A breakthrough performance by sophomore Tanner Carr highlighted a strong outing by the Davis High wrestling team on Saturday as the Blue Devils took ninth at the Green and Gold tournament at San Marin High.
DHS also got big performances from a trio of seniors, Marvin Grant and twin brothers Adrian and Elias LoBuono-Gonzalez.
Carr, a sophomore who was making his first varsity appearance just days after attending his mother’s celebration of life, took fourth place at his weight class:
“To do what Tanner did, after the emotional week he and his family have had, is simply amazing,” said Devil coach Ty Brown. “Tanner has shown courage and character that one can only marvel at. He has redefined what it means to be tough, and has overcome obstacles that many high school kids cannot fathom.
“Our entire wrestling family is proud of him, and we’re here for him all the way.”
In addition to supporting his younger teammate, Grant showed off his experience with a second-place finish at 195 pounds.
His run through the tournament included a thrilling victory in his semifinal bout against the division’s top seed. With the match tied up at 8-8, Grant scored an escape point with just two seconds remaining in the final round to earn the win.
Adrian LoBuono-Gonzalez also took home a medal as he finished third at 138 pounds, clinching that spot with a dominating performance in his final match.
Brother Elias finished fifth at 126 pounds.
While the boys were shining at the Green and Gold tournament, Davis female wrestler Sasha Bohatch-Garcia was doing likewise at the Bear Creek Girls Invitational in Stockton.
“Sasha worked her butt off to get ready for this week after a knee injury sidelined her last week,” Brown explained. “Sasha is working to get into a groove … and she, Sienna Martinez, and Lisa Ghiglieri are going to do big things this season. Our ladies are tough and look forward to each week’s challenge.”