Junior Male High Performance Camp Underway

Feb. 05, 2018, 4:43 p.m. (ET)

12 members of the junior male high performance squad began a week-long training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. today. The camp, which runs until Feb. 11, is one of two training camps the junior team will attend this year.


Under the guidance of newly appointed USA Boxing’s National Junior and Youth Coach Augie Sanchez (Las Vegas, Nev.), the team will take part in multiple workouts a day, including sparring sessions, technical work and strength and conditioning. Ra’sheen Ali (Cleveland, Ohio) and Kevin Benford (Cincinnati, Ohio) are assisting Coach Sanchez during the camp.


The training camp is also being used as the first preparation camp for the Heydar Aliyev Junior Cup taking place later this year in Azerbaijan.


Be sure to follow USA Boxing on social media to see inside this week’s training sessions and more!


Camp Roster

46 kg: Angel Barrientes, Las Vegas, Nev.

48 kg: Chavez Barrientes, Las Vegas, Nev.

50 kg: Trinidad Vargas, Grand Prairie, Texas

52 kg: Miguel Santana, Tampa, Fla.

54 kg: Joel Iriarte, Bakersfield, Calif.

57 kg: Xander Zayas, Plantation, Fla.

60 kg: Lorenzo Powell, Sacramento, Calif.

63 kg: Kasir Goldston, Albany, N.Y.

66 kg: Vito Mielnicki, Roseland, N.J.

70 kg: Elijah Garcia, Avondale, Ariz.

75 kg: Dante Benjamin, Shaker Heights, Ohio

80 kg: Albert Ballard, Detroit, Mich.