Nordhagen Earns Boxer of the Week Honors
Oct. 22, 2003
Friday Night Fights returned to the Air Force Academy for the 2003 season on Friday, Oct. 17, as the Falcon boxers took to the ring at the Cadet Gym.
"Leif boxed a smart match," AFA head boxing coach Eddie Weichers said,. "Both boxers looked to be in great shape and displayed excellent skills and style for this early in the season. Leif was the effective aggressor and stayed busier than Knight."
On the horizon for Nordhagen is a rematch with Navy's Amir Shareef, who out-pointed Nordhagen in the National finals last year in the 175-pound division. The two service academy boxers will meet at the New York Athletic Club's Collegiate Invitational on Nov. 24.
In other boxing news from Friday night, James Gilchrist (157-lbs.), Geoff Woolf (142-lbs.), James Mitchell (176-lbs.), Augustin Kamdem (179-lbs.) and Will Watson (HYWT) earned wins by decision, as did Austin Street (165-lbs.), Ethan Sabin (195-lbs.), Colin Lafavor (188-lbs) and Dustin Mayne (176-lbs.).
Six Falcons will travel to Detroit, Mich., on Friday, Oct. 24, to compete against boxers from Army and Navy at the Detroit Athletic Club. The next round of Friday Night Fights will be Friday, November 21 at 4:30 p.m., in the Cadet Gym.
Complete results from Friday's matches are below:
157-lbs. -- James Gilchrist (CS-13) dec. Ben Otte (CS-23)