71st Annual Brigade Boxing Championships

| February 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
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The Naval Academy’s 71st  Annual Brigade Boxing Championships will be held Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall.  This event is open to the public and admission is free.

The Brigade Boxing Championships will showcase the most elite midshipmen boxers who are the current champions in their weight class.  The winners of the event go on to a regional competition in order to qualify for the national collegiate boxing championships held each spring.

This year’s championship will feature 10 bouts, including participation from two national boxing champions in two different weight classes: Midshipmen 1st class (seniors) Lucas Culver of Bumpass, Va., and Thomas Payne of Park City, Utah.

“We are really excited about having the Brigade Championships in Alumni Hall this year,” said Jim McNally, USNA Boxing Coach.  “The finals are a highlight at the academy and have definitely become a ‘must see event’ that showcases the warrior spirit of our future leaders. It will be great for the Brigade of Midshipmen and the people of Annapolis to experience it in an even bigger venue this year.”

For more information about boxing at the Naval Academy and this semester’s tentative boxing schedule, please visit the USNA Boxing Team Facebook page or visit http://www.usnaboxing.com/

As part of the academy’s physical education program, all midshipmen are required to participate in boxing, and it is also offered as a club sport.  The boxing team participates in invitational competitions in the fall and spring, as well as in ongoing intramural bouts.

Athletics play a major role in the Naval Academy’s mission to develop midshipmen morally, mentally and physically to serve as leaders in our Navy and Marine Corps.

For more information about boxing at the Naval Academy and this semester’s tentative boxing schedule, please visit the USNA Boxing Team Facebook page or visit http://www.usnaboxing.com/.

Visitors attending this event may walk through Gate 1 (King George Street) and Gate 3 (Maryland Avenue) of the academy and will be required to show valid, government-issued picture identification.  Pedestrian access at Gate 3 will close at 10 p.m., Gate 1 pedestrian access will remain open until 2 a.m., please plan accordingly.

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