April 4, 2013
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. - Highlighted by three victories, the Air Force boxing team opened competition at the National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) Championships in Mashantucket, Conn., on Thursday, April 4. Air Force posted a 3-4 quarterfinal record, with five boxers receiving first-round byes.
Freshman Jacob Berggren took a 132-pound decision from Iowa State's Josue Avila for his first national-level victory, while senior Glenn Miltenberg decisioned Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Jamal Ferguson in a 147-pound bout. Junior Denis Vorobyov rounded out the Falcons' quarterfinal winners, as he earned the judges' vote over Penn State's Will Morrill at 165 pounds.
Four additional Falcons also competed in the quarterfinal round of the NCBA Championships this afternoon. Sophomore Michael Magtalas dropped his 119-pound contest with East Carolina's Brandon Knox, while senior Will Petersen fell in a referee-stopped, 139-pound bout with Army's Emmanuel Osei. Junior James Monk and senior Logan Brandt both dropped decisions to Coast Guard boxers, as Monk fell in a 156-pound contest with James Descartes and Brandt lost a 175-pound bout to Taylor Tennyson.
After one day of competition, Army leads the overall team standings with 12 points, while Navy and Air Force are ranked second (nine) and third (eighth), respectively, to round out the top three.
Action at the NCBA National Championships continues tomorrow (April 5) night at Fox Theater within the Foxwoods Resort in Connecticut. The semifinal round is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. (EST).
119-lbs.: Brandon Knox (East Carolina) dec. Michael Magtalas
132-lbs.: Jacob Berggren dec. Josue Avila (Iowa State)
139-lbs.: Emmanuel Osei (Army) rsc Will Petersen
147-lbs.: Glenn Miltenberg dec. Jamal Ferguson (IU/Penn)
156-lbs.: James Descartes (Coast Guard) dec. James Monk
165-lbs.: Denis Vorobyov dec. Will Morrill (Penn State)
175-lbs.: Taylor Tennyson (Coast Guard) dec. Logan Brandt