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The Pathway to the Podium

Feb. 01, 2015, 1:15 p.m. (ET)

PATHWAY TO THE PODIUM

USA Boxing launched its Pathway to the Podium series with the WSB and World Championship Team Trials in Chattanooga, Tenn., in late 2014 and the qualifying process continued at the 2015 USA Boxing Elite National Championships in January in Spokane, Wash. Both elite national events played a role in the domestic portion of the Olympic qualifying process.  The Pathway to the Podium series will continue with three more domestic qualifying events for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Men's Boxing and two more national qualifiers for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women's Boxing.

For the full Olympic qualification process for boxing, click here.

The dates and locations for the two Olympic Trials events and the additional domestic trials qualifiers are currently being determined and will be announced as soon as they are confirmed. 

To date, two male athletes and two female athletes in each of the Olympic weight divisions have qualified berths in the U.S. Olympic Trials.

The qualified athletes for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Boxing are:

MEN

Light flyweight/108 lbs 
Nico Hernandez, Wichita, Kansas (WSB and World Championship Team Trial)
Melik Elliston, Denver, Colorado (USA Boxing Elite National Championships)

Flyweight/114 lbs
Brent Venegas III, Sacramento, California (WSB and World Championship Team Trial)
Antonio Vargas, Kissimmee, Florida (USA Boxing Elite National Championships)

Bantamweight/123 lbs
Francisco Martinez, Dallas, Texas (WSB and World Championship Team Trial)
Christopher Colbert, Brooklyn, New York (USA Boxing Elite National Championships)

Lightweight/132 lbs
Carlos Balderas, Santa Maria, California (WSB and World Championship Team Trial)
Hector Tanajara, San Antonio, Texas (USA Boxing Elite National Championships)

Light welterweight/141 lbs
Tyrek Irby, Oxon Hill, Maryland (WSB and World Championship Team Trial)
Luis Feliciano, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA Boxing Elite National Championships)

Welterweight/152 lbs
Brian Ceballo, Brooklyn, New York (WSB and World Championship Team Trial)
Ardreal Holmes, Flint, Michigan (USA Boxing Elite National Championships)

Middleweight/165 lbs
Anthony Campbell, Covington, Tennessee (WSB and World Championship Team Trial)
Chordelle Booker, Brooklyn, New York (USA Boxing Elite National Championships)

Light heavyweight/178 lbs
Steven Nelson, Colorado Springs, Colorado (WSB and World Championship Team Trial)
Edward Ortiz, San Antonio, Texas (USA Boxing Elite National Championships)

Heavyweight/201 lbs
Joshua Temple, St. Louis, Missouri (WSB and World Championship Team Trial)
Patrick Ferguson, Spokane, Washington (USA Boxing Elite National Championships)

Super heavyweight/201+ lbs
Cam F. Awesome, Lenexa, Kansas (WSB and World Championship Team Trial)
Darmani Rock, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA Boxing Elite National Championships)

WOMEN

Flyweight/112 lbs
Marlen Esparza, Houston, Texas (USA Boxing Elite National Championships)
Virginia Fuchs, Kemah, Texas (USA Boxing Elite National Championships)

Lightweight/132 lbs
Mikaela Mayer, Los Angeles, California (USA Boxing Elite National Championships)
Lisa Porter, Van Nuys, California (USA Boxing Elite National Championships)

Middleweight/165 lbs
Claressa Shields, Flint, Michigan (USA Boxing Elite National Championships)
Raquel Miller, San Diego, California (USA Boxing Elite National Championships)