Courtesy of Air Force Academy
RENO, Nev. – Junior Dean Chuva claimed his first-ever national title, as the Air Force boxing team wrapped up competition at the National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) National Championships in Reno, Nev., on Saturday, April 12. With Chuva’s split 3-2 decision over Navy’s MIkoto Yoshida, Air Force has won four of the last five 112-pound national titles.
Two other Falcons competed during the final round of NCBA action. Junior Jesse Horton was denied a chance to repeat as the 119-pound champion, when Army’s Matt Longo earned a 5-0 decision in a rematch of last year’s finals. Senior Daryn Nelson dropped a 5-0 decision to Nevada’s Ryan Kotey in the 156-pound final.