Crew USA Wraps Up With 5 Golds At 2022 Worldwide Invitational

September 17, 2022

(L-R) Jonny Mansour and Emilio Garcia compete through the males’s 63.5 kg. title bout on the 2022 USA Boxing Worldwide Invitational on Sept. 15, 2022 in Pueblo, Colo.

 

Bantamweight Kayla Gomez (El Paso, Texas) received Crew USA off to a profitable begin by taking the unanimous determination victory over Yan Cai of China to take the gold medal. Gomez, who was down 3-2 after the primary spherical, got here again within the second spherical to seize 4 of the 5 judges’ card earlier than taking all 5 within the remaining spherical. 

2022 World Champion Rashida Ellis (Lynn, Mass.) continued her profitable methods together with her personal unanimous determination victory. Ellis was up 4-1 following the primary spherical, however then pulled away with a dominate efficiency to take all of the judges’ playing cards within the remaining two rounds to safe gold.

The primary of two United States versus United States finals noticed mild welterweight duos Emilio Garcia (Laredo, Texas) and Jonathan Mansour (San Diego, Calif.) duke it out for the gold medal. Garcia took the lead early with a 5-0 first spherical rating; nonetheless, Mansour got here again stronger within the second to close the hole with a 3-2 rating. With the ultimate around the figuring out issue, Garcia stepped up and claimed the spherical and the gold medal, his first elite worldwide gold medal. Mansour will depart Pueblo with the silver medal, his first elite worldwide medal.

Morelle McCane (Cleveland, Ohio) and Stephanie Simon (Miami, Fla.) battled it out for the welterweight title. McCane jumped out to a lead after a 4-1 first spherical and prolonged her lead after a robust second spherical that resulted in a 5-0 spherical. McCane closed out the bout with one other 4-1 spherical, leading to a unanimous determination and gold medal. Simon, who was making her worldwide debut, settled for the silver. 

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2021 Elite World Championship silver medalist Omari Jones (Orlando, Fla.) closed out the day for Crew USA by choosing up the groups fifth gold medal of the match. Jones took a commanding lead after spherical one and continued to dominate within the second spherical. The ultimate spherical noticed Magomed Schachidov of Germany come again, nonetheless, it was too late, and Jones secured the gold medal.

The ultimate American to compete at the moment, Julius Ballo (San Diego, Calif.), put up a robust efficiency in opposition to Azerbaijan’s Umid Rustamov, nonetheless, fell brief in a 3-2 remaining determination, ensuing within the silver medal, his first worldwide elite medal. 

Crew USA leaves Pueblo with 5 golds, three silvers and 7 bronze medals. 

For a whole look again at outcomes and extra, click on right here. 

Championship Bouts

54 kg: Kayla Gomez, El Paso, Texas/USA, dec. over Yan Cai/CHN, 5-0
57 kg: Umid Rustamov/AZE dec. over Julius Ballo, San Diego, Calif./USA, 3-2
60 kg: Rashida Ellis, Lynn, Mass./USA, dec. over Chengyu Yang/CHN, 5-0
63.5 kg: Emilio Garcia, Laredo, Texas/USA, dec. over Jonathan Mansour, San Diego, Calif./USA, 5-0
66 kg: Morelle McCane, Cleveland, Ohio/USA, dec. over Stephanie Simon, Miami, Fla./USA, 5-0
71 kg: Omari Jones, Orlando, Fla./USA, dec. over Magomed Schachidov/GER, 5-0

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