also took the top team award as the club with the most victories, beating out 40 other clubs that competed at the prestigious tournament.
It was the club's first team title at the tournament since 1984, when fighters from Welland were still coached by the legendary Ray Napper Sr., the club's founder and a Welland Sports Wall of Fame inductee.
He is such a good leader and we are all very proud of him," said Ray Napper, the club's head coach and the grandson said of the late Ray Napper Sr.
Jake always works really hard in the gym," Napper
didn't have an easy road, but he
showed who was the best," Napper
said of Mask, whom he
praised as a fighter with "a lot of talent."
Lightweight Tyler Pouli went 1-1 for the silver settle in a warmup for the Ontario Winter Games that get underway Thursday and continue until Saturday in Muskoka.
The 15-year-old Centennial Secondary School student won his
first bout in Brampton, but he
wasn't able to counter the combinations thrown by Markel Stewart of the host club in his
final fight of the weekend.
However, the silver medallist has a golden future as far as Napper
"Tyler boxed very well.
has a load of potential, he
has a great work ethic and always wants to get in the ring.
I really like that in a boxer," said Napper
, who won three Brampton Cup championships when he
fought out of the family- owned club.
Officially, Josh Bessems went 1-1 in his light heavyweight fights, but his loss in the semfi- nals was due to disqualification after Napper
questioned the officiating after Bessems was hit with what appeared to be low blows.