New Jersey 2012 Championship Team Competing in the 2012 National Championship
2012 National Champions are Crowned at Fort Carson
Twenty boxers claimed national titles on Saturday at the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships at the Fort Carson Special Events Center near Colorado Springs, Colo. For 14 of the day’s national champions, they earned not only a gold medal but also the right to represent the United States in two critical international competitions.
On the men’s side, the titlists earned a berth in the Americas Qualifier tournament in May in Brazil where they can qualify their spots in London on the international level. The seven women competing in the non-Olympic weight divisions all claimed berths on the 2012 Women’s World Championships team where they will join the three victors from the recent Olympic Trials for Women’s Boxing.
New Jersey female flyweight Ayesha Green became the first 2012 National Champion, winning her championship bout with Anissa Vasquez (Fort Worth, Texas) in the opening bout of the day. Green recorded a 26-7 decision over Vasquez to win the flyweight title.
New Jersey’s Leroy Davila won the Silver medal in the men’s light flyweight division & Julian Rodriguez won the Silver Medal in the men’s light welterweight division. Davila lost to Santos Vasquez in the tie breaker and Rodriguez lost to the number one seed & Olympic Trial champion Jamel Herring by decision. Davila was ahead after the 1st round 3-1 and after the 2nd round 6-4, yet Vasquez won the tie breaking decision at the end. Julian Rodriguez was ahead after the 1st round 4-3, but Herring evened things up at the end of the 2nd round 6-6.
Accolades to the team for a job well done. Fans were excited to see these talented, driven and determined athletes perform. Chants from the crowd “JERSEY… JERSEY” ….were heard throughout the tournament. The team not only left with the gold medal and two silver medals but left with the respect, recognition and admiration of all who were in attendance.
Congratulations to the 2012 USA Boxing National Championship Team
Yordy De Leon, Julian Rodriguez, Leroy Davila, Herkin De La Rosa, Shakor Jackson
Tyshan Murray, Michael Hilton, Ayesha Green, John Magda and Tyrell Wright