Top Junior and Youth Women Participate in National Team Training Camp

April 12, 2017, 11:11 a.m. (ET)
Twenty-one of the top-seeded junior and youth women of USA Boxing have been training alongside each other since Saturday, April 8 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The camp, which runs through Saturday, April 15, offers boxers the opportunity to live, eat and train alongside the world’s best athletes, nutritionists, trainers and more.

Under the direction of Head Coach Billy Walsh, the boxers have engaged in daily strength and conditioning sessions as well as skill development sessions each afternoon, including bag work, pairs work and ring work. The camp will conclude with test matches on Friday and Saturday. In addition, athletes have been engaging in mandatory daily study tables for those currently enrolled in school. These sessions provide student-athletes with time to continue their academic duties while away from school.

Coach Walsh has been assisted by Assistant Coach Joe Guzman, National Teams Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Jose Polanco, National Teams Athletic Trainer Dana Johnston, USOC Nutritionist Rob Skinner, Team Manager Jess Luscinski, Guest Coach Mario Bamberger (Hayward, Calif.), Guest Coach Ron Dove (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Guest Coach David Lavarine (Mandeville, La.).

Camp Participates:

Natalie Dove, Philadelphia, Pa., 101 lbs.
Sandra Tovar, Turlock, Calif., 110 lbs.
Mireya Marquez, Milwaukee, Wis., 114 lbs.
Alexandra Fernandez, Splendora, Texas, 119 lbs.
Nashay Bradford, Toledo, Ohio, 125 lbs.
Daisy Bamberger, Hayward, Calif., 132 lbs.
Alexis Lavarine, Mandeville, La. 138 lbs.

Amy Salinas, Mesquite, N.M., 106 lbs.
Amber Rojas, San Antonio, Texas, 106 lbs.
Heaven Garcia, El Monte, Calif., 112 lbs.
Isamary Aquino, Universal City, Texas, 119 lbs.
Yarisel Ramirez, Las Vegas, Nev., 119 lbs.
Romalin Martinez, Humble, Texas, 125 lbs.
Leslie Soto, Las Vegas, Nev., 125 lbs.
Diana Estrada, Hillsboro, Ore., 132 lbs.
Lupe Gutierrez, Sacramento, Calif., 132 lbs.
Zhane Crockett, Toledo, Ohio, 141 lbs.
Aidyl Cardenas, Calexico, Calif., 141 lbs.
Citlalli Ortiz, Coachella, Calif., 152 lbs.
Lina Saulters, Tokeka, Kan., 152 lbs.
Sharahya Moreu, Albuquerque, N.M., 165 lbs.