Air Force Posts 6-1 Record at NCBA Invitational
Jan. 31, 2010
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Backed by six strong victories, the Air Force boxing team wrapped up an impressive evening of competition late Saturday (Jan. 30) night at the National Collegiate Boxing Association Invitational in Seattle, WA. Senior captain Cory Tintzman was named the team's Boxer of the Week following a winning decision in the heavyweight division.
Defending NCBA champion Matthew DeMars opened the night with a victorious 119-pound decision over Navy's Huy Troung. Freshman Andrew Pineda suffered a decisional loss to Navy's Tom Payne in a the 120-pound decision.
In the 132-pound bout, junior Michael Mizes picked up decision over Maryland's Corey Simmons and the Falcons never looked back. Sophomore Daniel Starr and senior Bailey Ball picked up victories in back-to-back bouts at 140 pounds. Starr caused the referee to stop his bout with Lock Haven's Jaytron Charles in the third round, while Ball earned a decision over Cal's Phillip Bremner.
Freshman Ben Fox won his first NCBA bout, as he took a decision from Navy's Fabian Plesant in the 152-pound bout. Tintzman improved to 5-0 on the season after taking a 210-pound decision from Army's Seth King in the Falcons' final bout of the night.
Air Force returns to action on Friday, Feb. 5, as it travels to Reno, Nev., for another invitational against the National Collegiate Boxing Association foes.