All-Army Boxing
Dustin Lara of Fort Bragg, N.C., jabs at John Jackson of Camp Carroll, South Korea, in the second bout 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 2008 All-Army Boxing team selected by the weekend's bouts will compete against the best boxers in the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy Feb. 3-8 at Camp Lejeune, N.C., in the 2008 Armed Forces Boxing Championships.

Army is the reigning Armed Forces boxing team 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 1-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 Forces Boxing Championships in 2009.

Fort Huachuca is a center of excellence for military sports and has played host to Army boxing events 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.

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.

Here are Friday's results:

Men's 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 bout, women (132 lbs.)
Sgt. Cherrie Moyer, New York National Guard, outpointed Pvt. Britney Teasley, Stuttgart, Germany, 25-13

Championship bouts, 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

Medals, 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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