2000 IKF / RINGSIDE
The 2000 National Amateur Championships Title Belts before they left
the IKF Headquarters in Newcastle,
California... Too bad UPS (United Parcel Service) lost them during
shipping between California and Iowa... Instead, the 1999 belts were used for
presentation purposes during the 2000 event.... Finally found, all the belts
were shipped out to all the Champions on September 18th...
Ross of Detroit, Michigan is awarded his National Tournament Title belt by
RINGSIDE INC. Joe Taylor after defeating Nick Benton of Omaha
Nebraska by unanimous decision (30-23, 29-26, 29-24)
The Making of Champions.
The Coopers Kickboxing Team
from Detroit Michigan
trained by Elliot Cooper.
Monyelle (10, L) of Beloit Wisconsin, lands a kick in the Junior Division,
Featherweight National Championship Bout against Jimmy Ryder (9) of
Omaha, Nebraska. Monyelle won the bout by unanimous decision, (28-26,
29-26 & 28-27)
(R) of Pacifica, California
throws a strong right hand on her
opponent as referee Dan Stell of
Fairfield, CA watches close.
She lost in the Championship Bout to Suzanne
of Bloomington, Minnesota by unanimous decision.
Light MTR Middleweight National Champion Rob Wiley (L) of Omaha,
Nebraska squares off with his opponent in one of his bouts as referee Fred
Fitzgerald watches close. Wiley won his title by split decision (29-28,
28-29, 29-28) over
Jason Strout of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Harrison (L) of Coopers Kickboxing in Detroit, Michigan and Shane
Shappley (R) of Memphis Tennessee congratate each other after a great bout.
Harrison won the bout by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-26). Brooks
Mason (L) prepares to award the title belt as referee Carlton Duncan
How GREAT were some of these fights?
In the Men's IR Middleweight Championship bout, Narayan Stitt (Blue
gloves) of Seaside, California and Ronell Huston (Red gloves) of
Detroit, Michigan ended in a majority draw, 28-28, 28-28 and 30-26.
Since it was a National Tournament Bout, Both fighters were
given the option to fight 1 extra round. Above right, L-R, Stitt's
cornerman Dennis Sagundel, IKF
President Steve Fossum, Huston's trainer Elliot Cooper and Stitt's
trainer Adam Rogers discuss the tournament tie break rules.
extra round, Stitt won on all 3 judges cards 10-9 to win the title.
(L) of Adelanto, CA
(R) of Dubuque, IA in
MuayThai Bout which
30-27, 30-27, 30-27.
prepares to award
the winner the National title Belt as
awaits the decision.
Awaiting his turn to
"Walk The Walk!"
Light IR Middleweight
Seaside, California takes a winners
pose after defeating Kurt Leda
of Omaha, Nebraska by
(30-26, 30-25, 30-25)
(L) discusses the days schedule with
(R) of Lawerenceville, Georgia
added her 3rd IKF National title
to her collection after she
of Lake Zurich, Illinois with an
impressive spinning crescent kick
to the head at 1:09 of the
in what was
"The Women's Bout of the Tournament!"
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