April 5, 2013
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. - With a 4-4 record, the Air Force boxing team split its slate of semifinal bouts during the second day of action (Friday, April 5) at the National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) National Championships in Mashantucket, Conn.
Senior Drew Pineda defeated Army's Kyle Kirayama in the 112-pound bout, while sophomore Roy Taylor earned a decision over UNLV's Jay Doh at 125 pounds. Junior Denis Vorobyov, competing in his second bout in as many days, used a big third round to defeat Army's John Mijia in the 165-pound semifinal, while senior Olawale Lawal earned a close heavyweight decision over John Zemrose from Indiana University at Pennsylvania.
Four other Falcons concluded competition during the semifinals this evening. Freshman Jacob Berggren dropped a hard-fought decision to defending NCBA champion Josh Lopez from Massachusetts at 132 pounds, while senior Glenn Miltenberg fell in a hard-hitting 147-pound semifinal to Army's Sebastian Mims. Freshman Phil Mays lost a tightly contested 185-pound decision to Nevada's Josue Gaytan, while classmate Gytenis Borusas fell to Army's Jon Maddux in a 195-pound semifinal.
With 20 points, Air Force sits in second in the team standings...just 16 points behind current leader Army.
Action at the NCBA National Championships concludes 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).
112-lbs.: Drew Pineda dec. Kyle Kirayama (Army)
125-lbs.: Roy Taylor dec. Jay Doh (UNLV)
132-lbs.: Josh Lopez (UMass) dec. Jacob Berggren
147-lbs.: Sebastian Mims (Army) dec. Glenn Miltenberg
165-lbs.: Denis Vorobyov dec. John Mijia (Army)
185-lbs.: Josue Gaytan (Nevada) dec. Phil Mays
195-lbs.: Jon Maddux (Army) dec. Gytenis Borusas
Hywt.: Olawale Lawal dec. John Zemrose (IU/Penn)