Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Brigade Boxing Championships to be Held Friday at the Naval Academy!

The 72nd Annual Naval Academy Brigade Boxing Championships will be held on Friday, February 22 at Alumni Hall on the Naval Academy campus in Annapolis, MD.  The event is free and begins at 7 PM.

All Midshipmen are required to participate in boxing as a part of the Naval Academy's physical education program.  Boxing is also a club sport offered at the academy and the boxing team also participates in invitational tournaments in the fall and spring.  The Brigade championships showcase the elite boxers performing in three-round bouts in their weight classes.  In 1967, future Secretary of the Navy James Webb, and future Marine Corps Lt. Col., Oliver North, fought each other in the welterweight category during the competition.

 The best boxers from the competition go on to a regional competition in order to qualify for the National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) Championships held each spring. The USNA Boxing Team has won five National Championships with many individual All-Americans. This year, the NCBA National Championship will be held April 4 – 8 in Mashantucket, Conn.

To attend this event, visitors may walk through Gate 1 (King George Street), Gate 8 (Md. Route 450) and Gate 3 (Maryland Avenue, recommended gate) of the academy and will be required to show valid, government-issued picture identification. Vehicles without Department of Defense decals are not permitted on Naval Academy grounds.  Authorized vehicles may enter through Gate 1 (King George Street) or Gate 8 (Maryland Route 450).  Handicapped visitors with proper decals and identification are permitted through Gate 1 during normal business hours and may be subject to a vehicle inspection. All bags are subject to search.

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