Team USA Picks Up Three Wins on Day Two of 2018 Youth Continental Championships

May 23, 2018, 3:05 a.m. (ET)

The second day of the 2018 Youth Continental Championships was another action back day at the Hotel Elegante in Colorado Springs, Colo., where the American’s won three of their four bouts.


The first session of the day began with bantamweight Jeremy Adorno (Allentown, Pa.) having a dominating performance to take all five judges score cards over Romero Alessangel David Mayora of Venezuela and to clinch his first international medal. He will return to the ring for Thursday’s semifinals against Brazil’s Laion Souza.


Middleweight Lorenzo Simpson (Baltimore, Md.) picked up Team USA’s second win of the day with his unanimous decision victory against Ecuador’s Renso Folleco. Simpson’s victory punched his ticket to Thursday’s semifinals, where he will face Mohammed Zawadi of Canada.


2015 Junior World Champion bantamweight Heaven Garcia (El Monte, Calif.) made an impressive tournament debut over Puerto Rico’s Emangelis Hernandez. The referee stopped the bout two minutes into the second round, which advances Garcia to the medal rounds on Thursday. Garcia will be looking to clinch her spot in Saturday’s championships with a victory over Dayanna Bone of Ecuador.


The fourth member of the American delegation to step into the ring today, welterweight Tristan Kalkreuth (Duncanville, Texas), fell short of taking the judges cards over Brazil’s Kaue Belini.


Team USA will return to action tomorrow with five boxers entering the ring, which includes Otha Jones III (Toledo, Ohio), Angel Martinez (Rockford, Ill.), Harley Mederos (New York, N.Y.) Nicole Ocasio (Tampa, Fla.) and Asa Stevens (Waianea, Hawaii).


The young American team is being lead by Junior and Youth National Team Head Coach Augie Sanchez (Las Vegas, Nev.), with Timothy Back (Cincinnati, Ohio), Nora Lopez (Richmond, Texas), Eliza Olson (Redwood City, Calif.) and Chadrick Wigle (Colorado Springs, Colo.) serving as assistant coaches.


For full results from today and tomorrow’s schedule, click here.