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Wadena boxers claim four of six bouts

Photo by Brian Hansel St. Cloud fighter Ashley Rivera punches Wadena's Robyn Harper into the ropes during their 100-pound match.

Four of six Wadena pugilists won their bouts Saturday night before a big crowd at the National Guard Armory in Wadena.

Wadena 147-pounder Shane Motschenbacher employed quick combinations to gain a decision over Austin Schulz of Savage in the night's first contest.

Both fighters scored a flurry of punches but it was Wadena's Robyn Harper who prevailed in a three-round decision over Ashley Rivera in their 100-pound match.

Kira Ollila and John Johnson both scored victories in their 147-pound bouts. Ollila posted a decision over St. Cloud's Andrea Evans while Johnson overcame a slow start to decision Brainerd's Luke Zontelli.

Wadena's Cole Cottrell went three rounds with Crosby 165-pounder Luke Genz but tired in the final round and lost by decision.

Wadena fighter Kevin Harper met Willmar's Eloy Zavala at 120 and lost a split decision.

The 2012 Region IV Golden Gloves boxing tournament will be held Friday and Saturday, March 30-31 at the armory in Wadena.

Wadena Boxing Card Results

145 Shane Motschenbacher (Wadena) dec. Austin Schulz (Savage)

100 Robyn Harper (Wadena) dec. Ashley Rivera (St. Cloud)

120 Eloy Zavala (Willmar) split dec. Kevin Harper (Wadena)

165 Luke Genz (Crosby) dec. Cole Cottrell (Wadena)

147 Kirk Ollila (Wadena) dec. Andrea Evans (St. Cloud)

147 John Johnson (Wadena) dec. Luke Zontelli (Brainerd)

160 Anthony Rose (Minneapolis) dec. Mike Lucero (Detroit Lakes)

152 Lorenzo Gonzales (Minneapolis) split dec. Christian Andvik (Detroit Lakes)

135 Nate Rubin (Merrifield) dec. Santo Reyes (Willmar)