Air Force Falcons boxing

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The Air Force Falcons boxing team represents the United States Air Force Academy in the National Collegiate Boxing Association. Led for 31 years by Coach Ed Weichers, the team has had astounding success. It has won 18 national championships, and from 1980 to 2007, never finished lower than second in the nation. In 2008 and 2009, Air Force finished third.[1]

National Collegiate Boxing Association team and individual results[edit]

Year Team result Individual medals
1980 National Champions 4 gold, 3 bronze
1981 National Champions 5 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze
1982 National Runner-up 3 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze
1983 National Champions 7 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze
1984 National Champions 2 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze
1985 National Champions 4 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze
1986 National Champions 5 gold, 4 silver
1987 National Runner-up 1 gold, 2 silver, 7 bronze
1988 National Champions 3 gold, 2 silver, 6 bronze
1989 National Champions 3 gold, 3 silver, 5 bronze
1990 National Champions 2 gold, 4 silver, 4 bronze
1991 National Runner-up 2 gold, 4 silver, 4 bronze
1992 National Champions 6 gold, 5 silver, 1 bronze
1993 National Runner-up 4 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze
1994 National Champions 6 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze
1995 National Champions 5 gold, 3 silver, 7 bronze
1996 National Runner-up 3 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze
1997 National Runner-up 4 gold, 5 silver
1998 National Runner-up 2 gold, 7 silver
1999 National Champions 3 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze
2000 National Champions 5 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze
2001 National Champions 3 gold, 1 silver, 5 bronze
2002 National Champions 3 gold, 3 silver, 5 bronze
2003 National Champions 4 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze
2004 National Champions 1 gold, 7 silver, 3 bronze
2005 National Runner-up 3 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze
2006 National Runner-up 3 gold, 5 bronze
2007 National Runner-up 2 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze
2008 National 3rd place 1 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze
2009 National 3rd place 3 gold

Clune Outstanding Boxer Award[edit]

Named after longtime Air Force athletic director John J. Clune, this award is given to the outstanding boxer in a given year.

  • 1979: Bill Murphy (175 lbs.)
  • 1980: Alex Cline (165 lbs.)
  • 1981: Larry Steuck (185 lbs.)
  • 1982: Ricky Graham (139 lbs.)
  • 1983: Mike Simpson (147 lbs.)
  • 1984: Steve Steadman (185 lbs.)
  • 1985: Sean Amuan (125 lbs.)
  • 1986: Randy Gibb (147 lbs.)
  • 1987: Jeff Hunt (175 lbs.)
  • 1988: Kevin King (147 lbs.)
  • 1989: Clint Sigg (175 lbs.)
  • 1990: Dennis Ruiz (125 lbs.)
  • 1991: Jeff Moore (125 lbs.) and Russ Balka (147 lbs.)
  • 1992: Bryan Dunn (156 lbs.)
  • 1993: Craig Yantiss (139 lbs.)
  • 1994: Arturo Alvarado (139 lbs.)
  • 1995: Tony DiCarlo (125 lbs.)
  • 1996: Chris Lantagne (119 lbs.)
  • 1997: Mark Clifford (175 lbs.)
  • 1998: Roy Blanco (132 lbs.)
  • 1999: Erwin Vargas (147 lbs.)
  • 2000: Michael Benza (139 lbs.)
  • 2001: Joseph Harding (165 lbs.)
  • 2002: Dustin Brown (195 lbs.)
  • 2003: Frankie Woods (147 lbs.)
  • 2004: Clell Knight (156 lbs.)
  • 2005: Chris Collins (185 lbs.)
  • 2006: Luis Pena (139 lbs.)
  • 2007: Willie Lloyd (112 lbs.) and Joe Conrad (165 lbs.)
  • 2008: Brian Navin (139 lbs.)

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