USA Boxing to Host First Junior World Team Open
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – USA Boxing will hold the first-ever Junior World Team Open, January 7-11 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev. The event will showcase many of the nation’s top 15 and 16-year-old boxers as the male competitors vie for the opportunity to represent the United States at the 2013 AIBA Junior Men’s World Championships in August.
Tournament action is scheduled to begin with preliminary round action on Monday, January 7 with each session starting nightly at 6 p.m. at the Sierra State Pavilion at the Grand Sierra Resort. Quarterfinal competition will take place on Wednesday, January 9 and semifinal round action will be contested on Thursday, January 10. The finalists will compete in championship night action on Friday, January 11.
The current list of registered athletes can be found below, but boxers will be able to enter the tournament through January 6 and a final list of participants will be released on January 7. The Junior World Team Open is an open tournament available to male and female boxers born in 1997 and 1998 with at least five contested bouts of experience.
The Junior World Team Open will be streamed live via Watch Me Sports and can be viewed on the USA Boxing website at www.teamusa.org/USA-Boxing/Watch-Live. The full tournament stream can be purchased for only $14.95 online.
The newly created tournament will be provide a new competition opportunity for USA Boxing’s younger athletes who often go on to represent the United States in key international events, including the World Championships, Pan American Games and Olympic Games upon entering the open division.
Jordan White, Waldorf, Md.
Slade Corvin, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Jose Cora, Abilene, Texas
Szel Martinez, Ontario, Ore.
Kristopher Alcos, Lihue, Hawaii
Saul Sanchez, N. Hollywood, Calif.
Leonel Tijerina, La Blanca, Texas
Neketa Ababiy, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Isaac Perez, Albuquerque, N.M.
Kevin Montano, Concord, Calif.
Adrian Servin, Phoenix, Ariz.
Daniel Gonzalez, Moreno Valley, Calif.
Izaiah Bautista, Hercules, Calif.
Timothy Longoria, Palacios, Texas
Evan Sanchez, Fresno, Calif.
Gustavo Hernandez, Los Angeles, Calif.
Jacob Ponce, Phoenix, Ariz.
Keeshawn Williams, Washington, D.C.
Ryan Garcia, Adelanto, Calif.
Daniel Silva, Sparks, Nev.
Shakur Stevenson, Newark, N.J.
Joseph Cuellar, Tulare, Calif.
Bryan Lua, Madera, Calif.
Isidro Ochoa, Fresno, Calif.
Andrew Weaver, Zanesville, Ohio
Dominic Serna, Indio, Calif.
James Hernandez, Fort Worth, Texas
Adolfo Alanis, Edinburg, Texas
Gonzalo Rodriguez, Edinburg, Texas
Druntay Miller, Houston, Texas
Enrique Manrajos, Ontario, Ore.
Troy Isley, Alexandria, Va.
Adan Ochoa, Compton, Calif.
Noah Contreras, Ft. Mohave, Ariz.
Humberto Guilen, Jr., Reno, Nev.
Alex Rodriguez, Sparks, Nev.
Uriel Sanchez, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Keoni Ardic, Jr., Haleiwe, Hawaii
Michael Nelson, Mansfield, Ohio
Garrett Rincon, Irvine, Calif.
Arturo Santana, Cucamonga, Calif.
Brandon Vega, Cleveland, Ohio
Gabriel Chairez, Salt Lake City, Utah
Mario Martinez, Sparks, Nev.
Damien Munoz, Carson City, Nev.
Xavier Martinez, Sacramento, Calif.
Cortez Chambliss, Livonia, Mich.
Sebastian Fundora, Tampa, Fla.
Jonathan Jarabek, Brighton, Colo.
Joseph Rivera, Houston, Texas
Jose Guevara, Phoenix, Ariz.
Richardson Jacques, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hunter-Gabriel Manaba, Kaunakakas, Hawaii
Ruben Torres, Whittier, Calif.
Mykquan Williams, E. Hartford, Conn.
Brandon Trejo, Napa, Calif.
Christopher Gonzalez, Tucson, Ariz.
Javier Estrada, Palmdale, Calif.
John Harris III, Deer Park, N.Y.
Alexis Rocha, Santa Ana, Calif.
Jose Burgos, Jr., Johnson City, Tenn.
Jake Baca, Pueblo, Colo.
Edgar Berlanga, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Christopher Gann, St. Joseph, Mo.
Akeem Mayle, Zanesville, Ohio
Matthew Hernandez, San Antonio, Texas
Alejandro Larrondo, Prescott, Ariz.
Mario Hernandez, Sparks, Nev.
Ricky Pina, Dorchester, Mass.
Suray Mahmutord, Daly City, Calif.
Pano Tiatia, St. George, Utah
Caitlin Orosco, Anaheim, Calif.
Nysja Barrientes, Las Vegas, Nev.
Ashley Perez, Sparks, Nev.
Jessica Galvrez, Sparks, Nev.
Anna Crutchfield, Travelers Rest, S.C.
JaJaira Gonzalez, Glendora, Calif.
Iesha Kenney, Alexandria, Va.