A lot of action for locals representing the Beltway region in Day 3 of the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Mesquite, NV. Four Beltway Boxers registered their first RSC's (Referee Stops Contest) of the tournament and all four were registered in the third round.
At 152 Pounds, David Grayton stopped Darren Wilder of Cleveland. In the 165-pound bracket, D'Mitrius Ballard had an RSC-3 over Rashad Scott, representing the Tri-State region. Jerry Odom advanced to the next round of the 178 bracket by his RSC over Brandon Everett of Nevada and Danny Kelly in the 201+ pound category won by RSC over LeSean Edge of Cleveland.
Advancing by decision were 141-pounder Michael Reed over Alfonso Olvera of Nevada and 123-pounder Gervonta Davis over Jason Sanchez, representing the Colorado-New Mexico region.
However, one of the locals was upset in this round. 132-pounder Gary Antonio Russell lost by decision to Kendo Castaneda of Texas. Two other Washington Region boxers lost on the third day of competition. Gregory Outlaw of Glenarden, MD lost a decision to Thomas Huitt-Johnson of Kansas City at 114 pounds while Jonathan Howard of Hempstead, NC, the only boxer from the Virginia-North Carolina Region to appear on the Washington region team, lost at 108 pounds to Angel Valencia of the Colorado-New Mexico region.