Many of the brackets for the 2013 USA Boxing National Championships in Spokane, WA have moved into the semifinal round and a number of Beltway Boxers are still competing.
Lamont Roach, Jr. will lead off today's early session in one of the three rings that will be used today. The Upper Marlboro, MD resident will battle Anthony Marsella of Smithfield, RI in a 132 Pound Youth Male semifinal contest.
Kareem Martin of Clinton, MD will be in the semis of the 152 Pound Youth Male class and will take on Adrian Gutierrez of Chula Vista, CA.
In the Elite Women's 132 Pound semis, Tiara Brown of Hyattsville, MD will square off against Mikaela Meyer of Los Angeles, CA.
Capitol Heights, MD's Gary Antonio Russell moves into the semifinals of the Senior Male 123 Pound Division. Russell will take on Nchatxu Vang of St. Paul, MN.
Patrick Harris of Hyattsville, MD competes in the 141 Pound Senior Male semis and takes on Damon Allen of Philadelphia, PA.
Marquis Moore, a Fort Washington, MD native now fighting out of the US Army in Fort Carson, CO, is in the 165 Pound Senior Male semifinals and will face Tony Lamarr of Fort Worth, TX.
The Elite Male division is in the quarterfinals. Washington, DC's Malik Jackson will take on Zoo Vang of St. Paul, MN in the 114 Pound division.
Only one local will compete in the evening session. Franchon Crews of Baltimore, MD battles in the 165 Pound Elite Women's bracket taking on Jasmine Acevedo of Belleville, TX.