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Twenty Elite Athlete Convene in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - Twenty of the nationís top amateur boxers traveled to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for the 2005 Menís Continental Championships Training Camp, September 12-25. Eleven of the athletes will travel to Teresopolis, Brazil on September 25 for the event which will run through October 2..

The twenty elite athletes participating in the training camp are 2005 light flyweight national champion Marco Rangel (Scottsdale, Ariz.); 2005 Under 19 light flyweight national champion Vincent Montoya (Cheyenne, Wyo.); 2004 flyweight Olympic runner-up Aaron Alafa (Visalia, Calif.); 2004 National Golden Gloves flyweight champion Teon Kennedy (Philadelphia, Pa.); 2005 U.S. Championships bantamweight silver medalist Sytel Wilbarn (Los Angeles, Calif.); 2005 U.S. Championships bantamweight bronze medalist Troy Wohosky (Medford, Ore.); 2005 U.S. Championships featherweight silver medalist Richard Baltazar (Lynwood, Calif.); 2005 lightweight national champion Michael Evans (Dayton, Ohio); 2005 U.S. Championships lightweight silver medalist Jonathan Gover (San Antonio, Texas); 2005 light welterweight national champion Karl Dargan (Philadelphia, Pa.); 2005 U.S. Championships light welterweight bronze medalist Hector Ramos (San Antonio, Texas); 2005 welterweight national champion Demetrius Andrade (Providence, R.I.); 2005 light welterweight silver medalist Charles Hatley (Dallas, Texas); 2005 middleweight national champion Edwin Rodriguez (Worcester, Mass.); 2005 U.S. Championships middleweight silver medalist Jonathan Nelson (Little Rock, Ark.); 2005 U.S. Championships middleweight bronze medalist Shawn Estrada (Lynwood, Calif.); 2005 light heavyweight national champion William Rosinsky (Brooklyn, N.Y.); 2005 National Golden Gloves heavyweight champion Eric Fields (Ardmore, Okla.); 2005 U.S. Championships heavyweight bronze medalist Marcus Henry (Baltimore, Md.); and two-time super heavyweight national champion Mike Wilson (Central Point, Ore.)

The team is being led by Head Coach Bill Meartz (Beaverton, Ore.), 1998 USOC Developmental Coach of the Year Mike Stafford (Cincinnati, Ohio); and Jose Martinez (Bryan, Texas). Robert Silva (Odessa, Texas) will serve as Team Manager with Dr. Armando Sanchez (Milwaukee, Wis.) working as team physician and Angel Villareal (Milwaukee, Wis.) serving as the AIBA official.

In addition to daily gym workouts, the team is participating in international protocol classes, nutrition classes, media training, video study, strength and plyometric training and early morning runs.


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Article posted on 14.09.2005



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