Olympic Team Trials for Men Take Place July 4-9 in Ohio
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – With only one qualifying tournament remaining en route to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Men’s Boxing, over 380 boxers are scheduled to converge in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 4-9, for the Last Chance Qualifier Tournament. The boxers will vie for 10 spots with only one slot open in each of the men’s weight classes at the Olympic Trials, July 31-August 6 in Mobile, Ala.
A staggering 388 athletes pre-registered for the Last Chance Qualifier tournament in the 10 men’s weight classes with four divisions boasting over 50 athletes on their pre-event roster. The light welterweight division is the largest with 61 registered athletes slated to compete for the one spot in the Olympic Trials. The long list of 141-pound athletes includes 2009 Lightweight National Champion Duran Caferro (Helena, Mont.) competing in a new weight division.
The welterweight division is the second deepest weight class in the tournament with 58 registered boxers on the 152-pound roster. 2010 National Golden Gloves champion David Grayton (Washington DC) and 2010 USA Boxing National Championship bronze medalist Alex Martin (Chicago, Ill.) both hope to navigate the long week of boxing to earn the final welterweight berth in Mobile.
The talent-laden middleweight division has 51 registered boxers on its roster, including two of the top hopefuls who planned to qualify their berths at the recent USA Boxing National Championship but suffered early losses to same foe. 2010 National Champion Luis Arias (Milwaukee, Wis.) and 2010 USA Boxing National Championships bronze medalist Daquan Arnett (Orlando, Fla.) will both look to bounce back from preliminary round defeats to eventual silver medalist Edgar Alvarado, Jr. (San Bernadino, Calif.) in Cincinnati.
The lightweight division is the fourth largest weight class, but may enjoy the most talent of all 10 weight divisions. 2008 Olympian Raynell Williams (Cleveland, Ohio) hopes that he will enjoy home state luck as he chases a berth on his second straight Olympic Team. 2010 USA Boxing National Championships silver medalist Eric Flores (Inglewood, Calif.) and 2009 Featherweight National Champion Kevin Rivers (Landover, Md.) will also vie for the lone lightweight spot in Mobile when they take the ring in Cincinnati.
The 10 Last Chance Qualifier champions will complete the final roster for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials as the nation’s top boxers compete for a spot on the 2012 Olympic Team. The other seven spots were determined by the 2010 National PAL Championships, 2011 Armed Forces Championships and last week’s USA Boxing National Championships.
The Last Chance Qualifier was originally scheduled to end on Friday, July 8, but due to the large number of entrants, the weight classes with more than 32 registered athletes will run through Saturday, July 9. The light flyweight and flyweight divisions as well as any other weight classes which drop below 32 following Sunday’s event registration will conclude on Friday, July 8 as originally scheduled. The final event schedule will be released following Sunday’s event draw.
General admission tickets for the Last Chance Qualifier tournament will be $10 for adults and $5 for children in the preliminary rounds, $15 for adults and $10 for children for the semifinals and $20 for adults and $10 for children for the championship bouts. A week-long general admission pass is available for $75. Ringside tickets through the semifinals will run $20 for adults and $10 for kids and move to $40 for the finals and $20 for children. A week-long ringside pass will also be available for $135. To purchase tickets, go to https://secure.sellingticket.com/design22/clients/list/index_byUserListAll.aspx?OrganizationID=18 .
Last Chance Qualifier Schedule (Subject to Change)
Times to be announced following registration
Monday, July 4 – Preliminary round bouts
Tuesday, July 5 – Preliminary round bouts
Wednesday, July 6 – Preliminary round bouts
Thursday, July 7 – Quarterfinal bouts in larger weight classes and semifinal bouts in smaller weight classes
Friday, July 8 – Semifinal bouts in larger weight classes and championship bouts in smaller weight classes
Saturday, July 9 – Championship bouts in larger weight classes
Last Chance Qualifier Registered Athletes
Light flyweight/108 lbs
Erros Correa, San Jose, Calif.
Leroy Davila, North Brunswick, N.J.
Tyrell Dennis, St. Louis, Mo.
Stephen Fulton, Jr. Philadelphia, Pa.
Rondarrius Hunter, Atlanta, Ga.
Leopoldo Martinez III, Laredo, Texas
Jeremy Morales, Norfolk, Va.
Gino Padilla, Las Vegas, Nev.
Lawrence Singh, Riverdale, Md.
Carlos Suarez, Lima, Ohio
Kalen Sunller, Atlanta, Ga.
Ernesto Delgadillo, Dallas, Texas
Rogelio Garcia III, Edinburg, Texas
Adam Lopez, San Antonio, Texas
Quincy Means, Pine Bluff, Ark.
Juan Roman, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Shawn Simpson, Chicago, Ill.
Juwan Wesley, Las Vegas, Nev.
Carlos Adame, Jr., Dallas, Texas
Christopher Arevalo, Houston, Texas
Kendo Castaneda, San Antonio, Texas
Carlos Chavez, Hollywood, Calif.
Larry Downs III, Pensacola, Fla.
Kiun Evans, Little Rock, Ark.
Parnell Fisher, Las Vegas, Nev.
Shadeed Floyd, Washington, D.C.
Mitchell Foley, Milton, Ga.
Patrick Harris, Capitol Heights, Md.
Roger Hilley, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Eron Hollis, Cincinnati, Ohio
Dewone Johnson, Dolton, lll.
Demetrius Johnson, St. Louis, Mo.
Joshua Jones, Philadelphia, Pa.
Ladez Jones, Fort Worth, Texas
Tyshawn Jones, Newark, N.J.
Steven T. Lawrence, Albemarte, N.C.
Daniel Long, Cincinnati, Ohio
Eduardo Martinez, Aurora, Ill.
Jose Martinez, Plainfield, N.J.
Deven Matos, Fort Washington, Md.
Michael McGowan, Hattiesburg, Miss.
Emmanuel Nieves, Phoenix, Ariz.
Jose Pagan, Utica, N.Y.
Joe Perez, Fountain, Colo.
Joseph Pichardo, Helena, Mont.
Julian Ramirez, Alhambra, Calif.
Patrick Riley, Dallas, Ga.
Vidal Rivera, Camden, N.J.
Gary Antonio Russell, Capitol Heights, Md.
Edwin Sandovol, Bakersfield, Calif.
Zachariah Shamoun, Beverly Hills, Mich.
Travon Smith, Toledo, Ohio
Michael Stoute, Coram, N.Y.
Jesus Vasquez, Sheridan, Colo.
Tymell Williams, Wyandaneh, N.Y.
Julien Wyant, Ellenwood, Ga.
Karin Zaiden, Roanoke, Va.
Abdur-Raheem Abdullah, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Jeremy Abram, Cleveland, Ohio
Raeese Aleem, Muksegon, Mich.
James Barber, San Antonio, Texas
Anthony Burgin, Philadelphia, Pa.
Jonathan Baxter, N.W. Washington DC
Albert Bell, Toledo, Ohio
Christopher Bell, Little Rock, Ark.
Andrew Bentley, Fulton, N.J.
Roger Blackbush, Baltimore, Md.
Dewan Brunson, Columbia, Tenn.
David Terrence Craddock, Columbus, Ohio
Joshua Davis, Catonsville, Md.
Glen Dezurn, Baltimore, Md.
Brandon Douglas, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Pedro Duran, Los Angeles, Calif.
Adam Fiel, Vacaville, Calif.
Eric Flores, Inglewood, Calif.
Jude Franklin, Wilson, La.
Sonny Frederickson, Toledo, Ohio
Grant Heathcock, Jacksonville, N.C.
Bobby Hornsby, Ellenwood, Ga.
Seifullah Jihad, Philadelphia, Pa.
Divante Jones, Hephzibah, Ga.
Tyrome Jones, South Bend, Ind.
Mikal Jones, Cincinnati, Ohio
Tommy Logan, Winter Haven, Fla.
Antonio Magruder, Suitland, Md.
Adrian Martinez, Milwaukee, Wis.
Ryan Martin, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Timmy Mason, Helena, Mont.
Xavier Montelongo, Los Angeles, Calif.
Ricardo Olmedo, Blue Island, Ill.
Yahman Phelps, Cincinnati, Ohio
Robert O’Quinn, Detroit, Mich.
Ronnie Reams, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Kevin Rivers, Jr., Landover, Md.
Mikeal Roberts, Cincinnati, Ohio
Brian Rodriguez-Lopez, Delmar, Md.
Tommy Roque, Jacksonville, N.C.
Anthony Salas, Fort Worth, Texas
Artrimus Sartor, Houston, Texas
Robert West, Little Rock, Ark.
Edwin White, Riverdale, Ga.
Lavisas T Williams, Rochester, N.Y.
Raynell Williams, Cleveland, Ohio
Charles Williams, Petersburg, Va.
Gregory A. Young, Pelham, Ala.
Joel Young, Belleville, Md.
Meduardo Zurita, Beaverton, Ohio
Light welterweight/141 lbs
Tevin Alieu, Providence, R.I.
Maurice Anthony, Ypsilanti, Mich.
Ronnie-Maurel Austion, Rockwood, Mich.
Javonn Barnes, Muskegon, Mich.
George Borges, Newark, N.J.
Jerry Burke Jr., Macon, Ga.
Duran Caferro, Helena, Mont.
Juan Capardo, Houston, Texas
Carlos Castillo, Dallas, Texas
Rolando Chinea, Lancaster, Pa.
David Coleman, Lavalette, W. Va.
Kent Cruz, St. Louis, Mo.
Johnny Dasilva, Hyattsville, Md.
Kwanzi Downing, Trenton, N.J.
Kody Downs, Pensacola, Fla.
Robert Easter, Jr., Toeldo, Ohio
Robert Espinoza, Ft. Worth, Texas
Wesley Ferrer, Brooklyn, N.Y.
William Flenoy, Cleveland, Ohio
Anthony Flores, Inglewood, Calif.
Stewart Flores, Fontana, Calif.
Rondell Gammon, Columbus, Ohio
RG Garcia, Beeville, Texas
James Gooding, Tampa, Fla.
Donald Griffin, Pine Bluff, Ark.
Avious Griffin, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Jamal Harris, Pensacola, Fla.
Jayquran Hazel, New York, N.Y.
Roscoe Hill IV, Spring, Texas.
Amir Imam, Schenectady, N.Y.
Dominique James, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Ryan Karl, Milano, Texas
Micheal Kendle, Detroit, Mich.
John King, Lexington, Ky.
Martin Lagunas, Jr., Ruskin, Fla.
Aceson LeSeure, Corpus Christi, Texas
Manuel Lopez, Aurora, Colo.
Ira LuKowsky, Belleville, Ill.
Shannen McCray, Lees Summitt, Mo.
Brandon Mincy, Cincinnati, Ohio
Michael Montgomery, Jr., Macon, Ga.
David Moore, Milwaukee, Wis.
Devin Moore, Cincinnati, Ohio
Glenford Nickey, Jr., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Corry Perkins, Baltimore, Md.
Zachariah Ramsey, Springfield, Mass.
Paul Rembert, Wyandanch, N.Y.
Karrah Richardson, Philadelphia, Pa.
Nathaniel Rivas, Lindenwald, N.J.
Jerome Rodriguez, Trenton, N.J.
Emmanuel Rodriguez, Delmar, Md.
Travis Ryle, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Michael Santos, Russellville, Ala.
Leon Spinks, St. Louis, Mo.
Edward Starling, Chicago, Ill.
Donte Strayhorn, Cincinnati, Ohio
Samuel Teah, Philadelphia, Pa.
Andy Vences, San Jose, Calif.
Tavon Walker, Philadelphia, Pa.
Mason Wickett, Pine Bluff, Ark.
Nasser Abdel-Malik, Cary, N.C.
Moshea Aleem, Richmond, Va.
Xavier Alugo, Deltona, Fla.
Gabriel Ayala, Mercedes, Texas
Tommy Ayers, Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio
Chris Bethel, Tallahassee, Fla.
Kirk Bills, Park, Forest, Ill.
Demond Brock, Wilson, La.
Harold Calderon, Miami, Fla.
Alexis Davis, Cincinnati, Ohio
Patrick Day, Freeport, N.Y.
Justin Debach, Augusta, Ga.
Jeremy Fiorentino, New Windsor, N.Y.
Christopher Galeano, Bronx, N.Y.
Anthony Gangemi, Minehill, N.J.
Thomas Gennaro, Henderson, Nev.
Daniel Gonzales, Queens, N.Y.
James Gooding, Tampa, Fla.
Richard Gorham, Indianapolis, Ind.
David Grayton, Washington DC
Ke'Ron Green, Norfolk, Va.
Steven Henao-Escobar, Bayonne, N.J.
Luis Hernandez, Wilmington, Del.
Shakor Jackson, Newark, N.J.
Shaquel Jackson, Dallas, Texas
Aaron James, Houston, Texas
Terrence Jarmon, Cincinnati, Ohio
Charlemagne Juste, Wheatley Heights, N.Y.
Tony Losey, Wichita, Kansas
Alex Martin, Chicago, Ill.
Orkhan Mastanov, Boston, Mass.
Ladarius Miller, Memphis, Tenn.
Thomas Miller, Huntington, W. Va.
Emmanuel Moore, Little Rock, Ark.
Austin Omeben, Jupiter, Fla.
Kevin Ottley, Baltimore, Md.
Darwin Price, Jr., Grambling, La.
LeShawn Rodriguez, Shirley, N.Y.
Sittar Rogers, Macon, Ga.
Boston Salmon, Waianae, Hawaii
Apollo Sample, Dallas, Texas,
D. Andre Smith, Decatur, Ga.
Angelo Snow, Toledo, Ohio
Marynard Streling, Salisbury, Md.
David Thomas, Houston, Texas
Tyshawn Toler, Cincinnati, Ohio
Quashawn Toller, Cincinnati, Ohio
Wesley Tucker, Toledo, Ohio
John Vera, Jr., Fort Worth, Texas
Cesar Vila, Corpus Christi, Texas
Tavares Washington, Miami, Fla.
Norman Watford, Jacksonville, N.C.
Benjamin Whitaker, San Antonio, Texas
William Williams, Conyers, Ga.
Dante Witcher, Toledo, Ohio
Marvin Woodall, Cleveland, Ohio
Hasan Young, Concord, N.C.
Eddie Akan, Pearland, Texas
Immanuwel Aleem, Richmond, Va.
I.V. Anderson, Jr., Dallas, Texas
Luis Arias, Oak Creek, Wis.
Daquan Arnett, Orlando, Fla.
James Berry, Jamul, Calif.
Patrick Boozer, Belleville, Mich.
Jeff Camp, Dayton, Ohio
Izaak Cardona, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Quatavious Cash, Atlanta, Ga.
Aaron Coley, Hayward, Calif.
Alderron Goldsmith, Moline, Iowa
Sulleman Harrington, Oxon Hill, Md.
Xavier Hayden, Minneapolis, Minn.
Curtis Hill Jr., Indianapolis, Ind.
Jarrett Hurd, Aceokeek, Md.
Joey Isaacs, Cincinnati, Ohio
Edgar Juarez, Phoenix, Ariz.
Nick Klein, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Russell Lamour, Jr., Portland, Maine
Brandon Larvadain, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Caleb Leonard, Sweet Home, Ore.
Reginald Lucas, Baltimore, Md.
Felix Magallanoz, Jacksonville, N.C.
John Magda, Rutherford, N.J.
Timothy McCastland, Los Angeles, Calif.
Kenneth McNeil, Birmingham, Ala.
Fredrick Mopkins, St. Louis, Mo.
Kevin Newman, Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.
Demond Nicholson, Laurel, Md.
Philip Parrish, Coming, N.Y.
Andre Penn, Rapid City, S.D.
Eric Perez, West Chicago, Ill.
Peter Reyes, Long Island, N.Y.
Corey Richards, Denton, Texas
Jamal Robinson, Cleveland, Ohio
Paul Robinson, Chicago, Ill.
Micheal Rycraft, Utica, N.Y.
Robert Serna, Beeville, Texas
Kenton Sippio-Cook, Round Rock, Texas
Jamey Swanson, Las Vegas, Nev.
Damazo Tello, Houston, Texas
Justin Thomas, Baton Rouge, La.
Miguel Tootaker-Rodriguez, Bellaire, Texas
Daniel Valdivia, Tulare, Calif.
Pablo Velez, Jr., Charlotte, N.C.
DeAndre Ware, Toledo, Ohio
Albert Whitfield, Albany, Ga.
Jarvis Williams, St. Louis, Mo.
Light heavyweight/178 lbs
Joshua Balbuena, Marietta, Ga.
Lanell Bellows, Las Vegas, Nev.
Reece Barnett, San Clemente, Calif.
Robert Brant, Oakdale, Minn.
Leonard Brown, Hueytown, Ala.
Derae Crane, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Sean Dews, Landover, Md.
Paul DiTuro, Fayetteville, N.C.
Jorge Escalante, San Diego, Calif.
Dominique Falls, Columbus, Ohio
Larry Griffin, Buffalo, N.Y.
Antwon Herndon, Benton Harbor, Mich.
Travis Hilton, Columbus, Ohio
Charles Howard, Cincinnati, Ohio
Ken Johnson, Mount Pleasant, Ill.
Malcolm Jones, Indianpolis, Ind.
Zlatko Ledie, Oxnard, Calif.
Jeff Laguerre, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Manuel Lontreras, St. Paul, Minn.
Raymond Lucies II, Lafayette, Ind.
Malcolm McAlister, Long Beach, Calif.
David McGordon, Indianapolis, Ind.
Joseph Merrill, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Durnell Mitchell, Melbourne, Fla.
Ronald Mixon, Los Angeles, Calif.
Troy Moody, Atlanta, Ga.
Gregory Newby, Washington DC
Daivd Sparks, Jr., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Greg Sykes, Waterloo, Iowa
Andre Thomas, Baltimore, Md.
Linden Thomas, Columbus, Ga.
Michael Williams, St. Louis, Mo.
Terry Williams, Tampa, Fla.
Georgije Zecevic, Columbus, Ohio
Carl D. Biddle, Weatherford, Texas
Robert Biggers, Lexington, Ky.
Jimmy Blue, Clarksdale, Miss.
Kent Brinson, Fountain, Colo.
Zachary Bunce, Las Vegas, Nev.
Danny Calhoun, Cincinnati, Ohio
Christopher Campa, Ypsilanti, Mich.
Deyon Christie, Las Vegas, Nev.
Bryan Daniels, Boylston, Mass.
Danny Davila, Port Chester, N.Y.
Atenion Eatwan, Durham, N.C.
Robert Hall, Jr., Johnson City, Tenn.
Donell Heath, Cincinnati, Ohio
Michael Hilton, Trenton, N.J.
Josh Himes, Monaca, Pa.
David Imoesiri, Carson, Calif.
Willie Jake, Jr., Indianapolis, Ind.
Robert Jekabson, Chicago, Ill.
Larry J. Knight
Haron Link, Baton Rouge, La.
Robert Lopez, Tucson, Ariz.
Jasper McCargo, Richmond, Calif.
Dimar J. Ortuz
Jose Rocha, Selah, Wash.
Jake Sahlaney, Roseville, Mich.
Frederick Samuels, Hempstead, N.Y.
Charles Saunders, Des Moines, Iowa
Tyris Stevens, Hueytown, Ala.
Joshua Temple, St. Louis, Mo.
Anthony Tettis, Ridgway, Pa.
Jonathan Thrasher, Atlanta, Ga.
Bryan Townsel, Upper Marlboro, Md.
Kitu Veal, Cincinnati, Ohio
Super heavyweight/201 lbs
Trevor Bryan, Jr., Albany, N.Y.
Ronald Butler, Somerset, N.J.
Jovohn Carr, Flint, Mich.
Javonta Charles, Memphis, Tenn.
Robert Coons, San Diego, Calif.
Renette Cosby, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Lucas Downs, Sr., Groveport, Ohio
Jelani Foster, Palos Hills, Ill.
Avery Gibson, Vestavia, Ala.
Robert Gutierrez, Corpus Christi, Texas
Earl Heyman, Louisville, Ky.
Gary Kelly, Montgomery, Ala.
Danny Kelly, Washington, DC
Freddy Latham, Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Edward Latsmore, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Jaboy Leomiti, Honolulu, Hawaii
Craig Lewis, Detroit, Mich.
Matt Maloney, Knoxville, Tenn.
Kevin Marchant II, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
Charles Martin, Tucson, Ariz.
Owen Minor, Worcester, Mass.
Roberto Morban, Bronx, N.Y.
Donnie Palmer, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Emin Perry, Tampa, Fla.
Hasim Rahman, Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.
Brett Rather, Las Vegas, Nev.
Jerrell Reeves, Camp Springs, Md.
Luis Carlos Rosas, Mission Hills, Calif.
Patrick Schwenke, Bakersfield, Calif.
Adrian Taylor, Dallas, Texsa
Javier Torres, Pico Rivera, Calif.
Ricardo Walberg, Cincinnati, Ohio
Mark Ward, Lake Euclid, Ohio
Marcellus Williams, St. Louis, Mo.
Tyrell Wright, Jersey City, N.J.
Weight Class Undeclared
LaDell Williams, Dallas, Texas
Joey Isaacs, Cincinnati, Ohio
Joel Aviles, Scotch Plains, N.J.
Justin Pauldo, Orlando, Fla.
Wow that's a lot of fighters! Our boy Edgar Alvarado placed second in Ohio this past weekend and won't have to go through this tournament. He's already in the qualifiers and hopefully will make it to the Olympic team!Post a Comment/View More User Comments (1)