Air Force Boxing To Host NCBA Championships
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy boxing team was selected to host the 2005 National Collegiate Boxing Association Championships on March 31-April 2, the NCBA announced today (Jan. 4).
"This is very exciting for our boxing team," Air Force head coach Eddie Weichers said, following the announcement. "Nationals are rotated by the NCBA to allow an athlete the opportunity to box at home at least once during his career. We have several seniors on the team this year that are very excited that the Academy was awarded the bid."
The Falcons will host the three-day event at Clune Arena in the Cadet Field House. The competition will start on Thursday, Mar. 31, with two sets of quarterfinal matches. The 24 national semifinal matches will take place on Friday, April 1, with the winners advancing to Saturday (April 2) night's national finals.
"We have hosted the collegiate nationals six times in the past with great success," Weichers said. "The facilities and staff are outstanding." The last time the Falcons hosted the national championships was in 2000, when the team won the national title behind five gold, three silver and two bronze medals.
Air Force has won 18 national team championships in the 25 year history of the NCBA, including the last six straight.