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2022 USA Boxing National Championships Elite Men’s Seedings Announced

By Brian Taylor, USA Boxing | Nov. 30, 2022, 10:38 a.m. (ET)

USA Boxing announced today the seedings for those men competing in one of the seven Olympic weight categories in the elite division. Full seeding can be seen below.

Seedings are determined by the below criteria.

  1. Medalist at an Elite World Championships
  2. Top 8 at an IBA Elite World Championships
  3. Medalist at an AMBC Elite Continental Championships or Pan American Games
  4. High Performance Squad Member
  5. Medalist at a Youth World Championships
  6. Medalist at a Youth Pan American Games or Youth Continental Championships
  7. Medalist at 2021 USA Boxing Elite National Championships
  8. 2022 Youth High Performance Team Member
  9. 2022 National Qualifier Champion in an Olympic weight category
  10. 2022 Summer Festival Champion in an Olympic weight category

Each weight category will have up to four boxers seeded that meet the above criteria and is subject to change following check-in after any boxers that are currently seeded pull out of the tournament.

Full brackets can be found here.

51 kg

  1. Richard Fernandez, San Antonio, Texas – High Performance Squad Member
  2. Eli Lankford, Colorado Springs, Colo. – High Performance Squad Member
  3. Aaron Garcia, Payson, Utah – Medalist at 2021 USA Boxing Elite National Championships
  4. Ryan Williams, Toledo, Ohio – 2022 Youth High Performance Team Member

57 kg

  1. Julius Ballo, San Diego, Calif. – High Performance Squad Member
  2. Steven Navarro, Los Angeles, Calif. – Medalist at a Youth Pan American Games
  3. William Luther, Washington, D.C. – 2022 National Qualifier Champion
  4. Roberto Gomez, Dade City, Fla. – 2022 Summer Festival Champion

63.5 kg

  1. Vershaun Lee, Rock Island, Ill. – High Performance Squad
  2. Jonathan Mansour, San Diego, Calif. – High Performance Squad
  3. Dedrick Crocklem, Tacoma, Wash. – Youth World Championships medalist
  4. Abdurrahman Mason, Cleveland, Ohio – Medalist at 2021 USA Boxing Elite National Championships

71 kg

  1. Quincey Williams, Washington, D.C. – High Performance Squad
  2. Keon Davis, Norfolk, Va. – High Performance Squad
  3. Joel Iriarte, Bakersfield, Calif. – Medalist at Youth Pan American Games
  4. Justin Lacey-Pierce, Grand Rapids, Mich. – Medalist at 2021 USA Boxing Elite National Championships

80 kg

  1. Arjan Iseni, Staten Island, N.Y. – Medalist at AMBC Elite Continental Championships
  2. Nathan Lugo, Marietta, Ga. – 2022 Summer Festival Champion

92 kg

  1. Elijah Akana, Honolulu, Hawaii – Medalist at 2021 USA Boxing Elite National Championships
  2. Aden Jacks, San Antonio, Texas – 2022 National Qualifier Champion
  3. Zachary Douglas, Batavia, Ill. – 2022 Summer Festival Champion

92+ kg

  1. Ali Feliz, Bethel, Conn. – Medalist at Youth Pan American Games
  2. Pryce Taylor, Brooklyn, N.Y. – Medalist at 2021 USA Boxing Elite National Championships
  3. Jett Blackwell, Fresno, Calif. – Medalist at 2021 USA Boxing Elite National Championships
  4. Luis Alvarado, Racine, Wisc. – 2022 National Qualifier Champion