Open Gym at Main St. Gym had lunch, games, and then an afternoon of bowling for all the kids!
A Win for Thomas Mottinger
Main St. Gym's Thomas Mottinger wins tie breaker against Stephan Macray of Baltimore, MD. Macray had just returned as the Champion of the Ringside world Championship in Kansas.
Coach Hal gets certified in "Rock Steady Boxing", a program to help train people with Parkinsons through boxing workouts.
The program will start this summer, check out Rock Steady Boxing for more information on this amazing program.
Main Street Gym Boxing Club-Maryland State Junior Olympics' Baltimore MD. Upton Boxing Center.
Main St Gym was in Baltimore Saturday evening (April 23, 2016) for the Maryland State Junior Olympic(JO) Finals. Two Main St boxers, Jordan Brown and Erick Acosta stepped into the ring to take on opponents from D.C. and Baltimore respectively. Brown, who had already made the Regional finals was matched up as a tune up fight for the Junior Olympic Regionals to be held in Salisbury on May 13th and 14th. Brown a Delmar Middle School student fought Robert Shackleford from Old School Boxing in Washington DC. Although he lost a close decision on the judges' cards, this fight can help him in the Regionals. Erick Acosta of Main St. Boxing Club, met Quadir Mathews, out of Upton Boxing. Acosta came out very aggressive and took control early. He was very sharp both defensively and offensively giving little if any target for his opponent and landing solid punches throughout the bout. " Both kids did real good tonight" Said Coach Hal Chernoff, "I am excited to see what they do in the JO Regionals. Acosta has gone through a growth spurt both mentally and physically. He seems to be more focused and is getting stronger as he grows. Brown is getting more and more confidence with each bout which can help him to take charge early in the fight. Kobe Moore received a walkover win and will fight in the 145 lb. weigh class in the JO's in Salisbury. Moore has been in the gym longer than the others and has been a slow starter, but is coming on very strong now so he is exciting to watch. He is very strong and has heavy hands. Moor, the once little kid that started 8 years ago is getting bigger than his Coach, in fact they all are and that's fun to see. I am excited for these kids. I wanted very much for them to be able to fight in Salisbury in the JO Regionals, but you have to earn it and they did. Now their families, friends and teachers can see what they have been working so hard for over the years. It's nice that Main St Gym and Salisbury will be represented by these young men. The will also be representing their schools, Wi Hi, Bennett Middle, and Delmar Middle. So I hope to see some school pride on May 13th and 14th.
A group of kids from Bennett Middle School toured Main St Gym Wednesday.
They learned all about what it takes to be a boxer, and got to hit some bags to get the feel. They were quite impressed to see Brendan Narranjo, Gavin Brown and Jordan Brown display their skills on the mitts and and bags. It was a pleasure having them!
The 2016 USA Junior Olympic Regional Boxing Tournament will be held in Salisbury at the Main St Gym on May 13th,14th & 15th. The tournament brings in the 6 best teams in the East Central Region which is represented by, PA., W.VA., Wash. DC, N.J., DE., VA. and MD. Winners of this regional tournament will then move on the USA National Championships where the winner will advance to the International Junior Olympic Championships.
The tournament will have a positive impact on the hotels & restaurants of the Salisbury as hundred of kids, coaches, official as well as family and friends come into the area to support their teams.
Prices at the door will be $20 for 1 day, or $35 for entire tournament
VIP & Sponsorship Tables will be available by calling 410-430-6687 Caoch Hal Chernoff
What: USA Boxing Junior Olympic Regional Championships
When: May 13,14,15
Start Times: Friday 7pm, Sat 3pm, Sun 9am
Where: Main St Gym 310 Bowl Dr ( GPS use 1706 Northwood Dr)
Tix price: Single day $20 * Full Tournament $35
Other: Food beverage , Beer, wine.
Contact: Coach Hal Chernofff 410-430-6687
Major Sponsor : Pohanka of Salisbury
Athlete of the Month
Congratulations Brendan Narranjo!
Main Street Gym today announced that Brendan Narranjo of Delmar, Del. has been named "Athlete of the Month" for the month of March 2016. The award is given to deserving members of the after school boxing program who demonstrate special qualities both in and outside the ring. Brendan is in the fifth grade at Delmar Middle School and has been involved with Main Street Gym for two years. He holds a 3.0 grade point average and is an honor roll student. "Brendan represents so many of our program's core values. He's at practice every day, on time and with enthusiasm. He comes through the door focused and ready to do the work," said Head Coach Hal Chernoff. "As a boxer he is relentless, moving forward and putting pressure on whomever he spars with. He was a unanimous choice of the coaching staff for this award." In addition to focusing on excellence in the ring, Brendan is often selected to represent Main Street Gym at community functions such as Salisbury University's Wellness Fair and the recent Main Street Gym Concert in the Ring. His mother Angela as also an active volunteer.
Congratulations Jordan Brown!
Main St Gym’s Athlete of the Month is an award given to highlight selected members that continues to show special qualities both in and outside the ropes. January’s Athlete of the Month is Jordan Brown of Delmar DE. Jordan is a 7th grader at Delmar Middle School and has been involved with Main St Gym for 3 years. He holds a 3.5 grade point average and is an honor role student. Jordan is often chosen by Main St Gym to represent the program at functions such as Salisbury University’s Wellness Fair and the Salvation Army Bell Ringer Kickoff Breakfast, which was held this year at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Jordan has also represented the Main St Gym as a volunteer bell ringer to help the Salvation Army raise funds for families in need during the Christmas Season. As a boxer Jordan has 3 wins with no losses and has competed in Baltimore Washington DC and DE. He has one brother, 8 year old Gavin Brown, who is also a member of Main St Gym. His parents Christy Spindler and Ryan Watson are active volunteers of Main St Gym and are involved with Jordan’s studies at Delmar Middle. “Jordan Brown is one of those kids that people love to have around them. His attitude makes coaching him one of real pleasures of running this program. He works hard, he listens to instructions and he is focused on always improving. Jordan has become a leader and an example of what we want our kids to aspire to. At times I will get him to help teach a new member just to watch his leadership qualities at work. I can’t think of a better young man to kick off our Athlete of the Month Award than Jordan Brown.” said Main St. Coach, Hal Chernoff .
Criteria, For Athlete of the month
- Helpfulness with MSG activities
- Attitude and focus in his training session.
- Advancements in boxing skills
- Input report from Parent in regard to behavior around home
Potential Athletes will be reviewed by the coaching staff, and the President of MSG will make final selection after parent conference. With the exception this first Athlete of the month, recipients will be chosen the last week of each month. Winner receives a framed Certificate, $20 gift certificate from Walmart, and a photo to hang on the wall of fame in Main St Gym.