The Haro brothers left for Dallas, and both came back with gold.
Jesus, 13, and Daniel, 12, won boxing championships in the Junior Olympics, June 26 to July 2.
Jesus went 3-0 to win the Intermediate 13-14-year-old, 70-pound division. It was his second consecutive Junior Olympic championship.
Daniel went 4-0 to take the Bantam 11-12, 90-pound division for his first Junior Olympic title.
“I’m very proud,” said the boys’ father, Jesus Haro. “Especially that both brothers won it.”
Both advanced to the Junior Olympics by winning a tournament in Fresno and a regional tournament in Merced.
“They live and breathe boxing,” their father said. “They train five days a week for two hours a day. If they aren’t fighting or traveling, they’re sparring.”
Next for the Haro brothers will be a trip to Mesquite, Nev., for the Junior Golden Gloves Tournament on July 19-23.
Jesus Haro Sr. also co-owns Game Time Boxing in Atwater and sent four boxers to the Independence Day Tournament in Salinas last weekend.
All four – Armando Romero (14), Alberto Suarez (20), Brayan Gutierrez (15) and Pedro Campos (12) – won their divisions with 1-0 records.