Registration for 2019 Western Qualifier Now Open

Feb. 08, 2019, 3:16 p.m. (ET)

Registration for the 2019 Western Elite Qualifier & Regional Open Championships which will serve as the second Trials Qualifying Event in Reno, Nev. is now open. Boxers must register by March 18 or make any changes to weight-class by that date. Also, boxers wishing to have their name on the event t-shirt that will be sold at the event must complete registration by March 11.


This year’s tournament is expected to bring over 750 boxers, aged 8-40, to ‘the biggest little city in the world’ March 23-30. The top two in each Olympic weight-class in the elite division will punch their ticket to the 2020 Olympic Trials for Boxing later this year, as there will be no wild card process for this December’s event. Elite women boxing in non-Olympic weight-classes will qualify to this year’s National Championships. The other age divisions will earn valuable national tournament experience and ranking points.


Changes for this year’s national tournaments include the increase in the minimum number of bouts required for male boxers in the elite and youth divisions. Elite male boxers MUST have a minimum of 15 bouts, while youth male boxers MUST have a minimum of 10 bouts. The complete fact sheet can be found here.


A highlight of this tournament is the one-stop shop the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino (GSR) will provide for USA Boxing members. The GSR, which will serve as the venue, as well as the host hotel for our membership. Members can begin reserving their rooms for the event by clicking here.


If you need to reserve more than three hotel rooms, you must call the hotel at (800) 648-5080 or contact them via email at conv.res@grandsierraresort.com to obtain a room list template and credit card authorization.


The GSR has a plethora of amenities to make our members’ stay at the host hotel an easy one. The hotel has over 10 restaurants, bowling center, driving range, ice rink, laser tag, movie theater, as well as will be providing free parking for those staying at the property. A full list of entertainment options for members and their family can be seen here.


USA Boxing will also be providing members extra amenities to those staying at the GSR. More information on these amenities will be coming soon.


For more information on the event, including fact sheet and registration, click here.


Important Notes

  • Boxers must register by March 11 to have name included on event t-shirt that will be sold at the event.
  • Registration closes on March 18.
  • Boxers MUST make weight changes by March 18. There will be no weight changes at the event.
  • Elite male boxers must have a minimum of 15 bouts.
  • Youth male boxers must have a minimum of 10 bouts.
  • Pee Wee boxers must have a minimum of 2 bouts.
  • Elite boxers must provide verification of their U.S. citizenship by showing a copy of their birth certificate, U.S. Passport or verified Member I.D. Card at check-in.
  • There will be two days of check-in for this tournament, Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24.
  • Elite Men will have general weigh-in and tournament draw on Sunday, March 24.