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The Coast Guard Academy Boxing Club hosted its first bouts in more than 60 years.
Boxing was eliminated from the athletic department in 1948, but came back as a club sport in 2002. Led by coaches Tom Barile and Christian Soto and co-captain Gabriel Nelson, the Bears welcomed boxers from the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the Whaling City Boxing Club.
Retired Cmdr. Kermit Meade, a member of the academy's class of 1951 who boxed at the academy, traveled from New Jersey to see the fights.