Student boxing club forms at PS Greater Allegheny
TribLIVE Sports Videos
A newly formed student boxing club at Penn State Greater Allegheny soon will hold its first feature event.
Wunderly Gymnasium will set the stage for "An Afternoon at the Fights" on Saturday at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for Penn State students and $10 for everyone else. The club hopes to present at least eight bouts at the competition.
Sophomore Wade Lipscomb, 19, of Stanton Heights, is organizer of the event and founder of the Penn State Greater Allegheny Boxing Club. He said the club currently has about 15 members, three of whom are females. The club meets three days a week to train, and most of the members are new to boxing.
"I found a lot of people (on campus) wanted to box, so I decided to start a club," said Lipscomb, who began boxing when he was 11 years old. Lipscomb, who is majoring in petroleum engineering and interning with a shale drilling company, said of boxing, "It's a confidence builder."
Lipscomb, who is also a member of the Mt. Washington-based Pittsburgh Boxing Club, said that organization has been very supportive of his efforts to develop the college club. Robert Brown of the Pittsburgh Boxing Club helps out with instruction at the campus and the group donated equipment and a boxing ring to the campus club.
Lipscomb said the club hopes to stage a similar event in the spring.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Syrian border town emerges as pivot point in Islamic State fight
- Frye: Chronic wasting disease news and hunter trends
- Pirates must weigh risk, reward in attempt to sign Martin
- Penguins rebound with shutout of Predators
- Pitt notebook: Conner quietly surpasses 1,000 yards rushing
- Penguins’ Crosby OK with Neal comments about trade
- Robinson: Rooney retains North Side roots
- Steelers notebook: Ex-Steeler Sanders living up to his word
- CDC’s misinformation spreads faster than Ebola virus
- D.C. elites miss signs pointing to GOP Senate
- Health care law compliance complex for employers