Marine Military Academy: Boxing Team Place First in Class, Wins 11 Trophies
HARLINGEN, Texas – The Marine Military Academy (MMA) boxing team swept 11 trophies at 2012 RGV Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament on Feb. 25 in Brownsville. Competing in the Sub-Novice class, the MMA Leathernecks won first place in the team category. Cadet Michael McGraw of Dallas took home Outstanding Boxer and Golden Gloves Participant while Sgt. Maj. Frederick Robertson, USMC (Ret) and Sgt. John Elizondo shared Outstanding Coach.
Boxing Team Results
The MMA boxing team also dominated in several divisions. Cadets Andrew Courville of Lake Charles, La., placed first in Heavyweight 190-200 and Bruno Lopez Alvarez of Mexico City, Mexico, achieved the same in Junior Middleweight 156. McGraw victored in Light Heavyweight 178.
Cadets Antonio Hubbard of Stafford, Va., captured second place in Light Heavyweight 178 as did Alex Robertson of Alvin, Texas, in Middleweight 165. Placing in third were Cadets Andres Orjuela of Tampa, Fla., in Light Welterweight 141 and John Taylor of Jonesboro, Texas, in Light Heavyweight 178.
Marine Military Academy Boxing Team
To compete in the Sub-Novice class, participants cannot be in more than five sanctioned fights. They must also box in the 17-35 age division. The MMA boxing team is the only high school boxing team in the nation officially certified by U.S.A. Boxing.