USAF ACADEMY, Colo. – The Air Force boxing team heads under the lights of Clune Arena this Thursday (March 1), when it hosts the 60th-annual Wing Open Championships at 6:00 p.m. (MT). Admission is free to the 10-bout event, which will also be streamed live on GoAirForceFalcons.com.
The 2018 card, which includes seven men’s bouts and three women’s bouts, features three returning champions, including senior Naji Bseiso, a two-time defending champion in the 165-pound weight division. The other returning champions include sophomore Levi Rate, who won the 132-pound title as a freshman and will box at 147 pounds this year, and junior Adrienne Yoder, the defending Wing Open and NCBA national champion at 139 pounds, who will also compete at 147 pounds this year.
The winners of the Wing Open will form the core of the Air Force squad that will represent the Academy at the upcoming National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) championships this spring.
As a part of the boxing program’s annual “Fighting for a Cause” event, this year’s Wing Open Championships will benefit a member of the USAFA Dean of Faculty’s staff, who suffered a medical emergency while serving in Korea and incurred significant out-of-pocket expenses.
ORDER OF BOUTS | RED CORNER LISTED FIRST
119-lbs. (w): Laura Drapinski (CS-37) vs Alexandra Reveles (CS-27)
125-lbs. (w): Abigail Aldecoa (CS_15) vs Alicia Alexander (CS-28)
132-lbs.: Sean Chives (CS-02) vs Justin County (CS-04)
139-lbs.: Josh Turner (CS-16) vs Ife Onigbanjo (CS-32)
147-lbs.: Levi Rate (CS-40) vs Adeola Adeboyejo (CS-10)
147-lbs. (w): Adrienne Yoder (CS-20) vs Monica Mammah (CS-27)
156-lbs.: Devon Smith (CS-28) vs William Ragland (CS-04)
165-lbs.: Levi Knox (CS-36) vs Naji Bseiso (CS-26)
175-lbs.: Cenada Clifton-Smith (CS-32) vs Neptally Trujillo (CS-38)
185-lbs.: Nick Pingel (CS-08) vs Austin Dreyer (CS-31)