Levi Commons, of the Yukon Amateur Boxing club, returned from the Alberta Bronze Gloves tournament with a gold medal.

Edujardo Aragon and Micah Hoeschele, of Whitehorse, both earned silver medals.

Eleven of 12 boxers, who attended last month’s tournament, were first timers.

Dawson and Whitehorse pugilists drove to Red Deer for the Jan. 29 tournament. But, with flight delays and poor driving conditions, most had to compete with only an hour of sleep.

Stephen Kormandy, of Dawson City, was narrowly defeated in his first bout, but showed his coach great promise for the future.

Brothers Daniel and Jordan Reti, of Whitehorse, were crowd favourites for their sill and determination, but both lost on points.

Jannel Robertson, of Whitehorse, the only female boxer to represent the Yukon, was forced to move up an age and weight category due to a lack of competition. Still, she lost in a close decision.

Kurtis Fendrick and Brenton Fraser, of Whitehorse, had the crowds standing as they displayed great skill and endurance. Both lost narrowly by points. They both vowed to their coach they will train harder for the next competition.

Austin Taylor and Kevin Mendelson, of Dawson City, impressed their coaches and they look forward to seeing them in a tournament again.

Troy Malcome, one of the Yukon’s most-skilled boxers, was unable to finish his bout due to an ailment.

The club’s next tournament will be in Alaska.