THE SEASON More miles were covered, more fights were fought, and more laurels were won by Idaho boxers during the past year than in any other season. Vandal knights of the squared-circle traveled over 8,000 miles to participate in seven dual meets in the far corners of the country. Paradoxically, while monopolizing the national crown, Idaho could win only two dual meets, tie three, and lose two. Mainstays and co-captains of the team were National Champions Ted and Frank Kara. Laune Erickson, with one defeat to mar his record, proved himself supreme in the 165-pound class, but often switched weights with Light-heavy Chace Anderson. The one sport that consistently stays on the black side of Idaho's red-dominated athletic finance ledger, boxing carried Vandal banners far along Fame's highway. Coach Louie August's mitt troupe skipped the Pacific coast tournament to meet Wisconsin's Badgers before 14,500 fans- a record audience for the Vandals. Helping "Limehouse Lou" with his coaching duties was Assistant Sammy Zingale, who plugged up holes in the Vandals' defense - but- more often plugged Beechnut chewing gum. Voted major awards for representing Idaho at the Nationals were Ted and Frank Kara, Laune Erickson, and Chace Anderson. Anderson, along with Lettermen Norm Jensen, Don Reed, Claude Hansen, and Vic Berllus will bolster next year's team. Still retaining a minor sports status, though it draws major sports crowds, Idaho boxing has aroused sufficient interest throughout the Northwest to cause other schools to agitate for introduction of the sport. Oregon State College and Gonzaga University have already started, while Oregon and Washington universities' agitators point out the Vandals as ''bright examples.''
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Ted Kara spinning Harper's left Coach August of Idaho receiving trophy from Boxing Chair路 man Bernie Grenrood
1941 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 39 - University of Idaho Yearbook