USA Boxing’s Executive Director Mike McAtee announced today that the 2020 National Junior Olympics, scheduled for June 21-27 in Lubbock, Texas, is postponed tentatively until mid-August due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation. “The health and safety of all our members is the first priority of USA Boxing,” stated McAtee. “Based on the recommendations of our Physicians Committee, we believe this is the most prudent action.” USA Boxing will continue to monitor all current and future restrictions made by the local, state and federal jurisdictions for any possible changes to these new dates.
“With our coaches and boxers unable to train, there is not enough time for them to be prepared for this National Championship,” said Mike Campbell, USA Boxing Events and Operations Manager. “We are working with our partner, Visit Lubbock, to secure alternate dates later this summer with hopes of a better chance of still holding the tournament.”
With the postponement of the event, this year’s tournament will be an open tournament for the bantam, intermediate and junior divisions instead of making the boxers qualify at the local and regional level to take part. The tournament will remain an open tournament for boxers in the pee-wee and youth divisions.
The official dates of the tournament, as well as additional tournament information will be announced in the coming weeks on usaboxing.org and USA Boxing social media platforms.