As they head into the final day of competition Saturday at the Junior Olympic and Prep National Championships and Youth Open at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, TX, Beltway amateurs have already had a successful week of competition.
So far, Beltway Boxers have won 10 medals -- including three gold -- during the week. On the penultimate day of competition on Friday, Jahmal Harvey of Oxon Hill, MD and Quincy Williams of Washington, DC captured first place in their respective divisions. Harvey won the Intermediate 80-Pound division with a decision over Harley Cuevas of Tacoma, WA. Williams took the gold in the Intermediate 90-Pound class with a decision over Julius Ballo of Lakeside, CA. This is the second straight national title for Williams. Harvey and Williams join Jelani Hill who won the gold in the Pee Wee 90-Pound division earlier in the week.
Locals won two silver medals on Friday as Richard Dodson of Capitol Heights, MD (Bantam/70 Pounds) and Stacey Selby of DC (Intermediate/125 pounds) were runners-up in their classes.
Five more DC amateurs earned bronze medals during the competition: Cardarius Johnson (Pee Wee/60 Pounds) Marcel Steele (Pee Wee/80 Pounds), Benjamin Johnson (Bantam 80 Pounds), Kevon Cooke (Junior/106 Pounds) and Siete Shuler (Junior/154 Pounds).
Two Baltimore-area Boxers will compete on the final day of competition today. Lorenzo Simpson of Baltimore will take on Juan Vasquez of Omaha, NE in the championship of the Junior/165 Pounds division and Candice Carter of Towson, MD will compete in the finals of the Youth Female 112-Pound class when she battles Pauline Viesca of Commerce, CA.