USA Boxing has formally unveiled the 13 boxers who will proudly signify Staff USA on the upcoming Santiago 2023 Pan American Video games in Santiago, Chile, with boxing competitors scheduled from Oct. 19 to Oct. 28, 2023.
This yr’s Pan American Video games group is highlighted by Staff USA’s Rahim Gonzales (Las Vegas, Nev.), who received the 2023 Strandja Worldwide Event. Gonzales, the 2021 World Champion, additionally positioned first within the 2023 Gee Bee Worldwide Event and third within the Czech Grand Prix. One other standout boxer is Naomi Graham (Fayetteville, N.C), the only Olympian on the roster, aiming for a historic back-to-back gold medal efficiency at these Pan American Video games.
Emilio Garcia (Laredo, Texas) was the 2023 Gee Bee Worldwide Event champion and the 2022 USA Boxing Worldwide Invitational champion. Omari Jones (Orlando, Fl.) was topped champion on the 2023 Gee Bee Worldwide Event, 2023 Czech Republic Grand Prix, USA Boxing Worldwide Invitational. He additionally positioned silver within the Elite World Championships in 2021.
The group can be comprised of three further worldwide gold medalists from 2023, together with Jahmal Harvey (Oxon Hill, Md.), the 2023 Czech Grand Prix winner, and the 2023 Gee Bee Worldwide Event champions Morelle McCane (Cleveland, Ohio) and Jamar Talley (Camden, N.J.). McCane additionally earned a silver at this yr’s Czech Grand Prix, whereas Talley introduced house a bronze at this February’s Strandja Event.
2022 AMBC Continental Champions Roscoe Hill (Spring, Texas) and Jennifer Lozano (Laredo, Texas) will look to have repeat performances in Santiago, whereas 2022 AMBC Continental Championships bronze medalist Joshua Edwards (Houston, Texas), rounds out the boys’s roster. Edwards and Lozano have each added medals to their resume this yr, with each taking bronze on the Czech Grand Prix and Lozano taking one other bronze on the Gee Bee Worldwide Event.
The ladies’s group is accomplished by three-time newbie World Champion Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.), 2022 USA Boxing Elite Nationwide Champion Alyssa Mendoza (Caldwell, Idaho) and 2022 Youth World Champion Yoseline Perez (Houston, Texas). Gonzalez and Perez will probably be in search of their first worldwide medal of 2023 after being added to the USA Boxing Excessive Efficiency Staff midway by means of the yr, whereas Mendoza will look to choose up her fourth worldwide medal of 2023 after profitable one silver medal and two bronze medals earlier this yr.
“We simply completed getting back from Nice Britain after having a implausible coaching camp” USA Boxing Head Coach Billy Walsh on Staff USA’s coaching for the Pan American Video games. “We’re within the course of of getting one other coaching camp right here with 4 or 5 nations, so our group will probably be able to compete and I feel we’re in a superb place what the opposition will seem like.”
These Pan American Video games will function the primary official qualifier for USA Boxing to subsequent summer time’s Olympic Video games in Paris and can start on Oct. 19. To remain up to date on the group’s schedule, outcomes and how you can watch, click on right here.
2023 Pan American Video games Staff Roster
50 kg: Jennifer Lozano, Laredo, Texas
51 kg: Roscoe Hill, Spring, Texas
54 kg: Yoseline Perez, Houston, Texas
57 kg: Alyssa Mendoza, Caldwell, Idaho
57 kg: Jahmal Harvey, Oxon Hill, Md.
60 kg: Jajaira Gonzalez, Glendora, Calif.
63.5 kg: Emilio Garcia, Laredo, Texas
66 kg: Morelle McCane, Cleveland, Ohio
71 kg: Omari Jones, Orlando, Fla.
75 kg: Naomi Graham, Fayetteville, N.C.
80 kg: Robby Gonzales, Las Vegas, Nev.
92 kg: Jamar Talley, Camden, N.J.
92+ kg: Joshua Edwards, Houston, Texas