(SEPT 3) (COLORADO SPRINGS,
COLO.) – Over 300 boxers are registered to compete in the
Pathway to Glory Olympic Trials Qualifier II tournaments next
week in Baltimore and Philadelphia. More than 270 men are slated
to box for Olympic Trials berths September 7-12 in Philadelphia
with nearly 70 females vying for the final Olympic Trials for
Women’s Boxing spots September 7-11 in Baltimore, Md.
The Olympic Trials Qualifier II for women is the final
opportunity for female Olympic hopefuls to earn spots in their
Olympic Trials competition next month in Memphis. The top three
finishers in each of the three women’s Olympic weight classes in
Baltimore will clinch the final spots in the Olympic Trials for
Women’s Boxing. With Olympic dreams on the line for all of the
competitors and stacked rosters in every weight division, the
competition is guaranteed to be intense from the opening bell.
2012 Olympian Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) is looking to
return to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro but it will be no
easy feat in the talent-laden lightweight division. 2012
featherweight world champion Tiara Brown (Fort Myers, Fla.),
fellow 2012 Olympic Trials participant N’Yteeyah Sherman
(Barberton, Ohio) as well as former youth stars Rashida Ellis
(Lynn, Mass.) and Samantha Kinchen (Lexington, Ky.) will all be
challenging Underwood for her spot.
Baltimore’s own multi-time national champion and world
championships medalist Franchon Crews (Baltimore, Md.) will face
stiff competition from 2014 heavyweight national champion
Krystal Dixon (New Rochelle, N.Y.), youth champions Iesha Kenney
(Alexandria, Va.) and Martha Fabela (Oakland, Calif.) as well as
2014 USA Boxing national team member Heidi Henriksen (St. Louis
Park, Minn.) in middleweight action.
The tournament’s smallest weight class will feature a mixture of
established veterans and junior and youth stars moving up to the
elite division. Former two-time featherweight national champion
Melissa Parker (Fort Carson, Colo.) is now campaigning at the
flyweight division and she is looking to clinch her first
Olympic Trials berth in Baltimore. 2013 Junior World Champion
Caitlin Orosco (Anaheim, Calif.) will reunite with her junior
world teammate Nysja Barrientes (Las Vegas, Nev.) and could have
a rematch from the 2015 Youth National Championships with youth
titlist Kristyn Juarez (Los Angeles, Calif.) at the Olympic
The men’s rosters are not only deep in number of competitors but
also rich with talented athletes chasing their Olympic dream. A
trio of two-time national champions will reunite in Philadelphia
with light flyweight Leroy Davila (Princeton, N.J.), flyweight
Malik Jackson (Washington DC) and middleweight Leshawn Rodriquez
(Medford, N.Y.) all looking to clinch their Olympic Trials
The tournament will also showcase some of the strongest youth
boxers aiming to move successfully in to the elite division.
Youth Olympic Games gold medalist and junior and youth world
champion Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) hasn’t claimed a
national title in the elite division yet, but he is looking to
change that in Philadelphia. Two-time youth national champion
Charles Conwell (Cleveland, Ohio) and reigning youth national
champion and hometown boxer Mark Dawson (Philadelphia, Pa.) will
also compete for an Olympic Trials berth in Philadelphia.
Two more area favorites and National Golden Gloves champions
will vie for a berth in the Olympic Team Trials for Men’s
Boxing. 2014 titlist Christian Carto (Depftord, N.J.) and newly
crowned light welterweight champion Jaron Ennis (Philadelphia,
Pa.) will be in action in Philadelphia as well. A third National
Golden Gloves champion and his family will travel north from the
deep south to chase his Olympic dream. 2014 lightweight titlist
Maliek Montgomery (Macon, Ga.) and his two brothers Mikhail and
Michael are all slated to compete in Philadelphia.
The male athletes will arrive in Philadelphia on Saturday for
registration prior to the mandatory general weigh-in and
tournament draw on Sunday at the Holiday Inn Philadelphia
Stadium. Tournament competition will begin on Monday with
sessions and noon and 6 p.m., and preliminary action will
continue in two sessions daily through Thursday. Semifinal
competition will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday and the event will
conclude with final round bouts on Saturday at 4 p.m. A live
stream of the Olympic Trials Qualifier II for Men can be
purchased by going to www.usaboxing.org and clicking on the
Watch Live tab.
The Olympic Trials Qualifier II for Women competitors will
arrive in Baltimore on Sunday before their general weigh in,
tournament draw and start of competition on Monday. Women’s
preliminary action will begin take place at 6 p.m.,
Monday-Wednesday at the Baltimore Harbor Hotel with
complimentary tickets for those sessions available at
www.baltimoreboxing.com. Semifinal competition will take place
at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday and final round action with tickets
priced at $15 will begin at 8:15 p.m. on Friday’s championship
bouts will begin at 8:15 p.m., and tickets for the finals are
only $25. Tickets for the entire event can be obtained by going
The Olympic Trials for Women’s Boxing will take place October
26-31 in Memphis, Tenn., in conjunction with the final Olympic
Trials Qualifier for Men. The date and location for the Olympic
Trials for Men’s Boxing is currently being finalized but the
event is expected to be contested in early December.
Any media interested in covering the Olympic Trials Qualifier II
should send an email to Julie@goldstickerpr.com with their name
and media outlet.
Olympic Trials Qualifier II for Women Athletes by Weight Class
Nysja Barrientes, Las Vegas, Nev. (2013 Junior Open Champion)
Giovanna Camacho, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Melanie Costa, Norton, Mass.
Jacquelyn Cuddeback, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Ivette Delgado, Yonkers, N.Y.
Annika Harper, San Francisco, Calif.
Dacia Jacquez, Bloomfield, N.M.
Kristyn Juarez, Los Angeles, Calif. (2015 USA Boxing Youth
Kathy McPherson, Mesa, Ariz.
Danyel Mitchell, Marietta, Ga.
Jamie Mitchell, Las Vegas, Nev.
Mary Nguyen, Springfield, Mo.
Caitlin Orosco, Anaheim, Calif. (2013 Junior World Champion)
Melissa Parker, Fort Carson, Colo. (Two-time featherweight
Rachel Perez, Aurora, Colo.
Rory Santos, Waipahu, Hawaii
Karina Sarabia, El Monte, Calif.
Somer Smith, Pasadena, Md.
Rontrice Thomas, Knoxville, Tenn.
Maryguenn Vellinga, Heber City, Utah
Ariel Arismendez, Tolleson, Ariz. (2015 Youth National Champion
and Youth World Championships bronze medalist)
Alycia Baumgardner, Clyde, Ohio
Tiara Brown, Oxon Hill, Md. (2012 World Champion and 2014 World
Championships bronze medalist)
Kimberly Carlson, Chicago, Ill.
Wendy Casey, Buffalo, N.Y.
Rosselyn Chavira, Tucson, Ariz.
Anna Crutchfield, Travelers Rest, S.C.
Takesha Edward, Houston, Texas
Rashida Ellis, Lynn, Mass.(2013 Youth National Champion)
Felisha Estrada Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Mary Hazen, Cheboygan, Mich.
Amy Hester, Ralston, Neb.
Denene Heyward, San Marcos, Texas
Nakarri Jones, Tampa, Fla. (2015 USA Boxing National
Championships silver medalist)
Samantha Kinchen, Lexington, Ky. (2013 Youth National Champion
and World Championships bronze medalist)
Elizabeth Leddy, Portland, Maine
Kendra Macon, Charlotte, N.C.
Chasity Martin, Pompano Beach, Fla.
Amelia Moore, Millersville, Md.
Alexis Morant, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Temitope Pedro, San Francisco, Calif.
N’Yteeyah Sherman, Akron, Ohio (2012 Olympic Trials participant)
Jasmine Singh, Anaheim, Calif.
Kymmberli Stowe, Charlotte, N.C.
Gerrica Trias, Long Beach, Calif.
Queen Underwood, Seattle, Wash. (2012 U.S. Olympian)
Carmen Vargas, Houston, Texas
Mioshia Wagoner, Lawrence, Kansas
Alexandria Williams, Elmont, N.Y.
Kyana Williams, Providence, R.I.
Taylor Williams, Seatac, Wash.
Emily Atwood, Fairhope, Ala.
Schemelle Baldwin, Wilmington, Del.
Jennifer Barnes, Little Rock, Ark.
Jessica Bass, Stockbridge, Ga.
Franchon Crews, Baltimore, Md. (Multi-time national champion and
two-time World Championships medalist)
Krystal Dixon, New Rochelle, N.Y. (2014 USA Boxing heavyweight
Martha Fabela, Oakland, Calif. (2015 Youth National Champion)
Heidi Henriksen, St. Louis Park, Minn. (2014 USA Boxing National
Championships silver medalist)
Brittany Inkrote, York, Pa.
Iesha Kenney, Alexandria, Va. (Two-time youth national champion
and world championships bronze medalist)
Cierra Taylor, Rochester, N.Y.
Kayla Trotter, Smyrna, Tenn.
Olympic Trials Qualifier II for Men Athletes by Weight Class
Light flyweight/108 lbs
John Atiles, Cypress, Texas
Slade Corvin, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Leroy Davila, Princeton, N.J. (Two-time USA Boxing National
Xenon Mallari, Las Vegas, Nev.
Angel Rosa, West Haven, Conn.
Geovany Santiago, Los Angeles, Calif.
Adrian Servin, Phoenix, Ariz.
Jeffrey Thomas, Toledo, Ohio
Christian Carto, Deptford, N.J. (2014 National Golden Gloves
Eros Correa, San Jose, Calif. (2012 U.S. Olympic Trials
Jay Crenshaw, Houston, Texas
Adrian Ghisoiu, Junction City, Kansas
Malik Jackson, Washington DC (Two-time USA Boxing National
Zachariah Jacquez, Bloomfield, N.M.
Timothy Longoria, Palacios, Texas
Shon Mondragon, Commerce City, Colo.
Jeremy Morales, Norfolk, Va.
Leon Morancie, Philadelphia, Pa.
Khalil Phillips, Rex, Ga.
Daniel Sandoz, Stroudsburg, Pa.
Khalid Twaiti, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Michael Angeletti, Spring, Texas
Kevin Asmat, Guttenberg, N.J.
Jose Balderas, Santa Maria, Calif.
Ulises Castaneda, Milford, Del.
Anthony Chavez, San Bernadino, Calif.
Howard Cheatham, Philadelphia, Pa.
Dominique Crowder, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Dante Dunnaville, Roanoke, Va.
Abraham Flores, Silvis, Ill.
Angel Garcia, Camden, N.J.
Rudy Garcia, Los Angeles, Calif.
Frank Gonzalez, Hialeah, Fla.
Adam Lopez, Burbank, Calif.
Efren Lopez, Fresno, Calif.
Rocky Marzan, Scranton, Pa.
Mikhail Montgomery, Macon, Ga. (2014 National Golden Gloves
Kenneth Nicholson, Plano, Ill.
Duke Ragan, Cincinnati, Ohio
Juan Sanchez, Allentown, Pa.
Jose Santana, Tampa, Fla.
Luis Santiago, Nashua, N.H.
Shakur Stevenson, Newark, N.J. (Junior and World Champion and
Youth Olympic Games gold medalist)
Cristian Williams, Chicago, Ill.
Luis Acosta, Humble, Texas
Tommy Avelar, Germantown, Md.
Christopher Bell, N. Little Rock, Ark.
Fernando Bunch, Hephzibah, Ga.
Bruce Carrington, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Demarco Carter, Madison, Wis.
Gabriel Chacon, Hollywood, Fla.
Jalonte Cole, Burke, Va.
David Craddock, Columbus, Ohio
Raymond Cuadrado, Ridgewood, N.Y.
Kwanzi Downing, Trenton, N.J.
Michael Dutchover, Midland, Texas
Matthew Guerrero, Manteca, Calif.
Ernest Hall, Baltimore, Md.
Michael Hibbard, E. Boston, Mass
Roger Hilley, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Joshua Jones, Philadelphia, Pa.
Martino Jules, Allentown, Pa.
D’Angelo Keyes, Houston, Texas
Rosino Legan, Gilroy, Calif.
Hector Lopez, Burbank, Calif.
Abel Mendoza, El Paso, Texas
Israel Mercado, Montclair, Calif.
Maliek Montgomery, Macon, Ga. (2014 National Golden Gloves
Nelson Morales, Scranton, Calif.
Javier Navarro, Madera, Calif.
Douglas Northern, Philadelphia, Pa.
Benajmin Orozco, Ft. Myers, Fla.
Elijah Peixoto, E. Providence, R.I.
Elijah Pierce, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Rolando Romero, Las Vegas, Nev.
Anuel Rosa-Lopez, New Haven, Conn.
William Sawin, Alexandria, Va.
Joshafat Serrano, Reading, Pa.
Brannon Terry, Little Rock, Ark.
James Wilkins, Staten Island, N.Y.
Nicholas Wood, Angier, N.C.
Vassiliy Zherebenko, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Joshua Zuniga, Burbank, Calif.
Light welterweight/141 lbs
Martrell Adams, Euclid, Ohio
Nahin Albright, Yeadon, Pa.
Dustin Arnold, Coral Springs, Fla.
Burim Beqiri, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Albert Brown, Scottdale, Ga.
Eric Chandler, Gloucester City, N.J.
Sharad Collier, Hartford, Conn.
Nino Delgado, Anchorage, Alaska
Garrett Duggan, Ocean Township, N.J.
Jaron Ennis, Philadelphia, Pa. (2015 National Golden Gloves
Hugo Garcia, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Jamaal Gregory, Charlotte, N.C.
Kevin Hernandez, Bergenfield, N.J.
Richardson Hitchins, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dashaun Johns, Bronx, N.Y.
Nasir Jones, Philadelphia, Pa.
Isaac Lujan, Las Vegas, Nev.
Ector Madera, Stockton, Calif.
Anthony Marsella, Smithfield, R.I.
Tigran Martirosyan, Pasadena, Calif.
Rosalindo Morales, Ellwood City, Pa.
Randy Moreno, Las Vegas, Nev.
Daniel Murray, Barnegat, N.J.
Abraham Nova, Albany, N.Y. (2014 USA Boxing National Champion)
Jamaine Ortiz-Rodriguez, Worcester, Mass.
Tra-Kwon Pettis, Atlanta, Ga. (WSB and World Championship Team
Trial silver medalist)
Brian Rodriguez-Lopez, Salisbury, Md.
David Sample Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.
Jonathan Sledge, Atlanta, Ga.
Sammie Smith, Hyattsville, Md.
Jeffrey Torres, New Haven, Conn.
Reinaldo Torres, Springfield, Mass.
Martin Urias, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Mark Verdejo, New Bedford, Mass.
Robert Wallace, Jacksonville, Fla.
Hanif Webb, Thorndale, Pa.
Keeshawn Williams, Washington DC
Adam Young, Memphis, Tenn.
Justin Biggs, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Jonathan Burrs, Frederick, Md.
Isaiah Castanon, North Bergen, N.J.
Terry Chatwood, N. Little Rock, Ark.
Sean Cogavin, Pompton Plains, N.J.
Tyrce Crowder, Philadelphia, Pa.
Mark Dawson, Philadelphia, Pa. (2015 Youth National Champion)
Ramiro de Jesus, Orlando, Fla.
Zachary Deluca, Whitman, Mass.
Daniel Gibson, West Deptford, N.J.
Kareem Gladney, Philadelphia, Pa.
Adrian Gutierrez, Chula Vista, Calif.
Julio Herrera, Las Vegas, Nev.
Lee Iglesias, Staten Island, N.Y.
Pierre Jackson, Harvey, Ill.
Javaune James, Miramar, Fla.
Daquan Johnson, Clementon, N.J.
Ferdinand Kerobyan, N. Hollywood, Fla.
Christopher Kimble, Chicago, Ill.
Poindexter Knight, Philadelphia, Pa.
Paul Kroll, Philadelphia, Pa. (WSB and World Championship Team
Trial bronze medalist)
Demarcus Layton, Jacksonville, Ark.
Damien Lopez, Burbank, Calif.
Abram Martinez, San Diego, Calif.
Javier Martinez, Milwaukee, Wis.
Michael Montgomery, Macon, Ga.
Jeffrey Muriel, New Haven, Conn.
Gregory Outlaw, Glenarden, Md.
Veshawn Owens, St. Louis Park, Minn.
James Perella, Mansfield, R.I.
Norberto Perez, New Orleans, La.
Quinton Randall, Katy, Texas
Joseph Reed, Providence, R.I.
Jalen Renaud, Indian Orchard, Mass.
Andrick Robinson, Sacramento, Calif.
Anthony Rodriguez, Humble, Texas
David Rodriguez, Miami Gardens, Fla.
Emmanuel Rodriguez, Berlin, Md.
Daywaun Roseberry, Cleveland, Ohio
Julian Smith, Robbins, Ill.
Rashid Sevens, Gahanna, Ohio
Boubacar Sylla, Cincinnati, Ohio
Alonzo Thompson, Laurel, Md.
Nikolas Vasquez, Seattle, Wash.
Angelo White Body, New Town, N.D.
Ryan Wilczak, North Wales, Pa.
John Williams, Baton Rouge, La.
Juan Zapata, Odessa, Texas
Jason Bell-Edwards, District Heights, Md.
Tavon Body, Burtsonsville, Md.
Maurice Burke, Philadelphia, Pa.
Brandon Clark, Columbus, Ohio
Charles Conwell, Cleveland, Ohio (2015 National Golden Gloves
and Youth National Champion)
Rashane Doyle, Boston, Mass.
Randy Foster, Covington, Ga.
Jeffrey Fuss, Morgantown, W. Va.
Raymond Garcia, Philadelphia, Pa.
Russell Gaskins, Washington DC
Edward George, Powder Springs, Ga.
Abel Gonzalez, Hialeah Gardens, Fla.
Kalvin Henderson, Fayetteville, Ark.
Joseph Hicks, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Kieron Hooks, Philadelphia, Pa.
Quadeer Jenkins, Trenton, N.J.
Joseph Jeudy, Delray Beach, Fla.
Isiah Jones, Detroit, Mich.
Dillon Kasprzak, Philadelphia, Pa.
Lawrence King, Adelanto, Calif.
Trevor Lattimore, Bridgeport, Conn.
James Martin, Philadelphia, Pa.
Armani McPhall, Newark, N.J.
Calvin Metcalf, Kansas City, Mo.
Nathan Miller, Royal Oak, Mich.
Omar Murillo, Boardman, Ore.
Kuanysh Niyazov, Staten Island, N.Y.
Levi Patterson, Shaker Heights, Ohio
Jordon Payne, Hyattsville, Md.
Victor Reynoso, Providence, R.I.
Leshawn Rodriquez, Medford, N.Y. (Two-time USA Boxing National
Ezekiel Scruggs, Little Rock, Ark.
Moses Taylor, Detroit, Mich.
My’cheal Teal, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Angelo Thompson, Newark, N.J.
Niko Valdes, Miami, Fla. (2014 USA Boxing National Championships
Tipton Walker, Benton Harbor, Mich.
Donald Wallace, Catonsville, Md.
Frederick Wilson, Cleveland, Ohio
Isaiah Wise, Philadelphia, Pa.
Light heavyweight/178 lbs
Chyrye Anderson, N. Las Vegas, Nev.
Patrick Aristhene, Freeport, N.Y.
Joshua Balbuena, Marietta, Ga.
Kendrick Ball, Worcester, Mass.
Julien Baptiste, Lowell, Mass.
Justin Bell-Edwards, Severn, Md.
Edgar Berlanga, Brooklyn, N.Y. (2015 Youth National
Championships silver medalist)
Jarrell Brackett, Olivet, Mich.
Chase Calloway, St. Joseph, Mo.
Robert Daniels, Jr., Miami, Fla.
Jonathan Esquivel, Anaheim, Calif.
Elvis Figueroa, New Haven, Conn.
Denzell Fludd, Collingswood, N.J.
Kevin Fuss, Sheperdstown, W. Va.
Bobby Harris, Worcester, Mass.
Kiante Irving, Ambridge, Pa.
De’Antwon Jackson, Canal Winchester, Ohio
Darryl Lane, Washington DC
Zamy Larry, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Eric Martin, Hollywood, Fla.
Jason Matthews, Reno, Nev.
Jasper McCargo, Oakland, Calif. (2014 USA Boxing National
Championships silver medalist)
Martez McGregor, Maywood, Ill.
Derick Miller, Monroe, Mich.
Akheim Nurse, E. Orange, N.J.
Julio Perez Campusano, Roxbury, Mass.
Ronnie Pratt, Cleveland, Ohio
Sharif Rahman, Las Vegas, Nev.
Richard Rivera, Hartford, Conn.
Ali Salem, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Tyriece Stokes, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Oscar Bruce, Freeport, N.Y.
Austin Bryant, Lucama, N.C.
Sam Crossed, Baltimore, Md.
Alvin Davie, Miami, Fla.
Demek Edmonds, Worcester, Mass.
Lionel Jones, Marietta, Ga.
Francisco Lopez, N. Hollywood, Calif.
Hakim Lopez, Lithonia, Ga.
Dominique Mayfield, Philadelphia, Pa.
Matthew Mollet, Port Orchard, Wash. (2015 Youth National
Championships silver medalist)
Edmen Shahbazyan, Glendale, Calif.
Adrian Taylor, Mesquite, Texas (WSB and World Championship Team
Trial silver medalist)
Cedric Washington, Pearland, Texas
Dionta Winstead, Norfolk, Va.
Super heavyweight/201+ lbs
Marquis Dacres, Philadelphia, Pa.
Lorenzo Deloney, Mablevale, Ark.
Elvis Garcia, Tacoma, Wash. (2015 USA Boxing National
Championships bronze medalist)
Alante Green, Cleveland, Ohio
Shawn Johnson, Rochester, N.Y.
Colby Madison, Ownings Mills, Md.
Christian Palu, Oakland, Calif.
Manase Raikadroka, Inglewood, Calif.
Kiko Russell, Columbus, Ohio
Benjamin Sinakin, Philadelphia, Pa.
Nkosi Solomon, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Timothy Starson, Little Rock, Ark.
Casey Straw, Dania Beach, Fla.
Cashton Young, Los Angeles, Calif.