Improving throughout the season and then finishing strong have always been hallmarks of coach Ty Brown’s Davis High wrestling teams.
But despite qualifying for and wrestling well at last weekend’s Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet in Stockton, the Blue Devil contingent — consisting Marvin Grant and brothers Elias and Adrian LoBuono-Gonzalez — wanted more.
“All three laid the foundation for next season,” Brown said of the junior trio. “They watched Day 2 of the tournament and all three were sick not to be wrestling in it. Next year, we leave Stockton getting ready for (the CIF state meet in) Bakersfield. Bet on at.”
On the first day of the Masters tournament at Stockton Arena, Elias LoBuono Gonzalez went 2-2 to reach the 106-pound quarterfinals. His two losses came against the eventual second-place finisher, Del Oro’s Isaac Blackburn, and Folsom’s Curtis Booth, who took third.
Grant got a big win over Division III 197-pound champion Ryan Talley, of Placer, before being eliminated, while Adrian LoBuono-Gonzalez pulled off an exciting victory when he posted an escape with two seconds left in the match.