For Immediate Release
Contact: Mary M. Russell, Marketing Coordinator
Culture, Parks and Recreation Department
Boxers from the Rodarte Community Center Boxing Program, Joey Sanchez, Dakota Rhine and Jay Rhine, competed in the 2017 State Junior Olympics, and placed first in their weight divisions. The event was held on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 at the House of Pain Boxing Club, located at 2525 S. Decatur, also known as the College View Recreation Center in Denver, Colorado.
Joey Sanchez competed in the 11-12 year age group at the 75 lb. weight class against Adan Cardenas (unattached). Sanchez won based on points 3-2.
Dakota Rhine contested as a show bout in the 12-13 year old bracket at 90 lbs. with Jaden Travis (unattached) and won 5-0.
Jay Rhine boxed in the 15-16 year old category at the 119 lb. division versus Luis Flores with Powerhouse. Rhine’s final score was 5-0.
Sanchez and Jay Rhine will be going on to compete and represent the Rodarte Boxing Club at the Regional Junior Olympic Tournament hosted by La Familia Boxing on May 26 & 27 in Longmont. Dakota Rhine will not be advancing to Regionals, however, since he had not yet met the 5 fight requirement prior to the competition.
The Rodarte Community Center has offered adult and youth boxing at both the recreational and competitive level for several years. “Our coaching staff has a great deal of experience and has positively impacted our kids teaching them techniques to compete successfully,” stated Dominque Padilla, Recreation Technician. “They really fought hard and we’re very proud of them. We wish them the best of luck with their upcoming bouts!”
For more information about the Rodarte Community Center’s Boxing Program, call Brecken Arnold, Recreation Supervisor at 970-350-9771 or visit RodarteCC.com for details.