Elite Women's Field Set for 2018 Elite National Championships

Nov. 27, 2018, 10:49 a.m. (ET)

 

The elite women’s field for the 2018 USA Boxing Elite National Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah next week was announced today by USA Boxing.


Five World Championship medalists from this year, three elite and two youth, along with numerous international medalists and world championship competitors highlight the field.


Below is a closer look at each weight class, including the seedings for each division.

 

Click here for more information about qualification guidelines and seeding for National Championships.


**Boxers and seeds are subject to change**


48 kg


2017 Elite National Champion and 2018 Elite Women’s World Championships team member Jazzelle Bobadilla (Ewa Beach, Hawaii) comes in as the number one seed, as she looks to add her second elite national title in Utah. Just last month Bobadilla earned her first international medal, a silver, at the Boxam Tournament in Spain. Another Hawaiian takes the second spot, Breeanna Locquiao (Mililani, Hawaii), the winner of the 2018 Eastern Elite Qualifier, while the runner-up from that qualifier, Roselynn Scribner (Live Oak, Texas) is ranked fourth. 2016 Elite light flyweight National Champion Jacquelyn Cuddeback (Marion, Iowa) and Sabrina Slattery (Brooklyn, N.Y.) rounds out the field.


  1. Jazzelle Bobadilla
  2. Breeanna Locquaio
  3. Sabrina Slattery
  4. Roselynn Scribner
  5. Jacquelyn Cuddeback


51 kg


A trio of World Championship medalists highlight the flyweight category, including 2018 Elite World Championship bronze Virginia Fuchs (Kemah, Texas) and two-time World Championship bronze medalist Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.). 2015 Junior World Champion and 2018 Youth World Champion Heaven Garcia (El Monte, Calif.) will be making her highly anticipated elite debut.  2018 Western Elite Qualifier Champion Maryquenn Vellinga (Park City, Utah) qualified for the second year in a row to National Championships, while Ashley Sciscente (Charlotte, N.C.) qualified by finishing second at the 2018 Eastern Elite Qualifier. Rhea Lewis (Acworth, Ga.) and Kathreen Sterling (Brooklyn, N.Y.) round out the field, as all three are making the transition from light flyweight to flyweight for these National Championships.


  1. Virginia Fuchs
  2. Christina Cruz
  3. Heaven Garcia
  4. Maryquenn Vellinga
  5. Ashley Sciscente
  6. Rhea Lewis
  7. Kathreen Sterling


54 kg


With Cruz making the move to flyweight, this year’s top seed at bantamweight is 2017 Elite National Championships silver medalist Mikiah Kreps (Grand Island, N.Y.). Western and Eastern Qualifier Championships Mariana Gonzalez (Sunnyvale, Calif.) and Melanie Costa (Norton, Mass.) round out the top three seeds, while runner-ups at those qualifiers, Alissa Boltz (Duluth, Minn.) and Zoe Glass (Lansing, Mich.) earned the fourth and fifth seed, respectively. Kristen McMurtree (Lancaster, N.Y.), Olivia Hendrickson and Alexis Mones (Fort Worth, Texas) fill out the bracket.


  1. Mikiah Kreps
  2. Mariana Gonzalez
  3. Melanie Costa
  4. Alissa Boltz
  5. Zoe Glass
  6. Kristen McMurtree
  7. Olivia Hendrickson
  8. Alexis Mones



57 kg


Two-time Youth World Championships bronze medalist Isamary Aquino (Universal City, Texas) will make her elite debut as the number one seed in the impressive featherweight bracket, followed by 2015 Junior World Champion Lupe Gutierrez (Sacramento, Calif.). 2015 Junior World Championships silver medalist Yarisel Ramirez (Las Vegas, Nev.) comes in to these championships in the third spot. 2017 Elite National Champion and 2018 Elite World Championships team member Rianna Rios (Colorado Springs, Colo.) will look to defend her national title from the fourth seed, while last year’s national championships silver medalist Nephateria Miller (New Haven, Conn.) comes into these championships in the fifth seed. 2018  Eastern Qualifier champion Destiny Jasso (Dallas, Texas) will look to continue their winning ways in Salt Lake. Leslie Soto (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Nyisha Goodluck (Brooklyn, N.Y.) were runner-ups at this year’s qualifiers and round out the top eight in this division.


  1. Isamary Aquino
  2. Lupe Gutierrez
  3. Yarisel Ramirez
  4. Rianna Rios
  5. Nephateria Miller
  6. Destiny Jasso
  7. Leslie Soto
  8. Nyisha Goodluck



60 kg


The middleweight division enters these championships with the most boxers, 10, and will be one of the highlights of these championships. Three-time World Champion and 2014 Youth Olympic Champion Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) headlines the field, while an additional three boxers in the field have World Championships experience, Diana Estrada (Hillsboro, Oregon), Amelia Moore (Alexandria, Va.) and Stacia Suttles (Bronx, N.Y.). Another familiar name in this bracket is 2017 Elite National Championships silver medalist Rashida Ellis (Lynn, Mass.). A full list can be seen below.


  1. Jajaira Gonzalez
  2. Stacia Suttles
  3. Rashida Ellis
  4. Diana Estrada
  5. Meriem Boudjarane
  6. Catharine Aiura
  7. Latonya Wingate
  8. Amelia Moore
  9. Ariele Davis
  10. Jahoska Chamarro


64 kg


After qualifying in three different weight categories, 2017 Elite National Championship silver medalist Ravven Brown(San Antonio, Texas) settled on the light welterweight division and will enter these championships as the number one seed, followed by Utah’s own Whitney Gomez (Herriman, Utah), who won this year’s Western Elite Qualifier. Two boxers have represented Team USA on the World Championships stage, Annalicia Sustaita (Garland, Texas), who qualified to these championships by finishing second in Chattanooga, and two-time World Championships competitor Aidyl Cardenas (Calexico, Calif.), who is making her elite debut as a wild card. Other boxers in the field include Carisse Brown (Lakeland, Fla.), Kimberly Carlson (Chicago, Ill.) and Kimberly Putzier (St. Cloud, Minn.).


  1. Ravven Brown
  2. Whitney Gomez
  3. Kimberly Carlson
  4. Annalicia Sustaita
  5. Kimberly Putziger
  6. Aidyl Cardenas
  7. Carisse Brown


69 kg


With the possibility of 69 kg being added as a new Olympic weight class, nine boxers will look to take this year’s national title. 2017 Youth World Champion Citlalli Ortiz (Coachella, Calif.) will return to the ring as the number one seed, followed by defending national champion and 2018 World Championships participant Oshae Jones (Toledo, Ohio). Ortiz’s teammate at last year’s World Championships, Sharahya Moreu (Albuquerque, N.M.), will be making her elite national championships debut, along with 2018 Youth Continental Champion Marle Wendland (Spearfish, S.D.). 2017 Elite middleweight National Championships silver medalist Leah Cooper (Ozone Park, N.Y.) will make the transition to welterweight this year. Moragen Ferrell (Tulsa, Okla.), Kendra Reeves (Twin Falls, Idaho), Jocelyn Shade (Rio Rancho, N.M.) and Jill Stafford (La Mesa, Calif.) complete the field.


  1. Citlalli Ortiz
  2. Oshae Jones
  3. Jill Stafford
  4. Moragen Ferrell
  5. Jocelyn Shalayla Shade
  6. Kendra Reeves
  7. Leah Cooper
  8. Sharahya More
  9. Marle Wendland


75 kg


2018 World Championships bronze medalist Naomi Graham (Colorado Springs, Colo.) enters these National Championships as the number one seed and reigning champion, while 2017 silver medalist Brooke Mullen (Boyertown, Pa.) will enter as the number two seed. Western and Eastern Qualifier Champions Morelle McCane (Cleveland, Ohio) and Melissa Wurster (Indianapolis, Ind.) will round out the top four. Briana Che (Madison, Wisc.), the runner up at the Eastern Qualifier, and two wild cards Olivia Curry (Chicago, Ill.) and Fallon Farrar (Raeford, N.C.) round out the field.


  1. Naomi Graham
  2. Brooke Mullen
  3. Morelle Mccane
  4. Melissa Wurster
  5. Briana Che
  6. Fallon Farrar
  7. Olivia Curry


81 kg


Two-time World Championships competitor and reigning National Champion Krystal Dixon (New Rochelle, N.Y.) will be looking for her third national title in a row, while 2018 Western Qualifier Champion Kristin Leija (San Antonio, Texas) will be looking for an upset.


  1. Krystal Dixon
  2. Kristin Leija


81+ kg


2018 Elite World Championships bronze medalist Danielle Perkins (Houston, Texas) returns to nationals as the number one seed going for her third straight national title. Hoping to end her reign is 2018 Eastern Elite Qualifier runner-up Felicia Thomas (Garland, Texas) and wild card selection Brittany Parker (Omaha, Neb.).


  1. Danielle Perkins
  2. Felicia Thomas
  3. Brittany Parker