UNC Boxing History In 2002 Paul Kropp, a chemistry professor for the university, had begun teaching students the basics of boxing with informal workouts held weekly in the racquetball courts. Then in the fall of 2004, Chris Campbell, a student working out with Professor Kropp, registered the group as an officially recognized student organization. At about this time Matt Haley, a graduate student who boxed for Penn State, began attending the workouts to lend additional help with instruction and training. Registering the club with the National Collegiate Boxing Association remained only a topic of discussion until Dan Carleton finished his freshman season as a UNC varsity wrestler in 2006. Dan was interested in boxing competitively and became the catalyst for transforming the informal workouts into a nationally-competing team. He asked Matt Haley to step in as the first coach and begin the Carolina Boxing Club with three members, Dan as the president, and Frank Zhong and Travis Boyer as the team Captains. In the fall of 2006, the club held its first workouts, open to the student body and community and achieved a membership of over 50 members. Now, workouts can attract over 100 participants and tryouts for the competing team are held several times a year.
In Short The UNC Boxing Club was founded to teach the fundamentals of boxing to the UNC community. Our Monday and Wednesday practices are open to anyone interested in learning basic technique and engaging in group exercise sessions. The club is designed to introduce boxing and physical conditioning to individuals at all levels of experience and physical fitness.

Expectations All workouts are done at an individual pace so no one should feel that this club is too rigorous or too easy given their current ability. Each club meeting will start with a warm up and stretch before proceeding into various exercises focusing on strength, endurance, and technique. This is generally accomplished by splitting the attendants into different groups. As the semester progresses, more time is spent on technique practice.

Meeting Times Meeting Times During the fall and spring semesters, the club meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 730-930PM in the Eddie Smith Field House, always following the academic calendar regarding holidays, and final exams. Thursday practices are for athletes who already know the basics of the sport. We are fortunate to have access to the Field House, so please respect the space. Food is not allowed in the Field House. During the summer, less formal club practices are sometimes held. Members who hold current USA Boxing passbooks are welcome to the contact practice sessions (Tues/Fri).

Dues Dues Club dues are $30/semester for new members. This includes a club T-shirt and hand wraps. Returning members pay $20/semester. After the first three weeks of the semester, new member dues go up to $50.

Equipment Your dues help pay for the equipment used during the club practices. Every effort is made to insure that the gloves and mitts are in good condition to protect the user's hands. They are also cleaned regularly with a bleach solution. Members are asked to keep their personal hand wraps clean and dry as well.
Connor Toole COMP 2016 112
Michelle Kern COMM 2015 125
Emma Rich PSYC 2015 139
David Licause MATH 2014 139
Patrick Walsh PHYS 2016 147
Sean Lynch PWAD/POLI 2015 147
Mike Dinh 2016 156
Zak Haidary BUSI 2015 165
Davis Alderson ENGL/HIST 2015 165
Chris Peters CHEM 2015 165
ian Ian Roderiques 2007 Midwest Regional Runner Up 125lbs
sam Sam Mouer 2010 Midwest Regional 3rd Place 139lbs
mike Mike Oehl 2010 Midwest Regional 3rd Place 156lbs
dre Dre Browne 2012 Midwest Regional 3rd Place 156lbs
michelle Michelle Kern 2013 National Champion
2014 Regional Champion
zak Zak Haidary 2014 Regional 3rd Place 165lbs
President Zak Haidary

Vice President Patt Cannaday

Treasurer Michelle Kern

Secretary Blake Lozzi

Webmaster Richard Jennings

Photographer Jeremy Lange, Roger Yu

Coaches Josh Sokal, Wayne Faust

Faculty Adviser Jackie Gorman

Founders Dan Carleton, Matt Haley, Frank Zhong, Chris Campbell



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