Leonel Nuñesco fought off the odds and beat much larger Paulo Millano Iloilo Tinagan Martial Arts Club Inc. (ITMACI) to win in the seniors’ men 60 kg. category and give Wushu Federation of the Philippines-Negros Occidental its lone win in the 1st Cong. Raul Gonzalez Jr. Cup 2004 Wushu Sanshou Championships Negros Vs Iloilo and Guimaras held by the Wushu Federation of the Philippines-Iloilo Chapter (WFP-Iloilo) in cooperation with the Iloilo Tinagan Martial Arts Club Inc. (ITMACI) of WFP Region 6 Head Coach Arnold S. Tinagan Sensei on January 21, 2004 at corner Iznart and de Leon Sts., Iloilo City
The tournament was sponsored by Iloilo City Councilor Raul Gonzalez Jr., Iloilo City Cong. Raul Gonzales Sr., Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, and the Iloilo Chinese Community as part of the Chinese New Year celebration. 26 players representing Guimaras, the city and province of Iloilo, and Negros Occidental competed in a total of 13 bouts.
Wushu Federation of the Philippines-Negros Occidental, represented by the Black Falcon Martial Arts Association-Main of Negros Occidental Coordinator Joery C. Amante except for one, sent 5 athletes.
Nilrax de Cape of Rainbow Martial Arts-Victorias Chapter, also of the WFP-Negros Occidental, was not able to compete because nobody else was in his weight category.
Raynor Guilarda bowed to Solivio Elojario Jr. of APCOJUKA Martial Arts Club in their seniors’ men 48 kg. clash. Romulo Cañete Jr. fell to Jason Baleno, also of APCOJUKA Martial Arts Club in seniors’ men 54 kg. event. Christian Plantinos lost to muay Thai champion Ruben Sumido of Iloilo Winners Gym in the seniors’ men 60 kg. category.
ITMACI was overall champion with 7 wins.