2016 USA BOXING ELITE WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM

The Elite Women's National Team includes the three Olympic Trials champions (Virginia Fuchs, Mikaela Mayer, and Claressa Shields) and the winners from the World Team Trial. Fuchs, Mayer and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Shields must qualify internationally for the 2016 Olympic Games to secure their berths in Rio. 

All 10 weight classes are contested in Continental and World Championships action in the elite women's division, which includes athletes ages 19-40. The three Olympic weight classes (flyweight/112 lbs, lightweight/132 lbs, and middleweight/165 lbs) are the only divisions contested at the Olympic and Pan American Games. 


NAME  HOMETOWN WEIGHT CLASS
MARLEN ESPARZA
HOUSTON, TEXAS
LIGHT FLYWEIGHT - 106 LBS/48 KG
*VIRGINIA FUCHS
 KEMAH, TEXAS
FLYWEIGHT - 112 LBS/51 KG
CHRISTINA CRUZ
NEW YORK, N.Y.
BANTAMWEIGHT - 119 LBS/54 KG
 MELISSA PARKER
FT. CARSON, COLO. FEATHERWEIGHT - 125 LBS/57 KG
*MIKAELA MAYER LOS ANGELES, CALIF.
LIGHTWEIGHT - 132 LBS/60 KG
JAJAIRA GONZALEZ GLENDORA, FLA. LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT - 141 LBS/64 KG
 NAOMI GRAHAM
FT. CARSON, COLO. WELTERWEIGHT - 152 LBS/69 KG
*CLARESSA SHIELDS
FLINT, MICH.
MIDDLEWEIGHT - 165 LBS/75 KG
TIKA HEMINGWAY BRACKENRIDGE, PENN. LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT - 178 LBS/81 KG
SHADASIA GREEN
PATERSON, N.J.
HEAVYWEIGHT - 178+ LBS/81+ KG

 To access the athlete bios, click on the athlete's name above.

*OLYMPIC WEIGHT DIVISIONS