2018-2019 Season

As we get ready to start another year for the Cincinnati High School Boxing Team & the University of Cincinnati Boxing Club, a quick look back at last season.  2017-2018 was by far our best and most active season for the UC Boxing Club.  Due in large part to the hard work by Club President Tyler Rutz, we had a record number of members this past season with everybody putting in a lot of hard work and having a lot of fun.  In intercollegiate boxing competitions, 8 different UC boxers competed in 10 total events, with an overall record of 16-10.  Fighting both locally in Cincinnati, Columbus and Oxford, we also traveled to compete at the New York City Athletic Club in November, at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle in January and at the University of California Berkeley in February.  In addition to UC boxers competing at those 3 out of state shows, we also took several members of the Miami University Boxing Club to each of those events as well.

In March 2018, UC had 3 boxers compete in the NCBA Midwest Regional Tournament hosted by Xavier University.  Freshmen Jacob Maslyk & Joe Carli both advanced to the Finals of the Regional Tournament in the 132lb and 139lb weight classes respectively, qualifying them for the NCBA National Tournament.  They both lost their matches in the Regional Finals to their friends and training partners from Miami University, Ryan Adelson & Adan Salguero.  It was a great experience having all 4 of those guys training together and making the finals of the tournament together and exhibiting tremendous sportsmanship when having to fight each other.  Also congratulations to UC boxer Sarah Stoner who won her match in March at the Cincinnati Regional Golden Gloves Tournament.

In April we traveled to the West Point Military Academy in New York to compete in the NCBA National Tournament.  It was a fantastic experience for Jacob and Joe to fight in Nationals as freshmen.  Jacob lost a very close split decision in the quarterfinals to a senior from the University of Washington.  Joe won his quarterfinal match to earn NCBA All-American Honors before losing in the semi-finals to a boxer from Army.  And big congratulations to Miami’s Adan Salguero for winning the 139lb NCBA National Championship (and being named Outstanding Boxer of the entire tournament) and Ryan Adelson for being the 132lb NCBA National Runner-up.

The Cincinnati High School Boxing Team had a slightly smaller team than usual, but still had a good season with many of them, along with many UC boxers, competing in our Intramural Boxing Show in February.  Due to the Aquinas Institute also having a smaller than usual team, we unfortunately had to cancel our annual event with them due to a shortage of evenly matched bouts.  However, we hope to resume that competition this season.

The High School Team was led by Oak Hills student Nathan Todd.  First off, Nathan had a strong academic year, winning a USA Boxing National Academic Award for his achievements in both the classroom and in boxing.  Nathan also was able to skip his senior year of high school so he will be attending the University of Cincinnati this year and boxing for the UC Boxing Club.

In May, Coach Jeff Perry took Nathan Todd, former High School Boxing Team member Sean Scott and Miami University’s Adan Salguero to Ireland for a week of training and sight-seeing in Balleymoney, Northern Ireland and Belfast.  This was our first trip as part of the cross-cultural non-profit organization Bridges Beyond Boxing.  We had an amazing time and were treated with incredible hospitality by Irish Coach Spike Martin and all of the people we met in Ireland.  We hope to be able to give more kids the opportunity to make this trip again next year or sometime soon.  The boxing team from Ireland, including 12 boxers and several coaches, will be coming to Cincinnati the week of September 10.  They’ll spend some time training with us at Cincinnati Fitness & Boxing and will have a competition on Sep 12 against boxers from Cincinnati, including Nathan Todd.

After not competing for nearly two years due to numerous hand injuries, but continuing to train hard that entire time, Nathan Todd finally resumed competing in July.  In his first match back he won in Covington, KY and followed that up by winning the 141lb Novice Youth Division at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, OH with a 3rd round TKO.  We are very excited for Nathan to be fighting again and now starting his collegiate boxing career at UC.

We’re already off to a fast start this season with UC Sophomores Jacob Maslyk & Joe Carli and UC Freshman Nathan Todd, as well as several others, training hard to be ready for the opening of the NCBA boxing season in October with an eye towards competing as often as we can and increasing the amount of travel we did last season.  Led by those 3 underclassmen, several additional returning UC boxers and whatever newcomers we get to join this season, we’re expecting to continue building the UC Boxing Team into a force to be reckoned with in college boxing.  With official practices starting in October, for info on the start of the new season check out the High School Boxing Team and UC Boxing Club pages on this site, as well as the Team Information page.


2017-2018 Season

Apologies for lack of posts about the 2016-2017 season.  We were too busy coaching, training and competing to keep the website updated.  It was another terrific season with a really great competition against the Aquinas Institute in February.

Many team members have been training all summer long, gearing up for the start of the new season.  For the High School Boxing Team, there will be an Information Session / Open House on Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30pm at Cincinnati Fitness & Boxing (2929 Spring Grove Ave.)  Practices will start on Monday, October 9.

For the UC Boxing Club, conditioning at Nippert Stadium will start in September and practices at Cincinnati Fitness & Boxing will start in October.  There will also be an Information Meeting held on campus in late August.  Specific dates will be announced soon.  Join the Facebook Group Page “UC Boxing Club” to stay up-to-date on dates, times and information.

2015-2016 Season

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!


Katie following her win at the USIBA National Tournament with Cristi Farwick, Coach Tim & Coach Kenny

Ohio State Fair

Katie following her win at the Ohio State Fair with Coach Jeff & Coach Kenny

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.

Fight Poster     Darius & Chris Boxing
Darius & Chris






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!

Gym 3

Gym 1

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 cincinnatifitnessboxing@outlook.com.


2014-2015 Post-Season Banquet

High School Boxing Post-Season Awards Banquet

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 1:00-4:00pm

Dave & Busters (1175 Commons Dr., Springdale, OH, 45246)  (Click Here for Directions)

  • 1:00pm – Welcome
  • 1:15pm – Lunch (Grilled Fajita Buffet)
  • 2:00pm – Program & Awards
  • 3:00pm – Desert & Games (each guest will receive a Game Card)

Dress is casual.  The banquet is free for team members and $15 per guest.  Payment for guests can be made at the event.  If you haven’t already, please RSVP to Coach Kenny.  You can call or text him at 513-515-6397.

Bout Sheet for CHB vs. Aquinas Boxing Show on Saturday

The matches are still subject to change, but as of now here is the bout sheet for this Saturday’s CHB vs. Aquinas boxing show.  10:00am at the Cincinnati Athletic Club downtown.  $10 adults and $5 students at the door to watch 18 boxing matches.

Bout Red Corner Name School Grade Weight   Blue Corner Name School Weight
1 Grayson Hines Moeller Fr 135 vs. Zion Lattimore Withrow 113
2 Reagan Hassler Badin So 129 vs. Sara Bruno Aquinas 125
3 Sam Rogers Walnut Hills 8th 137 vs. Frankie Tavino Aquinas 131
4 Hailey Snow Colerain Jr 139 vs. Emily Cook Mercy 136
5 Dougie Wunder Oak Hills Fr 110 vs. Alex Bohme Aquinas 103
6 Matthew Pahl Walnut Hills 8th 143 vs. Eian Hailey Aquinas 145
7 Brandon Adams St. Xavier So 128 vs. Spencer Ramos Aquinas 133
8 Kylie Johnson Oak Hills So 159 vs. Megan Mantione Aquinas 162
9 Chris Squeri Elder Sr 168 vs. James Jones Aquinas 163
10 Jake Harrington Madeira Jr 167 vs. Gavin Homer Aquinas 171
11 Michael Kasper Turpin So 142 vs. Andrew Swetz Aquinas 142
12 Frank Brown Walnut Hills Jr 160 vs. Mike Robertson Aquinas 148
13 Nicole Reinig UC 1st 162 vs. Alexandria Brook Mercy 152
14 Jake Gerber UC 1st 146 vs. Tim McMahon Aquinas 142
15 Kevin Blount Walnut Hills Sr 202 vs. Hugh Chambers Aquinas 215
16 Jacob Price UC 1st 200 vs. Chris Marks Aquinas 197
17 John French Walnut Hills Jr 177 vs. Henry Kaester Aquinas Graduate 168
18 Yosh Yisrael UC 3rd 190 vs. Will Leonardo Aquinas Graduate 190

CHB vs. Aquinas Institute, Saturday Feb 14

Cincinnati High School Boxing Team vs. Aquinas Institute, Rochester, NY

Event Date:              Saturday, February 14

Event Time:             Show starts at 10:00am

Event Location:      The Cincinnati Athletic Club (111 Shillito Place, Cincinnati, OH  45202)

Tickets:                     $10 Adults / $5 Students at the door

Event Details

This is the 12th annual boxing competition between the Cincinnati High School Boxing Team and The Aquinas Institute from Rochester, New York, with the teams alternating years hosting the event. There will likely be 20+ matches on the card.

The Cincinnati High School Boxing Team was formed in 1996 at Moeller High School, but is now open to students from any area high school.  This year’s team includes students from Badin, Colerain, Elder, LaSalle, Madeira, McAuley, Moeller, Oak Hills, St. Xavier, The School for Creative and Performing Arts, Turpin, Walnut Hills and Withrow.  Several members of the University of Cincinnati Boxing Club will also be competing.  Members of these teams are training for upcoming Golden Gloves and NCBA boxing events.

The Aquinas Institute has a long tradition of boxing at their school.  This is the 83rd year of their boxing program, the longest program of its kind in the country.  The Aquinas team uses this competition to prepare for their annual Mission Bouts.  Tradition holds that in 1932 two Aquinas underclassmen donned gloves to settle a personal grudge. The Mission Bouts began four years later as a way to raise money for the Basilian Fathers Missions in Latin America.

For the first time, this season’s show will take place at the Cincinnati Athletic Club, located in a historic building in Downtown Cincinnati.  Started in 1853 the Cincinnati Athletic Club, the oldest athletic organization in the country, has a rich history of athletic competition and community involvement and offers Cincinnati a broad range of fitness facilities to improve the lives of its citizens.

All are welcome, come support both of these teams and see a very unique event, as these are two of the only high school boxing teams in the country.

Friday Night Fights – Intramural Boxing Show, Jan 30 at 7:00pm

CHB Black Logo       UC Boxing Logo

Come check out the Cincinnati High School Boxing Team and the University of Cincinnati Boxing Club as they compete in an intramural boxing show on Friday, Jan 30.  The show will be held at Cincinnati Fitness & Boxing (2929 Spring Grove Ave.) and will start at 7:00pm.  Cost is only $5 at the door to support the teams.

There will be approximately 19 matches pitting members of both teams against each other as they get prepared for future competitions.  Both teams have been training hard since November getting ready for this, their first show of the season. The High School Team is preparing for their competition against The Aquinas Institute from Rochester, New York, which will be on Saturday, Feb 14 at 10:00am downtown at The Cincinnati Athletic Club.  Several UC Boxing Club members will be competing in upcoming National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) shows.  Come check out the teams in what should be a fun night of fights.

Below is the Bout Card for the show, pending any late changes:

Bout Red Corner Name School Year   Blue Corner Name School Year
1 Jermaine Brown Orion Academy   vs.  Zion Lattimore Withrow 8th
2 Michael Kasper Turpin So vs. Grayson Hines Moeller Fr
3 Zep Watkins Hughes   vs. Adam Kusic UC 1st
4 Antonio Grant Hughes   vs. John French Walnut Hills Jr
5 Hailey Snow Colerain Jr vs. Reagan Hassler Badin So
6 Sam Rogers Walnut Hills 8th vs. Matthew Pahl Walnut Hills 8th
7 Hunter Steimle Elder Jr vs. Brandon Adams St. Xavier So
8 Darius Brown SCPA Sr vs. Frank Brown Walnut Hills Jr
9 Lydia Snow McAuley Fr vs. Frannie Sparer UC 3rd
10 Kyle Bova LaSalle Sr vs. Eddy Gilfilen Madeira So
11 Ella Wilson UC 1st vs. Julie Weber UC 3rd
12 Jake Harrington Madeira Jr vs. Chris Squeri Elder Sr
13 Kylie Johnson Oak Hills So vs. Nicole Reinig UC 1st
14 Adam Gjessing UC 3rd vs. Jake Gerber UC 1st
15 Katie Harrington UC 3rd vs. Hannah Basil Oak Hills So
16 Jacob Price UC 1st vs. Kevin Blount Walnut Hills Sr
17 Will Spellman UC 3rd vs. Gabe Vargas UC 1st

Pre-Season Information Meeting

The pre-season Parent-Player Information Meeting for the High School Boxing Team will take place Monday October 13, 2014, at 7:30pm at Cincinnati Fitness and Boxing (2929 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45225.)  If you or anyone you know is interested in learning and competing in boxing, please attend this meeting.

Last year 34 athletes from 14 different area high schools competed on the team, learning the sport of boxing while improving their technique, cardiovascular conditioning and core strength, while also learning sportsmanship and self-respect.  The season culminated in our annual boxing show against students from the Aquinas Institute from Rochester, NY in which we won 15 out of 18 matches.  We also had three team members compete in the Regional Golden Gloves competition last season with two of them winning their weight divisions!

Practices begin Monday, November 3 from 3:30-5:00pm.  To start the season, practices will likely be 3 days per week after school.  The exact days of practice may fluctuate from week-to-week, but will always be communicated and posted on this site the prior week.

We are looking forward to another successful Boxing Season.  If you can’t make this meeting or for additional information, please contact team coaches Kenny Christo (513-515-6397, kjchristo@hotmail.com), Jeff Perry (513-417-2463, jeff.perry@citi.com) or Tim Back (513-253-8461, tback@cinci.rr.com.)

2014-2015 Season

We hope everyone has had a good summer.  It’s been a while since the last update here.  Thanks to everybody who came to the Post-Season Awards Banquet and, as we said there, thanks to everybody for making the 2013-2014 season such a great team.

Congratulations to all of the graduating seniors, especially those who had been on the team for multiple seasons, including 4 year team members Aaron Webb, Alec Pleatman and Chase Collier from Moeller and John Hautz from Elder and 3 year team members Shane Thompson from Moeller, DJ Allen from Taft and Elle Bisbee from Madeira.  Elle is now the Vice President of the UC Boxing Club along with the President Katie Harrington who is also a former member of the High School Team.  Thanks to the graduates for all of your years of hard work and good luck in college this year.  Come back and see us any time.

Congratulations also go out to those who fought in the Regional Golden Gloves tournament this past March.  Darius Brown (SCPA) continued his winning ways, TKOing his opponent in the 3rd round.  Sjors Verhaak (Walnut Hills), in his first sanctioned amateur match, also won by 3rd round TKO, coming back after a tough first round  to dominate the next two rounds and finish his opponent in the 3rd.  Javier Gresham (SCPA) also competed in his first amateur fight, losing a close decision, but fighting well.

Javier, Coach Jeff, Sjors, Darius & Coach Tim

Javier, Coach Jeff, Sjors, Darius & Coach Tim

We’re starting to get geared up for the 2014-2015 season.  Practices for the 2014-2015 season will start in late October or early November.  For the High School Boxing Team, there will be an information session prior to the upcoming season, likely in early October.  Check back here for more information about the meeting date and upcoming season.  For the UC Boxing Club, there will be an information session on Thursday, Sep 4 at 7:00pm in Room 427 in TUC.  There will also be pre-season training and conditioning sessions on campus starting in early September.

We looking forward to another great season in 2014-2015.  For any questions, contact one of the coaches or send an email via the Contact page.

Post Season Awards Banquet

Post Season Awards Banquet

Sunday, February 23, 2014, 1:00-4:00pm

Dave & Busters (1175 Commons Dr., Springdale, OH, 45246)  (Click Here for Directions)

  • 1:00pm – Welcome
  • 1:15pm – Lunch (Grilled Fajita Buffet)
  • 2:00pm – Program & Awards
  • 3:00pm – Desert & Games (each guest will receive  a $10 Game Card)

Dress is casual.  The banquet is free for team members and $15 per guest.  Payment for guests can be made at the event.  If you haven’t already, please RSVP to Coach Jeff as we need to supply a final headcount to Dave & Buster’s this week.  You can email at jeff.perry@citi.com or text/call at 513-417-2463.