U.S. OLYMPIC BOXING TEAM TO TRAIN AT NMU

2004 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team to Train in Marquette

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE, Mich.—The U.S. Olympic boxers have 76 days until the Athens Summer Games and they will spend 10 of them in June training at the at the United States Olympic Education Center (USOEC) on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Team USA will arrive in Marquette on Sunday, June 6, to attend a technical training camp run by Al Mitchell, the squadÂ’s technical assistant.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  “With the Olympic Games less than 10 weeks away, the boxers have Athens, Greece directly in their line of sight.  These athletes are AmericaÂ’s best boxers; this team is the cream of the crop,” said Mitchell.  “What we want to do at this training camp is concentrate on fine-tuning each athleteÂ’s technical skills.”

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Mitchell has been the USOEC head coach for the past 15 years and served as the head coach of Team USA for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games when David Reid won a gold medal at 156 pounds.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The week of training at the USOEC will help prepare Team USA for the Titan Games being held in Atlanta, June 17-19.  That competition will be the last time the team is together as a whole before the Olympics.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The training schedule will be announced closer to the start of the camp.  Most of the workout sessions will be open to the public.

Team USA Boxers Training at USOEC

Light Flyweight Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  106lb/48kg Â Ã‚ Ã‚   Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  RauÂ’shee Warren Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Cincinnati, Ohio

Flyweight  Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  112lb/51kg Â Ã‚ Ã‚   Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Ron Silver Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Cincinnati, Ohio

Lightweight  Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  132lb/60kg Â Ã‚ Ã‚   Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Vicente Escobedo Â Ã‚  Woodland, Calif.

Light Welterwight Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  141lb/64kg Â Ã‚ Ã‚   Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Rock Allen Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Philadelphia, PA

Welterweight Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  152lb/69kg Â Ã‚ Ã‚   Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Vanes Martirosyan Â Ã‚  Glendale, Calif.

Middleweight Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  165lb/75kg Â Ã‚ Ã‚   Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Andre Dirrell Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Flint, Mich.

Light Heavyweight Â Ã‚ Ã‚  178lb/81kg Â Ã‚ Ã‚   Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Andre Ward Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Oakland, Calif.

Heavyweight Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  201lb/91kg Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Devin Vargas Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Toledo, Ohio

Super Heavyweight Â  201lb/91kg Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Jason Estrada Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Providence, R.I.

 

For more information contact Amanda Bustillo or Cindy Paavola, USOEC Media, (906) 227-2720.  For additional information on the USOEC, go to http://usoec.nmu.edu. 



Prepared By
Cindy Paavola
Director of Communications
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