VMI to Host Collegiate Boxing Nationals

Members of VMI’s club boxing team trade blows Nov. 11 in a ring set up in New Barracks Courtyard surrounded by cadets cheering from the courtyard and the stoops. – VMI Photo by Stephen Hanes.

Cadet fighters take to the ring on Founders Day Fight Night as the Corps of Cadets cheers them on. – VMI File Photo by Stephen Hanes.

LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 3, 2017 – Tickets are on sale for the 2017 USIBA Boxing Nationals, to be held March 23-25 in Virginia Military Institute’s newly-renovated Cocke Hall.

This will be the first time that VMI has hosted the national boxing championships, which are sponsored by the U.S. Intercollegiate Boxing Association. Between 150 and 200 fighters, both male and female, are expected to travel to Lexington for this event. Hopes are high for a strong showing by the VMI Boxing Team, as last year’s team placed third at the national championships.

Quarterfinals will be held Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m., while semifinals will be held Friday, March 24, also at 6 p.m. Tickets for each of these events are $10 per person. Finals will be held Saturday, March 25, at 4 p.m. Tickets for finals are $15 per person. Tickets for all three events are $25 per person, with children 5 and under admitted free to all events. To pre-order tickets, call 540-464-7852 or email ChatwoodCL16@vmi.edu. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the events.

Formed in 2012, the U.S. Intercollegiate Boxing Association is an affiliate of USA Boxing and the U.S. Olympic Committee’s national governing body for amateur boxing in the United States. 

-VMI-

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