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Published: 2/9/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago


Oregon International Boxing Club

Kids participate in the International Boxing Club in Oregon on January 16, 2013. Participants in the free program are required to spend one hour each day at the club doing homework before they begin the physical portion of practice. Currently there are 42 kids in the program, including about 10 girls. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE, START SLIDESHOW

Juston Garcia, 12, of East Toledo, center waits for his turn to work with Cody Houghtalling during practice at the International Boxing Club in Oregon. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Juston Garcia, 12, of East Toledo, center waits for his turn to work with Cody Houghtalling during practice at the ...
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Cody Houghtalling, of East Toledo, center, works with Charley Wolf, 15, left, in the ring. Houghtalling, who spent four years in the program himself before graduating high school, now works as a coach, tutor and mentor. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cody Houghtalling, of East Toledo, center, works with Charley Wolf, 15, left, in the ring. Houghtalling, who spent four years ...
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Justen Sykes, 17, right, works the bag as other students jog laps. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Justen Sykes, 17, right, works the bag as other students jog laps.
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Justen Sykes, 17, wraps his hands. Most of the students just work out, though Sykes has already logged three fights. His record is 2-1. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Justen Sykes, 17, wraps his hands. Most of the students just work out, though Sykes has already logged three fights....
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Students run laps. The gym is housed in a former skating rink. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Students run laps. The gym is housed in a former skating rink.
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Justen Sykes, 17, center, packs up his homework after reviewing for his law exam as he and other students put away their books and get their boxing gloves out. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Justen Sykes, 17, center, packs up his homework after reviewing for his law exam as he and other students put ...
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Boxing gloves sit on a counter. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Boxing gloves sit on a counter.
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Executive director Harry Cummins, left, helps Lucas Weirich, 13, of Oregon, center, with his math homework while Justen Sykes, 17, right, reviews for his law exam. In addition to helping kids stay in school, Cummins says the program, which he founded 15 years ago, is also offering vocational training for kids who want to become electricians, carpenters or plumbers. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Executive director Harry Cummins, left, helps Lucas Weirich, 13, of Oregon, center, with his math homework while Justen Sykes, 17,...
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Justen Sykes, 17, center, reviews for his law exam. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Justen Sykes, 17, center, reviews for his law exam.
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The International Boxing Club in Oregon serves as an organization working to help kids get off the streets and stay in school. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The International Boxing Club in Oregon serves as an organization working to help kids get off the streets and stay ...
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IBC (International Boxing Club) located in Oregon. Enlarge | Buy This Photo IBC (International Boxing Club) located in Oregon.
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Justen Sykes 17yrs from Oregon, holds the bag while a friend punches. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Justen Sykes 17yrs from Oregon, holds the bag while a friend punches.
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Cody Houghtalling, of East Toledo, right, works with Camry Cook, 11, of Oregon, on her form. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cody Houghtalling, of East Toledo, right, works with Camry Cook, 11, of Oregon, on her form.
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Lucas Weirich, 13, takes a breather after a few punches. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lucas Weirich, 13, takes a breather after a few punches.
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Assistant coach, Cody Houghtalling helps Camry Cook, 11, work on accuracy. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Assistant coach, Cody Houghtalling helps Camry Cook, 11, work on accuracy.
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Camry Cook, 11, from Toledo, warms-up while punching the bag. she has been coming to IBC for 2 years. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Camry Cook, 11, from Toledo, warms-up while punching the bag. she has been coming to IBC for 2 years.
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Camry Cook, 11, from Toledo, warms-up while punching the bag. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Camry Cook, 11, from Toledo, warms-up while punching the bag.
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Assistant coach Cody Houghtalling  helps Devan Keiser, 17, from Eastwood, wrap his hands. Devan Enlarge | Buy This Photo Assistant coach Cody Houghtalling helps Devan Keiser, 17, from Eastwood, wrap his hands. Devan " has a lot of respect ...
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Daniel Spaulding 12 yrs old from Oregon wraps his hands for practice. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Daniel Spaulding 12 yrs old from Oregon wraps his hands for practice.
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Assistant coach, Cody Houghtalling counting stretches with Juston Garcia, 12. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Assistant coach, Cody Houghtalling counting stretches with Juston Garcia, 12.
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Assistant coach Cody Houghtalling counting stretches with Juston Garcia. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Assistant coach Cody Houghtalling counting stretches with Juston Garcia.
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Kids warm up for practice. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kids warm up for practice.
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Justen Sykes, 17 yrs of age just wrapping his hands before practice. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Justen Sykes, 17 yrs of age just wrapping his hands before practice.
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Executive director Harry Cummins, center, works with a boxer on his form. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Executive director Harry Cummins, center, works with a boxer on his form.
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Justen Sykes, 17, of age just wraps his hands before practice. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Justen Sykes, 17, of age just wraps his hands before practice.
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Cody Houghtalling talks to kids during practice. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cody Houghtalling talks to kids during practice.
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Executive Director, Harry Cummins. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Executive Director, Harry Cummins.
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Cody Houghtalling, of East Toledo, center, works with Garrett Clarke. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cody Houghtalling, of East Toledo, center, works with Garrett Clarke.
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Cody Houghtalling, of East Toledo, center, works with a young boxer on his form. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cody Houghtalling, of East Toledo, center, works with a young boxer on his form.
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Anthony Rosales, 14, left, and Juston Garcia, 12, both of East Toledo, work the bags. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Anthony Rosales, 14, left, and Juston Garcia, 12, both of East Toledo, work the bags.
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Executive director Harry Cummins, right, helps Ashley Crampton, 13, get her gloves set. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Executive director Harry Cummins, right, helps Ashley Crampton, 13, get her gloves set.
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Charley Wolf, 15, works the bag. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Charley Wolf, 15, works the bag.
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Students stretch around the ring. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Students stretch around the ring.
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