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The Naval Academy’s 75th Annual Brigade Boxing Championships will begin tonight at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The event is open to the public and admission is free.
Three midshipmen 1st Class (seniors) have the opportunity to win the Tony Rubino Four-Time Brigade Champion award at this year’s finals. The midshipmen in the running include Midshipman 1st Class Samantha Glaeser, 22, of Millstadt, Ill.; Midshipman 1st Class Anthony Alexander, 25, of Detriot; Midshipman 1st Cass Danny O’Neill, 22, of Medford, N.Y. Only 19 midshipmen have accomplished this feat since the award was first given in 1970.
As part of the academy’s physical education program, all midshipmen are required to participate in boxing, and boxing is also offered as a club sport at the Academy. The boxing team participates in invitational competitions in the fall and spring, as well as in ongoing intramural bouts. The Brigade Boxing Championship showcases the most elite midshipmen boxers, each performing in three-round matches within their weight class. This year’s finals will have roughly 10 male weight classes and three female weight classes.
For more information on the boxing program, check this out.
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