Gulf LBC Resultus:
Romalin Martinez – Gold
Jasmine Fernandez – Gold
Alexandra Fernandez – Silver
Noel Villegas – Bronze
Luke Alpough – Bronze
Cristian Robles – Bronze
Tayvien Alpough – Bronze
Gulf LBC Resultus:
Information from USA Boxing on the Olympic Trials Qualifiers: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Boxing/Features/2015/February/01/The-Pathway-to-the-Podium
Briefly, in order to compete in the USA Boxing Olympic Trials, a male boxer must earn his spot in the tournament by finishing in the top 2 at an Olympic Trials Qualifier tournament. Two have already been held, with THREE more remaining. Female boxers must finish in the top 3 at one of the TWO upcoming Qualifiers. Here’s the schedule:
June 22-27 USA Boxing Men’s & Women’s Olympic Trials Qualifier I in Colorado Springs, Colorado (link)
Sept 7-11 USA Boxing Men’s & Women’s Olympic Trials Qualifier II in Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 25-31 USA Boxing Men’s Olympic Trials Qualifier III in Memphis, Tennessee
Oct 25-31 USA Boxing Women’s Olympic Trials in Memphis, Tennessee
Gulf LBC has already qualified two boxers for the Women’s Olympic Trials. Congratulations to Marlen Esparza & Virginia Fuchs!!
But Gulf wants to qualify more boxers for both the Men’s and Women’s Trials!
Your Gulf Boxing Association Board of Directors has discussed the possibility of stipends being provided for Elite athletes wishing to compete in these events. It was decided that, limited stipends would be provided for each event on a case by case basis. Any Elite Gulf Athletes who wish to receive assistance to compete in these events, should formally request a monetary stipend from the Gulf LBC by sending a letter (e-mail) to the Gulf Board of Directors. Contact Us link.
Each request will be reviewed and evaluated by the BoD or committee. Only athletes who demonstrate potential to perform at an Elite level and earn a spot in the Olympic Trials will be supported. Criteria will include, but not be limited to, past performances in local, regional and especially national tournaments, National rankings, boxing experience and championships won.
Note that to only boxers born between January 1, 1976 and December 31, 1997 are eligible to compete in these events.
The Pathway to the Podium deadline is coming up on June 14th for the Olympic Trials Qualifier event in Colorado Springs. The cutoff date to receive the $99/rate at the host “Hotel Elegante” is June 12th.
Photos from Texas Golden Gloves
USA Boxing Coaches Certification Clinic
Saturday, May 30th, 2015
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Clinicians: James Johnson, Clara Savannah & Juan Moya
POC: Juan Moya
USA Boxing Officials Certification Clinic
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Clinicians: Angel Herrera & Ivan Guzman
POC: Angel Herrera
Bantam 80 lbs Female – Jewry Rodriguez (unopposed)
Bantam 80 lbs – Juan Naranjo (Box-off)
Intermediate 114 lbs Female – Alexandra Fernandez
Intermediate 132 lbs Female – Jasmin Fernandez (unopposed)
Intermediate 60 lbs – Tayvien Alpough (unopposed)
Intermediate 110 lbs – Luke Alpough
Intermediate 125 lbs – Noel Villegas
Junior 119 lbs – Rodolfo Silva
Junior 176 lbs – Cristian Robles (unopposed)
Junior 176+ lbs – Adrian Sandoval
Houston’s Marlen Esparza claimed victory over Cancan Ren of China in a USA Boxing international duel in Atlanta. Read more at USA Boxing’s press release. Marlen is having an amazing 2015 campaign, having already won the 2015 AIBA Women’s World Championships and currently holding the World #1 ranking at Flyweight.
Previously, Ren had defeated Esparza twice, in the 2012 AIBA Women’s World Championships and in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. This meeting proved drastically different with Marlen taking the Unanimous Decision victory en route to also winning the Most Outstanding Boxer of the event trophy.
Congratulations Marlen from your Gulf LBC!
Gulf LBC J/O Tournament – Friday April 24 & Saturday April 25, 2015.
11-12, 13-14 & 15-16 age winners advance to Region 8 Tournament in El Paso, May 6-11.
J/O Chair Clara Savannah
The Knockout Factory
1509 Galveston St.
South Houston, TX 77587
For School Excused Absence Request Letters for the El Paso Trip:
send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Student’s Name, School Name, & ISD.
On behalf of the Gulf Boxing Association, the Board of Directors wishes you and your teams a very happy holiday shared with family and friends as we reflect on the sacrifices that we make and are made on our behalf. We hope for blessings of happiness, success, good health and fortune to be bestowed upon each and every one of us.