Saturday, March 23, 2013

Beltway Amateurs Prepare For USA Nationals in Spokane March 30-April 6!

While the Washington Golden Gloves are going on here, many Beltway amateurs are also preparing for the USA Boxing National Championships which will take place March 30-April 6 at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Spokane, WA. 

There will be boxers competing in five categories:  Youth Men, Youth Women, Senior Men, Elite Men and Elite Women.  Observers will be looking closely at the Elite Men's division not only because of the talent but also because they will compete WITHOUT headgear.

In a related story, headgear for the Elite Men's division has been eliminated across the board including the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan in October as well as the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.  AIBA, the international governing body for amateur boxing, also announced recently that they will be eliminating the computerized punch count scoring system and moving to the 10-point must system like the pros.

Registration for the USA Championships ended on March 22.  Here is a list -- according to USA Boxing's website -- of the Beltway participants:

Youth Men

123 Pounds:  Jalonte Cole, Washington, DC

132 Pounds:  Lamont Roach, Jr., Upper Marlboro, MD
                       Gary Antuanne Russell, Capitol Heights, MD

152 Pounds: Justin Bell, District Heights, MD
                      Kareem Martin, Clinton, MD

165 Pounds: Jason Bell, District Heights, MD

201+ Pounds: Calvin Countess, Abingdon, MD

Senior Men:

123 Pounds: Terrell Curbean, Baltimore, MD
                      Gary Antonio Russell, Capitol Heights, MD

132 Pounds: Tyreese Barbour, Elkton, MD
                      Gary Riley, Temple Hills, MD

141 Pounds: Patrick Harris, Hyattsville, MD
165 Pounds: Clinso Brumfield, Alexandria, VA

Elite Men:

114 Pounds: Malik Jackson, Washington, DC

123 Pounds: Antwan Robinson, Baltimore, MD
                      Raul Santana, Rockville, MD

141 Pounds: Antonio Magruder, Suitland, MD

165 Pounds: Brian Cordova, Alexandria, VA

178 Pounds: Jerrod Bowling, Washington, DC

Elite Women:

132 Pounds: Tiara Brown, Hyattsville, MD

165 Pounds: Franchon Crews, Baltimore, MD

178 Pounds: Dara Shen, Alexandria, VA


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