Event: Menlo Quad Duals
Teams: UC Davis vs. Southern Oregon; Menlo; Cal State Bakersfield
Records: Aggies, 0-6; Raiders, 12-6; Oaks, 3-8; Roadrunners, 1-5
Where: Haynes Prim Pavilion – Atherton, Calif.
When: Sunday at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Who to watch: Junior Brandon Low has had a strong year and is making a name for himself on the national scene. He’s currently ranked No. 15 in the country at the 133-pound weight class.
The Honolulu, Hawaii native is one of the few returning starters from last year’s team. He is looking to lead this young Aggie squad by continuing his strong performances in hopes of making a run at a national title in his weight class.
Did you know? UC Davis is still looking for its first dual win of the season. It’ll have a good chance of getting it this weekend in Atherton.
Preview: The Aggies have been struggling as of late. They were swept at the Virginia duals on the first day of competition, then lost to No. 22 Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore.
UC Davis won in only two weight classes against the Beavers, with No. 15 Low getting a fall over No. 16 Kelly Kubec. No. 16 Barrett Abel took a decision over No. 14 RJ Pena. The Aggies, however, lost in all the other classes, falling 33-9.
This weekend would be a good weekend for the Aggies to turn things around and gain some momentum as some difficult Pacific-10 Conference duals will follow. UC Davis hosts Cal State Fullerton and Boise State on Friday and Saturday of next week, respectively.
– Kyle Hyland