Collegiate Nationals Television Schedule

2008 Collegiate Nationals TV Schedule

* All times Eastern (EST)

The Collegiate Nationals on CBS
May 25th, 2pm-3pm
Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Snowboarding, Freeskiing, Flowboarding, and Eating

The Collegiate Nationals on CBS College Sports Network:
May 15th, 8pm-9pm
2008 Collegiate Nationals Preview Show

May 26th, 8pm-9pm
Collegiate Nationals Episode 1: Snowboarding, Boxing, San Diego Flowboard Preview

May 27th, 8pm-9pm
Collegiate Nationals Episode 2: Freeskiing, Boxing, Weightlifting

May 28th, 8pm-9pm
Collegiate Nationals Episode 3: Flowboarding Semis, Weightlifting, Music, Boxing

May 29th, 8pm-9pm
Collegiate Nationals Episode 4: Flowboarding Semis, Beach Volleyball Semi: San Diego vs. USC

May 30th, 8pm-9pm
Collegiate Nationals Episode 5: Beach Volleyball Semis Texas vs. Nebraska, Eating Finals

May 31st, 8pm-9pm
Collegiate Nationals Episode 6: Wakeboard Semis, UPA Women’s Final

June 1st, 8pm-9pm
Collegiate Nationals Episode 7: Beach Volleyball Final: Texas vs. USC, Wakeboard Finals

June 2th, 8pm-9pm
Collegiate Nationals Episode 8: Flowboarding Finals, UPA Open Finals, Music

June 7th, …


Schacter wins fourth national boxing title

Jim Krajewski

Before the fight, he was loose and relaxed.

Afterward, David Schacter got a little teary-eyed in the ring.

After all, he was celebrating his fourth national boxing title.

Schacter, a senior at Nevada, defeated Addy Pizarro, of Lock Haven, by decision in a 132-pound bout at the National Collegiate Boxing Championships on Saturday at the Reno Ballroom.

Schacter avenged a November loss to Pizarro in New York.

In Saturday’s rematch, both fighters were cautious and technical.

But, in the third round, Schacter took advantage of openings and landed some good, solid punches to Pizarro’s head.

Schacter said his game plan was to keep moving forward, keep his left glove held high and work his jab.

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Schacter eyes fourth consecutive national title

Jim Krajewski

Nevada’s David Schacter defeated Jarrett Hill from Lock Haven on Friday to earn a spot in today’s championship 132-pound fight at the National Collegiate Boxing Championships at the Reno Ballroom.

Schacter is trying to win his fourth consecutive national title at 132 pounds.

But even with all that experience, the senior had a bad case of nerves before the fight. Schacter received a bye in the quarterfinals, so Friday’s semifinal was his first fight in the Nationals.

Today will be his last.

Schacter said he weighed in at less than 129 pounds.

But that was OK.

“I like to fight when I’m a little lighter. I think I’m better when I’m lighter,” Schacter said. “But I just wasn’t feeling that well.

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Army Takes Boxing Team Title

Emerson Marcus

After three days and 67 collegiate boxing fights from 20 different schools Army was named the 2008 National Collegiate Boxing Association team champion at the Downtown Reno Ballroom in Reno, NV.

It’s the first boxing team-championship in Army history.

“It ended perfectly,” Army senior boxer Steve Solaja said. “The last couple years we thought were ripped off. We felt we were cheated.”

Army finished in second place the last two seasons. The Black Knights lost to Lock Haven University last year. Lock Haven finished fifth this year with 20 points. The Naval Academy was second with 38 points, the University of Nevada, Reno finished third with 32 points and the Air Force Academy finished fourth with 21 points.

“They’re a great group of young men,” Army coach Ray Barone said. “It’s tough because the seniors are done now and headed to Iraq and Afghanistan. That’s part of the …


Dean Chuva Wins NCBA Championship Title

Courtesy of Air Force Academy

RENO, Nev. – Junior Dean Chuva claimed his first-ever national title, as the Air Force boxing team wrapped up competition at the National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) National Championships in Reno, Nev., on Saturday, April 12. With Chuva’s split 3-2 decision over Navy’s MIkoto Yoshida, Air Force has won four of the last five 112-pound national titles.

Two other Falcons competed during the final round of NCBA action. Junior Jesse Horton was denied a chance to repeat as the 119-pound champion, when Army’s Matt Longo earned a 5-0 decision in a rematch of last year’s finals. Senior Daryn Nelson dropped a 5-0 decision to Nevada’s Ryan Kotey in the 156-pound final.

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Air Force Trio Advances to NCBA Finals

Courtesy of Air Force Academy

RENO, Nev. – Three members of the Air Force boxing team advanced out of the semifinal round of action with victorious decisions at the National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) National Championships on Friday, April 11, in Reno, Nev. The Falcons combined for a 3-3 record during the second day of action and currently sit in fourth-place in the team standings.

Junior Dean Chuva opened the night with a unanimous 5-0 decision over Army’s Joe Grohowski in a 112-pound bout. Classmate Jesse Horton advanced to his second straight 119-pound final after taking a split (3-2) decision from Navy’s Huy Truong. Senior Daryn Nelson earned his second victory in as many days, as he decisioned (5-0) Navy’s Chris Bertucci in the 156-pound semifinal bout.

Senior Brian Navin dropped a close bout to Army’s Terrell Anthony in a 139-pound match, while classmate Chris Johnson was retired in the …


Wolf Pack boxers woo crowd

Dan Hinxman

Ryan Kotey sent Kentucky’s Phil Heavrin to the canvas in the first round and landed a couple more big left hooks to win his 165-pound quarterfinal bout by decision and get Nevada off to a good start at the 2008 National Collegiate Boxing Championships on Thursday night in front of about 700 fans at the Reno Ballroom.

Not to be outdone, teammate Kenny Dyer-Redner (175), the only other Nevada boxer to fight Thursday as two received byes, finished the 18-fight quarterfinal round when the referee stopped his bout with West Virginia’s Ryan Ross in the first round after Dyer-Redner knocked him down once and got two standing-8 counts.

With the two byes, Nevada effectively went 4-0 Thursday.

“We’re batting a thousand,” coach Mike Martino said. “I thought the kids looked great.”

Kotey, a sophomore from Auburn, Calif., and the defending national champion at 165 pounds, will take …


Motivated by History, Sexton Advances

Emerson Marcus

Kentucky boxer Tyler Sexton was angry.

After last year’s championship semifinal loss to Army boxer Matt Longo, Sexton and his coaches disagreed with the judges and appealed the decision.

“There were a lot of boos (after the fight),” Sexton, who fights in the 119-pound weight class, said. “It was a close fight. We got just about every coach to sign (the petition), but it’s so hard to overturn a ruling.”

Their appeal failed, but Sexton has since gotten past his tough loss and is focused on this year’s National Collegiate Boxing Association National Collegiate Championships at the Downtown Reno Ballroom in Reno, NV. Over 80 boxers representing 20 schools competed in Thursday’s quarterfinals and Sexton was one of them.
The former Wildcat tight end won his bout with Santa Clara sophomore Ian Fletcher.

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Daryn Nelson Earns NCBA Quarterfinal Victory

Courtesy of Air Force Academy

RENO, Nev. – Senior Daryn Nelson earned the right to advance to the next round of action at the National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) National Championships with a victory during the second round of quarterfinal action late Thursday (April 10) night in Reno, Nev. Nelson was one of four Falcons to compete in the evening session of competition.

Competing in one of the 156-pound quarterfinal bouts, Nelson picked up a 4-1 decision from Maryland’s Russ Williams.

Three other Falcons competed in the second quarterfinal session, but failed to advance. Junior Harvey White dropped a unanimous decision to Mansfield’s Roi Ligon in a 125-pound bout, while classmate Nathan Liptak was defeated by Army’s Steve Henoa-Escobar in a 147-pound decision. Senior Clifford Moore lost a 4-1 decision to Army’s Ryle Stous in a 165-pound contest.

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Chris Johnson Advances During NCBA Quarterfinal Action

Courtesy of Air Force Academy


RENO, Nev. – Senior Chris Johnson picked up a referee-stopped-victory during the first session of quarterfinal action at the National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) National Championships on Thursday, April 10. Johnson was the lone member of the Air Force boxing team to compete during the opening session at the Downtown Reno Ballroom.

Johnson stepped into the ring with West Virginia’s Andrew Snow in one of two 195-pound contests. In his first appearance at the national meet, Johnson forced the referee to call the bout just 23 seconds into the third round.

Action continues this evening with the second session of quarterfinal action at the NCBA National Championships.

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