May 21, 2018, DUARTE CA- This weekend was no ordinary weekend in the Duarte Community. On Saturday, May 19th twenty-year-old Erika Sanchez, a boxer out of the Duarte Boxing Club gym, won first place in her category at the National Golden Gloves Championship in Omaha, Nebraska. In the most demanding boxing tournament in the nation, Sanchez, the only Californian left at 132 lbs. earned her way to the National Championship Finals on Saturday where she won the gold. Erika Sanchez is now classified as #1 in the USA. Prior to this point, on Tuesday Erika defeated Nerissa Turner from Washington D.C., Thursday defeated Alexis Martin from the Mid-West and Friday, in the Semifinals, she had a TKO in the 1st round against Charisse Brown from Florida. The entire Duarte Community is extremely proud of her accomplishments. Her hard work and dedication has inspired the entire Duarte Boxing family to push and strive to be the best. Congratulations, Erika Sanchez!