Twenty-four female boxers are in Memphis, Tennessee, ready to compete in the 2016 USA Olympics Team Boxing Trials vying for the right to represent the USA at the 2016 Olympics Boxing competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One winner will be crowned in each of the three women’s Olympic weight divisions of flyweight (112 lbs.), lightweight (132 lbs.) and middleweight (165 lbs.). Below are the listed the USA Womens Olympic Trials qualified boxers.
Flyweight (112 lbs.)
Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) (2012 Olympics Bronze Medalist), Virginia Fuchs (Kemah, Texas), Christina Cruz (New York, New York), Amanda Pavone (Burlington, Massachusettes), Alex Love (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Jamie Mitchell (Las Vegas, Nevada), Giovanna Camacho (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Melanie Costa (Norton, Massachusettes)
Lightweight (132 lbs.)
Mikaela Mayer (Los Angeles, California), Lisa Porter (Van Nuys, California), Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, California), Rianna Rios (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Stalacia Leggett (San Diego, California), Tiara Brown (Fort Myers, Florida), Samantha Kinchen (Lexington, Kentucky), Amelia Moore (Millersville, Maryland)
Middleweight (165 lbs.)
Claressa Shields (Flint, Michigan) (2012 Olympics Gold Medalist), Raquel Miller (San Diego, California), Tika Hemingway (Brackenridge, Pennsylvania), Danyelle Wolf (San Diego, California), Naomi Graham (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Franchon Crews (Baltimore, Maryland), Iesha Kenney (Alexandria, Virginia), Cierra Taylor (Rochester, New York)
Competition begins Monday, October 26 thru Saturday, October 31, at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, Memphis, Tennessee, with an additional competition day set aside for November 1st, if necessary.