Falcons Announce Hard-Hitting 2007-08 Schedule
Sept. 20, 2007
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - With 11 home competitions planned, the Air Force boxing team announced another hard-hitting schedule of events for the upcoming 2007-08 season. Including in their slate for the Upper Boxing Room is a face-off with service academy rival Army and the preliminary rounds of the annual Wing Open tournament.
The Falcons get down to business on Friday, Sept. 28, as they travel to Annapolis, Md., to open the season against service academy rival Navy. Air Force hosts the first of six rounds of Friday Night Fights on Oct. 12. Following another round of intra-squad competition on Oct. 19, the Falcons travel to Detroit, Mich., for the annual showdown with Army and Navy on Oct. 26.
Air Force and Army meet up again the following week (Nov. 2), as the Falcons welcome the Black Knights to the Academy for the annual dual-meet that coincides with the Air Force-Army football game. The Falcons then travel to Portland, Ore. (Nov. 9) and New York, N.Y. (Nov. 19) for a pair of competitions against opponents from the National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA).
Two rounds of Friday Night Fights close out the fall semester, as the Falcons toe the line with one another on Nov. 30 and Dec. 7. Following the holiday break, Air Force returns to the ring on Jan. 11 for another round of intra-squad showdowns, before closing out the Friday night slate on Jan. 18.
Head coach Eddie Weichers and the Air Force boxers head to Seattle, Wash. (Jan. 26) and Reno, Nev. (Feb. 1) for two more competitions against their NCBA foes.
The Falcons return to the Academy on Feb. 7 for the preliminary round of Wing Open Tournament action. The quarterfinal (Feb. 14) and semifinal (Feb. 20) rounds of action pare down the contenders until just 24 remain to face off at the annual Wing Open Championships. The date of the final round, which will be the event's 50th anniversary, is still being determined.
The Wing Open Championships will determine the squad's "Dirty Dozen", the 12 boxers that will represent the Academy at the NCBA regional and national championships. The Falcons have won 27 of 28 regional titles and 18 of 28 national titles, while producing 98 national champions and 265 All-Americans.
The NCBA Western Regional is currently scheduled for March 20-22 at a site to-be-determined. The national championships will be Reno, Nev., on April 3-5.