Boyce Loomis Earns a Victory at NYC Invitational

    Boyce Loomis
    Boyce Loomis

    Nov. 19, 2007

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Junior Boyce Loomis was named the Academy's Boxer of the Week after claiming victory at the New York Athlete Club Collegiate Invitational on Monday, Nov. 19, in New York, N.Y. One of three Falcons to compete at the annual showcase of National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) boxers, Loomis was the Academy's lone winner, taking a decision at 185 pounds.

    Loomis defeated Army's Nate Taylor to claim his first Boxer of the Week honor this season. Although Taylor used an aggressive style of boxing, Loomis was able to win the first and third rounds. He staggered Taylor in the final set to secure the decision.

    Senior Brian Navin dropped a decision to Nevada's Thomas Gennaro in the Falcons' first bout of the night. Facing the defending national silver medalist (and 2006 national champion) in a 132-pound match-up, Navin took the early advantage behind an aggressive style and strong jab. Although Gennaro was behind heading into the third round, he used some good combinations to earn the judges' decision over Navin.

    Senior captain John Quinn also participated at the invitational, closing out the night with a rematch of last year's 195-pound national semifinal bout. Facing Aaron Lynch of Lock Haven, Quinn scored well with his one-two combination and was leading his competition heading into the second round. However, midway through the middle stanza, Lynch used a strong right to down Quinn and cause the referee to stop the match.

    Air Force returns to the Academy's Upper Boxing Room on Nov. 30, for another round of Friday Night Fights. Action begins at 4:30 p.m.

    132-lbs.: Thomas Gennaro (Nevada) dec. Brian Navin (Air Force)
    185-lbs.: Boyce Loomis (Air Force) dec. Nate Taylor (Army)
    195-lbs.: Aaron Lynch (Lock Haven) rsc-2 John Quinn (Air Force)



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