Vicente Escobedo

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'''Trainer''': [[Ignacio Beristain]]
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'''Trainer''': [[Ignacio Beristain]], [[Joel Diaz]]<br>
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'''Gym''': Woodland Boxing Club (amateur)<br>
 
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* Member of the [[2004 United States Olympians|2004 United States Olympic Team]], boxing in the Lightweight Class. As an amateur he boxed out of the [[Woodland Boxing Club]].
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== Amateur Career ==
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*Won a gold medal at the 1997 U.S. Junior Olympics at 106 lbs.
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*Won a bronze medal at the International Junior Olympics at 112 lbs.
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*Won a bronze medal at the 1998 U.S. Junior Championships at 119 lbs., losing to [[Mike Albares]].
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*Won a gold medal at the 2000 National Police Athletic League (PAL) Championships at 132 lbs., beating [[Paul Malignaggi]] and [[Marshall Christmas]].
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*Competed at the 2001 U.S. Championships at 132 lbs., losing to [[Verquan Kimbrough]].
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*Won a silver medal at the 2001 National Police Athletic League (PAL) Championships at 132 lbs., losing to [[Marshall Christmas]].
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*Won a bronze medal at the 2002 U.S. Championships at 132 lbs., losing to [[Lorenzo Reynolds]].
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*Won a gold medal at the 2002 National Police Athletic League (PAL) Championships at 132 lbs., beating [[Marlon Kerwick]], [[David Rodela]], and [[Allen Litzau]].
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*Won a gold medal at the 2003 U.S. Championships at 132 lbs., beating [[Aaron Bensinger]], [[Karl Dargan]], and [[Wes Ferguson]].
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*Won a gold medal at the 2003 1st Pan Am Qualifier in Belem do Para, Brazil at 132 lbs.
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*Defeated [[Kenny Galarza]] (Puerto Rico) 13-3
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*Defeated [[Ramiro Medina]] (Ecuador) 13-3
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*Defeated [[Matias Daniel Ferreyra]] (Argentina) 25-19
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*Competed at the 2003 National Police Athletic League (PAL) Championships at 132 lbs., losing to [[Tyrone Harris]].
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*Competed at the 2003 World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand at 132 lbs.
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*Defeated [[Araik Sachbazjan]] (Czech Republic) 24-7
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*Lost to [[Husnu Kocabas]] (Netherlands) 21-22
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*Won a silver medal at the 2004 U.S. Championships at 132 lbs., beating [[Hector Ramos]] and [[Michael Torres]], but losing to [[Anthony Vasquez]].
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*Won the 2004 U.S. Western Olympic Trials at 132 lbs., beating [[Sadot Vazquez]].
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*Won the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials at 132 lbs., beating [[Miguel Gonzalez]], [[Anthony Peterson]], [[Anthony Vasquez]], and [[Anthony Peterson]] again.
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*Won the 2004 U.S. Olympic Box-offs at 132 lbs., beating [[Anthony Peterson]].
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*Won the 2004 Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Tijuana, Mexico to qualify for the [[Olympic Games|Olympics]].
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*Won a gold medal at the 2004 Titan Games at 132 lbs.
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*2004 U.S. lightweight representative at the [[Olympic Games]] in Athens, Greece.  
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**Round of 32 - Defeated [[José David Mosquera]] (Colombia) RSC-OS 3
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**Round of 16 - Lost to [[Rovshan Huseynov]] (Azerbaijan) 18-36
  
==Olympic Results==
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*'''2004''' U.S. lightweight representative at the [[Olympics]] in Athens, Greece.
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[[Category:2004 Olympians]]
**Round of 32 - Defeated [[Jose David Mosquera]] (Colombia) (RSCO-3)
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[[Category:American Olympians]]
**Round of 16 - Lost to [[Rovshan Huseynov]] (Azerbaijan) (18-36)
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[[Category:United States Amateur Champions]]
 
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=== Amateur Highlights ===
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*2000 P.A.L. National Champion
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*2002 P.A.L. National Champion
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*2003 United States Amateur Champion - 132 lbs.
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Amateur details: Won a gold medal at the 1997 US Junior Olympics at 106lbs. Won a bronze medal at 112lbs at International Junior Olympics tournament. Bronze medalist at the 1998 US Junior championships at 119lbs, losing to Mike Albares. Competed at the 2000 United States (US) championships at 125lbs. Won a gold medal at the 2000 Police Athletic Laegue (PAL) Championships at 132lbs, beating Paul Malignaggi and Marshall Christmas. Competed at the 2001 US championships at 132lbs, losing Verquan Kimbrough. Won a silver medal at the 2001 PAL championships at 132lbs, losing to Marshall Christmas. Won a bronze medal at the 2002 US championships at 132lbs, losing to Lorenzo Reynolds. Won a gold medal at the 2002 PAL championships at 132lbs, beating Marlon Kerwick, David Rodela and Allen Litzau. Won a gold medal at the 2003 US championships at 132lbs beating Aaron Bensinger, Karl Dargan and Wes Ferguson.Competed at the 2003 PAL championships at 132lbs, losing to Tyrone Harris.Competed at the 2003 World championships at 132lbs. Won a silver medal at the 2004 US championships at 132lbs, beating Hector Ramos and Mike Torres but losing to Anthony Vasquez. Won 2004 US Western Olympic trials at 132lbs beating Sadot Vazquez. Won 2004 US Olympic trials at 132lbs beating Miguel Gonzalez, Anthony Peterson, Anthony Vasquez and Peterson again. Won 2004 US Olympic box-off at 132lbs, beating Anthony Peterson. Won a gold medat at the 2004 Titan Games at 60kg. Won 2004 Americas Olympic qualifying tournamnet in Tijuana to qualify for the Olympic Games.
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* June 2008 [http://www.sacbee.com/100/story/1021542.html article] with photos of Escobedo
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[[Category:American Olympians|Escobedo, Vicente]]
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[[Category:2004 Olympians|Escobedo, Vicente]]
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[[Category:United States Amateur Champions|Escobedo, Vicente]]
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Latest revision as of 09:32, 24 April 2013

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Name: Vicente Escobedo
Born: 1981-11-06 (Age:32)
Birthplace: Woodland, California, USA
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Woodland, California, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 8″   /   173cm
Reach: 74″   /   188cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer: Ignacio Beristain, Joel Diaz
Gym: Woodland Boxing Club (amateur)

[edit] Amateur Career

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