The Canadian National Senior Championships in Amateur Boxing concluded this weekend in Regina, Saskatchewan, with the Ontario Male and Female teams in the spotlight.

Team Ontario Females in particular, crushed the opposition winning 8 out of a possible 12 Gold Medals and captured the “Best Female Team” Award. Debbie Richards of Boom Boom’s Boxing Club in London captured her 2nd straight National Championship, in the 57kg class, and was named, “Best Female Boxer.” Jennifer Ogg from Lambton Boxing Club in Sarnia also won her 2nd straight title, in the 60kg class, and was named the “2003 Female Athlete of the Year” by Boxing Canada.

“Best Male Boxer” went to an Ontario product, National Team perennial Andrew Kooner (Windsor Amateur Boxing Club) in the 54kg class. Adam Trupish (Windsor Amateur Boxing Club) and Jason Douglas (Atlas Boxing Club – Toronto) also repeated as National Champions, in the 69kg and 91kg weight classes respectively. The three are likely to make the Senior Male Final Team; the selection coincides with the Canadian National Junior Championships (ages 17-18) in Shawinigan, Quebec from January 29 – February 1, 2004.

The Senior Male Team will travel to Tijuana, Mexico from March 12-20, 2004 in an attempt to qualify for the Olympics. The final stage of Olympic trials is in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from April 4 – 11 to determine who will be on the Canadian Olympic Team.

The Senior Female Final Selection will coincide with the Canadian National Cadet Championships (ages 15 – 16) in St. Catharines, Ontario from April 30 – May 2, 2004. Although female boxers do not compete in the Olympics, the Senior Female Team will compete in world events as representatives of Canada. After such a dominating performance in Regina, it looks like much of the team will be Ontario-based. “Both the men and women were excellent this weekend, but the manner in which our females performed, winning 8 out of 12 gold medals, upsetting 3 previous National Champions, and winning Best Female Team, it was absolutely amazing,” said Val Ryan, President of Boxing Ontario.

Here are Ontario results from the National Senior Championships, January 15 – 18, 2004:

Senior Females

Weight Name Club Result
46kg Jacqui Park Cabbagetown – Toronto Gold
48kg Amanda Smith Boom Boom’s – London Bronze
50kg Agnes Kittoe McGrory’s – Hamilton Gold
52kg Bernice Booth St. Catharines Boxing Club Bronze
54kg Wendy Broad Atlas Boxing – Toronto Gold
54kg Stephanie Trepanier St. Joachim Boxing Club DNM
57kg Debbie Richards Boom Boom’s – London Gold
57kg Jill Perry Ottawa Beaver Boxing Bronze
60kg Jennifer Ogg Lambton Boxing Club Gold
63kg Rachel Bird Waterloo Regional Boxing Gold
66kg Mary Spencer Windsor Amateur Boxing Gold
70kg Claudia Renkwitz Windsor Amateur Boxing Silver
75kg Marianne Millar Waterloo Regional Boxing Silver
80kg Jill Ringuette Sully’s Boxing – Toronto Gold


Senior Males

Weight Name Club Result
54kg Andrew Kooner Windsor Amateur Boxing Gold
54kg Clay Dales Motor City – Oshawa DNM
57kg Ibrahim Kamal Cabbagetown – Toronto Bronze
60kg Buzz Grant Bramalea Boxing Club Silver
64kg Jonathon Bochner Atlas Boxing – Toronto DNM
69kg Adam Trupish Windsor Amateur Boxing Gold
69kg J.R. Larkin Border City – Windsor DNM
75kg Pawel Zep Windsor Amateur Boxing DNM
81kg Lindon Chambers McGrory’s – Hamilton Bronze
91kg Jason Douglas Atlas Boxing – Toronto Gold
91kg Justin White McGrory’s – Hamilton DNM
91kg+ Ray Olubawale Hard Nox – Oakville DNM