Freshman Larry Ozowara Snags First Dual Win

Feb. 14, 2003

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford (3-11, 1-6 Pac-10) fell to UC Davis tonight in Burnham Pavilion, 24-11. Redshirt freshman Larry Ozowara (Etiwanda, CA/Etiwanda) opened the meet with his first collegiate dual win while captains Matt Gentry (Grants Pass, OR/North Valley) and Harold Penson (Richmond Heights, OH/Richmond Heights) both notched major decisions.

Ozowara started the night strong for the Cardinal as he posted a 9-3 decision over Flynn Ficker at 197 pounds on the strength of four takedowns. Ozowara built up over two minutes in riding time as he earned the win.

The Cardinal struggled for the next five weight classes, dropping five decisions before Gentry recorded an 11-2 major decision over the Aggies' Frank Richmond at 157 pounds. Gentry started quickly, dropping Richmond to his back for the takedown and three-point nearfall in the first 15 seconds. Gentry added an escape and a takedown in the second before securing the major decision with a reversal with 35 seconds left in the bout.

After a UC Davis pin at 165 pounds, Penson took the mat with the Cardinal down 21-7 with only two bouts remaining. The Cardinal's lone senior posted a 12-3 major decision over Brian Bachar at 174 pounds after building up a 4-2 lead in the first period. In the second period, Penson earned an escape to start and then dropped Bachar for a takedown and two-point nearfall. Penson notched a his fourth takedown of the bout with 30 seconds left to seal the major decision.

The Cardinal will close out the 2002-03 home season on Sunday at 7 p.m. against Fresno State in Burnham Pavilion.

UC Davis 24, Stanford 11
(started at 197)
125 - Tommy Schurkamp (UCD) dec. Nathan Peterson (S), 2-0.
133 - Urijah Faber (UCD) dec. Brad Metzler (S), 7-2.
141 - Cris Brines (UCD) dec. Brendon Fox (S), 8-3.
149 - Nick Davis (UCD) dec. Scott Polley (S), 13-7.
157 - Matt Gentry (S) maj. dec. Frank Richmond (UCD), 11-2.
165 - Mike Font (UCD) pinned Garrett Johnston (S), fall at 4:12.
174 - Harold Penson (S) maj. dec. Brian Bachar (UCD), 12-3.
184 - Dan Schon (UCD) dec. Ryan Hagen (S) 3-0.
197 - Larry Ozowara (S) dec. Flynn Ficker (UCD), 9-3.
285 - Jason Paul (UCD) dec. Shawn Ritzenthaler (S), 9-6.

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