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The first day of the U.S. Olympic Trials is now in the books, and despite no live stream due to rights issues, the action was filled with a lot of drama.

Keep in mind this is a double-elimination tournament.

A few upsets occurred that should make noise as three number one seeds lost on the first day of the tournament. 114 lbs Michael Angeletti lost to Anthony Olascuaga, Olascuaga was the last person to qualify for the event, finishing as a runner-up at the Last Chance Qualifier. One of the favorites at 125 lbs, Duke Ragan lost to Bruce Carrington in the best bout of the first day, Carrington, who fought at the 2016 Trials is off to a hot start. Also in the heavyweight division, Darius Fulghum defeated top seed, Adrian Tillman, as well as Lavars Carter beat Freudis Rojas.

A list of results from today are posted below.

114 Men’s

Anthony Olascuaga defeated tournament favorite Michael Angeletti by decision, Anthony Herrera won via a walkover against Ray Ray Robinson, Roscoe Hill defeated Jose Nieves and Abraham Perez got a walkover against Fernando Martinez.

That means that Anthony Olascuaga will face Anthony Herrera, and Roscoe Hill will face Abraham Perez on Wednesday. I am confused by the loser’s bracket and will wait for that to post before posting who will fight on Thursday.

125 Men’s

Bruce Carrington came in the eighth seed to defeat the number one seed Duke Ragan on the first day, Jonathan Mansour defeated Japhethlee Llamido, Rashiem Jefferson defeated Xavian Ramirez and Kevin Montano defeated David Navarro.

Bruce Carrington will face Jonathan Mansour on Wednesday as well as Rashiem Jefferson will face Kevin Montano.

138 Men’s

Number one seed Keyshawn Davis defeated Marcell Davidson, Harley Mederos defeated Ernesto Mercado, Charlie Sheehy defeated Daniel Garcia and Dalis Kaleiopu defeated Israel Rodriguez.

Davis will face Mederos in the next round, and Sheehy will face Kaleiopu, which will take place on Wednesday.

152 Men’s

Another big upset, Lavars Carter defeated Freudis Rojas in the first round, Kelvin Davis defeated Victor Arranda, Marques Valle stopped Wayne Boudreaux, and Delante “Tiger” Johnson defeated Morris Young.

Carter will face Davis and Valle will face Johnson on Wednesday.

165 Men’s

Troy Isley beat Alex Chisholm, Kahshad Elliot defeated Antonio Garcia, Joseph Hicks stopped Alexis Chaparro, Javier Martinez defeated Francis Hogan.

Isley faces Elliot on Wednesday and Martinez faces Hicks.

178 Men’s

Rahim Gonzales defeated Robert Magee, Oroville Crooks defeated Nasheed Smith, Chavon Davis defeated Francis Oran and Atif Oberlton defeated Amir Ghaffari.

Gonzales will face Crooks, Davis will face Oberlton on Wednesday.

201 Men’s

Darius Fulghum defeated number one seed Adrian Tillman, Najee Lopez defeated Brandon Moore, Joshua Edwards defeated Devon Young and seventh seed Jamar Talley defeated #2 seed Cymone Kearney, meaning the one and two seeds have both suffered one loss in the tournament on the first day.

Fulghum will face Lopez and Edwards will face Talley on Wednesday.

201 + Men’s

Luis Alvarado defeated Decarree Scott, Jeremiah Milton defeated Dominic Okopie, Antonio Mireles defeated Pryce Taylor as well as the seventh seed Kenyon Walker defeating Deandre Savage.

Alvarado will face Milton and Mireles will face Walker on Wednesday.

112 Women’s

Virginia “Ginny” Fuchs defeated Stephanie Chavez, Christina Cruz stopped Jasmine Hampton, Mariana Gonzalez defeated Lina Vezzani-Katano and Heaven Garcia defeated Jazzelle Bobadilla.

Fuchs will face Cruz on Wednesday, along with Gonzalez facing Garcia in a pair of great bouts.

125 Women’s

Yarisel Ramirez won a close fight against Melanie Costa, Andrea Medina stopped Destiny Jasso, Iyana “Right Hook Roxy” Verduzco defeated Mikiah Kreps and Lupe Gutierrez defeated Isamary Aquino.

Ramirez will face Medina, Right Hook Roxy will face Gutierez on Wednesday.

132 Women’s

Rashida Ellis defeated Rebecca Maine, Whitney Gomez defeated Stacia Suttles, Kimberly Carlson defeated Jennifer Lopez and Amelia Moore got a walkover against Ravven Brown.

Ellis will fight Gomez and Carlson will fight Moore on Wednesday.

152 Women’s

Oshae Jones defeated Briana Che, Mary Spencer defeated Arika Skoog, Danyelle Wolf defeated Liz Flores and Sharahya Moreu defeated Jill Stafford.

Jones will face Spencer on Wednesday and Wolf will face Moreu.

165 Women’s

Naomi Graham defeated Rachael Washington, Alexis Gomez defeated Melody Popravak, Kendra Reeves defeated Pasene Asuega, and Morelle McCane walked over Fallon Farrar.

Graham faces Gomez next and Reeves faces McCane, on Wednesday.

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