Thirteen Navajo Nation Boxers were recently selected to train at the Olympic Training Camp of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Israel Acosta and Candelerio Lopez, Olympic 2000 coaches, were trainers for the camp.
The Open Class Native American National Sports Council Boxing Team, NASC, member of the Olympic committee is:
Arizona: Dudley Yazzie, 165 lbs.; Doug Yazzie, 201 lbs.
Colorado: Brad Martinez, 112 lbs.
New Mexico: Delvin Williams, 119 lbs.; Suanity Houge, 132 lbs.; Grant John, 147 lbs.
Minnesota: Tim Lindgren, Jr., 125 lbs.; Paul Stevens, 165 lbs.
Nevada: Derek Hikey, 178 lbs.
The Native American National Sports Council Boxing Team will box off at the Olympic Trials; possible members will quality for the Olympic Team 2004.
Selected Jr. Olympic Native American National Sports Council Boxing Team. The NASC, member of the Olympic committee are:
Arizona: Jerold Tsosie, 95 lbs., Intermediate Div.; Lovelyn Draper, Senior Div. Female, 115 lbs.; William Tsosie, Senior Div., 147 lbs.; Tatanka Means, Senior Div., 156 lbs.; Lowell Bahe, Intermediate Div., 156 lbs.; Duke Yazzie, Senior Div., 165 lbs.
New Mexico: Therral Bekise, Senior Div., 139 lbs.; Myranda Bennallie, Senior Div. Female; 156 lbs.; Eric Stanley, Senior Div., 156 lbs.
Utah: Harry Baker, Senior Div., 178 lbs.
Possible members will box off at the Olympic Trials and win a Division on the Olympic Team, 2004.
Coaches, trainers and staff at the Olympic Training Center selected Jerold Tsosie and Myranda Bennallie as outstanding boxers, Jr. Olympic Team.
Upcoming events for the Damon-Bahe Boxing Club include a trip to Towoac, Colorado for an all-Indian Boxing Tournament at the recreational center, and tournaments in Farmington, New Mexico and Hurricane, Utah, as well as the Washington State Fair. Further from home, team members will participate in tournaments in Scandinavian, Finland and Sweden on tour in September. In November, the Club will travel to Canada for the Open Class Team for Native Americans.
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