VANCOUVER, B.C. – Fivestar boxers were very successful at Provincials in Vancouver over the weekend.
The team finished with a record of 6-1 with Brayden Sims and Nick Dragojevich leading the way by each winning a gold medal in Youth Open Bantamweight and Elite Novice WelterWeight divisions respectively. Nick Young lost a close match that went the distance in the finals of the Youth Open Welterweight division via split decision and as a result, walked away with a silver medal. Lincoln Pomeroy was tops in the Men’s Heavyweight class and Eddie Scarfo picked up wins in an exhibitor bout as well as a victory courtesy TKO to win the Junior B division.
“I put a very high expectation on these guys in training all the time,” said head coach Justin Donally. “I’ve seen guys go into the ring and loose from under training and being underprepared. Nowadays, I don’t let that happen. I was confident going in, I think everybody wad nerves, even me. I feel like I’m in there with them all the time.”
Collectively the boxers couldn’t be happier with the way they performed, but all of them had something that they wanted to work on in training leading up to Nationals, including footwork, jabs and overall movement.
The FSJ Fivestar Boxing Academy was also voted runner-up for Boxing B.C. Club of the Year, Donally was voted Boxing B.C. Coach of the Year and Ashley Rouble was awarded the Best Youth Female Boxer in 2017.
With their performances Young, Sims and Pomeroy all will represent B.C. at Canadian Nationals in Edmonton in mid-March with Donally being an assistant coach.