The 2015 Junior Open and Youth National Championships Move in to Day Three of Competition in Reno

The third day of 2015 Junior Open and Youth National Championships filled the two rings on Wednesday at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev.

The third day of 2015 Junior Open and Youth National Championships filled the two rings on Wednesday at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev. All of the young competitors battled their hearts out in the 63 bouts of day three action at the key national event.

Once again, several reigning or former national champions stepped through the ropes in youth division competition. 2014 Junior Olympic national champion Ruth Diaz (Houston, Texas) opened 2015 competition in her youth division debut on Wednesday in Reno. Diaz won a unanimous decision victory over Kimberly Mazeriegos (San Leandro, Calif.) in their light flyweight division bout in the first bout of the evening session.

The men’s lightweight division showcased a rematch from the finals of the 2014 Junior Open with two-time Junior Open champion Devin Haney (Las Vegas, Nev.) and 2014 silver medalist Ryan Garcia (Victorville, Calif.) facing off. The pair battled in an entertaining tussle with Garcia looking to avenge his loss from last year’s event. He would have no such luck as Haney claimed a unanimous decision victory over Garcia to move closer to his first youth national championship.

In the men’s light flyweight division, 2013 Junior Olympic national champion Dylan Price (Sicklerville, N.J.) added another win in Reno with a unanimous decision victory over Geovany Santiago (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Two talented female bantamweights began their tournament run in Wednesday’s quarterfinal competition at the Grand Sierra as well. Defending youth national champion Melody Montes (Kissimmee, Fla.) opened 2015 competition in impressive fashion, taking a TKO victory over Brenda Roman (Brooklyn, N.Y.). In the opposite ring, two-time Junior Olympic national champion and outstanding boxer Jayda Thomas (Detroit, Mich.) took the ring for the first time in youth competition on Wednesday night. Thomas won a 2-1 decision over Iris Contreras (Corte Madera, Calif.) to advance to the semifinal round.

Two Junior Olympic champions put a close to the night in the light heavyweight division. Suray Mahmutovic (Sacramento, Calif.) continues his success in the biggest little city in his bout with Mario Hernandez (Sparks, Nev.). Mahmutovic won a 3-0 victory over Hernandez to move on to Thursday’s semifinal round competition. Atif Oberlton (Philadelphia, Pa.) also punched his ticket for the semifinals with a split decision with over Amisael Jimenez (Sacramento, Calif.).

Semifinal action will take place in two sessions at noon and 5 p.m. on Thursday at the Grand Sierra Resort. For full tournament brackets, bout sheets and results, go to

Wednesday Results

Youth Division

106 lbs/female: Ruth Diaz, Houston, Texas, dec. Kimberly Mazeriegos, San Leandro, Calif., 3-0

108 lbs/male: Kawelo Alcos, Waipahu, Hawaii, dec. Jefery Thomas, Toledo, Ohio, 2-1

108 lbs/male: Jovany Carrillo, Dallas, Texas won on TKO over Robert Greenwood, Frankfurt, Ind., TKO

108 lbs/male: Fernando Venegas, Stockton, Calif., dec. Alejandro Dominguez, Las Vegas, Nev., 3-0

108 lbs/male: Dylan Price, Sicklerville, N.J., dec. Geovany Santiago, Los Angeles, Calif., 3-0

112 lbs/female: Mikaila Gutierrez, Kemp, Texas dec. Olivia Hendrickson, Waterford, Wis., 2-1

112 lbs/female: Jazelle Bobadilla, Ewa Beach, Hawaii dec. Jessenia Murillo, Rockford, Ill., 3-0

112 lbs/female: Kristyn Juarez, Los Angeles, Calif., dec. Odalys Camacho, Bakersfield, Calif., 3-0

114 lbs/male: Derek Ochoa, Sanger, Calif., dec. Zachariah Jacquez, Bloomfield, N.M., 3-0

114 lbs/male: Thomas Blumenfeld, Albany, N.Y., dec. Fernando Martinez, Phoenix, Ariz., 3-0

114 lbs/male: Aaron Perez, Albuquerque, N.M., dec. Andrew Litteral, Huntington, W. Va., 3-0

119 lbs/female: Melody Montes, Kissimmee, Fla., won on TKO over Brenda Roman, Brooklyn, N.Y., TKO

119 lbs/female: Julieanne Munoz, El Centro, Calif., dec. Angie Ornelas, Beaverton, Ore., 2-1

119 lbs/female: Jayda Thomas, Detroit, Mich., dec. Iris Contreras, Corte Madera, Calif., 2-1

119 lbs/female: Kristina Nahe, Antioch, Calif., dec. Esmerelda Navarro, Mission, Texas, 2-1

123 lbs/male: Shon Mondragon, Commerce City, Colo., dec. Jonathan Zavala, Greeley, Colo., 2-1

123 lbs/male: Max Ornelas, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Juan Gonzalez, San Antonio, Texas, 3-0

123 lbs/male: Shakur Stevenson, Newark, N.J., dec. Edward Ceballos, Youngstown, Ariz., 3-0

123 lbs/male: Duke Ragan, Cincinnati, Ohio dec. Ruben Villa, Salinas, Calif., 2-1

123 lbs/male: Victor Morales, Vancouver, Ore., dec. Luis Melendez Escobar, Miami, Fla., 3-0

125 lbs/female: Melanie Gonzalez, Houston, Texas dec. Jessica Galvez, Sparks, Nev., 3-0

125 lbs/female: Destiny Jones, Austin, Texas dec. Brenda Breceda, El Monte, Calif., 3-0

132 lbs/male: Carlos Nava, Pasadena, Texas dec. Gabriel Chairez, Salt Lake City, Utah, 3-0

132 lbs/male: Devin Haney, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Ryan Garcia, Vacaville, Calif., 3-0

132 lbs/male: Bryan Lua, Madera, Calif., dec. Michael Dutchover, Midland, Texas, 3-0

141 lbs/male: Jaron Ennis, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Richardson Hitchins, Brooklyn, N.Y., 3-0

141 lbs/male: Aadam Ali, Teaneck, N.J., dec. Samuel Castaneda, Mercedes, Texas, 2-1

141 lbs/male: Noel Temores, Gilroy, Calif., dec. Keoni Adric, Haleiwa, Hawaii, 2-1

141 lbs/male: Josue Vargas, Bronx, N.Y., dec. Humberto Guillen, Reno, Nev., 3-0

152 lbs/male: Mark Dawson, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. David Rodriguez, Miami Gardens, Fla., 3-0

152 lbs/male: Ferdinand Kerobyan, N. Hollywood, Calif., won on TKO over Jorge Trevino, San Antonio, Texas, TKO-2

152 lbs/male: Saleem Kelly, Red Bank, N.J., dec. James Martin, Philadelphia, Pa., 2-1

152 lbs/male: Alias Aguilar, Orange, Calif., dec. Sergio Gonzalez, Waller, Texas, 2-1

165 lbs/male: Edgar Berlanga, Brooklyn, N.Y., dec. Jeremiah Nguyen, Belleville, Ill., TKO

165 lbs/male: Charles Conwell, Cleveland, Ohio dec. Michaiah Soares, Kaunakakai, Hawaii, 3-0

165 lbs/male: John Escobedo, Dallas, Texas dec. Chris Thomas, Beachwood, New Jersey, 3-0

165 lbs/male: Atif Oberlton, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Amisael Jimenez, Sacramento, Calif., 2-1

178 lbs/male: Austin Dulworth, Red Oak, Texas, dec. Jacob Waltemate, Neillsville, Wisconsin, 2-1

178 lbs/male: Suray Mahmutovic, Sacramento, Calif., dec. Mario Hernandez, Sparks, Nev., 3-0

178 lbs/male: Manjaro Hills, Baker, La., dec. Richard Hernandez, Port Arthur, Texas, 2-1

178 lbs/male: Miguel Teo, Marlboro, Mass., dec. Abel Gonzalez, Hialeah Gardens, Fla., 2-1

Junior Division

101 lbs/male: Jesse Rodriguez, San Antonio, Texas dec. Roberto Cosio, Madera, Calif., 3-0

101 lbs/male: Abraham Perez, Albuquerque, N.M., dec. Salaam Gonzales, Denver, Colo., 3-0

101 lbs/male: Julian Newell, Oswego, Ill., dec. Isaac Martinez, Spring, Texas, 2-1

101 lbs/male: Sean Garcia, Adelanto, Calif., dec. Jones Persaud, Concord, Calif., 3-0

106 lbs/male: Roberto Rodriguez, San Antonio, Texas dec. Smathy Silva, Sparks, Nev., 2-1

106 lbs/male: Gage Mendoza, Denver, Colo., dec. Elian Lua, Fresno, Calif., 3-0

106 lbs/male: Angel Martinez, Rockford, Ill., won on TKO over Edwin Tula, Houston, Texas, TKO-2

110 lbs/male: Jose Perez, Arlington, Texas dec. Alexis Herrera, Reno, Nev., 3-0

110 lbs/male: Rey Diaz, N. Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Kavon Robertson, Staunton, Va., 2-1

110 lbs/male: Josue Rosa, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Mauro Guerrero, Chicago, Ill., 2-1

110 lbs/male: Angel Cordon, Martinez, Calif., dec. Daniel Ybarra, Tolleson, Ariz., 2-1

119 lbs/female: Jessica Juarez, San Diego, Calif., won on TKO over Mariana Gonzalez, Sunnyvale, Calif., TKO

119 lbs/male: Marc Castro, Fresno, Calif., dec. Tyler Morales, Vancouver, Ore., 3-0

119 lbs/male: Rodolfo Silva, Galena Park, Texas, dec. James Browning, Phoenix, Ariz., 2-1

119 lbs/male: Emmanuel Rojas, Fallon, Nev., dec. Noah Castillo, S. Houston, Texas, 3-0

119 lbs/male: Brian O’Shea, Yonkers, N.Y., dec. Sebastian Ortega, Phoenix, Ariz., 3-0

125 lbs/male: Gabriel Flores, Stockton, Calif., won on TKO over Salvador Vasquez, Stockton, Calif., TKO-3

125 lbs/male: Joseph Adorno, Allentown, Pa., dec. Jose Rodriguez, McKinney, Texas, 5-0

125 lbs/male: Ameer Brown, Upper Marlboro, Md., dec. Carlos Velasquez, Phoenix, Ariz., 3-0

125 lbs/male: Rommel Caballero, Coachella, Calif., dec. Jose Vasquez, Stockton, Calif., 3-0

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