In the June 1985 issue of the BC Amateur Boxing News
I prepared a three page report on the Senior Nationals starting
with the BC Amateur Boxing team then listing many
of the competitors from other provinces.
Then i started to summarize the results. So for this report
I will copy the details of that June 1985 story, then update
it with some bits and pieces so many years later.
BC BOXING TEAM
Augusto Dos Reis, John Henry Wilson, Tim Cessford,
Joe Pendry, Joe Martin, Andrew Riley, Terry Dermott,
Alex Bankier, Gary Serko, Wayne Welsh, and Brian Lansing.
Coaches: Ken Marjoram and Mike Sartori. Manager: Dave Thompson.
Some of the other Boxers: (note: excluding province and towns)
Steven D'Sousa, John Farinacci, Scotty Olson, Jeff Hill,
Steve Beaupre, Chuck Evans, Mark Menard, Fitzroy Solomon,
Asif Dar, Frank Sigmer, Steve Nolan, Mike Spiry, Robert McDonald,
Howard Grant, Bud Bird, Rod Simonds, Tom Walker, Tom Young,
Wayne Chandler, Greg Gayle, Otis Grant, Kelly Perlette,
Randal Thompson, Dan Sherry, Mario Therrien, Darryl Flint,
Vittoria Salvatore, Tops Florres, Claude Bouher, ken Serbu,
Bob Kwiatkowski, Bailey Heumer, michael Moffa, Jamie Pagendam,
Mark Lotus, Bill Downey, Phil Flamand, kevin Greely,
George Mason, Curtis Fidler, Isaac Lewis.
Victoria's AUGUSTO DOS REIS faced the tough SCOTTY OLSON
of Alberta. In 1984, Olson was the Junior light-flyweight champion.
In the selection of best junior for 1984 Olson was the best of eight
going into the final. His excellent performance over Quebec's
RENE CADRAN made him a strong choice. However, the picture
perfect performance by ERIC GRENIER ...made Grenier the top choice.
In the June 1984 issue of the BC AMATEUR BOXIG NEWS, I stated:
If the choice was limited to heart and determinationOlson defeated Dos Reis and won the 1985 senior championship by
Alberta's Scotty Olson would be the top contender...
defeating STEVE D'SOUSA of Quebec.
Astoria's TERRY DERMOTT lost out to JEFF HILL,
In the finals, Hill lost a 4/1 decision to STEVE BEAUPRE.
Vernon's JOHN HENRY WILLSON had an outstanding performance
in 1984 when he won an Intermediate National Championship. John
earned a spot on the BC Team with a win over classy boxer
RICK ALBRECHTSEN of williams Lake. This time John Henry
dropped a decision to Quebec's classy MICHEL MOFFA.
However, Moffa dropped a 4/1 decision to JAMIE PAGENDAM.
Back in 1984 when I spoke to Olympic boxer STEVE PAGENDAM
at the Canadian Olympic Team training site, Steve told me that
he had a brother who was better...Well Jamie is on his way with
his victory over Michel.
BC Team member ALEX BANKIER dropped a 5/0 decision to
STEVE NOLAN. In the final, Nolan lost to ASIF DAR
of Ontario who was named the 1985 OUTSTANDING FIGHTER.
parksville's TIM CESSFORD won his opening round, but
then lost to GREG GAYLE. In the finals Gayle defeated
Kimberley's JOE PENDRY was in a division with two members
of the 1984 Olympic Team, WAYNE GORDON and DENNIS LAMBERT.
Lambert won his first bout then lost out toe DEWITH FRASER.
Pendry faced WAYNE GORDON and won a split decision. In the finals,
Pendry had to settle for a 3/2 split decision win over Dewith Fraser.
BC's GARY SERKO lost a decision to OTIS GRANT in the
semi-finals, then Grant stopped Alberta's KELLY PERLETTE.
BC's JOE MARTIN defeated LINDON LINKLATER in his
first bout, but lost to National A team member DARRYL FLINT
In the finals, Flint was upset by DANNY SHERRY.
Kelowna's 1984 Canadian champion WAYNE WELSH started strong
by stopping his first opponent, but lost out to EGERTON MARCUS.
Marcus then defeated DANIEL DESROCHERS who had won the semi-finals
with a victory over National A team member KEN JOHNSON.
ANDREW RILEY was eliminated and then DOMENIC D'AMICO
won gold, Peter Petric silver, Bill Hickey and Wade Parsons bronze.
BRIAN LANSING of Elk Valley defeated his first opponent but
in the finals, he lost out to highly rated LENNOX LEWIS.
1985 THE CHAMPIONS
CANADIAN AMATER BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS
SENIORS, march 29 to 31, 1965. Hosted by MEDICINE HAT BOXING CLUB.
Supported by Molson Alberta Brewery Ltd., marketing manager Jody Bishop.
Mayor of Medicine Hat: TEDD J. GRIMM.