The Shippensburg University Boxing Club hosted an invitational event Saturday night in Henderson Gym. In the event were 16 different matches,with boxers from varying campuses and boxing gyms in Pennsylvania.
There were boxers from Mansfield University, Army, Navy, Kutztown University, Penn State University, University of Maryland and Lock Haven University. Nyes Boxing Gym and Harrisburg Boxing Gym were also represented in the event.
SU had five boxers that entered the ring Saturday night and four left with a victory. The first SU boxer was Shannon Riley, who faced off against Sarah Kauffman, who represented the Harrisburg Boxing Gym. Shannon won the outstanding boxer award in the last invitational at LHU and did not disappoint in this bout. It was a back-and-forth brawl between the two 140-pound boxers and Shannon Riley had her hand raised at the end of the third and final round.
Emily Appleman was the second SU boxer to take center stage, as she faced-off against Betty Walker, fighting for PSU. Appleman started slowly in the first round, but mounted a comeback in the second and third rounds to take the decision victory.
Jake Bradley, fighting in the 144-pound division, also fought a back-and-forth fight against Nate Fox, from Mansfield. Bradley was able to pick his shots in the first two rounds, but landed several hard punches in the third to take the victory.
The streak continued for SU with a Pat Hill win. Hill, fighting at 145 pounds faced-off against a 139 pounder from PSU, Chris Strauss. Hill used his reach to land punches from the outside while holding off the attack from the PSU boxer.
In the main event of the night, SU boxer James Kashmere entered the ring against Will Morrill. Morrill is the president of PSU’s boxing club and was able to use his height and reach against Kashmere. Kashmere attempted to get inside the range of Morrill, but was unable to mount any significant offense. Morrill took the decision victory over Kashmere.
The results from all the bouts can be found below:
Archulleta (147) Army, def. Jose Ortiz (147) Mans
Sean Hunt (170) Navy, def. Mejia (170) Army
Mike Murrey (125) Nyes Gym, def. Jorge Rodriguez (128) Navy
Dave VonSavage (152) Navy, def. Kelvin Nance (154) Kutz U
Shannon Riley (140) Ship, def. Sarah Kauffman (145) Hbg Gym
Justin Suen (139) Navy, def. Pat Ball (139) Kutz U
Emily Appleman (135) Ship, def. Betty Walker (130) PSU
Hildebrandt (162) Army, def. Matt Lombardi (164) Umd
Ortiz (130) Army, def. Hlan Thaw (132) Navy
Jake Bradley (144) Ship, def. Nate Fox (139) Mans U
Marcos Mendez (133) Hbg Gym, def. Alex Nicholson (130) PSU
Charles Pierce Jr. Hbg Gym, def. Owen Gregory (161) LHU
Pat Hill (145) Ship, def. Chris Strauss (139) PSU
Kenny Smith (150) LHU, def. Ziedler (144) Army
Chapman (144) Army, def. Evincii Dixon (148) Nyes Gym
Will Morrill PSU, def. James Kashmere (170) Ship