David took first place and was named the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler for the upper weight classes by pinning all five of her opponents, including a decisive first-round pin in the finals over Cisca Harriss of Gunn High School.
She followed up that performance with a first-place finish in the 11th annual Asics Napa Valley Girls Classic at Vintage High School, the oldest all-girl wrestling tournament in the country. Among 265 female wrestlers competing from all over the state, David was voted Outstanding Wrestler for the upper weight classes.
This season, David has also taken first place in all-girl tournaments in Fresno, Stockton, San Leandro and Castro Valley.
She wrestles in the 146-pound weight class, posting a 24-0 record that includes 18 pins, two tech-falls, two major decisions and two injury defaults. She was chosen Athlete of the Week by California-USA Wrestling for the week of Jan. 1-7.
David will be defending her 146-pound-class title at the Northern California CIF regional tournament in Sacramento on Jan. 16 and 17.
At the end of the month, she’ll compete against girls from Northern and Southern California in the California Girls State Invitational in Hanford – the unofficial girls state championship, where she placed second last year.
After the state championships, David plans to raise funds to compete in national tournaments in Oklahoma City, Denver and Fargo.
Those who’d like to sponsor Brittany should call 925-308-7089. Sponsors will receive a Team Brittany T-shirt and access to a Web site where they can watch videos of her wrestling matches and keep up with her current stats and information.
– Contributed by Eileen David