To all members: Our LBC is boasting more National Champions than ever. We just registered our 65th Club. That is an amazing number and puts us well within the top 5 largest LBCs in the country. Just two short years ago, we had but 34 Clubs and less than a handful of National Champions. JUST LOOK AT US NOW! Your Middle Atlantic Officers that I have the privilege to work with are second to none and working harder every day to improve our LBC.
The 2015 NATIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPICS gave us FIVE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS:
NATHAN PAGAN 11-12 NATIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPION
JEREMY ADORNO 13-14 NATIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPION
XAVIER RAMIREZ 13-14 NATIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPION
ANTONIO PEREZ 13-14 NATIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPION
JOSEPH ADORNO 15-16 NATIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPION
JOSEPH ADORNO WON 8 BOUTS CONSISTING OF 6 FIRST ROUND KNOCKOUTS EARNING HIM THE 2015 NATIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPIC "BEST OF THE BEST."
THEN THE YOUTH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:
DYLAN PRICE 108 LB YOUTH NATIONAL CHAMPION
JARON ENNIS 141 LB YOUTH NATIONAL CHAMPION
MARK DAWSON 152 LB YOUTH NATIONAL CHAMPION
THEN THE USA BOXING ELITE CHAMPIONSHIPS:
DARMANI ROCK 201+ LB NATIONAL USAB ELITE CHAMPION
THEN THE NATIONAL GOLDEN GLOVES:
JARON ENNIS 141 LB NATIONAL GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPION
DARMANI ROCK 201+ LB NATIONAL GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPION
THEN THE NATIONAL SILVER GLOVES:
NATHAN PAGAN 10-11 NATIONAL SILVER GLOVES CHAMPION
ANTIONIO PEREZ 11-12 NATIONAL SILVER GLOVES CHAMPION
VITO MIELNICKI 12-13 NATIONAL SILVER GLOVES CHAMPION
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR ATHLETES WHO HAVE COMPETED AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL. IT IS A TREMENDOUS ACCOMPLISHMENT JUST TO COMPETE AT THAT LEVEL.
IF THAT'S NOT ENOUGH, HOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR MIDDLE ATLANTIC MEMBERS:
(SERBIA) - Nine of USA Boxing's top youth men spent their Independence Day weekends preparing to represent Team USA at the 2015 Golden Gloves of Vojvodina, July 8-12 in Subotica, Serbia. After enjoying all of the July Fourth festivities, the United States squad departed for Serbia on Sunday in preparation for the international competition, which is slated to include 137 male athletes from 22 countries across the globe.
The nine athletes representing the United States at the 2015 Golden Gloves of Vojvodina were selected based upon their performances at the 2015 Youth National Championships in Reno, Nev. Tournament champions Dylan Price(Sicklerville, N.J.), Shon Mondragon (Commerce City, Calif.), Mark Dawson (Philadelphia, Pa.) Charles Conwell(Cleveland, Ohio), Miguel Teo (Framingham, Mass.), and Devon Young (Graniteville, S.C.) will all compete for another gold medal in Serbia. Youth National Championships silver medalists Andres Cortes (Henderson, Nev.), Josue Vargas(Bronx, N.Y.), Matthew Mollett (Port Orchard, Wash.) will round out the U.S. squad boxing in the annual youth tournament.
As a result of his National Championship and boxing prowess, JOSEPH ADORNO was named to TEAM USA. He will be travelling in August to compete in Russia; then off to Tokyo in September.
I must also congratulate our Middle Atlantic COACHES. You are on your games! As President, I appreciate all of your hard work, sacrifices and dedication to our athletes. Our LBC has risen close to the top of the USA Boxing food chain in a few short years. The lion's share of the reasons is your hard work and compliance with our strict adherence to USA Boxing Rules. I must also say that USA Boxing has been GREAT, GREAT supporters of the Middle Atlantic since my Presidency, and for that, we owe a great deal of gratitude. Our Executive National Director Mike Martino, Assistant National Executive Director Lynette Smith and National President John Brown have been very supportive of our efforts here, and very aware of the needs of the LBCs and members nationwide. (These are the only lists I have of USAB National Champions. If I missed any National Champions, please let me know and I will be sure to send an addendum.)
It looks like the Awards Banquet will be pretty packed next year. Start planning now to attend and bring a table full of your boxers with you. Won’t you want your boxers to get their just recognition from the LBC when they win their first National?
William Billingham, President
Middle Atlantic Association
Chair, National President Association
Member, National Grassroots Association