Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

The 1921 boxing team

image number:

P0043727

description:

This image appears in the Indiana Regional High School Basketball Tournament program dated March 12, 1921. The tournament was held at Indiana University.

According to the short article on the opposite page of this image, in part: "...it [boxing] was inaugurated for the first time this year. Nearly one hundred fistic aspirants responded to the call sent out by Coach Howard Wiggam...Practice bouts have been held daily in the gymnasium...Exhibition bouts have been staged before nearly all of the home basketball games. The University boxing tournament is to be held March 28...Next year the athletic department plans to put boxing on an intercollegiate basis and will schedule meets with Western Conference schools and with the best universities in the East."

This image also appears on page 103 of the 1921 Arbutus yearbook.

date taken:

not after 1921 March

personal name:

Wiggam, Howard "Kid"

personal name:

Unknown Individual/s

location of individuals:

Howard "Kid" Wiggam is standing at far right.

topic:

Boxing

topic:

Team photo

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Groups

subseries:

Boxing Team