Damon/Bahe Boxing Club From Chinle – Takes First Place In Minnesota Competition

The Damon/Bahe Boxing Club, Inc. Navajo Nation Boxing Team recently won the First Place Team Trophy at the 2001 National All Indian Boxing Tournament, NIAA, Grand Casino in Hinkley, Minnesota.

Tatanka Means defeated Eric Stanley of North Dakota in the semifinalist division.

In the finals, Means TKOd John Bruguier of Minnesota in the second round and was voted Outstanding Boxer of the Senior Division.

Lowell Bahe of the Navajo Nation and National Champion defeated L.D. Whitman of Phoenix.

Jerold Tsosie took Derek Bissonette of South Dakota with a TKO in the first round. Tsosie was voted the outstanding boxer of the Junior Division.

William Tsosie III also TKOd his opponent, Scott Canavan of Minnesota, in the second round.

Lovelyn Draper was declared the Female Unopposed Champion.

The DBBC Inc. Navajo Nation team members—Coach Cal Bahe and Official Judy Bahe and boxers Lowell Bahe, Tatanka Means, Jerold Tsosie and William Tsosie III were selected for the Elite Jr. Olympic Training Camp at the Olympic Training Camp, Olympic Training Center.

It is location in Marquette, Michigan at Northern Michigan University.

The top two USA Olympic coaches trained the Boxers.

Two Navajo Boxers, Tatanka Means and William Tsosie III, qualified to box off for a spot on the International team, traveling to Mexico and Russia

While each are talented, tough boxers, both lost in the semifinals to USA Jr. Olympic National Champions.

Cal Bahe, coach for DBBC Inc., was selected as a coach for the Gold Team, USA Jr. Olympic National Team to box-off International tournament against England, Mexico and Canada.

The Gold Medal Team USA shut out the other three countries, winning 11 Gold Medals, thus winning the International Team Trophy and three outstanding boxer awards.

The United States boxers were world International Champions.

DBBC Inc. and Navajo Nation teams selected boxers will attend another Elite USA Boxing Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado in late July.

The top two USA Olympic coaches will again coach the boxers.


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