Louisiana National Guard soldier on All-Army Boxing Team
NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana National Guard member from Houma is on the All-Army Boxing Team.
The national guard says Spc. Trey Alexander won the spot by taking the 141-pound light welterweight championship at the All-Army Boxing Championships in September at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
The bout went all three rounds and Alexander won the match on a split decision, 3-to-2.
A news release Wednesday said that about 30 soldiers from across the Army were invited to the tournament, and Alexander was the only National Guard member among them.
He joined as a food service specialist after graduating from high school in 2011. He's in the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 139th Regional Support Group, headquartered at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans.
He's now training to qualify for the 2016 Olympic team tryouts.