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Saturday, January 1, 2000


B O X I N G



Hawaii team leaving
for Olympic boxing
qualification bouts

Star-Bulletin staff
Tapa

The 2000 Hawaii Boxing Team, headed by undefeated Samson Guillermo from Waianae, will leave next Friday for the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The 11-member team will compete from Jan. 10-15 with the top two medalists in each division receiving automatic berths into the February's Olympic Trials.

The team members include Guillermo, a two-time national and world junior Olympic champion at 112 pounds.

The Waianae Boxing Club representative will put his 34-0 record on the line as he steps up to the open (17-34 year-old) age group.

Other members are: Tony Rodrigues, 119, Wailuku B.C.; Lyndon Patricio, 125, Waianae B.C.; Shirrod Victoria, 132, Kalakaua B.C.,; and Kili Madrid, 139, Wailuku B.C.

Also, Jason Tomlin, 147, Valentinos B.C.; Clay Lewis, 156, Kakaako B.C.; Tyson Lee, 165, Kalakaua B.C.; Tommy Pestana, 178, Waianae B.C.; Jose Ortiz, 201, Wahiawa B.C.; and Tuese AhKiong, 201-plus, Hawaii Warriors, B.C.

The team manager is Bruce Kawano. The assistant coaches are Jeff McKee and Todd Bristowe.



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