Why Simpson Boxing?
“Simpson University is a Christ-centered learning community committed to developing each student in mind, faith, and, character for a lifetime of meaningful work and service in a constantly changing world.” – Simpson University mission statement
The three key components of this statement are mind, faith and character. Building an athlete in a Christian college should include all of these. As a sport boxing is no different than any of its NAIA and NCAA counterparts. It has rules, regulations, referees, coaches and offers an opportunity for plenty of hard work. With one exception, unlike any of the other sports Simpson already offers (besides perhaps wrestling) that involves fighting. There is nothing about boxing that prevents any of these values from being grown in an athlete. They are in fact cultivated by the hard work and the competition that boxing brings to the table as a fighting sport.
Something that happens inside of you when you box that cannot easily be described to someone who has never boxed. There are few things that push you to dig deep the way that boxing does; boxing catalyzes an immense growth that has mentally prepares us for any challenges that we have to meet in life. The mental acumen and toughness one develops in boxing is the same acumen and resilience that a former boxer will bring to business transactions, to high-pressure situations in missions, to tight deadlines, and to service of Christ in any capacity. In real life, keeping your composure to act Christ-like towards an irate customer is not even an issue when you have experience going 12 rounds with someone. As an added corollary of the same growth, there is an intensely intimate community that arises when people endure adversity and difficulty together. It is our vision to grow a community of boxers who glorify Christ in everything.