Cougars win 8 of 9 bouts
The Rogue Valley Cougars earned victories in eight of nine bouts on a Saturday card at Eagle Point High School.
Manuel Ibarra was selected the tournament's outstanding boxer after defeating Cooper Martinez of Klamath Falls. The referee stopped the 15-year-old, 107-pound bout in the second round.
Danny Ibarra was voted outstanding intermediate Olympian fighter after earning a decision over Ernest Garcia of Yakima, Wash., in an 11-year-old, 75-pound bout.
Cougar headliner Manuel Gonzalez earned his 19th consecutive win with a decision over Caleb Leonard of Sweet Home in the 10-year-old, 70-pound bout.
Other winners for the Cougars were Clayton Tankersley (15, 119) with a decision over Heath Christopher of Yakima, Wash.; Omar Ibarra (10, 70) with a decision over Pedro Garcia, Yakima, Wash.; Junior Rios (13, 95) earned a second-round referee stoppage over William Nichol of Redding, Calif.; Tino LeDesma (16, 126) earned a decision over Jorge Chavez of Yakima, Wash.; and Juan Almaraz (12, 110) recorded a decision over Billy McGee of Redding, Calif.
The Cougars' Steve Vosburgh lost a decision (15, 120) to Jose Rabago of Redding, Calif. Rabago was voted outstanding Junior Olympian.
In another bout, Rico Vasquez (23, 135) of Klamath Falls earned a decision over Scott Leonard of Sweet Home.
Next weekend the Cougars compete in the Silver Gloves state championships at the Jackson County Expo. The event will be hosted by the Bulldog Boxing Club of Medford.