Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times was the big individual winner and THE RING – the magazine and RingTV.com – won three awards in the 10th annual Boxing Writers Association of America writing contest for 2010.
Pugmire was the only winner of two first-place “Barneys” in the news story and event coverage categories, tying with John Whisler of the San Antonio Express News in the latter category.
For THE RING, RingTV Co-Editor Michael Rosenthal received an honorable mention in event coverage, magazine Senior Writer William Dettloff received an honorable mention in the feature under-1,750-word category and contributor Norm Frauenheim received an honorable mention for investigative reporting.
Other first-place awards: event coverage (tie) Pugmire and Whisler; investigative, Thomas Hauser (secondsout.com); feature over 1,750 words, Peter Owen Nelson (Sports Illustrated); feature under 1,750 words (three-way tie) Robert Mladinich (thesweetscience.com), Pablo S. Torre (Sports Illustrated) and David Weinberg (The Press of Atlantic City); column, T.K. Stewart (T.K. Stewart on Boxing)
The winners will be honored at the 86th annual BWAA Awards Dinner on May 6 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The complete results:
First place (tie): Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times and John Whisler, San Antonio Express News.
Second place: Chris Mannix, SI.com
Third place: Dave Skretta, The Associated Press
Honorable Mention: Michael Rosenthal, RingTV.com; Don Steinberg, Philadelphia Inquirer; Springs Toledo, Thesweetscience.com; David Weinberg, The Press of Atlantic City
First place: T.K. Stewart, T.K. Stewart on Boxing
Second place (tie): Adam Berlin, Thesweetscience.com: Lee Groves, Boxingscene.com
Third place (tie): Tim Dahlberg, The Associated Press; Thomas Hauser, secondsout.com; John Whisler, San Antonio Express News
Honorable mention: Lyle Fitzsimmons, Boxingscene.com; Matthew Hurley, Secondsout.com; George Kimball, Thesweetscience.com; Don Stradley, donstradleyblogspot.com
First place: Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times
Second place (tie): Ron Borges, Boxing Monthly; Lee Groves, Boxingscene.com
Third place: Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times
FEATURE UNDER 1,750 WORDS
First place (tie): Robert Mladinich, Thesweetscience.com; Pablo S. Torre, Sports Illustrated; David Weinberg, The Press of Atlantic City
Second place (tie): Norm Frauenheim, 15rounds.com; Dave Skretta, The Associated Press
Third place (tie): Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times; Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times; Rick Folstad, Thesweetscience.com
Honorable mention: William Detloff, The Ring; Bernard Fernandez, Philadelphia Daily News; Thomas Hauser, Boxing Monthly
FEATURE OVER 1,750 WORDS
First place: Peter Owen Nelson, Sports Illustrated
Second place: Pablo S. Torre, Sports Illustrated
Third place: Ivan Solotaroff, Details
Honorable mention: Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times; Charles Farrell, Post Road Issue #19; Bernard Fernandez, Philadelphia Daily News; Gabriel Montoya, Maxboxing.com
First place: Thomas Hauser, Secondsout.com
Second place: Springs Toledo, Thesweetscience.com
Third place: Mark Kram, Philadelphia Daily News
Honorable mention: Bernard Fernandez, Philadelphia Daily News; Norm Frauenheim, The Ring; Don Stradley, HVB magazine