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Navy Brigade Boxing Championships showcase proud tradition in Annapolis

| February 22, 2019, 10:25 PM

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Friday night the Naval Academy hosted the 78th annual Brigade Boxing Championships in Alumni Hall at the United States Naval Academy.


Boxing has been an academy tradition since 1865, but it wasn’t until 1919 that Navy appointed Hamilton Murrell Webb as the boxing coach and took the program to new heights. A boxer from Baltimore, “Spike” led Navy to an undefeated intercollegiate record during his first year as coach. In his first 11 years, Navy boxers went undefeated in dual meets and the Midshipmen captured six national titles.

This year’s event showcased 28 boxers in 11 weight classes ranging from 119 pounds to the heavyweights coming in at over 195.

Five of the fights feature women, who first started competing in the championships in 2004. Two of the fights featured Midshipmen from Maryland. Alex Smith from Upper Marlboro lost his fight in the 147-pound division against Jack Jeon. Alivia Roskovich of Salisbury dominated Rachel Fairbanks in the 156-pound division, nearly scoring the knockout.

The winners of each fight will move on to the Regional competition where they will attempt to qualify for the National Collegiate Boxing Championships.

Fight Cards

119lbs

Shea Auge, Albuquerque, NM (Class of 21) vs. Sophie Lekas, Willowbrook, IL (class of 20)

Winner: Sophie Lekas 

125lbs

Jake Clarly, Lincolnton, NC (20) vs. Anthony Chase-Hill, Albany, GA (Class of 21)

Winner: Jake Clarly

125lbs

Elizabeth Grimming, Portland, TN (22) vs. Precillia Truong, Albany, GA (21)

Winner: Elizabeth Grimming

132lbs

Ally Annick, Pasadena, CA (20) vs. Lisa Kilmer, Boulder, CO (21)

Winner: Ally Annick

139lbs   

Matthew Morales, San Antonio, TX (22) vs. Toshi Oue, Pohnpei, Micronesia (20)

Winner: Toshi Oue

147lbs

Jack Jeon, Frisco, TX (21) vs. Alex Smith, Upper Marlboro, MD (22)

Winner: Jack Jeon

147lbs

Mikayla Lint, Johnstown, PA (20) vs. Jeanette Setterman, Lamar, CO (21)

Winner: Jeanette Setterman

156lbs

Kendell Louis, Miami, FL (21) vs. Rick Ontiveros, Chicago, IL (20)

Winner: Kendell Louis

156lbs

Rachel Fairbanks, Jamesville, NY (19) vs. Alivia Roskovich, Salisbury, MD, (19)

Winner: Alivia Roskovich

165lbs

Alex Olajide, New York, NY, vs. Dan Jackson, Oceanside, CA (19)

Winner: Alex Olajide

175lbs

Matt McCraith, Buffalo, NY (19) vs. Charlie Akerblom, Philadelphia, PA, (20)

Winner: Charlie Akerblom (TKO Round 1)

185lbs

Biron McNeely, Chadbourn, NC (22) vs. Francois Benoit, Bridgewater, NJ (22)

Winner: Biron McNeely

195lbs

Curtis Royek, Corry, PA (19) vs. Dre Williamson, Jackson, TN (19)

Winner: Dre Williamson

Heavy Weight

Lance Angulo, Holtville, CA (19) vs. Corey Jackson, Chicago, IL (21)

Winner: Corey Jackson

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