LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. – The Air Force boxing team captured four national titles on Saturday, April 8, as the Falcons wrapped up competition at the 2017 National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) Championships in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Seniors Adam Sumait and Johnny Wells successfully defended their titles, while classmate Landon Tomcho and freshman Adrienne Yoder earned their first championship belts.
Sumait picked up his second title in as many years, as he posted a unanimous decision over Army West Point’s Isaih Ortiz in the 119-pound final, while Wells defended his 156-pound title following a 5-0 decision over Nevada’s Zack Smith. Tomcho, who finished third at last year’s championships, swept the five judges’ votes for a 147-pound West Virginia’s Eric Toombs.
Yoder became the first female in Academy history to win a NCBA national title, as she earned a 3-2 decision over Army West Point’s Adaya Queen in the 139-pound championship bout. The Falcons also claimed one silver medal on the night, as senior Pedro Barrientes dropped a decision to Washington’s James Porter in the 147-pound final.
In addition to the five finalists that competed on Saturday, six other Falcons earned NCBA All-America status after placing third in their respective bouts. Juniors Osama Farqaleet (125 pounds), Naji Bseiso (165 pounds) and Den Tati-Mackaya (195 pounds), as well as senior Kellen Cleveland (heavyweight) , earned bronze medal belts on the men’s side, while senior Heather Parcasio (125 pounds) and junior Victoria Rodriguez (156 pounds) earned that accolade for the women.
Army West Point captured the team title for the eighth time in 10 years, edging Air Force by just one bout, and Washington rounded out the top three.
119-lbs.: Adam Sumait (Air Force) dec. Isiah Ortiz (Army West Point)
139-lbs.: Landon Tomcho (Air Force) dec. Eric Toombs (West Virginia)
147-lbs.: James Porter (Washington) dec. Pedro Barrientes (Air Force)
156-lbs.: Johnny Wells (Air Force) dec. Zack Smith (Nevada)
WOMEN’S CLUB RESULTS
139-lbs.: Adrienne Yoder (Air Force) dec. Adaya Queen (Army West Point)