Boxers Gain Experience At West Point
Nov. 9, 2002
Air Force boxers are paying the price to gain experience. That lesson was learned Friday against Army's team before a capacity crowd at Hayes Gym in West Point, NY.
The Falcons earned decision in only two of eight bouts, but the outcome did not dampen the enthusiasm of head coach Eddie Weichers, Jr.
"At this point in our season, I am not concerned about the wins and losses. It's about giving our younger boxers experience in National Collegiate Boxing Association competition," said Weichers. "In the last four weeks from Mississippi to California we have not had the same boxers compete every week.
"We are making the transition from one-minute intramural rounds to Friday night matches of two-minute rounds. The key for us right now is to gain experience and maturity in our young boxers and all of these bouts will pay dividends as we prepare for the Wing Open and NCBA regionals and nationals," said Weichers.
Boxer of the Week honors was earned by sophomore Augustin Kamden in his 180-pound winning bout against the Black Knights' Brandon Titus, a senior.
"Augustin displayed a strong jab throughout the bout and really controlled the more experienced Titus," said Weichers. "He staggered him in the second round."
Freshman Matt Mumm won a decision over senior Aaron Parks in a 170-pound match up.
Here are the complete results:
132-lb. - Fred Kim (Jr.), Army dec. John Durbin (Sr.)