(MOBILE, ALA.) – The second day of competition at the 2013 Junior Olympic National Championships featured quarterfinal contests with all of the boxers vying for a spot in the semifinal round at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center in Mobile, Ala. Fifty-seven boxers advanced in the competition with wins in Thursday’s quarterfinal action.
A crowd-pleasing female bout highlighted the afternoon action with bantamweight Jayda Thomas (Detroit, Mich.) impressing the judges and fans alike with her high punch output. She came out flying in the first round, throwing non-stop and continued to land shots en route to a 3-0 win over Mariah Leon (Lubbock, Texas). She will face Katrina Nahe (Antioch, Calif.) in tomorrow’s semifinals. On the opposite side of the bracket, defending champion Melody Montes (Kissimmee, Fla.) defeated Junior World Team Open Champion Jessica Galvez (Reno, Nev.) to join Thomas and Nahe in the semifinals.
Male lightweight Cole Dante (Honolulu, Hawaii) enjoyed better luck than his twin brother in his first bout at the 2013 Junior Olympic National Championships. Dante won a unanimous decision over Jonathan Jarabek (Brighton, Colo.) in their quarterfinal match-up to move to a semifinal contest with Andres Cortes (Henderson, Nev.). Junior World Team Open champion Keoni Adric, Jr. (Haleima, Hawaii) earned his second victory of the tournament in his lightweight quarterfinal bout to advance to Friday’s action as well.
In middleweight action, Junior World Team Open champion Suray Mahmutovic (Daly City, Calif.) utilized his extensive height advantage to win his first bout of the tournament over Armando Gaytan (Phoenix, Ariz.). Mahmutovic claimed a 3-0 victory to advance to a semifinal showdown with Veles Cup team member Manjaro Hills, Jr. (Baker, La.) on Friday.
The opening session concluded with an engaging bout between Malik Titus (Baltimore, Md.) and Lorenzo Benavidez (Albuquerque, N.M.). The contest resembled a David and Goliath match-up with Titus enjoying an 18-inch height advantage over the game Benavidez. With the crowd cheering him on, Benavidez never stopped coming forward, looking for spots to land on the towering Titus. Yet Titus stuck to his game plan and won a 3-0 decision over Benavidez, who won over the hearts of everyone watching the bout.
Junior World Team Open and Victory Day Tournament champion Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) made his 2013 Junior Olympic National Championships debut on Thursday evening. Stevenson was victorious in his opener, winning a 3-0 decision over Marco Diaz (Palm Bay, Fla.). Stevenson will take on Victor Morales (Vancouver, Wash.) in flyweight semifinal competition tomorrow.
Defending flyweight champion Isidro Ochoa (Fresno, Calif.) moved up to the featherweight division for the 2013 event but he continued his success in his new weight class on Thursday. Ochoa defeated Troy Isley (Alexandria, Va.) by unanimous decision in quarterfinal action. He will battle Gage Campbell (Wauseon, Ohio) in the semifinals on Friday for a return trip to the finals.
In female featherweight competition, Zoe Glass (Lansing, Mich.) defeated returning champion Akemi Collazo (San Antonio, Texas) to advance to semifinal round competition. Glass will face off with Anna Crutchfield (Greenville, S.C.) in the semifinals on Friday.
A second Junior World Team Open titlist enjoyed a victorious debut in the light welterweight division. Brandon Trejo (Napa, Calif.) claimed a unanimous decision win over Money Powell (Columbus, Ga.) in their quarterfinal contest. Trejo will look to duplicate his victory in the semifinal round when he challenges Mark Dawson (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Semifinal action will be contested at noon and 6 p.m. on Friday at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center in Mobile, Ala. Full tournament brackets and bout sheets can be found on USA Boxing’s website at www.usaboxing.org.
Thursday, June 27 Results
6 p.m. session
106 lbs/male: Derek Ochoa, Sanger, Calif., dec. Luis Rivera, Nimyama, Fla., 2-1
106 lbs/male: Trey Aragon, Victoria, Texas, won on TKO over Angel Ruiz, Yonkers, N.Y., TKO-2
106 lbs/male: Aaron Perez, Albuquerque, N.M., dec. Saul Sanchez, N. Hollywood, Calif., 2-1
106 lbs/male: Jody Gauthier, Opelouses, La., dec. George A. Hammond III, Shawnee, Kansas, 3-0
114 lbs/male: Shakur Stevenson, Newark, N.J., dec. Marco Diaz, Palm Bay, Fla., 3-0
114 lbs/male: Caleb Chesternut, East Pointe, Mich., dec. Sergio Bolonos, Silver Springs, Md., 3-0
114 lbs/male: Darren Cunningham, St. Louis, Mo., dec. Elijah Dierksheide, Huntsville, Texas, 2-1
114 lbs/male: Victor Morales, Jr., Vancouver, Wash., dec. Dominic Serna, Indio, Calif., 2-1
125 lbs/male: Gonzalo Rodriguez, Edinburg, Texas won on TKO over Edward Ceballos, Youngstown, Ariz., TKO-I
125 lbs/male: Michael Nelson, Mansfield, Ohio dec. Garrett Rincon, Anaheim, Calif., 2-1
125 lbs/male: Isidro Ochoa, Fresno, Calif., dec. Troy Isley, Alexandria, Va., 3-0
125 lbs/male: Gage Campbell, Wauseon, Ohio dec. Steven Galeano, Bronx, N.Y., 3-0
125 lbs/female: Zoe Glass, Lansing, Mich., dec. Akemi Collazo, San Antonio, Texas, 3-0
125 lbs/female: Jermesha Poke, St. Louis, Mo., dec. Brianna Herrera, Albuquerque, N.M., 3-0
125 lbs/female: Anna Crutchfield, Greenville, N.C., dec. Melanie Gonzalez, Houston, Texas, 2-1
138 lbs/male: Mark Dawson, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Emiliano Gutierrez, Milwaukee, Wis., 3-0
138 lbs/male: Karrington White, Tulsa, Okla., dec. Eben Vargas, Phoenix, Ariz., 2-1
138 lbs/male: Mykquan Williams, Hartford, Conn., dec. Wrylee Padilla, Rock Springs, Wyo., 2-1
138 lbs/male: Brandon Trejo, Napa, Calif., dec. Money Powell, Columbus, Ga., 3-0
154 lbs/male: Ferdinand Kerobyan, N. Hollywood, Calif., dec. Darius Green, St. Louis, Mo., 3-0
154 lbs/male: Amisael Jimenez, Sacramento, Calif., won on tiebreaker over David Colon, Shewano, Wis., TB
154 lbs/male: Edgar Berlanga, Brooklyn, N.Y., dec. Michaiah Soares, Kaunakakai, Hawaii, 3-0
154 lbs/male: Jose Pena, Houston, Texas, dec. Kevin Torres, Bellingham, Wash., 3-0
176 lbs/male: Wahzir Beyar, Hyannis, Mass., dec. Alejandro Larrondo, Phoenix, Ariz., 3-0
176 lbs/male: Sergio Flores, Overland Park, Kansas, won on TKO over Michael Wilbar, Boonsboro, Md., TKO
176 lbs/male: Mario Hernandez, Sparks, Nev., won on TKO over Skylar Johnson, Gilette, Wyo., TKO-3 (1:00)
176 lbs/male: Daniel Jasso, Southgate, Mich., dec. Damian Smith, Redby, Minn., 3-0
11 a.m. session
101 lbs/male: Dylan Price, Sicklerville, N.J., dec. Ivan Varela, Lindsay, Calif., 3-0
101 lbs/male: Kawelo Alcos, Wapahu, Hawaii, dec. Jordan White, Waldorf, Md., 2-1
101 lbs/male: Basil Nasser, Dearborn Heights, Mich., dec. Nick Scaturchio, Stamford, Conn., 2-1
101 lbs/male: Jeremiah Smotherman, St. Louis, Mo., dec. Slade Corvin, Chattanooga, Tenn., 3-0
110 lbs/male: Aaron Morales, Eufala, Okla., dec. Juan Anguiano, Victorville, Calif., 3-0
110 lbs/male: Edward Rojas, Lakewood, Wash., dec. Kristopher Alcos, Lihue, Hawaii, 3-0
110 lbs/male: Keeshawn Williams, Washington DC dec. Jacob Flores, Selma, Calif., 3-0
110 lbs/male: Vergil Ortiz, Grand Prairie, Texas dec. Bruce Carrington, Brooklyn, N.Y., 3-0
119 lbs/male: Michael Dutchover, Midland, Texas dec. Dustin Somera, Las Vegas, Nev., 3-0
119 lbs/male: Devin Haney, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Duke Ragen, Cincinnati, Ohio, 3-0
119 lbs/male: Logan Yoon, Honolulu, Hawaii, dec. Mack Allison, Baltimore, Md., 2-1
119 lbs/male: Ruben Villa, Salinas, Calif., won on TKO over Eli Trujillo, Rawlins, Wyo., TKO-3
119 lbs/female: Katrina Nahe, Antioch, Calif., dec. Natalee Martinez, Farmington, N.M., 3-0
119 lbs/female: Jayda Thomas, Detroit, Mich., dec. Mariah Leon, Lubbock, Texas, 3-0
119 lbs/female: Melody Montes, Kissimmee, Fla., dec. Jessica Galvez, Reno, Nev., 3-0
132 lbs/male: Keoni Adric, Jr., Haleima, Hawaii dec. Michael Rivera, Houston, Texas, 3-0
132 lbs/male: Charlie Sheehy, Brisbane, Calif., dec. Josue Vargas, Bronx, N.Y., 3-0
132 lbs/male: Andres Cortes, Henderson, Nev ., won on TKO over Andreas Ladd, Toledo, Ohio, TKO
132 lbs/male: Cole Dante, Honolulu, Hawaii, dec. Jonathan Jarabek, Brighton, Colo., 3-0
145 lbs/male: Angel Rios, Sacramento, Calif., dec. Elmer Pedraza, Houston, Texas, 3-0
145 lbs/male: Charles Conwell, Cleveland Heights, Ohio dec. Fabian Morales, Eufala, Okla., 3-0
145 lbs/male: Christian Rivera, Orlando, Fla., dec. Cody Waslages, Helena, Mont., 2-1
145 lbs/male: Hans Perez, Staten Island, N.Y., dec. Aaron Broussard, Lake Charles, La., 3-0
165 lbs/male: Raul Muniz, Jupiter, Fla., dec. Jose Campos, Houston, Texas, 2-1
165 lbs/male: Vernon Lee, Rock Island, Ill., dec. Eric Murguia, Mission Hills, Calif., 3-0
165 lbs/male: Manjaro Hills, Jr., Baker, La., dec. Kashif Muhammad Brown, Jr., Upper Marlboro, Md., 2-1
165 lbs/male: Suray Mahmutovic, Daly City, Calif., dec. Armando Gaytan, Phoenix, Ariz., 3
176+ lbs/male: Marcus Carter, Detroit, Mich., dec. Daniel Gonzales, San Angelo, Texas, 3-0
176+ lbs/male: Taifer Riguad, Arlington, Mass., won on TKO over Matthew Mollet, Port Orchard, Wash., TKO-1
176+ lbs/male: Malik Titus, Baltimore, Md., dec. Lorenzo Benavidez, Albuquerque, N.M., 3-0
176+ lbs/male: Brandon Shannon, Alto Monte Springs, Fla., won on disqualification over Clenard Chillers, Jr., Venice, Ill., DQ
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