2019 National Junior Olympics Underway in Wisconsin

June 25, 2019, 11:34 p.m. (ET)

The 48th edition of USA Boxing’s National Junior Olympics got underway today in Madison, Wisc. with over 350 boxers stepping into the ring at the Madison Marriott West.

The day got started with the Opening Ceremonies, which featured a parade of the 14 regions, as well as the readings of the athletes, coaches and officials oath. Kayla Gomez (El Paso, Texas) and Richard Fernandez Jr. (San Antonio, Texas) read the athletes oath, Mike Lugo (Marietta, Ga.) read the coaches oath, while Wisconsin’s own Patricia Pliner (Janesville, Wisc.) read the officials oath. Other speakers included USA Boxing Executive Director Mike McAtee, 2016 Team USA Olympian Mikaela Mayer, USA Boxing Alumni Association’s Chris Cuglari, as well as Middleton’s Mayor Gurdip Brar.

The first session of this year’s tournament featured the boxers that could one day potentially represent USA Boxing at the LA 2028 Olympics. The pee-wee, bantam and intermediate divisions warmed up the packed arena with exciting bouts. The day concluded with the junior and youth divisions putting on a show and demonstrating that the future of USA Boxing is bright.

Boxing will continue tomorrow with two more sessions, beginning at noon and again at 6:00 p.m., with our first set of champions being crowned in the pee-wee female division. Follow all the action on our free live stream, as well as see results and photos from the event by clicking here.