USAF ACADEMY, Colo. – The Air Force boxing team captured three victories this evening (Nov. 3) during its annual showdown with service academy rival Army West Point. Sophomore Sean Chieves earned the Academy’s Boxer of the Week award, as the Falcons posted a 3-5 record against the Black Knights.
Chieves recorded the Falcons’ first victory, as he earned a decision over Nate Rodriguez in the 142-pound bout. Senior Dillon Willis and junior Josh Turner also collected victories for Air Force, as Willis defeated Chandon Hutchinson at 156 pounds and Turner decisioned Nat Okyere at 154 pounds.
Five additional bouts were also contested in the Cadet Gym Boxing Room. Senior Naji Bseiso dropped a 172-pound decision to Adrian Albin, while sophomore RJ Leon lost a 125-pound bout to Isiah Ortiz when the referee stopped their bout in the third set. Sophomore Levi Rate was decisioned by Vonn Grant in a 147-pound contest, while classmate William Ragland lost a 162-pound decision to Alec Lawrence and senior Joe Asenuga lost his 185-pound bout with Christian Blesdoe.
The women’s club team posted a 2-1 record against the counterparts from Army West Point, with juniors Laura Drapinski and Monica Mammah collecting victories. Drapinski earned a split decision over Esther Naglia in a 115-pound bout, while Mammah earned a unanimous decision in her 147-pound bout with Ebakoliane Obiomon. Fellow junior Ellen Miota also competed during tonight’s event, dropping a 139-pound contest to Adaya Queen.
Air Force returns to action in two weeks (Nov. 17), when they host Friday Night Fights at 4:30 p.m. (MT).
172-lbs.: Adrian Albin (Army West Point) dec. Naji Bseiso (Air Force)
115-lbs.: Laura Drapinski (Air Force) dec. Esther Naglia (Army West Point)
125-lbs.: Isiah Ortiz (Army West Point) rsc-3 RJ Leon (Air Force)
139-lbs.: Adaya Queen (Army West Point) dec. Ellen Miota (Air Force)
142-lbs.: Sean Chieves (Air Force) dec. Nate Rodriguez (Army West Point)
147-lbs.: Vonn Grant (Army West Point) dec. Levi Rate (Air Force)
147-lbs.: Monica Mammah (Air Force) dec. Ebakoliane Obiomon (Army West Point)
156-lbs.: Dillon Willis (Air Force) dec. Chandon Hutchinson (Army West Point)
154-lbs.: Josh Turner (Air Force) dec. Nat Okyere (Army West Point)
162-lbs.: Alec Lawrence (Army West Point) dec. William Ragland (Air Force)
185-lbs.: Christian Blesdsoe (Army West Point) dec. Joe Asenuga (Air Force)