The 2013 National Collegiate Boxing Championships will be held on April 4, 5, and 6 at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. "We are very pleased to have our national collegiate championships hosted at a site that has the superb history of championship bouts that Foxwoods has enjoyed," said NCBA president Ken Cooper.
The NCBA, with 35 universities and all 4 service academies as members, first will send their athletes to regional competitions. Those that emerge victorious will move on to the championships at Foxwoods Resort. Among the schools that reached the NCBA championships last year were Penn State, University of Nevada Reno, UNLV, University of Massachusetts, Iowa State, West Virginia, Cal Berkeley, University of Washington and all four of the U.S. service academies. In total, 19 universities competed in the 2012 championships.
This will be the 38th national collegiate boxing championships and the U.S. service academies have enjoyed great success with their athletes. The academies have won 28 of the 37 national collegiate titles to date. The U.S. Air Force Academy took the title in 2012. Twelve championships in different weight classes will be contested on Saturday night, April 6, at Foxwoods Resort.
Thursday's bouts will be open to the public for no charge, and will start at 1pm. The semifinals occur on Friday night with the first match at 5. The finals start on Saturday night at 7. Ticket prices are $35 and $25. Tickets will be $15 for those with a student ID. For those with a military ID, tickets are $30 and $20.