Friday, April 5, 2013
"Learning to dish it out and take it at an early age is Navy tradition," the narrator says.
A black-and-white clip from the 1960s shows children of Naval Academy personnel boxing in front of a cheering crowd during a match in Annapolis. The clip, which is now in the public domain and uploaded to YouTube this week, features kids ages 5-14 duking it out with boxing gloves in an old Navy tradition, the Navy Junior Boxing Finals' peewee league. "These bantams are game little scrappers," the narrator said. "Learning to dish it out and take it at an early age is Navy tradition." According to the official US Navy Boxing website, the 44th annual junior boxing finals took place in 1963. The video shows the 42nd annual match, which would date the video at 1961. The website also states that the Navy Junior Boxing Program was started around …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The championship event on Feb. 22 is open to the public with free admission.
Boxing at the U.S. Naval Academy is a requirement of the physical education program but it's also a tradition, and the 72nd annual Brigade Boxing Championships will be held later this month. The championships will be held during a free, public event on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall. While all midshipmen participate in boxing, it's also offered as a club sport and the Navy boxing team participates in competitions and intramural bouts. According to a press release, the championship "showcases the most elite midshipmen boxers, each performing in three-round matches within their weight class." Click here for more information on boxing at the Naval Academy. See more:
Monday, February 28, 2011
The competition, 70 years strong, instills a spirit of teamwork and unites midshipmen, parents and alumni.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Chris Bertucci and Paul Hollwedel, both 1st class Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy, became a part of history Friday night. Both men won the U.S. Naval Academy’s Brigade Boxing Championship for the fourth time. The men joined an elite group of about 16 other people in the last 70 years who can claim to have won the event in each of their four years at the academy. Hollwedel competed against Roberto Garcia, a 4th class Midshipman, in the 139-pound weight class. For Hollwedel, who stood next to a handful of other four-time champions of years past, the competition is an event he’s looked forward to each year. “I love it. Brigade finals is Christmas to me,” said Hollwedel after winning. “The energy, the entire brigade comes out and gives …