From left: Raiburn Buckskin, Jeanetta, Mary Lou, Kilburn and Bethany Buckskin after Jeanetta and Kilburn were presented with Pendleton gifts (Lori Edmo-Suppah photos)
Leandra Thorpe (left) of Fort Hall and Sara Thompson of Eagle Hawk in round one of their fight. Thomspon went on to win.
Buckskin Gloves Tournament draws many boxers
By LORI EDMO-SUPPAH
FORT HALL — Longtime Fort Hall boxing supporters Kilburn and Jeanetta Buckskin were recognized Saturday, April 20 at the Buckskin Gloves Boxing Tourney at Timbee Hall.
The couple was presented with Pendleton gifts from Mike Sakelaris, Fort Hall Recreation – Kilburn an embroidered Pendleton vest with the Buckskin Gloves logo on it and Jeanetta with Pendleton bag.
Marcia Hall also presented Sakelaris and Eddy Kniffin, also of Fort Hall Recreation with Buckskin Gloves sweatshirts for their support of the tourney.
In addition, Jeremy Broncho was presented with an Idaho Golden Gloves jacket as he qualified for the regional Golden Gloves tourney this weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Roma Pokibro (right) in her victory fight against Janette Rivera of Nampa PAL.
Winners of the Best Bouts were given Native Flair trophies. They include: 8 to 9 year olds: Bethany Buckskin of Fort Hall and Lizabeth Garcia of Rawlins, Wyo. Junior open novice: Abraham Angeno of Battleborn, Nev. and Sebastian Garcia of South Salt Lake Pal. Junior open: Ricardo Lucio of Battleborn, Nev. and Chris Ramirez of YTA (Montoya.) Senior novice: Jory Carnell of Head Hunters and Trevor Titan of Battleborn, Nev.
Women’s best bout went to Roma Pokibro of Fort Hall and Janette River of Nampa PAL. Senior women’s best bout went to Sara Thompson of Eagle Hawk and Leandra Thorpe of Fort Hall.
Outstanding fighters were awarded leather-sleeved jackets with the Buckskin Gloves logo embroidered on the back. Kia Pokibro was the women’s outstanding boxer while Omero Gallegos won the junior open jacket. Sara Thompson was the senior women’s outstanding boxer.
Following are results of local boxers competing.
Friday, April 19: Bethany Buckskin beat Anastacia Deleon of KO Rats; Said Carrasco of Eagle Hawk lost to Deandre Pizano of COYB (Fred.) Orlando Carrasco of Eagle Hawk lost to Mehki Benn of State Street, Utah. Talon Saiz of Fort Hall defeated Cesar Arechiga of Vista PAL. Andre Trevino of Eagle Hawk beat Tim Akazaakov of Vista PAL. Kia Pokibro of Fort Hall defeated Angelica Deleon of KO Rats. Mary Lou Buckskin of Eagle Hawk lost to Haylie Styl of Titan BC.
Saturday, April 20: Bethany Buckskin of Fort Hall lost to Lizabeth Garcia of Rawlins, Wyo. Said Carrasco of Eagle Hawk lost to Victor Arriaza of COYB (Fred.) Orlando Carrasco of Eagle Hawk lost to Jose Silva of Battleborn, Nev. Roma Pokibro beat Janette Rivera of Nampa PAL. Gabe Camacho of Eagle Hawk lost to Alvin Wilder of KO Rats. Mary Lou Buckskin of Eagle Hawk lost to Laticia Sanchez of State Street Utah. Sarah Thompson of Eagle Hawk defeated Leandra Thorpe of Fort Hall.