by USA BOXING JUNE 26
The 47th annual National Junior Olympics began today at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W.Va. with over 250 boxers stepping into the ring ranging in ages eight to 18.
This year’s edition, which is returning to West Virginia for a fourth time, marks the fourth year the Prep National Championships have been a part of the Junior Olympics, and the third year the Youth Open has been contested during this tournament. The day began with the return of the parade of regions, which recognized the 14 regions of USA Boxing. A full list of boxers that walked in the parade of regions, as well as the boxers and officials to read their respective oaths is listed below.
The noon session began with four different age divisions stepping into the ring, including peewee 8, peewee 9-10, bantam and intermediate. All four divisions started the tournament with a bang and full of exciting bouts. Those that advanced following today’s bouts will return to action in tomorrow’s noon session.
The evening session included all five age divisions allowed in this tournament, which continued the excitement in downtown Charleston. The session included numerous high intensity bouts with extremely close outcomes.
Click here for complete results, as well as photos from sessions and upcoming bout sheets.