All-Army Boxing
Dustin Lara of Fort Bragg, N.C., outpunches John Jackson of Camp Carroll, S. Korea, in bout two of the All-Army Boxing Championships Friday at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. (Army News Service, Jan. 30, 2008) - Boxing fans from throughout southern Arizona filled Barnes Field House Friday night to watch the championship bouts of the 2008 All Army Boxing Championships.

Friday night's nine bouts featured boxers with local connections, knockouts and a women's bout. A combatives demonstration by the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion during the intermission kept the evening's energy level high.

The following boxers made this year's All Army boxing team:

WOMEN

132 lbs.
Sgt. Cherrie Moyer, New York National Guard


MEN

112 lbs.
2nd Lt. Michael Benedosso, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

119 lbs.
Sgt. John Franklin, Fort Carson, Colo.

125 lbs.
Spc. Alexis Ramon, Fort Carson, Colo.

132 lbs.
Pfc. Connor Johnson, Fort Jackson, S.C.

141 lbs.
Spc. Adrian Orrostieta, Ketterbach, Germany

152 lbs.
Spc. Nathaniel Hicks, Fort Gordon, Ga.

165 lbs.
Spc. Zacch Hardrick, Fort Carson, Colo.

178 lbs.
Spc. Jeffery Spencer, Fort Carson, Colo.

201 lbs.
Staff Sgt. Joe Guzman, Fort Carson, Colo.

201+ lbs.
Staff Sgt. Andrew Shepherd, Fort Carson, Colo.


The 2008 All Army Boxing team goes on to compete against the best boxers in the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy Feb. 3-8 at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Army is the reigning Armed Forces boxing champion. Since 1976, Army has only given that title up twice -- once in 1978 to the Marines and again to the Marines in 1991.

This year's championships were covered by the Military Channel. Three one-hour segments on the 2008 All Army Boxing Championships will air on the Military Channel later this summer.

Fort Huachuca will host the All Army Boxing Championships and the Armed Force Boxing Championships in 2009.

Fort Huachuca is a center of excellence for military sports and has been home to Army boxing for 20 years. In addition to regularly hosting the All Army Boxing Championships and the Armed Forces Boxing Championships, the fort was the site of the 2004 World Military Boxing Championships where 20 member nations participated and the 2006 World Military Volleyball Championships where six countries participated. The Armed Forces cycling team trained here in 2005.

Here are Friday's results:


MEN

Match bouts

Sgt. John Franklin (119 lbs.), Fort Carson, Colo., outpointed 2nd Lt. Michael Benedosso (112 lbs.), Fort Huachuca, Ariz., 37-13

Spc. Alexis Ramons (125 lbs.), Fort Carson, Colo., outpointed Pfc. Connor Johnson (132 lbs.), Fort Jackson, S.C., 30-22

Pfc. Jeremy McClamm (178 lbs.), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, outpointed Spc. Yonnick McDonald (201 lbs.), Fort Story, Va., 34-26


Bronze medal bout (141 lbs.)

Sgt. Charles Gable, Fort Richardson, Alaska, outpointed Pvt. John Jackson Camp Carroll, Korea, 49-12


CHAMPIONSHIP BOUTS

WOMEN

132 lbs.
Sgt. Cherrie Moyer, New York National Guard, outpointed Pvt. Britney Teasley, Stuttgart, Germany, 25-13


MEN

141 lbs.
Spc. Adrian Orrostieta, Ketterback, Germany, outpointed Pfc. Dustin Lara, Fort Bragg, N.C., 22-16

152 lbs.
Spc. Nathaniel Hicks, Fort Gordon, Ga., outpointed Spc. Justin Lubash, Fort Hood, Texas, 32-19

165 lbs.
Spc. Zacch Hardrick, Fort Carson, Colo., unopposed

178 lbs.
Spc. Jeffery Spencer, Fort Carson, Colo., stopped Pfc. Sean Pate, Korea, 0.56 in round 1

201 lbs.
Staff Sgt. Joe Guzman, Fort Carson, Colo., stopped Spc. Isaac Mendoza, Ketterbach, Germany, 1:32 in round 2

201+ lbs.
Staff Sgt. Andrew Shepherd, Fort Carson, Colo., unopposed


MEDALS

WOMEN

132 lbs.
Gold
Sgt. Cherrie Moyer, New York National Guard

Silver
Pvt. Britney Teasley, Stuttgart, Germany


MEN

112 lbs.
Gold
2nd Lt. Michael Benedosso, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

119 lbs.
Gold
Sgt. John Franklin, Fort Carson, Colo.

125 lbs.
Gold
Spc. Alexis Ramon, Fort Carson, Colo.

132 lbs.
Gold
Pfc. Connor Johnson, Fort Jackson, S.C.

141 lbs.
Gold
Spc. Adrian Orrostieta, Ketterbach, Germany

Silver
Pfc. Dustin, Lara, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Bronze
Sgt. Charles Gable, Fort Richardson, Alaska


152 lbs.
Gold
Spc. Nathaniel Hicks, Fort Gordon, Ga.

Silver
Spc. Justin Lubash, Fort Hood, Texas

Bronze
Sgt. Shawn Sullivan, Miesau, Germany


165 lbs.
Gold
Spc. Zacch Hardrick, Fort Carson, Colo.


178 lbs.

Gold
Spc. Jeffery Spencer, Fort Carson, Colo.

Silver
Pfc. Sean Pate, Korea


201 lbs.

Gold
Staff Sgt. Joe Guzman, Fort Carson, Colo.

Silver
Spc. Isaac Mendoza, Ketterbach, Germany


201+ lbs.
Gold
Staff Sgt. Andrew Shepherd, Fort Carson, Colo.


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