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    1. USA boxing webinar: round III Take it to the web November 6, 2008 6:00 pm MST

    3. National office updates Patrick Borkowski New Coach Search LBC Tour

    4. Annual meeting update Early October 2009 is target timing Date, Location to be announced December 2008 Goal is to focus extensively on grass-roots program support, materials and ways the National Office can be more supportive. Highly interactive, exchange forums will be added to overall meeting plan Chicago and Miami are leading site candidates

    5. Usa boxing national championships Denver, Colorado in 2nd week of June 2009 Competitors include Senior and Junior Male and female athletes Event is supported by a new USA Boxing grant from, the Daniels Fund, a Colorado based non-profit Foundation whose founder, Bill Daniels, was a boxer and supporter of recreational and youth programs Will also launch a Gloves Not Guns program in the Denver area in conjunction with the event Exact dates, venue, and housing information will be posted on www.usaboxing.org as soon as they are finalized. Continue to check back for more details.

    6. USA Boxing Merchandise Fund-Raising Program: Fundraising Opportunity Through Merchandise Sales Through our licensee, XP Apparel, LBCs can fundraise for their community gyms and boxers. Opportunity: Order USA Boxing merchandise at wholesale prices and sell within your community at retail price to make a profit: USA Boxing t-shirt (your cost $7.50, Suggested retail: $17.99, over 100% profit) Hooded sweatshirt (your cost $25.00, Suggested retail: $48.99) USA Boxing beanie hat (your cost $7.50, Suggested retail: $16.99) All items customizable with your LBC logo Contact Jessica Cross jcross@usaboxing.org or 719.866.2316 with your interest level, feedback or questions.

    7. Urban development grant A $100,000 USOC Urban Development Grant is being evenly divided among ten LBCs: New Jersey Florida Gold Coast Missouri Valley Metropolitan Middle Atlantic Potomac Valley Illinois Arizona Connecticut Central California LBCs will be using the funding in three ways: Introduce an amateur boxing program in a high school or junior high school Gloves Not Guns program Membership growth and development Stay tuned for success stories of the program posted on our website

    8. rulebook Introducing the updated 2008/2009 USA Boxing Rulebook! Largest re-write in recent history Available immediately online at www.usaboxing.org Companion document Synopsis of Rule Changes also available online Each LBC will receive a print copy at no charge Printed version will be available in a few weeks Price TBD (actual printing/mailing cost = price) Watch the website for date print copies will be offered for purchase

    9. Rulebook highlights of updates 101.4 Physician Membership extend as long as the MD or DO maintains a state certification and updated background screening every 2 years 101.5 There will no longer be half-price membership for athletes (beginning 2009) 101.7(1) AIBA rule changes: weight classes, length and number of rounds

    10. Rulebook highlights of updates 101.9(1) Change in participation: Athletes who compete as professionals in sports other than combat sports may be a member of and compete in USA Boxing 102.3 Master Boxers: length and duration of rounds and requirements, maximum of 3 rounds, 2 minutes each, required use of 16 oz. gloves 103.5(2)(a) Adhesive tape maximum increased to 6 feet per hand AND may be used between the fingers

    11. 106.1 Master Officials: Definition and criteria Registration fee waived must continue to register and submit for a background screening every other year. 107.3(1)(c)(i) Added the requirement that LBC Chief of Officials must now be elected. The C.O.O. may no longer be an appointed position 314.3(6) Conditions for service of alcohol at USA Boxing Events Rulebook highlights of updates

    12. 2009 registration update 2009 Registration begins November 15, 2008 (Please note that new memberships do not go into effect until 1/1/2009) The USA Boxing portion of the registration fees remains the same: Athletes: $27 Non-Athletes: $45 Sanctions: $250 2009 Club Memberships expire 12/31/2008. To ensure continuation of Liability Insurance coverage, each club should renew its membership prior to the end of the year.

    13. New Membership Forms - 2009 The legal language has changed on our membership application forms. The current forms may be used throughout the remainder of 2008. New Athlete and Non-Athlete forms must be used for the 2009 Registration Year. Please dispose of all old forms after your 2008 registrations have been processed.

    14. New Membership Forms 2009 New Look 2009 Athlete Forms Green Front Page Distribution Instructions in Red Lettering at bottom of each copy 2009 Non-Athlete Forms USA Boxing Logo in top middle of first page Distribution instructions at bottom of each copy

    15. Golden Boy Update 2008 Olympians met Oscar de la Hoya at the Joel Casamayor vs. Juan Manuel Marquez Event on Sept. 13 Group Discount Ticket Rates and Hotel Packages for 2009 Golden Boy Promotions Events For USA Boxing Members Oscar de la Hoya Invitational in Los Angeles 2010 Key Prospect for Punch Impact Program 2009 Other areas of cooperation and development

    16. Returning Olympians Raushee Warren 21-years-old Flyweight 112 pounds Cincinnati, Ohio First two-time Olympian since Davey Lee Armstrong in 1976 2007 World Champion Can become the first United States boxer in history to compete in three Olympic Games Michael Hunter 20-years-old Super heavyweight 201+ pounds Las Vegas, Nevada U.S. Olympic Team Trials Champion 2007 National Champion 2006 Junior World Championships bronze medalist

    17. 2008 youth world boxing championships October 25 November 2 in Guadalajara, Mexico First AIBA Youth World Championships, which is replacing the event previously known as the Junior World Championship First major international event following the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China TEAM Light flyweight Oscar Cantu (Kingsville, Texas), flyweight Adam Lopez (San Antonio, Texas); bantamweight Joshua Berrelleza (Riverside, Calif.), featherweight Kevin Rivers (Fort Washington, Md.); lightweight Traon Bynum (Fort Washington, Md.); light welterweight Roscoe Hill IV (Spring, Texas); welterweight Errol Spence (Desoto, Texas); middleweight Luis Arias (Milwaukee, Wis.); light heavyweight Robert Brant (Oakdale, Minn.); Nicholas Kisner (Glen Burnie, Md.); and super heavyweight Joey Dawejko (Philadelphia, Pa.) Coaches: Candy Lopez (San Jose, Calif.); Israel Acosta (Milwaukee, Wis.) and Bill Meartz (Portland, Ore.)

    18. Training Camp The team participated in an eight-day training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., prior to departing for Mexico. Stephen Blea (Denver, Colo.) and Barry Hunter (Fort Washington, Md.) served as training camp coaches in addition to the three event coaches. U.S. Results Congratulations to the three medal winners! Super heavyweight Joey Dawejko (Philadelphia, Pa.) won the first gold medal for the United States since 2002 Flyweight Adam Lopez (San Antonio, Texas) and middleweight Luis Arias (Milwaukee, Wis.) both won bronze medals 2008 youth world boxing championships

    19. Womens pan American championships Light flyweight Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas); flyweight Cheryl Houlihan (Santee, Calif.); light bantamweight Sacred Downing (Trenton, N.J.); bantamweight Cynthia Moreno (Phoenix, Ariz.); featherweight Jody Ann Weller (Pomona, N.Y.); lightweight Carrie Barry (Colorado Springs, Colo.); light welterweight Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.); welterweight Vanessa Jackson (Columbus, Ohio); light middleweight Franchon Crews (Capitol Heights, Md.); middleweight Meredith Della Giustina (Versailles, Ky.); light heavyweight Mioshia Wagoner (Lawrence, Kansas) and heavyweight Tiffanie Hearn (Louisville, Ky.) Congratulations to all of the medal winners! Four Gold Medals Light flyweight Marlen Esparza, Houston, Texas Light bantamweight Sacred Downing, Trenton, N.J. Bantamweight Cynthia Moreno, Phoenix, Ariz. Light middleweight Franchon Crews, Capitol Heights, Md. Five Silver Medals Flyweight Cheryl Houlihan, Santee, Calif. Featherweight Jody Ann Weller, Pomona, N.Y. Lightweight Carrie Barry, Colorado Springs, Colo. Light welterweight Queen Underwood, Seattle, Wash. Welterweight Vanessa Jackson, Columbus, Ohio One Bronze Medal Middleweight Meredith Della Giustina, Versailles, Ky. Heavyweight Tiffanie Hearn, Louisville, Ky., was unopposed The squad will now prepare for the 2008 AIBA Womens World Championships in Ningbo, China, November 22-29.

    20. Pal championships September 29 October 4, 2008 in Oxnard, CA Competition was contested in the junior, immediate, senior and open division in both male and female competition 51 new national champions were crowned

    21. Pal championships Junior Division - 11-12-year-olds 60 lbs: Geovany Santiago, Los Angeles, California 65 lbs: Efrain Sanchez, Garden City, Kansas 70 lbs: Francisco de los Reyes, Oxnard, California 75 lbs: Ruben Villa, Salinas, California 80 lbs: Aaron Pico, Whittier, California 85 lbs: Daniel Ramirez, Richardson, Texas 90 lbs: Rahim Gonzalez, Sylmar, California 95 lbs: Rafael Mendoza, Arleta, California 101 lbs: Travis Jerig, Zanesville, Ohio Intermediate Division 13-14-year-olds 80 lbs:Eduardo Alcantara, Los Angeles, California 85 lbs: Matthew Vasquez, Los Angeles, California 90 lbs: Jonathan Padilla, Dallas, Texas 95 lbs: Emilio Sanchez, Pacoima, California 101 lbs: Marshall Sanchez, Houston, Texas 106 lbs: Ismael Fernandez, Quartz Hill, California 110 lbs: Edgar Gutierrez, Salinas, California 114 lbs: Jonathan Casaca, Hollister, California 119 lbs: Ricardo Gallegos, Caldwell, Idaho 125 lbs: Mikail Jones, Cincinnati, Ohio 132 lbs: Brian Alvarez, Woodland, California 138 lbs: Arnold Di Nong, Ewa Beach, Hawaii Female 114 lbs: Seniesa Estrada, Los Angeles, California Male 101 lbs: Michael Norato, Pacoima, California 106 lbs: Gary Antonio Russell, Capitol Heights, Maryland 110 lbs: Ray Ximenez, Dallas, Texas 114 lbs: Victor Pasillas, Los Angeles, California 119 lbs: Jesus Magdaleno, Las Vegas, Nevada 125 lbs: Julian Ramirez, Alhambra, California 132 lbs: Xavier Montelongo, Los Angeles, California 138 lbs: George Rincon, Carrollton, Texas 145 lbs: Eric Flores, Inglewood, California 154 lbs: Desmond Nicholson, Laurel, Maryland 165 lbs: Daquan Arnett, Orlando, Florida

    22. Q & A