Sports Envoy
Sports Envoy Program

Christy Halbert

Boxing

Served as envoy

  • 2021  –  Timor Leste

Coach Christy Halbert is a sociologist, coach, advocate, educator, and internationally recognized expert on boxing. She believes that sport can bring people together for positive social change, enhance lives, and build communities.

 

Halbert values a multi-disciplinary approach to improve human performance, the social experience of sport participation, and overall wellness.  She coaches athletes and coaches in the U.S. and abroad, in programs ranging from development to high performance through collegiate, Olympic, and professional pathways.

 

Her work spans research-based athletic development and injury prevention, mental health and preparedness, athlete advocacy, strategic initiatives, engagement through the lifecourse, administration, and educational design.  Halbert has worked for national and international sport federations, universities, and nonprofit agencies.

 

She is a public speaker and academic lecturer, and author of educational materials and academic publications, as well as her instructional book The Ultimate Boxer: Understanding the Sport and Skills of Boxing.

 

In 2011, Halbert was a recipient of the United States Olympic Committee’s Torch Award for her humanitarian efforts to bring women’s boxing into the Olympic Games and to advance women athletes.  She was inducted into the inaugural class of the Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame, and finished her professional boxing career with an undefeated record.  She was an assistant coach and technical advisor for the gold-medal and bronze-medal winning U.S. Boxing team at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

 

Halbert was a Division I college athlete in volleyball and track.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University, and a Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.

 

Christy Halbert is curious, committed, and passionate about helping people reach their full human potential within the collaborative space of larger society and community.

Tiara Brown

Boxing

Served as envoy

  • 2021  –  Timor Leste

Began training at age 13. Team USA World Gold medalist. Current professional boxer with record of 11-0 (7 KOs), featherweight division.

Lives in Fort Myers, Florida where she is a police officer.

USA BOXING & OLYMPIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Retired amateur boxer for Team USA. I am the first U.S. female in history to win both the Gold and Bronze Medal at the Women’s World Boxing Championship. 2009 I made Team USA National Boxing Team and was ranked #2 in the Nation at 132 lbs 2010 I placed 2nd in the USA National Championship at 132lbs again ranking at #2 in the Nation 2012 I competed in the first ever Women’s USA Olympic Trials, placing 4th.

A month later, I moved down a weight class and won the USA National Championship at 125lbs making me #1
in the Nation in my weight-class. A few months later I won Gold in Canada at the Pan American Games ranking #1 in the Continent at 125lbs. A few months later I was the only American to win Gold in China at the Women’s World Championship
becoming the third American in history to do so ranking #1 in the world at 125lbs from 2012-2015.

I have competed against countries such as Bulgaria, China, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, and many other wonderful countries.

Obed “Radar” Bartee-El

Boxing

Served as envoy

  • 2021  –  Timor Leste

19 years old, just returned from representing Team USA at the World Championships in Serbia where he made it to the quarterfinals. Multiple national championship wins. Graduated high school this past May. Lives in Huntsville, Alabama.

2021 National Golden Gloves – 2nd
2020 USA Box Elite National Championships – 3rd