On the first day of competition at the National Silver Gloves tournament in Independence, MO, eight Beltway amateurs advanced to the next round.
Cardarius Johnson of Washington, DC won his contest in the Boys Pee-Wee Open, 8-9, 51-55 pounds competition defeating Ryan Marti of Moscow Mills, MO.
Ragahleak Bartee of DC defeated Jovanny Aguilar of Las Vegas, NV in the Boys Intermediate Open, 12-13, 76-80 pounds class.
Silver Spring, MD's Benjamin Johnson captured a win over Devin Skenadore of Keshena, WI in the Boys Bantam Open, 10-11, 76-80 pounds division.
DC's Stacey Selby won his bout in the Boys Intermediate Open, 12-13, 113-119 pound division defeating Javier Fernandez of San Antonio, TX.
Siete Shuler of Laurel, MD took his first round bout in the Boys Junior Open, 14-15, 148-156 pound division with a win over Trenton Bailey of Louisville, KY.
Baltimore, MD's Lorenzo Simpson started his quest for a sixth straight National Silver Gloves title with a win over Leone Peters of Kashena, WI in the Boys Junior Open, 14-15, 157-165 pound division.
Nasheed Smith of Washington, DC won his bout in the Boys Junior Open, 14-15, 140-147 pound class, defeating Da'Velle Smith of Inkster, MI.
Malik Warren of Baltimore won his first bout in the Boys Junior Open, 14-15, 120-125 pound division defeating Pedro Parrilla of New York City.