FalconVision Preview for Wing Open Championships
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. -- After several weeks of hard-hitting preliminary action, 20 members of the Air Force boxing team will compete in the finals of the 59th Wing Open Championships, which will be held this Thursday (March 2) under the lights of Clune Arena. Admission is free to the 6:00 p.m., event, which will be streamed live on GoAirForceFalcons.com.
This year's card features seven returning Wing Open champions, including three multi-year champions.
Senior Adam Sumait is a three-time Wing Open champion and defending national champion at 119 pounds, while classmate Heather Parcasio and junior Aubrey Lowe are two-time Wing Open champions in their respective weight divisions (125 pounds for Parcasio, 139 pounds for Lowe). Senior Pedro Barrientes, the Wing Open Outstanding Boxer recipient in 2016, is back to defend his 147-pound title, while classmate Johnny Wells, the reigning national champion at 156 pounds, is back to claim his second straight title. Junior Naji Bseiso is also looking to claim his second title at 165 pounds, while junior Osama Farqaleet, who won the 125-pound title last year, will be boxing up a weight class this year in the 132-pound division.
In all, 10 contests (eight men's bouts, two women's bouts) will be contested.
The winners of the Wing Open Championships will form the core of the Air Force squad that will represent the Academy at the upcoming National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) tournaments this spring. The 2017 regional meet will take place in Reno, Nev., on March 16-18, while the NCBA National Championships will take place in Lawrenceburg, Ind., on April 6-8.
ORDER OF BOUTS | RED CORNER LISTED FIRST
119-lbs.: RJ Leon vs Adam Sumait
125-lbs.: Heather Parcasio vs Alex Reveles
132-lbs.: Levi Rate vs Osama Farqaleet
139-lbs.: Ife Onigbanjo vs Landon Tomcho
139-lbs.: Adrienne Yoder vs Aubrey Lowe
147-lbs.: Dillon Willis vs Pedro Barrientes
156-lbs.: Jeromy Jorgenson vs Johnny Wells
165-lbs.: Levi Knox vs Naji Bseiso
175-lbs.: Elijah Calloway vs Vlad Zhukov
185-lbs.: Austin Dreyer vs Joe Asenuga