Saturday, January 1, 2000
Hawaii team leavingStar-Bulletin staff
for Olympic boxing
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.