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I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome you to this web site and let you know a little about me, and why I developed this site. My name is Mike Kilmer. I was born and raised in Long Beach, California which is part Los Angeles County area and presently live in South Dakota for the last 46 years. I am the the Vice Chairman for the South Dakota Athletic Commission. I have a devoted interest in the sport of Boxing and MMA. I ran my gym, Champions Choice Boxing until about 2005 at which time my son took over the business. I am currently still the South Dakota USA Boxing LBC President and have been for 20 plus years. I was the Regional Coordinator, both Junior and Senior, for the WYOMONDAK Region that include 4 states, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota. The Champions Choice Boxing gym still resides in Spearfish, South Dakota and successfully run by Stoney Kilmer, His accomplishment after taking over the helm has been extremely success in help to develop many your boxers. I believe that anyone can learn to Box, but even more important I believe that the sport of boxing can greatly help in the developing strong, well-adjusted youth both young men and women with strong morals and values.

My two sons who competed in the amateur divisions and both put in numerous hours to give back to the sport they dearly loved. I hope this site will continue to improve the levels of communication for other athletes and coaches, so they may be informed of what is going on the in world of amateur and professional boxing. I would like to take just a moment to give credit and express my admiration to a few individuals whom have helped me over the years and continue to be my greatest friends.

First of all, I would like to thank my wife, without whose help I would not have been able to achieve any of my goals. She not only can fill the place of me as a coach but does all the things that I just can’t seem to get done.

Kenny Weldon is probably been more influential and given me more knowledge into the Sweet Science of boxing. With his abilities to teach both athletes and coaches and
making them understand the simplicities and correct techniques of both defense and aggression. I will always continue to learn from him and will know that the sweet science is to be able to hit your opponent from the farthest distance away with maximum leverage without being hit.

Thanks so very much Kenny Weldon. 

Most of all I would like to thank both my sons, Stoney and Chet, whom have always been there to help me and continue to give back in any way they can. They have both inherited the values of giving to others in any way that they can. Thanks guys you are the best.



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MAR 19, 2013, 1:34 PM ET

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The 2013 USA Boxing National Championships will be an event unprecedented in the tournament’s prestigious history. For the first time, the nation’s premier Olympic-style boxing event will showcase five different divisions in men’s and women’s action with new age groups being introduced in to national action. The 400-plus boxers currently registered for the tournament will be broken up into the men’s and women’s elite, men’s and women’s youth and men’s senior divisions for the week-long tournament in Spokane, Wash.

The winners in the men’s elite division, which will include boxers ages 19-40, will advance to the 2013 AIBA Men’s World Championships, the first major international event of the new quadrennial. Following the recent rule changes made by AIBA, the elite male participants will box without headgear, mirroring what they will see at the World Championships and subsequent international events. The men’s elite competitors will be the only athletes to box without headgear.

The women’s elite division will also feature boxers in the 19-40 age range with the competitor list including returning Olympians Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) and Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.), a reigning World Champion and seven current or former World Championships medalists. While the ladies won’t compete in a World Championships event in 2013, the winners will enjoy elite level international competitions later in the year.  

The youth division in both men’s and women’s competition is being introduced to the USA Boxing National Championships for the first time. The younger age class includes athletes born in 1995 and 1996, and the youth division will feature some of the most talented athletes in USA Boxing’s ranks, including 2012 Olympic gold medalistClaressa Shields (Flint, Mich.). In the past, USA Boxing has held an Under 19 National Championships event, but the participants were eligible to compete in USA Boxing National Championships as well.

The final division will be the men’s senior division, which will include competitors that are the same age as the men’s elite contestants, but have chosen to continue to compete with headgear. The winners in the men’s senior division will be crowned national champions, but will not advance to international competition.

The headgear removal and the new age groups aren’t the only major changes to the sport, AIBA has also chosen to move to a 10-point must system, similar to what is used in professional boxing. Olympic-style boxing has used computerized scoring since the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.

Over 400 boxers have registered for the tournament with online registration running through Friday, March 22. A full list of registered athletes will be released following the completion of registration, and a current list can be found

The 2013 USA Boxing National Championships is being hosted by the Northern Quest Resort & Casino in conjunction with The Hub Sports Center and the Spokane Sports Commission. Athletes will arrive on March 30 and 31 with competition running from April 1-6. Tickets, which start at only $5, are on sale now through the Northern Quest box office and can be purchased at  Full session passes are available for purchase at $100 through March 22 as well.


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