40 under 40 — Richard Vansiclen
Phi Lambda, 2015 — Recognized in: 2020
Richard Vansiclen a Brother from the University of Washington. He Graduated in 2015 where he majored in communications. His real passion was with his minor in nutrition. He found another passion in through his pledge brothers in boxing. He excelled and has been able to pursue a Olympic/professional boxing Career. He lives and trains in San Diego, California currently.
Boxing in college, he became a three time All-American Boxer for the UW. Also winning the 2015 and 16′ golden gloves state titles and the NCBA 175lb national championship. He then qualified for the Olympics team trials for the 2016 Olympic games and was only a fight short of going to Rio.
Currently Richard is 8-0 (4ko) as a professional. He will be fighting later this year hopefully after the virus passes.
When asked about his experiences he had this to say:
“I’m only 26 years old but, i’ve seen and experience a lot it my years so far and I’m blessed. I have a lot of friends and loved ones. Zeta Psi shaped me to be able to manage having fun and being disciplined enough to buckle down and train at the highest level. Advice for younger brothers is: there is a time and place for everything- dont get carried away with anything. Know when to have a good time but also know when it’s time to focus and work. ENJOY EVERY MOMENT once you are out of the house you will miss those moments. Live in all four years like I did. Besides boxing and cooking, I love to travel and have a good time meeting new people and excelling in new things. A few summers ago, I got the chance to study abroad in Tahiti. I also just went to Melbourne, Australia and it was something i’ll never forget! If you would like to know more about me you can ask away.”
Follow Richard on Instagram @TeamVansiclen