ATTENTION: 2009 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFICATION PROCEDURES

March 12, 2009, 5:19 p.m. (ET)

The qualification procedures for the 2009 USA Boxing National Championships, June 8-13, 2009, in Denver, Colo., will be the following.

Open division male boxers can qualify through:

? The 14 geographical regions
? The four military branches
? The 2008 National PAL Championships
? The United States Olympic Education Center
? An at-large berth approved by USA Boxing

The aforementioned procedures are the only way an open division male boxer can earn a berth in the 2009 USA Boxing National Championships. In addition, there will be no seeding in the tournament.

Female open division boxers can qualify through their region in order to receive housing and meals at the event, but may also compete in the event without qualifying at their own expense. All female athletes must have at least five contested bouts in order to compete.

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