King of the City Wrestling Tournament

Sylmar Charter High School crowned King at the King of the City JV wrestling tournament hosted by Van Nuys High school on Nov. 23.

By Arsh Dole and Andre Davancens

The second annual King of the City JV wrestling tournament was held on November 23, 2019 in the big gym.

Starting bright and early in true wrestling fashion with an 8 a.m. weigh in,  the day was characterized by constant wrestling matches and cheering crowds accompanying the slam of a wrestler hitting the mat.

Representing the hosting school were Johnathan Yanez (106), Fabrizio “Breezy” Sandoval (113), Gianearlo Gyamashyan (120), Lance “Bunny” Trinidad (126), Leonardo “Leo” Mendoza- Torres (138), Andre Davancens (145), David Gonzalez (152), Bryan Merida (182a), Mynor Hernandez (182b), Johnny Limon (182c), Carlos Cruz (285), and Jesus Rios Ochoa (285).

A few hours in, tensions were high as the early team scores were announced. The cheers for each individual team grew as the placings rose.

To the disappointment of the Van Nuys wrestlers, the Sylmar Charter High School team was crowned the Kings of the City, winning first place in total team score.

“It was sad to not win our own tournament but, it was not a tragedy,” three-year wrestler Andre Davancens (145) said. “All of us , schools and students, are comrades in this sport and we all have a mutual respect. So all I can say is live and learn and congrats to Sylmar.”

Although the Wolves were not victorious, they were still able to learn from their mistakes for the upcoming season.

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