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Team Colorado/New Mexico advances to Las Vegas

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Members of advancing 2014 Colorado/New Mexico Regional Golden Gloves competition

TEAM COLORADO put on quite the performance this past Saturday afternoon when competing in Regional Golden Gloves competition versus New Mexico at the Mountain View Recreation Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, winners advancing to the 2014 National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions slated for March 12th thru 17th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The (U.S. Army) WCAP (World Class Athletes Program) headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, continues to dominate Colorado amateur boxing under the guidance of Head Coach Charles Leverette and leads TEAM COLORADO/NEW MEXICO into the 2014 National Golden Gloves tournament.

Colorado’s Jesus Vasquez (Denver Police Brotherhood) and New Mexico’s Mario Gonzalez (School of Hard Knocks) engaged in a spirited 132 lbs. match-up that was determined ‘Bout of the Day’.

108 lbs - Aaron Perez, NM (Perez Boxing) over Melik Elliston, CO (Una)
114 lbs - Eusbaldo Ramirez, CO (D-Town) over Angel Valencia, NM (Henry’s GG)
123 lbs - Charles Williams, CO (WCAP) over Jose Osorio, NM (Duke City Brawlers)
132 lbs - Jesus Vasquez, CO (DPB) over Mario Gonzalez, NM (School of Hard Knocks)
141 lbs - Alex Saenz, CO (A1) over Edwin Acosta, NM (Las Cruces PAL)
152 lbs - Reyes Marquez, CO (WCAP) over Ronald Jones, NM (Albuquerque PAL)
165 lbs - Marquis Moore, CO (WCAP) over Chris Montoya, NM (South San Jose)
178 lbs - Steven Nelson, CO (WCAP) over Bryant McClain, NM (Una)
201 lbs - DeRae Crane, CO (WCAP) over Leonid Grachev, NM (Team Roswell)

201+ lbs. - (unopposed) Zayn Bild, NM (Vanguard Boxing)

Here’s wishing TEAM COLORADO/NEW MEXICO the best of luck as they prepare for National Golden Gloves competition scheduled one month from now.

Registration for the Colorado Golden Gloves Golf Tournament Fundraiser, held Father's Day Weekend, Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Willis Case Golf Course (I-70 & Sheridan) is now open with reservations confirmed by calling 303-594-0123.

Great prizes, great food and rekindling of old friendships make this tournament ‘something special’ with prizes awarded in men’s and women’s categories for longest drive, longest putt, closest to the pin (par3) and many other games adding to the fun.

Registration fee of $95 per person ($380 per team) includes a ‘goodie bag’, breakfast burritos and coffee followed by (at tournaments end) a delicious lunch and 18 holes of golf on one of Denver’s premier public golf courses make this a ‘no-brainer’ charity event.

Memorabilia items for bid, benefitting the Colorado Golden Gloves, are part of the festivities.

Stephen Johnson feature writes for BORICUA and UNTIL THE NEXT

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