Preliminaries continue; Boxers square off, prepare for tonight's finals;

21 Nov 2002 | Sgt. Allan J. Grdovich

The Marine Corps Boxing preliminaries continued last night at the Geottege Memorial Field House here.

The 11-bout fight card was highlighted with an enlisted, officer duel in the final bout when Lejeune-based boxers Sgt. Ruebenn Woodruff and 1st Lt. Adam Rickenbach squared off in the 201-plus-weight class.

Woodruff ended the match after knocking down the intimidating Rickenbach with a body shot, which sent the young lieutenant to the deck for the second time in round two of the fight.

The finals will conclude tonight.

The results of the other fights are as follows:

Sergeant Joseph DeValle, 125, from 2nd Marine Division here, out pointed fellow Lejeune Marine Lance Cpl. Edward Mable, 125.

Private First Class Eric Canales, 141, with Marine Corps Air Ground Task Force Training Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., defeated Lejeune's Sgt. Thomas Jensen, 141.

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.'s, Cpl. Roy Aviles, 141, bested Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point's Cpl. James Brown.

Nationally ranked Sgt. Anthony Little, 152, from Twentynine Palms, out pointed 2nd Marine Division's Cpl. Ariel Ovales, 152.

Lejeune's Lance Cpl. Christopher Govan, 152, defeated Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii's Pvt. Amaury Torres.

Pendleton's Cpl. Roderick Prevost, 165, out pointed Cherry Point's Lance Cpl. Jason Aronson, 165.

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz.'s Cpl. Arturo DelaMora, 165, out pointed Lance Cpl. Franki Bentancourt, 165, from Okinawa, Japan.

Corporal Anthony Doughty, 178, with 2nd Force Service Support Group here, out pointed 2nd Marine Division's Lance Cpl. Javier Fuentes, 178.

Corporal Ward Wright, 178, from Cherry Point knocked out Sgt. Brian Clooky, 178, with II Marine Expeditionary Force, in the first round.

Lance Cpl. Jimmy Owensby, 201, from Okinawa, Japan, defeated 2nd Marine Division's Cpl. Joseph Laster, 201, after referee stopped fight in fourth round.

Sergeant Ruebenn Woodruff, 201, from II MEF, knocked out 1st Lt. Adam Rickenbach in the 2nd round.