One Half of Junior National Team Selected
Ten members of the 2009 U.S. Junior National Team were selected Saturday at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs during the Junior Team Trials. The other 10 members of the team will be determined on Sunday after the final day of team trials.
Earning berths on the Junior National Team during Saturday's round-robin trials were:
Female Finweight: Giuliana Gil (Oxnard, Calif.)
Female Flyweight: Haley Kong (Hillsborough, Calif.)
Female Bantamweight: Taylor Brennan (Hilliard, Ohio)
Female Featherweight: Shelby Olson (Palm Harbor, Fla.)
Female Lightweight: Sana Jafarzadeh (Alexandria, Va.)
Male Welterweight: Christian Medina (Chicago, Ill.)
Male Light Middleweight: Jaysen Ishida (Waikele, Hawaii)
Male Middleweight: Wardell Samotshozo (Fairfax, Va.)
Male Light Heavyweight: Ernest Samotshozo (Fairfax, Va.)
Male Heavyweight: Tyler Phippen (Maple Valley, Wash.)
All 10 athletes selected on Saturday are first-time Junior National Team members.