Competing at the Delta Valley Conference Championships last weekend, five Davis High wrestlers had strong enough outings to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section meet, scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Turlock.
The Blue Devil representatives at the CIF tournament, which takes place at Pitman High, will be junior brothers Adrian and Elias LoBuono-Gonzalez, sophomores Marvin Grant and Deven Sanchez and freshman Quinn Davies.
“The competition level will rise … (this) week, and we have to rise to the occasion,” said DHS coach Ty Brown. “The bigger the moment, the bigger we have to be.”
In the DVC meet, contested at Franklin High, Adrian LoBuono-Gonzlez wrestled his way to a third-place finish at 108, then Elias matches his sibling’s performance in the 128-pound division.
The Devils’ 108-pounder will be looking to advance to the Sac-Joaquin Masters meet for the second consecutive season, while Elias LoBuono-Gonzalez is showing himself to be a quick learner.
“Elias is a first-year junior,” Brown said. “It’s awesome what he’s doing.”
Wrestling at 197 pounds, Grant also took third place at the conference championships. He will be joined at sections by Sanchez, who was fourth in the DVC’s 222-pound division, and Davies, who was fourth at 134 pounds.
“This is a great experience for Quinn going forward,” Brown said. “He wrestled hard (Saturday).”