The Texas Hammer
INSPIRATION TO PARTICIPATE
I've had a blast attending the event the last several years. Hearing Michael's story and meeting members of the Dunleavy family made me want to do my part and help raise money for an outstanding charity.
HARDEST PART OF TRAINING
Boxing is a totally different kind of fitness than I was used to. I was pretty well conditioned to be on my feet moving, running, jogging etc for an extended period of time, but boxing is so upper body dependent. You're throwing punches and trying to breath all with the same muscles. I also never would have imagined that jumping rope was so hard.
PRECONCEPTIONS OF BOXING THAT HAVE BEEN CHANGED
I came in knowing that it was a tough sport having listened to friends and teammates that have participated in the past. This experience has only reinforced what they told me. I'm looking forward to 6 of the hardest minutes of my life.
GREATEST SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
I have the chance to be a small part of some great rugby teams. Winning NERFU and competing in Nationals with Northeastern University in 2011, MITRFC in 2015, and winning the NERFU Cup with MIT in 2011, 2012, and 2014.