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Wadena boxer Shane Motschenbacher, right, mixes it up with St. Cloud's Jordan Lemieur in a 125-pound fight at the Wadena Armory.

Four Wadena boxers win matches

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Four Wadena Golden Glovers claimed victories last Saturday in a 12-bout card at the Wadena National Guard Armory.

Wadena's Trent Petro gained a split decision his 175-pound fight with Detroit Lakes' Shane Kern.


Kira Ollila made her ring debut for Wadena and was able to stop Detroit Lakes' Letesha Anderson in a 135-pound bout.

Sam Davidson made short work of Brainerd's Jackson Hinge in his first boxing match. The 165-pound Davidson gained a first-round RSC.

Wadena's John Johnson also made his debut and scored a second-round RSC over Fergus Falls' Seth Carpenter in their 142-pound fight.

Losing their main event fights were Wadena's DeWayne and T.J. Steward. DeWayne, who was coming off a two-year absence from the ring, lost a decision to St. Cloud veteran John Geyer in a 175-pound match. T.J. lost by decision to Brainerd's Tom Fanjoy in a 149-pound fight.

Wadena super heavyweight Justin Isaacson took some hard rights from St. Cloud boxer John LaPlant in the second round and referee Chris Holt was compelled to stop the contest.

Wadena's Brandon Hall had Fergus Falls' Sergio Garcia on the ropes in their 142-pound fight. Garcia took an eight count in the first round but came back with some strong body shots to win a decision.

Wadena fighter Jeremy Hoemberg and St. Cloud boxer Cody Reberg exchanged good combinations in a 149-pound fight with the referees giving Reberg the decision.

Shane Motschenbacher of Wadena lost a split decision to St. Cloud's Jordan Lemieur at 125.

Wadena's Matt Umland lost his 65-pound bout to White Earth Nation's Dion Bower.

Wadena will host the Region IV Golden Gloves Tournament Friday and Saturday, March 26-27.

Wadena Golden

Gloves Card

John Geyer (St. Cloud) dec. DeWayne Steward (Wadena)

Tom Fanjoy (Brainerd) dec. T.J. Steward (Wadena)

Trent Petro (Wadena) split dec. Shane Kern (Detroit Lakes)

John LaPlant (St. Cloud) RSC 2nd Rd. Justin Isaacson (Wadena)

Sergio Garcia (Fergus Falls) dec. Brandon Hall (Wadena)

Josh Holtz (Brainerd) RSC 2nd Rd. Eugene Garcia (Fergus Falls)

Kira Ollila (Wadena) dec. Letesha Anderson (Detroit Lakes)

Cody Reberg (St. Cloud) dec. Jeremy Hoemberg (Wadena)

Sam Davidson (Wadena) RSC 1st Rd. Jackson Hinge (Brainerd)

Jordan Lemieur (St. Cloud) split dec. Shane Motschenbacher (Wadena)

John Johnson (Wadena) RSC 2nd Rd. Seth Carpenter (Fergus Falls)

Dion Bower (White Earth) dec. Matt Umland (Wadena)

Brian Hansel
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