The City of Greeley’s Rodarte Community Center’s Boxing Club had three participants win the Colorado Silver Gloves competition in Alameda, Colorado the first weekend in November. All three local boxers will advance to regionals in California in January 2024.

“We are thrilled to announce that Jovanni Plascencia, Mariah Contreras Maciel, and John Poland will be going to the next level of competition,” said Recreation Coordinator Dominique Padilla.

“Each of our boxers worked hard this season, and their success is an example of their drive and passion for the sport.”

Participants Head to Regionals in California

The Rodarte Boxing Club had six boxers that competed in the Silver Gloves. Three local students move on to the next level of competition:

  • Mariah Contreras Maciel (age 12, Franklin Middle School), weight class 70 lb.
  • Jovanni Plascencia (age 12, Northridge High School), weight class 90 lb.
  • John (Jack) Poland (age 13, McAuliffe K-8), weight class 145 lb.

These students will compete in their weight class January 5-8 at regionals in California. Those that win their bouts will move on to nationals February 8-12 in Independence, Missouri.

The Rodarte Boxing Club is led by head coach Jacob Sanchez and assistants Enrique Garcia and Eduardo Contreras.

Rodarte Boxing Club Program

The Rodarte Community Center proudly supports the Rodarte Boxing Club, which offers youth and adult recreational and competitive boxing programs at its facility. For more information on the Rodarte Community Center and its other programs, call 970-350-9430 or visit

November 14, 2023