Grassroots News - Week of August 15
by USA Boxing
15-year-old Lancaster boxer ranks number one in his class at National Junior Olympics
After two and a half years of ups and downs -- both in the ring and out -- Jasiah Ortiz, 15, is back on top.
The very top.
At USA Boxing’s 2022 National Junior Olympics tournament last month in Wichita, Kansas, Ortiz (33-8) triumphed in the Junior division, earning a gold and the number one ranking in the 145-pound weight class.
Minot’s Samuel Hale making waves on national boxing stage
North Dakota isn’t known for a rich boxing history, but one Minot teenager has already made a name for himself on a national stage.
Sixteen year-old Samuel Hale has been boxing since he was nine years old following his families influence.
Out Tha Mudd Boxing Opens in Opelika
Out Tha Mudd Boxing LLC is open as Opelika’s newest boxing gym.
Located at 1051 South Fox Run Parkway Unit 3, Owner Rod Welch is excited about the potential to grow his business in the area.
While he didn’t start boxing until later in life, Welch is a USA Boxing referee and judge, a silver-certified coach with USA Boxing — of which there are only 32 in the nation — and a Golden Gloves winner. The Golden Gloves is the name given to annual competitions for amateur boxing in the United States.
'A beautiful thing for Fall River': Capacity crowd turns out for Battleship boxing show
FALL RIVER — That big, steel battleship was magnetic on Saturday.
A capacity crowd of almost 1,000 climbed aboard the Battleship Massachusetts for the first, and perhaps not the last, Battle on the Battleship amateur boxing card.
Young CSKT boxer is making his mark in the ring and is ranked 5th nationally
MISSOULA — A young member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes is beginning to make his presence known in the boxing ring locally, regionally, and nationally. He is 11-year-old Ronald Dean Dupuis, who prefers being called Ronny Dean, and he is the son of Bryan Dupuis, Sr., and Sarah Twoteeth. They are presently students at the University of Montana; Bryan is in his final year at the School of Law, and Sarah is a graduate student.