Boxing Ontario wishes their Elite athletes well during the 2010 Canadian Championships

Boxing Ontario wishes their Elite athletes well during the 2010 Canadian Championships

Toronto, ON – Boxing Ontario will be sending off 55 elite athletes to the 2010 Canadian Championships in St. Hyacinthe, QC. They will join athletes from all over Canada that have been selected to attend these championships.

“Ontario has assembled one of the strongest teams ever to compete at the nationals,” said Tom Hennessey, President. This year’s National Championships will be held in Quebec and I believe Ontario has medal potential in every weight division. We are looking forward to next week’s finals where Ontario will be represented in every weight division.”

The roster of boxers slated to defend their title include 75kg Steve Rolls, 81kg Steve Franjic and 81kg Melinda Watpool of Bigtyme boxing Club(Orangeville), 51kg Mandy Bujold of Waterloo Boxing Academy, 57kg Alison Hunter of Border City (Windsor), 51kg Jacqueline Park of Bay Area (Burlington), 75kg Mary Spencer of Windsor Amateur, and 81kg Aimee Willimot of KAYO (Chatham). These championships prove to be especially important for our female boxers who have been accepted into the 2012 Olympic Games. A spot on the national team will put them one step closer to an Olympic glory of historic proportions.

Canada’s elite national team will be finalized in February with Final Team Selections in Halifax, NS. The team will be named in March.

What: 2010 Canadian Elite Championships
When: January 26-30, 2010
Where: St. Hyacinthe, QC

About Boxing Ontario
Boxing Ontario is the governing body for Amateur Boxing in Ontario.  As such, it is affiliated with the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association (CABA) and the Association International de Boxe Amateur (AIBA). Boxing Ontario was founded in the fall of 1972 and has seen a steady growth over the last 30 years. Currently, Boxing Ontario encompasses more than 80 clubs in 5 regions, 900 competitors and approximately 12,000 more recreational members.

For further information: Contact Doug Hannum 416.426.7221 dhannum@boxingontario.com

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