Leo Camacho leads Falcons to WAC Main Event
Camacho earned his 125-pound victory after stopping USC’s Ian Chiu in the second round, while Lu followed that up with a 2-1 decision over Californian Ryan Everly.
Seniors Maddie Lloyd and Maksat Omar also competed in the WAC Main Event on Friday, but suffered losses in their respective bouts. Lloyd opened the Falcons’ night with a 142-pound backhand to Washington’s Simona Winkler, while Omar dropped his 138-pound contest to Cincinnati’s John Laughlin.
142 pounds. (w): Simona Winkler (Washington) Dec. Maddie Lloyd (Aviation)
125 pounds: Leo Camacho (Air Force) RSC Ian Chiu (USC)
125 pounds: Andre Lu (Air Force) Ryan Everly (California)
138 pounds: John Laughlin (Cincinnati) RSC Maksat Omar (Aviation)
Lu returned to the Washington Athletic Club ring on Saturday, February 5 for the second Air Force bout of the weekend with Chiu. Like Camacho on Friday, Lu forced the referee to stop the 125-pound fight with Chiu before the final bell as the rookie improved to 2-0 on the weekend.
Senior Michael Scully joined Lu on Saturday night’s card but suffered an early loss in his 156-pound contest with UC Davis’ Michael Pitts.
156 pounds: Michael Pitts (UC Davis) RSC Michael Scully (Aviation)
125 pounds: Andre Lu (Air Force) RSC Ian Chiu (USC)
The Air Force resumes operations on Friday, February 11, when it travels to Reno for the West Coast Showdown.