Nelson’s Brett Adams took a break from the soccer pitch to win gold at the Alberta Golden Gloves last weekend in Calgary.
Adams, who in his day job leads the Vancouver Whitecaps Kootenay Academy, beat Sam On of Fort McMurray, Alta., and earned a unanimous decision against Edmonton’s Axel Anderson to win the novice heavyweight division.
Adams made the trip with the Nelson Boxing Club as part of Team B.C., which was named the best team of the tournament.
Nelson’s Elias Martinez lost a close decision to national champion Janik Lacroix in the youth division, while Riel Martinez also fell in a split decision to Calgary’s Ayde Meredith.
Stryder Sutton meanwhile lost a split decision to Brodie Andries of Red Deer, Alta.
The spotlight now turns to Nelson’s Brayden Hellekson, who will compete with Team B.C. at the Canada Winter Games that run Feb. 15 to March 3 in Red Deer.