Five Wadena Golden Gloves boxers won championships in the Region IV tournament Saturday at Wadena.
Nate Ott, 235-pounder in the Class A superheavyweight division from Nevis who boxes for Wadena, decisioned 238-pound Emery Smith of Rochester.
In the Class A heavyweight division, 195-pound Lee Roggenkamp of Wadena defeated Chad Andrews of Pine River via a second-round referee stops contest.
Wadena's Tommy Fuller, 75 pounds, lost a first-round RSC against Aaron Rooney of St. Cloud.
Ben Lastovich, Brainerd, 180 pounds, was decisioned by Tim Brown of Detroit Lakes.
T.J. Steward, 147 pounds, Wadena, decisioned Joe Gaetz of St. Cloud.
Justin Helstrom, 170 pounds, Brainerd, lost his boxing debut against Josh Brown of Pine River.
Thirteen-year-old DeWayne Steward, 137 pounds from Wadena, won a third-round RSC against Jose Solis of Willmar.
Kolyn Crawford of Pine River was decisioned by Richard Kern of Rochester.
In a female bout Michele Avila, Staples, who boxes for Wadena, scored a decision against Sunnee Love of Willmar.
Wadena won the Class A team trophy. Gaetz won the fightingest fighter trophy. Smith won the sportsmanship trophy. Steward won the best boxer award.
In novice (age 10 and under) and junior (16 and under) bouts, Stanley Ruiz of Willmar decisioned Cody Erickson of St. Cloud in the 80-pound division. L.D. Kuschel, 116 pounds, Nimrod, who boxes for Pine River, was decisioned by Luis Solis of Willmar.
Class A winners from this part of Region IV will face the northern part of Region IV in a senior boxoff 7:30 p.m. March 24 at the Wadena Armory. Champions from this part of the region include David Bialke of St. Cloud at 132, Andy Kolle of Fergus Falls at 156, Dan Soukup of Pine River at 165, Jesse Ruiz of Willmar at 178, Roggenkamp and Ott.
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