ELK GROVE — Though no Blue Devil won his individual weight class, nine of the 11 wrestlers that Davis High entered in Saturday’s Delta Valley Conference Championships advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section Divisional Tournament, set for this weekend at Franklin High.
On Saturday at Laguna Creek, seniors Marvin Grant (184 pounds) and Adrian (140) and Elias (122) LoBuono-Gonzalez led DHS, but each lost in the DVC finals to finish second.
“We let three gold medals get away from us (Saturday),” said Devil head coach Ty Brown. “(Saturday) was the first time where the moment seemed too big for us. We have to remember to stay fundamental and stay active.”
Davis sophomores Charlie Stephenson (115) and Tanner Carr (172) each took third place in the league, while juniors Marquis Turner (154) and Connor Spann (162), freshman Ismael Perez (197) and senior Bailey Murray (287) also moved on.
In order qualify for the divisionals, DVC wrestlers had to finish in the top four of their weight class.
“Last year we only had five divisional qualifiers,” Brown said. “Last year, we forfeited five or six weight classes. This year (we only forfeited) three.”
“We have (more than 40) 4- to 14-year-olds in the Davis Wrestling Club,” Brown added. “So we have our shades on … because the future is way bright.”