April 3, 2012
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - After capturing its 32nd regional title, the Air Force boxing team sets its sights on the 2012 National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) Championships, which will be held at the Academy's Clune Arena on April 5-7.
The national meet will cover three days, including the quarterfinal round (Thursday, April 5), the semifinal round (Friday, April 6) and the championship finals (Saturday, April 7). The quarterfinals and semifinals begin at 4 p.m., while the championship round begins at 2 p.m.
General admission tickets are $10 daily and $20 for a three-day pass, while VIP tickets are $15 daily and $30 for a three-day pass. For additional information on tickets, contact 719-472-1895.
Overall, 76 boxers from 22 programs will converge on Clune Arena this weekend. The NCBA is divided into three regions - East (Army, Coast Guard, East Carolina, Lock Haven, Maryland, North Carolina, Shippensburg, UMass, VMI), Mid-West (Iowa State, Miami, Navy, Penn State, West Virginia) and West (Air Force, California, Nevada, San Francisco, San Jose State, Texas Southern, UNLV, Washington).
Air Force will be represented in all 12 weight classes (Drew Pineda, 112-lbs.; Roy Taylor, 119-lbs.; Stephen Bittner, 125-lbs.; Andrew Munoz, 132-lbs.; Dan Starr, 139-lbs.; Glenn Miltenberg, 147-lbs.; Tyrus Korecki, 156-lbs.; Casey Habluetzel, 165-lbs.; Mike McLain, 175-lbs.; Zac Spranger, 185-lbs.; Logan Brandt, 195-lbs.; Olawale Lawal, heavyweight)
The official brackets will be determined on Thursday morning, following the official weigh-in. The championship round of NCBA action will be streamed live on GoAirForceFalcons.com.