A lot has happened since last season ended. The 2014-2015 season closed with a great event in February against the Aquinas Institute at the Cincinnati Athletic Club. Congratulations to both teams and all the boxers who competed at that show. Congratulations to John French from Walnut Hills and Tim McMahon from Aquinas for being named the Outstanding Boxers at that show. Also congratulations to Dougie Wunder from Oak Hills and Alex Bohme from Aquinas for putting on the Fight of the Night!
Things have remained busy during the spring and summer. In April, UC Boxing Club President Katie Harrington won the United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association (USIBA) Middleweight Championship at their national tournament at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor! In the finals Katie won a unanimous decision over a tough opponent from West Point Military Academy to claim the championship. Katie followed up that win by also winning the Middleweight Championship at the Ohio State Fair in August! It was a great summer for Katie and she’s training hard for another great season with the UC Boxing Club.
Later in August, Cincinnati Fitness & Boxing was invited to take part in an event at the Cincinnati Museum Center. They hosted their 1940’s Weekend celebrating the decade of the 1940’s. CFB moved a boxing ring into the Museum Center and recreated the atmosphere of a live boxing match from that time period. Darius Brown (former CHB boxer and current UC Boxing Club member) and Chris Squeri (CHB boxer and Elder High School Senior) competed in two exhibition boxing matches for Museum Center visitors. They boxed a total of 12 rounds over two days in what the Museum Center staff said was the highlight of the entire weekend event.
Finally, there have been at lot of improvements over the summer to Cincinnati Fitness & Boxing, the home gym for both the CHB & UC teams. In April, Kenny Christo and Ben Schneider became co-owners of the gym along with the gym founder Jeff Perry. Since then, many improvements have been made to the gym space and equipment as we prepare for another great season ahead!
Practices for the 2015-2016 Season will start on Monday, October 5. They will run on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00-5:30pm during October and then expand to 3-4 days per week starting in November. For returning team members who want to start earlier, there are opportunities to train at the gym right away, just contact Coach Jeff or Coach Kenny. Spread the word to any friends who may be interested in joining the team that practices will start on Oct 5. More information will be given out at the first practice. For any questions, you can email Coach Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org.