Military Appreciation Day
1941 Boxing Team Hall of Fame
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 05/20/2007
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In 1941, the Idaho boxing squad did something that no team had done before them. The Vandals repeated as NCAA boxing champions. In a tight tournament race, Idaho edged Louisiana-Lafayette for the team title by a score of 15-13. This time around, Idaho had three national title winners yet again, as Ted Kara earned his third straight, becoming the first collegian to do so, Frank Kara won his first, making the Kara brothers the first brother tandem in NCAA history to both win championships in the same tournament, and Laune Erickson won his second straight NCAA title. In 1941, the boxing team decided to skip the Pacific Coast Championships and instead fought a dual meet with Wisconsin to prepare for the NCAA Championship Tournament. It worked.

 

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