3-0 record in duals and has an overall season record of 9-3... Gaitan is ranked No.4 in the Pac-10 for 133-pounders... Frank Richmond was able to use two near-falls and 4 minutes and 37 seconds of riding time to defeat S.F. State's Will Simmons in a 13-2 major decision in the 157-pound match... Richmond, who is ranked No. 4 in the Pac-10 amongst 157-pounders, currently has a 5-0 overall season record... Other Aggies with wins on Friday were Eliot Kelly, Jesse Padilla and Ken Cook... Aggie Derek Moore is currently ranked No.1 in the Pac-10 for the 141-pound weight class and was also ranked No. 6 in the Dec. 13 Intermat/NWCA/NWMA Division I Rankings... Moore has an overall season record of 10-1 with his single loss coming against No. 5 ranked Josh Churella of Michigan in the championship match at the Las Vegas Invitational... UC Davis is currently ranked No. 6 in the Pac-10... The Aggies have a 2-1 dual record so far this season and a Pac-10 conference record of 1-0.

UPCOMING OPPONENTS
The Aggies will head to Nevada this weekend to take part in the Brute Reno Tournament of Champions being held at the Reno Livestock Events Center. The tournament is a three-day event with the collegiate competition being held on Sunday. UC Davis will be competing in a field of 27 college teams, including many top-ranked teams. No. 1 ranked Oklahoma State has won the tournament the past three years and will return to defend its title this year. UC Davis will be competing without Derek Moore and possibly a couple other starters this weekend due to undisclosed injuries.

HEAD COACH Lennie Zalesky
On the Reno Tournament: "Reno is a tough tournament. It will be tough for us to place high as a team with three or so guys out due to injury but we are still going to wrestle hard and we will see how we do."