Boxers eye Olympics


Senior Airmen Kent Brinson and Adam Hassan are on the hunt to add some Olympic gold to the gold and silver hardware they earned at the Armed Forces Boxing Championships this year.

Heavyweight fighter Brinson and super lightweight fighter Hassan are members of the Air Force Boxing Team that took home three medals — two gold, one silver — during this year’s championships at Camp Pendleton, Calif., according to a press release. Air Force Reservist Kenneth DeJesus-Cruz, who is based at Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico,  brought home the other gold medal, according to the press release.

The men were just three of the six boxers that represented the Air Force at this year’s championship, according to the press release.  The other fighters were Dustin Southchack, super featherweight, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland; Daniel Logan, super middleweight, Tinker AFB, Okla.; Thomas Jacobs, light heavyweight, Hickam AFB, Hawaii.

Brinson, who is based at Fort Carson, Colo. and Hassan, who is based at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. are prepping for the upcoming Olympic games which will be held in London this year, according to the press release. DeJesus-Cruz might not be able to compete because of a prior military commitment

Both airmen will compete in the 2012 USA National Boxing Championship Feb. 27 through March 3, which is the official qualifying tournament for the 2012 Americas Olympic Qualifier.


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