Quarterfinal Competition Highlights Day Two at the 2014 Junior Olympic National Championships
(CHARLESTON, W. VA.) – The 2014 USA Boxing Junior Olympic National Championships moved in to day two on Thursday in Charleston, W. Va. The tournament competitors boxed in 59 quarterfinal bouts with action taking place in two rings simultaneously at the Charleston Civic Center. Thursday’s 118 quarterfinal victors all earned spots in Friday’s semifinal round competition with their wins in today’s action.
Two of the defending champions and 2013 outstanding boxer award winners enjoyed decisive victories in the day’s afternoon competition. Female bantamweight Jayda Thomas (Detroit, Mich.), a product of the famed Kronk gym in Detroit, made quite an impression in the 2013 event. She added to her growing reputation with a first round TKO over Juanita Chavez (Racine, Wis.) in her 2014 tournament opener.
Male light flyweight Dylan Price (Sickerville, N.J.) claimed his second win of the tournament in his quarterfinal match-up with Kawelo Alcos (Aiea, Hawaii). Price took a unanimous decision over Alcos in the bout to move on to his second straight Junior Olympic semifinals.
The Morales brothers traveled all the way from Vancouver, Wash., to compete in the 2014 Junior Olympic National Championships and both of them will return home with hardware. Light flyweight Tyler Morales (Vancouver, Wash.) won a 3-0 decision over Tariq Gordon (Cincinnati, Ohio) while 2014 Junior Olympic titlist Victor Morales (Vancouver, Wash.) took a third round TKO over Hilario Vasquez III (Laredo, Texas) in bantamweight action.
2014 Junior Open champion Troy Isley (Alexandria, Va.) moved up two weight divisions to light middleweight for the Junior Olympic National Championships and he showcased his power in the new weight division on Thursday. Isley won a first round TKO over Nicholas Silva (Lowell, Mass.) in their quarterfinal contest to advance to the semifinal round.
Isley’s fellow Junior Open titlist Bryan Lua (Madera, Calif.) earned a quarterfinal victory on Thursday as well. Lua took a 2-1 decision over Michael Reyes (Oklahoma City, Okla.) in lightweight competition to punch his ticket for the semifinal round.
The event will move in to semifinal competition on Friday with sessions at noon and 6 p.m., at the Charleston Civic Center.
Junior Olympic National Championships tickets are only $10 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the door. Children under 12 will be admitted to the event free of charge.
USA Boxing’s Junior Olympic program is a critical developmental pipeline for the organization and has consistently produced future Olympians and professional world champions. 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) won the 2011 event in Mobile prior to claiming the first-ever middleweight gold in women’s Olympic boxing action.
Thursday’s Quarterfinal Results
101 lbs/male: Adrian Benton, Cincinnati, Ohio dec. Abraham Perez, Phoenix, Ariz., 3-0
101 lbs/male: Derry Edwards, Vacaville, Calif., dec. Kelii Alcos, Lihue, Hawaii, 3-0
101 lbs/male: Keyshawn Davis, Norfolk, Va., dec. Raymond Ford, Philadelphia, Pa., 2-1
101 lbs/male: Ricardo Sandoval, Rialto, Calif., dec. Tyler Komanekin, Keshena, Wis., 2-1
106 lbs/male: Tyler Morales, Vancouver, Wash., dec. Tariq Gordon, Cincinnati, Ohio, 3-0
106 lbs/male: Fernando Martinez, Phoenix, Ariz., dec. Peter Tavores, Gilroy, Calif., 2-1
106 lbs/male: Dylan Price, Sickerville, N.J., dec. Kawelo Alcos, Wapahu, Hawaii, 3-0
106 lbs/male: Manuel Flores, Thermal, Calif., dec. Desmond Lyons, Augusta, Ga., 3-0
110 lbs/female: Ruth Diaz, Houston, Texas, dec. Angelica Enriquez, Phoenix, Ariz., 3-0
110 lbs/male: Ted Mrkonja, Pittsburgh, Pa., dec. Robert Greenwood, Frankfort, Ind., 3-0
110 lbs/male: Marc Castro, Fresno, Calif., dec. Jairo Perez, Casper, Wyo., 3-0
110 lbs/male: Ruben Robles, Los Angeles, Calif., dec. Nick Sullivan, Portsmouth, Va., 2-1
110 lbs/male: Rogelio Ortega, Pasadena, Texas dec. Isaac Perez, Allo, N.M., 2-1
114 lbs/male: Ronnell Johnson, Westerville, Ohio dec. Jody Gauthier III, Opelousas, La., 3-0
114 lbs/male: Jose Ibarra, Willow Springs, Nev., dec. Nathan Martinez, New Britain, Conn., 3-0
114 lbs/male: Mathias Radcliffe, Reseda, Calif., dec. Aaron Morales, Eufala, Okla., 3-0
114 lbs/male: Daniel Gonzalez, Moreno Valley, Calif., dec. Rodolfo Silva, Galena Park, Texas, 3-0
119 lbs/female: Zoe Glass, Lansing, Mich., dec. Yarisel Ramirez, Las Vegas, Nev., 3-0
119 lbs/female: Jayda Thomas, Detroit, Mich., won on TKO over Juanita Chavez, Racine, Wis., TKO-1 (1:50)
119 lbs/female: Lesly Soria, Los Angeles, Calif., won on TKO over Rachel Etcitty, Round Rock, Ariz., TKO-2
119 lbs/female: Jermesha Poke, St. Louis, Mo., dec. Megan Martinez, San Antonio, Texas, 2-1
119 lbs/male: Marc Castro, Fresno, Calif., dec. Jairo Perez, Casper, Wyo., 3-0
119 lbs/male: Victor Morales, Vancouver, Wsh., won on TKO over Hilario Vasquez III, Laredo, Texas, TKO-3 (1:24)
119 lbs/male: Brian O'Shea, Yonkers, N.Y., dec. Matthew Perez, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, 2-1
119 lbs/male: Delonte Johnson, Cleveland, Ohio dec. Derek Ochoa, Sanger, Calif., 3-0
119 lbs/male: Eric Puente, Carlsbad, Calif., dec. Jose Camacho, Omaha, Neb., 3-0
125 lbs/female: Melanie Gonzalez, Houston, Texas won on TKO over Angelica Rivera, Grand Island, Neb., TKO-1 (1:49)
125 lbs/male: Leon Lawson III, Flint, Mich., dec. Evan Sanchez, Parlier, Calif., 2-1
125 lbs/male: Ryan Garcia, Adelanto, Calif., dec. Cervando Carpio, Oklahoma City, Okla., 2-1
125 lbs/male: Keenan Glaude, Lafayette, La., dec. James Browning, Phoenix, Ariz., 2-1
125 lbs/male: Devin Haney, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Justin Roman, St. Cloud, Fla., 2-1
132 lbs/female: Siane Moore, St. Louis, Mo., dec. Carolina Guerra, Laredo, Texas, 2-1
132 lbs/female: Jasmine Hernandez, National City, Calif., dec. Makayla Saiz, Denver, Colo., 3-0
132 lbs/male: Bryan Lua, Madera, Calif., dec. Michael Reyes, Oklahoma City, Okla., 2-1
132 lbs/male: Charlie Sheehy, Brisbane, Calif., dec. Dezmond Lucas, Bronx, N.Y., 3-0
132 lbs/male: Alfredo Escarcego, Avondale, Ariz., dec. Christian White, Detroit, Mich., 3-0
132 lbs/male: Carlos Nava, Pasadena, Texas dec. Nicholas Chandler, Gloucester, N.J., 3-0
138 lbs/male: Noah Kapner, Gravette, Ark., dec. Bryant Kimbrough, Pocatello, Idaho, 2-1
138 lbs/male: Noel Temores, Gilroy, Calif., dec. Orlando Hernton, Augusta, Ga., 3-0
138 lbs/male: Joshua Anton, W. Palmdale, Calif., dec. Tyhler Williams, Philadelphia, Pa., 2-1
138 lbs/male: Andres Borrego, Arvada, Colo., dec. Julio Menijuar, Muscatine, Iowa, 3-0
145 lbs/male: Brandon Lee, Coachella, Calif., dec. Christian Rivera, Orlando, Fla., 3-0
145 lbs/male: Janelson Figueroa, Detroit, Mich., dec. Bryson Nuckles, Winfield, Kansas, 2-1
145 lbs/male: Joseph Veazy, Pasadena, Md., dec. Miguel Contreras, Bakersfield, Calif., 2-1
145 lbs/male: Alan Lican, Grand Island, Neb., dec. Money Powell IV, Fort Mitchell, Ala., 2-1
154 lbs/male: Manuel Rodriguez, Indio, Calif., dec. Antonio Mahkinetas, Shawano, Wis., 3-0
154 lbs/male: Troy Isley, Alexandria, Va., won on TKO over Nicholas Silva, Lowell, Mass., TKO-1 (1:57)
154 lbs/male: Josue Montano, Edinburg, Texas dec. Juan Medrano, Visalia, Calif., 3-0
165 lbs/male: Akeem Mayle, Zanesville, Ohio dec. Carlton Milstead, Rayne, La., 2-1
165 lbs/male: Joeshon James, Fairfield, Calif., dec. Christian Escobedo, Denver, Colo., 2-1
165 lbs/male: Atif Oberlton, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Jovanny Delgado, Dallas, Texas, 3-0
165 lbs/male: Casey Wilson, Baxter Springs, Kansas dec. David Dubanawich, Janesville, Wis., 3-0
176 lbs/male: Mario Hernandez, Sparks, Nev., won on TKO over Joshua Bahe, Chinle, Ariz., TKO-1 (:40)
176 lbs/male: Gonzalo Cardenas, Rosenberg, Texas dec. Zachary Jones, Waipahu, Hawaii, 2-1
176 lbs/male: Kashif Muhammad-Brown, Upper Marlboro, Md., dec. Jeremiah Nguyen, Belleville, Ill., 3-0
176 lbs/male: Suray Mahmutovic, Sacramento, Calif., dec. Tyler Wilson, Wauseon, Ohio, 3-0
176+ lbs/male: Roland Lemus won on disqualification over Kashaun Davis, Pearl, Miss., DQ
176+ lbs/male: Fabian Valentine, Reading, Pa., dec. Cross Beaulieu, Barnum, Minn., 3-0
176+ lbs/male: Devon Young, Aiken, S.C., dec. Skip Shannon, Edlinsville, Okla., 3-0
176+ lbs/male: Richard Torrez, Tulare, Calif., dec. Nasir Mayfield, Schenectady, N.Y., 2-1