Mark Weber

Class of 2009

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"Strong Bodies Fight that weak bodies may be nourished." This is the motto of the Bengal Bouts boxing team, which has been supporting the Holy Cross missions in Bangladesh for almost 80 years. Mark Weber tells the story of the Bengal Bouts and Bangladesh in his documentary film Strong Bodies Fight.

Mark Weber is a senior from Grand Rapids, MI pursuing a double-major in Film & Television and the Program of Liberal Studies. He hails from Keenan Hall and served as the President of Keenan in his junior year, leading the dorm to win "Men's Hall of the Year" in 2007-2008. A four year boxer, Mark also served as a Bengal Bouts captain in his junior year and has taken on the role of President for 2008-2009.

 

Film Crew

In the summer of 2008, Mark organized and led a group of 5 boxers on a journey to visit the Holy Cross missions in Bangladesh, which are supported by the Bengal Bouts boxing team. The trip marked the first time in the Bengal Bouts eighty-year history that a delegation of student boxers made the journey. Mark also arranged for a professional film crew to accompany the boxers to Bangladesh as part of the production of Strong Bodies Fight, a documentary film about the Bengal Bouts and the Bangladesh missions. The film is currently in post-production and will premiering in the spring.

Mark also had the opportunity to travel to China this summer as an NBC intern at the Beijing Olympics. Mark worked at the boxing venue logging the fights and assisting the Associate Producer. One of his Beijing highlights was witnessing firsthand a major scandal concerning the alleged compromise of the judging and scoring allowed by the Amateur International Boxing Association.

Kids

Mark has no solidified post-graduation plans, but intends to use the following Aristotelian quote, given to him by his mother, as his primary career guide: "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation."

"Strong Bodies Fight that weak bodies may be nourished." This is the motto of the Bengal Bouts boxing team, which has been supporting the Holy Cross missions in Bangladesh for almost 80 years. Mark Weber tells the story of the Bengal Bouts and Bangladesh in his documentary film Strong Bodies Fight.

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