USF Hosts Collegiate Boxers at 11th Annual Hilltop Cup

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California’s largest and longest running intercollegiate boxing invitational draws in athletes nationally

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“We expect top caliber competition at this year’s Hilltop Cup,” said Angelo Merino, head boxing coach and adjunct professor in the Yuchengco Philippine Studies and Asian Studies Program at the University of San Francisco.

The University of San Francisco’s annual Hilltop Cup Boxing Tournament returns for it’s 11th year, bringing in competition from various colleges across the state. This year’s tournament will take place in Hagan Gym at USF’s Koret Health and Recreation Center (Parker Avenue and Turk Street) on Friday, Oct. 17. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., bouts begin at 6:30 p.m.

USF’s Hilltop Cup is the largest amateur and longest running intercollegiate boxing event in California. The boxing tournament is comprised of student intramural bouts and intercollegiate competition from national colleges and universities. This year’s participating schools include:

  • Cal State Los Angeles
  • Cal State Northridge
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University
  • Santa Clara University
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • UCLA
  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • USF

Some of the competitors are Olympic hopefuls, former Golden Gloves champions, and United States Intercollegiate National Boxing Association (USIBA) national champions.

“We expect top caliber competition at this year’s Hilltop Cup,” said Angelo Merino, head boxing coach and adjunct professor in the Yuchengco Philippine Studies and Asian Studies Program at the University of San Francisco. “Earning a spot to compete in the Hilltop Cup takes hours of training and dedication. There is clearly a camaraderie among competitors, and it will be exciting for spectators to see the result of their hard work.”

Chuck White, director of recreational sports at USF, anticipates a terrific turnout. “This tournament has built a great reputation for its ability to showcase quality boxing for both male and female students. Collegiate boxing is an amateur sport that exemplifies sportsmanship and respect. USF’s Hilltop Cup is a great representation of school spirit and devoted athletes.”

Tickets are available online at http://www.usfca.edu/koret/hilltopcup. For additional information, please contact the Koret Health & Recreation Center by calling (415) 422-2596 or visit http://www.usfca.edu/koret/hilltopcup.

Media interested in attending the Oct. 17 Hilltop Cup, should contact Anne-Marie Devine Tasto, senior director of media relations, at (415) 422-2697 or abdevine(at)usfca(dot)edu to be added to the press pass list.

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