Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Television Features UW-Madison Boxer Chandler Davis

July 17, 2014

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Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Television Features UW-Madison Boxer Chandler Davis

Wisconsin Life continues to highlight the stories of notable Wisconsinites — from Waukesha to Washburn and everywhere in between — bringing to life the humorous, surprising and sometimes emotional tales of those who call Wisconsin home.

With the return of new episodes of Wisconsin Life, viewers can see all-new stories from different communities across the state. These stories include that of UW-Madison’s Chandler Davis in the new episode premiering 8 p.m. Monday, July 21 on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT).

 UW-Madison hadn’t allowed boxing as a club sport for 54 years, but now, the tide is turning. That’s thanks to Chandler Davis, who as a sophomore successfully petitioned the university to bring back boxing as a club sport. Now, the sport’s getting ready for a re-launch. Practices are ongoing and Davis expects to have the first matches begin while he’s still a student. To those who remember when UW-Madison had a strong and reputable boxing program, Davis’ work is bringing things full circle.

Tune into Wisconsin Life to learn how Davis is giving boxing a fighting chance. This episode of Wisconsin Life will also feature other stories from across the state, including a stargazer who built his own planetarium, and a hula hooper whose technique is on fire … literally. 

Wisconsin Life is a partnership project of Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio. In addition to the television program, audio reports can be heard on Wednesday and Friday at 6:35 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. during Morning Edition, and on Central Time at 4:45 on Mondays and Wednesdays. 

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