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1997 Armed Forces Boxing Tournament Results

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 1997 – Below are results of the 1997 armed forces boxing championships, held Feb. 9-14 at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Army captured the team title, winning seven gold medals and four silver medals.

Marine Corps finished second with four titles and five second-place finishes. Navy grabbed one title and two second place medals in taking third, followed by Air Force, which was shut out of the championships.


Light Flyweight (106 pounds) -- Spc. Bradley Martinez (A, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.) def. Lance Cpl. Matthew Winters (MC, Camp Lejeune, N.C.) points.

Flyweight (112) -- Pfc. John Medina (A, Fort Huachuca) def. Cpl. Adam Burton (MC, Camp Lejeune), points.

Bantamweight (119) Sgt. George Cofield (A, Hanau, Germany), uncontested.

Featherweight (125) -- Cpl. Matthew Plake (MC, Camp Lejeune) def. Spc. Aljil Booker (A, Camp Red Cloud, Korea), points.

Lightweight (132) -- Petty Officer 3rd Class Benjamin Bundy (N, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Va.) def. Pfc. Francisco Santiago(A, Camp Humphreys, Korea), points.

Light Welterweight (139) -- Sgt. Reginald Smith (A, Fort Hood, Texas) def. Cpl. Larry Barnes (MC, Camp Pendleton, Calif.), points.

Welterweight (147) -- Cpl. Steven Stokes (MC, Twentynine Palms, Calif.) def. Pfc. Mustafa Fahim (A, Fort Huachuca), points.

Light Middleweight (156) -- Lance Cpl. Henry Markin (MC, Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan) def. Spc. Carl Miller (A, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii), points.

Middleweight (165) -- Sgt. Julius Fogel (A, Fort Huachuca) def. Lance Cpl. Edgar King (MC, Camp Lejeune), points.

Light Heavyweight (178) -- Spc. Olanda Anderson (A, Fort Huachuca) def. Petty Officer 3rd Class Israel Spencer (N, USS Pensacola), points.

Heavyweight (201) -- . Lance Cpl. Jason Brown (MC, Camp Lejeune) def. Petty Officer 3rd Class Kendri Smith (N, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower), medical disqualification.

Super Heavyweight (201+) -- Pvt. Preston Hartzog (A, Fort Bragg, N.C.) def. Sgt. Richard Oliver (MC, Camp Lejeune), points.


Light Flyweight (106 pounds) -- Winters def. Senior Airman Angel Vasquez (AF, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.), RSC 1:53, 2nd round.

Featherweight (125) -- Booker def. Seaman Kenny Medina (N, USS George Washington) RSC 2:30, 1st round.

Lightweight (132) -- Bundy def. Senior Airman Marshall Tester (AF, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas), RSC :39, 3rd round.

Light Welterweight (139) -- Barnes def. Petty Officer 3rd Class Perry Hatcher (N, USS Scott), points. Smith def. Senior Airman Alec Eigenberger (AF, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.), points.

Welterweight (147) -- Fahim def. Airman Chad Rodriguez (AF, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas), points. Stokes def. Seaman Oscar Valle Rodriguez (N, Norfolk Naval Air Station, Va.) RSC 2:55, 1st round.

Light Middleweight (156) -- Markin def. Airman Chad Thurgood (AF, Dover Air Force Base, Del.) RSC, 2:01, 1st round. Miller def. Seaman Matthew Blackburn (N, Little Creek), points.

Middleweight (165) -- Fogel def. Petty Officer 2nd Class Antonio Bryant (N, Little Creek), points. King def. Senior Airman Wayne Hall (AF, Dyess Air Force Base) RSC 1:02, 2nd round.

Light Heavyweight (178) -- Anderson def. 1st Lt. Joseph Pastorello (AF, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.), points.

Heavyweight (201) -- Smith def. Senior Airman Jonathan Williams (AF, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.), points. Brown def. Spc. Stanley McClain (A, Schofield Barracks), RCS :34, 2nd round.

Super Heavyweight (201+) -- Oliver def. Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Mabone (N, Willow Grove Naval Air Station, Pa.) RSC :39, 2nd round. Hartzog def. Senior Airman Anthony Griggs (AF, Osan Air Base, Korea), RSC, 2:14, 2nd round.

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