(JAN 12) (RENO, NEV.) Ė The 2014
Junior and Youth Open concluded with 35 outstanding championship
bouts at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev., on Saturday
afternoon. Final round competition was contested in all four age
groups on the final day of tournament action in Reno.
Saturdayís final round action showcased a mixture of returning
champions reclaiming gold medals and newcomers upsetting the
sitting titlists. In the junior division, 2013 World
Championships silver medalist Daniel Gonzalez (Moreno Valley,
Calif.) won his second straight Junior Open title in junior
menís flyweight division with a unanimous decision over hometown
boxer David Marfil (Sparks, Nev.)
Hometown boxer Ashley Perez (Sparks, Nev.) thrilled her
family and friends in attendance with her second consecutive
Junior Open championship. Perez took a 3-0 victory over Jessica
Juarez (San Diego, Calif.) in their junior division flyweight
contest to win the 2014 edition of the event.
Devin Haney (Las Vegas, Nev.) concluded an outstanding week of
boxing with another unanimous decision win in the junior
division featherweight championship bout. The 2013 Junior Open
champion claimed a 3-0 win over Ryan Garcia (Adelanto, Calif.)
in Saturdayís action to grab his second straight gold medal.
Suray Mahmutovic (Daly City, Calif.) was the fourth reigning
champion to win another junior title, taking a 2-1 victory over
Zachary Jones (Waipahu, Hawaii) in the junior division light
heavyweight final round bout.
Victor Morales (Vancouver, Wash.) pulled an upset in his
championship bout, winning a 3-0 decision over 2013 Junior
Olympic National Champion Vergil Ortiz (Grand Prairie, Texas) in
the bantamweight division bout. Morales was named the junior
menís outstanding boxer of the tournament for his performance in
Diane Estrada with team
On the womenís side,
Diana Estrada (Hillsboro, Ore.) was chosen as the junior
female outstanding boxer of the tournament following her 2-1 win
over Kaely Perez (Victoria, Texas).
There were several outstanding bouts in the youth division in
both menís and womenís action. 2013 Junior Olympic National
Champion Isidro Ochoa (Fresno, Calif.) earned his first national
title in the youth division, winning a 2-1 decision over Andres
Cortes (Henderson, Nev.).
2013 Junior Open titlist Javier Estrada (Palmdale, Calif.) took
his second straight national title in Reno with a victory in the
stacked youth menís welterweight division. Estrada closed a
highly competitive week with a split decision win over John
Williams (Baton Rouge, La.) in final round action to take the
2013 Junior Olympic national champion Charles Conwell
(Cleveland, Ohio) earned his first youth division championship
on Saturday as well. Conwell won a 3-0 decision over Junior
Olympic silver medalist Manjaro Hills, Jr. (Baton Rouge, La.) in
their final round bout to take the 2014 Junior and Youth title.
The youth menís flyweight finale featured two of the top boxers
in the tournament battling it out for one gold medal. 2013
Junior World Champion Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) took on
2013 USA Boxing youth national champion Antonio Vargas
(Kissimmee, Fla.) for the menís youth flyweight crown. The bout
lived up to its hype with momentum swinging throughout the
contest, but it was Stevenson taking the win on split decision.
The 16-year-old was also named the outstanding boxer in the
youth menís division at the 2014 Junior and Youth Open.
Darmani Rock (Philadelphia, Pa.) won the final bout of the
tournament, claiming a victory over 2013 USA Boxing youth
national champion John Luna (Milwaukee, Wis.) in the super
heavyweight title bout.
In womenís youth division competition, 2013 Junior World
Champions Caitlin Orosco (Anaheim, Calif.) and Jajaira Gonzalez
(Glendora, Calif.) both won gold medals in their respective
weight divisions. The pair made successful transitions in to the
youth division, taking the flyweight and lightweight division
titles. Gonzalez was honored as the outstanding boxer in the
youth womenís division for her performance in Reno.
Martha Fabela (Oakland, Calif.) took the title in the third
womenís Olympic weight division, winning a second round TKO over
Sarah Abernathy (Hokes Bluff, Ala.) in the middleweight finale.
Defending junior champion Iesha Kenney (Alexandria, Va.) made
the move up to the light welterweight division for the 2014
event, but the jump in weight didnít deter him from claiming
another gold medal.
The 2014 event was the first edition of the Junior and Youth
Open in its current format and the tournament results will play
a role in determining the athletes that will represent the
United States in international competition throughout the year.
Championship Bout Results
101 lbs/junior female: Mia Valadez, Los Angeles, Calif., dec.
Hillary Perez, Arlington, Texas, 3-0
101 lbs/junior male: Keyshawn Davis, Norfolk, Va., dec. Jesse
Mandapat, Anaheim, Calif., 3-0
106 lbs/junior male: Fernando Martinez, Phoenix, Ariz., dec.
Emmanuel Rojas, Fallon, Nev., 3-0
106 lbs/junior female: Kristyn Juarez, Los Angeles, Calif., dec.
Genessis Suarez, Detroit, Mich., 3-0
110 lbs/junior female: Ashley Perez, Reno, Nev., dec. Jessica
Juarez, San Diego, Calif., 3-0
110 lbs/junior male: Nicholas Sullivan, Porsmouth, Va., dec.
Jose Guevara, Nampa, Idaho, 2-1
114 lbs/junior male: Daniel Gonzalez, Moreno Valley, Calif., dec.
David Marfil, Sparks, Nev., 3-0
114 lbs/junior female: Olivia Hendrickson, Waterford, Wis., dec.
Yarisel Ramairez, Las Vegas, Nev., 2-1
119 lbs/junior male: Victor Morales, Vancouver, Wash., dec.
Thomas Blumenfeld, Albany, N.Y., 3-0
119 lbs/junior female: Lesly Soria, Los Angeles, Calif., dec.
Juanita Chavez, Racine, Wis., 2-1
108 lbs/youth male: Nico Hernandez, Wichita, Kansas dec. Thomas
Blumenfeld, Albany, N.Y., 3-0
112 lbs/youth female: Caitlin Orosco (Anaheim, Calif.) dec.
Odalys Camacho, Bakersfield, Calif., 2-1
114 lbs/youth male: Shakur Stevenson, Newark, N.J., dec. Antonio
Vargas, Kissimmee, Fla., 2-1
119 lbs/youth male: Melody Montes, Kissimmee, Fla., dec. Nysja
Barrientes, Las Vegas, Nev., 3-0
123 lbs/youth male: Carlos Balderas, Santa Maria, Calif., dec.
Hector Tanajara, San Antonio, Texas, 2-1
125 lbs/junior female: Diana Estrada, Hillsboro, Ore., dec.
Kaely Perez, Victoria, Texas, 2-1
125 lbs/junior male: Devin Haney, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Ryan
Garcia, Adelanto, Calif., 3-0
125 lbs/youth female: Mariah Leon, Lubbock, Texas, dec. Iris
Contreras, Corte Madera, Calif., 3-0
132 lbs/junior female: Lupe Gutierrez, Sacramento, Calif., dec.
Samantha Torres, Las Vegas, Nev., 3-0
132 lbs/junior male: Bryan Lua, Madera, Calif., dec. Nikita
Ababiy, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2-1
132 lbs/youth female: Jajaira Gonzalez, Glendora, Calif., dec.
Ariel Arismendez, Tolleson, Ariz., 3-0
132 lbs/youth male: Isidro Ochoa, Fresno, Calif., dec. Andres
Cortes, Henderson, Nev., 2-1
141 lbs/youth male: Jonathan Navarro, Los Angeles, Calif., dec.
Mark Dawson, Philadelphia, Pa., 2-1
141 lbs/youth female: Iesha Kenney, Alexandria, Va., dec. Selena
Acosta, Fresno, Calif., 3-0
145 lbs/junior male: Money Powell, Ft. Michell, Ala., dec.
Jonathan Reyes, Farmington, Minn., 3-0
152 lbs/youth male: Javier Estrada, Palmdale, Calif., dec. John
Williams, Baton Rouge, La.,3-0
154 lbs/junior female: Gabriela Gallegos, Los Angeles, Calif.,
dec. Mikayla Johnson, Tacoma, Wash., 2-1
154 lbs/junior male: Amisael Jimenez, Sacramento, Calif., dec.
Bryer Nagahama, Pearl City, Hawaii, 3-0
165 lbs/youth female: Martha Fabela, Oakland, Calif., won on TKO
over Sarah Abernathy, Hokes Bluff, Ala., TKO-2
165 lbs/youth male: Charles Conwell, Cleveland, Ohio dec.
Manjaro Hills, Jr., Baton Rouge, La., 3-0
176 lbs/junior male: Suray Mahmutovic, Daly City, Calif., dec.
Zachary Jones, Waipahu, Hawaii, 2-1
176+ lbs/junior male: Richard Torrez, Tulare, Calif., dec.
Roland Lemus, Los Angeles, Calif., 3-0
178 lbs/youth male: Bobby Harris, Worcester, Mass., dec. Sharif
Rahman, Las Vegas, Nev., 2-1
201 lbs/youth male: Matthew Mollet, Port Orchard, Wash., dec.
Matthew Hernandez, San Antonio, Texas, 2-1
201+ lbs/youth male: Darmani Rock, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. John
Luna, Milwaukee, Wis., 3-0