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Air Force NCBA National Boxing Champions for the 19th time

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Posted: 4/7/2012 4:49 PM

Air Force NCBA National Boxing Champions for the 19th time 


After a tough fought battle Air Force wins the NCBA national boxing championship, first team championship title since 2004.  Navy held a 4 point lead with a walkoff win in the 195lb divison (no fight I believe) so AF, with 3 fighters to go, needed to win one (you get 5 points for a championship in a weight division).  Congrats to Cadet Casey Habluetzel who won at 165 pounds for Air Force sealing the championship!

Congrats to Air Force and to Navy for a tough championship run.  Service Academies have won 16 of the last 18 tournaments (now 17 of the last 19) with Army winning last year!  Not sure (as it's still going on) what the final standings will be and where Navy and Army will fall.  Would be nice to see SA's go 1-2 this year!

GO FALCONS

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Posted: 4/7/2012 5:01 PM

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Former AF FB player who had to quit the football team after a season ending leg injury last spring, took up boxing this year and won his class in the wing open.  Now Lawal wins the final bout of the night (after knocking his opponent out of the ring at one time), he's the fourth individual NCBA boxing champion for AFA today. AFA wins team title.

Congrats to Air Force and to all the participants of this individiual and team championship!

Lawal before the fight today! (and here's link to an article about him after the Wing Open from the Gazette http://www.gazette.com/article...andt-munoz.html  )

GO FALCONS

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Posted: 4/7/2012 5:19 PM

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Is it decided already?  I was expecting to have to look up results tomorrow.  That is amazing Lawal is a national champion with such little boxing experience! 

I remember when he got a fumble returned for TD on nearly his first CFB play.
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Posted: 4/7/2012 5:40 PM

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Your 2012 NCBA national boxing champions, Air Force Academy (from Twitter)




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Posted: 4/7/2012 8:45 PM

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Air Force brings home its 19th NCBA boxing championship


FRANK SCHWAB

Air Force’s Casey Habluetzel said he hadn’t cried in 10 years, but almost did when he won his first National Collegiate Boxing Association Championship belt, and reserved the right to shed some tears after it all sunk in.

Teammate Dan Starr didn’t bother trying to hold back, as the emotion of winning his first national title overwhelmed him.

There were plenty of tears and a lot of exultation at Clune Arena on Saturday as Air Force won its 19th NCBA team national title and took home four individual championships. The team championship was the Falcons’ first since 2004. Air Force’s 47 points edged Navy, which had 41, and Army, which finished third with 21....Read more: http://www.gazette.com/article...l#ixzz1rPfyBmDb

Great job by all the SA's going 1-2-3  Air Force, Navy, Army!

College Champions

1976 - University of Nevada

1994 - U.S. Air Force Academy

1977 - West Chester University

1995 - U.S. Air Force Academy

1978 - University of Nevada

1996 - U.S. Naval Academy

1979 - West Chester University

1997 - U.S. Naval Academy

1980 - U.S. Air Force Academy

1998 - U.S. Naval Academy

1981 - U.S. Air Force Academy

1999 - U.S. Air Force Academy

1982 - West Chester University

2000 - U.S. Air Force Academy

1983 - U.S. Air Force Academy

2001 - U.S. Air Force Academy

1984 - U.S. Air Force Academy

2002 - U.S. Air Force Academy

1985 - U.S. Air Force Academy

2003 - U.S. Air Force Academy

1986 - U.S. Air Force Academy

2004 - U.S. Air Force Academy

1987 - U.S. Naval Academy

2005 - U.S. Naval Academy

1988 - U.S. Air Force Academy

2006 - University of Nevada-Las Vegas

1989 - U.S. Air Force Academy

2007 - Lock Haven University

1990 - U.S. Air Force Academy

2008 - U.S. Military Academy

1991 - University of Nevada

2009 - U.S. Military Academy

1992 - U.S. Air Force Academy

2010 - U.S. Military Academy

1993 - University of Nevada

2011 - U.S. Military Academy

 

 
2012 - U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY

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Posted: 4/8/2012 8:46 AM

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What makes Coach Eddie Weichers Jr great is that he has been able to take one of the most individual sports, and make it into a close-knit TEAM building experience. This years "Dirty Dozen" is one of the most tight knit, cohesive teams I have see. They were on a mission to bring back the team title to USAFA and I salute their success.

Great job!
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Posted: 4/8/2012 10:34 AM

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Funny blog from Frank.

When athletic director Hans Mueh came to congratulate Weichers, the coach didn’t change expression. When Mueh explained that Air Force couldn’t be passed by Navy and the team championship was clinched – after all, Weichers had shown no signs that he knew the Falcons had won it – Weichers simply told Mueh, “I know,” and focused back on the ring. He had two boxers left to fight title bouts. They both needed his full attention.


http://gazetteafasports.freedo...ng-crown/15815/
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Posted: 4/8/2012 1:19 PM

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Eddie is hands down one of the all time great coaches of any sport at the AFA or in college sports.  The Academy has been truly fortunate to have this incredibly gifted coach who has dedicated himself to not only the boxing team, but every cadet who has gone through his boxing program.

Thanks Coach you're the best!

Mike
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Posted: 4/11/2012 6:09 PM

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Best part = 19 to 5 vs Navy
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Posted: 4/11/2012 6:28 PM

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Varsity sport vs club sport - think that makes a difference ?rolleyes
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