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Nevada State Junior Olympics 2011 hosted by NLV Center Ring Boxing & Silver Nugget Casino Las Vegas

By Vanessa McConnell: Last weekend NLV Center Ring Boxing and Silver Nugget Casino hosted the Nevada State Junior Olympics 2011 Semi Finals and Finals for local youth boxers throughout the valley. These kids train hard and are rewarded by giving an opportunity to compete for a medal and trophy along with bragging rights. This month’s winners of the Junior Olympics Include:
April 2nd ~ Semi Finals.

1. Andres Cortes (Elite Boxing Club)
2. Fernando Diaz (Steele's Boxing Club)
3. JoJit Butay-Fillon (Barry's Boxing)
4. Jose Cota (Steele's Boxing Club)
5. Jesse Rosales (Johnny Tocco's Gym)
6. Daniel Diaz (Steele's Boxing Club)
7. Luis Costaneda (Center Ring Boxing)
8. Nestor Diaz (Arce Boxing Club)
9. Jesus Contreras (Johnny Tocco's Gym)
10. Lawrence Williams (Johnny Tocco's Gym)
11. Kyron Butler (Unattached)
12. Yul Abragan (Center Ring Boxing)

April 3rd ~ Finals
1. Fernando Diaz Jr (Steele's Boxing Club)
2. JoJit Butay-Fillon (Barry's Boxing Club)
3. Jose Cota ( Steele's Boxing Club)
4. Max Ornelas (Elite Boxing Club)
5. Alec McGee (Mity Mites Club)
6. Kevin Pimentel (Pound 4 Pound)
7. Devin Haney (Hit Factory)
8. Francisco Esparza (Center Ring Boxing)
9. Eliseo Duran (Steele's Boxing Club)
10. Xavier Meriscal (Steele's Boxing Club)
11. Jeremiah Wiggins (Nevada Boxing Club)
12. Jamey Swanson ( Barry's Boxing Club)

Automatic Champions

Bantam weight class:
65lbs: Destiny Diaz
75lbs: Orion McGee and Jorge Soto
90lbs: JoJit Butay Fillon

Juniors weight class:
65lbs: Danny Vella
75lbs: Rey Daniel Diaz
85lbs: Kenny Tover and Devin Haney
90lbs: Jamar Beasley and Angel Cruz

Intermediate weight class:
90lbs: George Olivas
101lbs: Chaz Lucero and Lucio Duran
106lbs: Maquela Blakey
106lbs: Mario Martinez, Humberto Guillen and Andres Cortes
119lbs: Jessica Galvez
145lbs: Jesus Vazquez

Senior JO’s
106lbs: Marcus Marks
110lbs: Alec McGee
119lbs: Kenneth Davis
125lbs: Francisco Esparza and David Beltran
132lbs: Maritsa Guillen
132lbs:Timothy R Whalem
138lbs: Marco Magdaleno

NLV Center Ring boxing establishes and facilitates programs for youth boxers from ages 8 to 18 for free and they promote the improved image of boxing as a sport and to provide positive interactions that facilitate educational, physical, mentoring and mental growth. NLV Center Ring Boxing host monthly amateur boxing events at the Silver Nugget Casino Las Vegas to expose and encourage these young men and women to become Champions of Life. For schedule of upcoming fights and information on youth programs provided by NLV Center Ring Boxing visit www.nlvcenterringboxing.webs.com. NLV Center Ring Boxing is sanctioned by the Nevada LBC USA Boxing Chapter.

Article posted on 03.04.2011



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