Lac du flambeau boxing team heading to nationals
January 24, 2020
The Lac du Flambeau Boxing Team took the show on the road again Jan. 17-19 to Hinckley, Minn. Fighters Seth LaBarge, age 9; Rain LaBarge, age 8; and Gavin Smith, age 9, competed in the Silver Gloves Tournament. Aliana Brisk, age 9; Michael Kmiecik, age 10; and Wesley Wolfe, age 14; will be unopposed and move onto the Nationals in Missouri on Jan. 29 through Feb. 2. On Jan. 4, the boxing team was in Neillsville and thinking of their friend, cousin and classmate Michael Schuman, Jr. They had planned to stop by the hospital to see him on their way back home, but sadly never got the chance because he was gone before they could get there. The next day the team learned they won the “Team Trophy,” an award they haven't won since 2004. They decided to dedicate their trophy to the memory of Michael.