Northern California winners from Western Qualifiers from Reno, Nevada
This past weekend in Reno, Nevada, USA Boxing held the western qualifiers for the Olympic Games, which is a national tournament. In December of last year, the one and two seeds were decided by those who made it to the finals and the winner of the tourney, the three and four seeds were solidified in the elite divisions.
Those winning their tournaments were elite men 138 lbs Charlie Sheehy of Brisbane, Ca, elite female 112 lbs Mariana Gonzalez of Sunnyvale, California and 165 lbs Alexis Gomez of San Francisco, CA.
Those who lost in the final, but recorded a birth in the Olympic Trials are EM 125 lbs Kevin Montano of Concord, Ca, EF 125 lbs Lupe Gutierrez of Sacramento, Ca and EF 141 lbs. Heaven Burdett of Castro Valley, Ca.
Other winners from the Northern California region are as follows: Youth 101 lbs Jesus Haro of Merced, Ca, youth intermediate 85 lbs Santiago Veloz of Atwater, Ca, youth intermediate 90 lbs Jose Contreras of Hayward, CA, bantam female 60 lbs Brianna Martinez of Merced, Ca, bantam female 101 lbs Melaya Soto of Gilroy, CA, bantam female 106 lbs Tatiana Delgado of Fresno, Ca, bantam male 114 Francisco Aleman of Fresno, Ca, bantam male 119 Kumar Prescod of San Leandro, Ca, pee wee 60 lbs David Veloz of Atwater, Ca, 65 lbs pee wee Damon Flores of Ceres, Ca, pee wee female 9-10 Marley McNeal of San Francisco, Ca, 9-10 pee wee 60 lbs Refugio Veloz of Atwater, CA.
Those who got silver in competition for the tournament from Northern California are as follows : youth 106 lbs Destiny Nino of Manteca, Ca, youth 112 lbs Sandra Tovar of Turlock, Ca, youth 114 lbs Antonio Chavarria of Stockton, Ca, youth 165 lbs Angel Chavez of Salinas, Ca, youth intermediate 75 lbs Orlando Zamora of Turlock, Ca, intermediate 114 lbs Moises Villalobos of Manteca, Ca, junior male 176 lbs Juan Gonzalez of Fresno, Ca, bantam female 75 lbs Jaevani Persaud of Concord, Ca, pee wee 55 lbs Francisco Lopez Garcia of San Francisco, Ca.