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Iona Prep Alum Chris Castiglia ’96 Wins Crushing Victory

Alum and former faculty member Chris “Stigs” Castiglia ’96 advances to the NYS Golden Gloves quarter finals.  Chris is currently a New Rochelle Police Officer competing in the NYS Daily News Golden Gloves tournament. Chris made the cut off age to compete in amateur boxing at a senior level, making him one of the oldest boxers in the tournament. His wins at age 34 are much more impressive when he is up against competition that could be half his age. Chris maintains his fit physique by boxing to get in shape. He has lost over 30 lbs and will continue his training representing Champs Boxing Club as he moves into the next phase of the Golden Gloves Competitions.
Despite suffering a broken nose Chris goes on to beat the younger, powerful, and experienced boxer Ken Nolan, representing Judah Bros Boxing Gym of Brooklyn. Chris’s biggest assets are his heart, determination and tireless work ethic. He is most dangerous when he feels the power of his opponents. This victory carries Chris to compete into the NYS Golden Gloves quarter finals. That date is to be announced.