The Ottumwa Courier

Sports

April 9, 2012

Ottumwa boxers claim four Golden Gloves crowns

DES MOINES — The Ottumwa Boxing Club claimed its 16th Novice Division team title Saturday at the 2012 Iowa Golden Gloves Tournament, held at ALLPLAY in Des Moines this past weekend.

Adam Gates won the championship in the Open Division while Henry Majin, Josh Reber and Guillermo Martinez each took a crown in the Novice Division in their repective weight classes.

The Ottumwa Boxing Club brought five fighters to the tournament, which has been an annual event since 1938. The Ottumwa club, coached by Bill Robinson and Robbie Adamson, has been competing since 1973 and returned home with the Novice Division team crown for the 16th time. There were a combined 18 bouts on Friday and Saturday. Championships were decided on Saturday for competitive boxers and novices alike.

Gates, who competed in the 132-pound open class, won the National Ringside Novice title held in Kansas City in 2010. Gates and all the Open Champions from Saturday will represent Iowa and compete in the National Tournament of Champions in Mesquite, Nevada on May 1.

Gates, who started boxing at the age of 13, defeated Levi Ewing of Fort Dodge in his semifinal bout on Friday and then took out two-time Golden Glove Champion Phillip Acuna of Muscatine by decison in the finals on Saturday.

Majin, fighting in the 152-pound novice division, received a bye in the semifinals and defeated Ryan Hassan of Des Moines by decision in the championship.

Reber defeated Keswick’s Ben Kruse in the semifinals Friday in the 165-pound novice class. He took the title Saturday with a first-round TKO victory over Todd Porter of Muscatine.

Martinez, boxing in the 201+ pounds weight class in the novice division, downed Davenport’s Mercury Perkins on Friday to advance to Saturday’s finals, where he defeated Jaimie Alvard of Waterloo by decision to claim the crown.

Ottumwa’s Derrick Anderson also advanced to the finals with a semifinal win Friday night. Anderson, in the 152-pound novice class, defeated Austin Rogers of Keswick Friday to move to the finals, where he was defeated by decision by Christopher Blanco of Iowa City.

The Ottumwa Boxing Club is currently closed but will open for a summer camp on June 20.

2012 Iowa Golden Gloves Results

Iowa Golden Gloves tournament

At ALLPLAY, Des Moines, April 6-7

Open Champions

123 – Darrell Johnson (New Beginnings). 132 – Adam Gates (Ottumwa). 141 – David Levi Jr. (Beasley’s Downtown BC Davenport). 152 – De‘André Harris (New Beginnings). 165 – Martin Schuh (Ft Dodge). 178 – Greg Sykes (Cedar Valley). 201 – Javonta Charles (New Beginnings). 201+ - Kevin Merchant (Dubuque YMCA)

(Open Champions team will represent Iowa and compete in the National Tournament of Champions later this month in Mesquite, Nev.)

Novice Champions

132 – Francisco Rubio (Cedar Valley BC). 141A – Taylor Everett (Tommy Joe’s BC). 141B – David Guzman (Lee County). 152A – Nick Pierce (Dubuque). 152B – Christopher Blanco (ICOR). 152C – Henry Majin (Ottumwa). 165A – Austin Butts (New Beginnings). 165B – Josh Reber (Ottumwa). 165C – Cody Long (DM). 201+B - Kenneth Klinner (Dubuque YMCA). 201+A - Gillermo Martinez (Ottumwa).

OTTUMWA RESULTS

Friday

Men’s Open Division

132 pounds — Adam Gates, Ottumwa, def. Levi Ewing, Fort Dodge, decision.

Men’s Novice Division

152 — Nick Pierce, Dubuque, def. Dylan Hillyer, Waterloo (Cedar Valley), decision; Derrek Anderson, Ottumwa, def. Austin Rodgers, Keswick, decision; Ryan Hassen def. Sam Hunter, decision.

165 — Austin Butts, Des Moines (New Beginnings), def. Zach Ashcoff, Iowa City (ICOR), decision; Josh Reber, Ottumwa, def. Ben Kruse, Keswick, decision; Cody Long, Des Moines (New Beginnings), def. Hootie Keoprsaeuth, Des Moines (Southeast D.M.), decision.

201-plus — Guillermo Martinez, Ottumwa, def. Mercury Perkins, Davenport (Pena’s), decision; Kenneth Klinner, Dubuque (YMCA), def. Robert Westrum, Fort Dodge, decision.

Saturday’s Open

Final Round

132 pounds — Adam Gates, Ottumwa, def. Phillip Acuna, Muscatine, decision.

Men’s Novice Finals

152 — Nick Pierce, Dubuque, def. Cole Baker, Des Moines (New Beginnings), decision; Christopher Blanco, Iowa City (ICOR), def. Derrek Anderson, Ottumwa, decision; Henry Majin, Ottumwa, def. Ryan Hassen, decision.

165 — Austin Butts, Des Moines (New Beginnings), def. Marquavias Hughs, Waterloo (Cedar Valley), KO, second round; Josh Reber, Ottumwa, def. Todd Porter, Muscatine, TKO, first round; Cody Long, D.M., def. Theron Troutfetter, Ottumwa, KO, first round.

201 plus — Kenneth Klinner, Dubuque (YMCA), def. Marcos Alberto, Mason City (Tommy Joe), dec.; Gillermo Martinez, Ottumwa, def. Jaimie Alvard, Waterloo (Cedar Valley), dec.

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Flanders wins third-straight 400 for OHS URBANDALE -- Another meet and another 400-meter dash win for Ottumwa's Charlette Flanders. The Bulldog senior picked up her third-straight win in the one-lap race around the track on Thursday at Urbandale's Chuck Silvey Invitational. Flanders placed

    April 17, 2014

  • MSAE boys shut out Iowa City West IOWA CITY — The Fairfield Maharishi boys' tennis team picked up an impressive early-season shutout on Thursday, scoring a 9-0 win at Iowa City High. "From top to bottom, it was the team's best performance of the season," said MSAE head coach Steve Br

    April 17, 2014

  • 0418 OTT Sports Abbie Budan photo Bulldog linksters take third in Marshalltown MARSHALLTOWN — The Ottumwa girls golf team turned in a admirable performance Thursday, capturing third out of 14 teams at the Linda Bloom Invitational with a collective score of 377 strokes. "I think we played well pretty much from top to bottom," Ot

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0418 OTT Sports boys tennis color photo Ottumwa boys tennis dominates Des Moines Lincoln OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa boys tennis team looked a lot like domination Thursday at Dan Staggs Court, as they shut out Des Moines Lincoln 11-0 in CIML Metro Conference action. "It's early in the season and I can already see our team starting to grow," Ot

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0418 OTT Sports Marcus Posley photo IHCC's Posley signs with St. Bonaventure OTTUMWA — This past basketball season was one that saw Indian Hills rewrite the record books offensively. Of all numbers that stood out this season, none are more visible then the school-record number of made 3-pointers. Though it only reflects the n

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Packwood Little League Fundraiser to be held PACKWOOD — The Packwood Little League Hog Roast Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 26, from 5-6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Packwood Christian Church. Four teams with over 40 kids participate in the Packwood Little League. The fundr

    April 17, 2014

  • 0418 OTT Sports Colin Pearson signs IHCC's Pearson signs with San Diego OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College golfer Colin Pearson is headed west to continue his education and golf career. The IHCC sophomore Wednesday signed a letter of intent with the University of San Diego. Pearson is coming off his best finish of

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0418 OTT Sports Area Girls Tennis photo Osky girl netters drop match to Tigers OSKALOOSA — Oskaloosa’s Little Hawkeye Conference match with Grinnell came down to the final doubles match on a chilly day in Mahaska County. The Tigers’ duo of Lily Hamilton and Jackie Johnson pulled out the 6-3, 7-5 win over the Oskaloosa tandem of

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • On Tap Friday College Golf Indian Hills at Buena Vista Spring Invitational (Storm Lake) College Softball Southeastern at Indian Hills (DH), 3 p.m. College Baseball Indian Hills at Muscatine (DH), 3 p.m. Girls Golf Melcher-Dallas at Moravia, 4 p.m. Boys Golf Melche

    April 17, 2014

  • No Headline Provided Mustang Relays Bloomfield 04-15-14 Class AA team scores -- 1. Davis County 160, 2. Fairfield 159, 3. Pekin 34, 4. Keokuk 82. Boys Results Shot put -- 1. E. Adam (P) 50-8, 2. T. Northup (P) 41-6, 3. M. Fritz (FF) 38-7, 4. I. Hougland (DC) 37-4, 5. B.

    April 17, 2014

NCAA Tournament Scoreboard
Sports photo reprints


Obituaries

Facebook