(MENA) Zachary Willis, age 11 and Parker Couch, age 15, attended the Arkansas State Junior Olympics Boxing Tournament this past Saturday, March 30th. The tournament was held in Augusta.
Willis, was registered in the 11-12 yr old 110 pound division. Unfortunately, there were no opponents in his division. He will advance to the regionals as Arkansas State Champion ( unopposed).
Willis is a grandson of Garland and Tammy Cox of Acorn.
Couch competed in the heavyweight 15-16 year old bracket. Couch drew the returning champion from last year and fought a hard three round fight and lost a very close split decision. Couch is the 15 year old son of Sean and Valerie Couch of Cherry Hill.
Coach Richard Hexamer added, “Win or lose I am very very proud of these young men who trained super hard for this event. They along with the rest of their Teammates at Defenders Boxing Club, our very proud to represent Mena and Polk County every time they climb into the boxing ring.”