On the second day of US Olympic Trial Qualifier competition, two Beltway women advanced in Baltimore while three men did the same in Philadelphia.
Tiara Brown of Oxon Hill, MD and Amelia Moore of Millersville, MD both moved on to the next round in the 132-pound division at the Baltimore Harbor Hotel. Brown won a 2-1 decision over Kimberly Carlson of Chicago, IL while Moore took a 3-0 decision over Wendy Casey of Buffalo, NY. Brown will battle Ariel Arismendez of Tolleson, AZ in the next round while Moore takes on N'yteeyah Sherman of Akron, OH.
Two more locals compete for the first time in the 165-pound class on Wednesday. Baltimore's Franchon Crews will take on Schmelle Baldwin of Wilmington, DE while Iesha Kenney of Alexandria, VA faces Jennifer Barnes of Little Rock, AR.
On the men's side, Burke, VA's Jalonte Cole moved into the next round of the 132-pound division with a 3-0 division over Michael Stacks of East Boston, MA. Also at 132, Ernest Hall of Baltimore scored a first-round TKO over Matthew Guerrero of Manteca, CA. At 178 pounds, DC's Darryl Lane won a 2-1 decision over Ali Salem of Brooklyn, NY.
Cole will take on Martino Jules of Allentown, PA in the next round Wednesday while Hall will battle with D'Angelo Keyes of Houston, TX. Also competing today will be Malik Jackson of Washington, DC, who has moved up to the 123-pound division for this tournament and sees his first action against Cristian Williams of Chicago, IL.
Four Beltway amateurs were knocked out of competition -- three of them literally as they suffered TKO losses. William Sawin of Alexandria, VA lost by third-round TKO to Elijah Peixoto of Providence, RI at 132 pounds. At 152 pounds, Alonzo Thompson of Laurel, MD was stopped in the third round by another Providence boxer, Joseph Reed. Also, Severn, MD's Justin Bell-Edwards lost by third-round TKO to Edgar Berlanga of Brooklyn, NY in the 178-pound division. Also eliminated from competition was Emmanuel Rodriguez of Berlin, MD who dropped a 3-0 decision to Julio Herrera of Las Vegas, NV at 152 pounds.