Air Force Posts 4-3 Record at Washington Invitational
Jan. 25, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. - Four members of the Air Force boxing team claimed victories at the annual Washington Athletic Club Invitational late Saturday (Jan. 24) night in Seattle, Wash. The Falcons competed in seven bouts, ranging from 115-pounds to the heavyweight division.
In the squad's first bout of the night, sophomore Matt DeMars defeated Navy's Logan Hershman in the 115-pound bout. It is the second time this season that DeMars has defeated Hershman, as he also earned a decision in the season-opening bout.
Air Force went up 2-0 on the night, as senior Harvey White defeated Santa Clara's Sean Lee in the 132-pound bout. After Navy's Ruben Zweiban took a decision from sophomore Joseph Silvio at 150 pounds, the Falcons responded with back-to-back victories.
Senior Boyce Loomis improved to 2-1 on the season, as he decisioned Navy's Rick Wiegart in a 185-pound contest. For his victory, Loomis was named the Academy's Boxer of the Week. Classmate Andrew Catoire won his 190-pound bout with James Gardner of Nevada.
Air Force was unable to pick up victories in their last two bouts of the night, both from the heavyweight division. Maryland's Josh Stone earned a decision over Dave Miller, while Cedric Fraser of Army defeated junior Cory Tintzman in the night's final bout.
The Falcons continue on the road next Friday (Jan. 30), when they travel to Reno, Nev., for another invitational against its opponents from the National Collegiate Boxing Association.
RESULTS FROM WASHINGTON INVITATIONAL