2023 High Performance Update
by Brian Taylor, USA Boxing
Junior and Youth World Champion Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) and 2022 Youth World Champion Yoseline Perez (Houston, Texas) have been added to the 2023 USA Boxing High Performance Team following the recent Athlete Replacement Selection Camp in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Gonzalez, who was the squad member at 57 kg, will move up to 60 kg for the remainder of the year, while Perez will now be the team member at 54 kg. Both boxers replace former USA Boxing High Performance team members removed from the team following disciplinary actions.
The recent camp also solidified squad members in six weight classes, with the women’s 57 kg squad member to be determined at a later date. Full team and squad rosters can be seen below.
Three female squad members were confirmed, Jasmine Hampton (Ann Arbor, Mich.), 54 kg; Faith Mendez (Ocala, Fla.), 60 kg; and Kendra Samargis (Twin Falls, Idaho), 75 kg, while Carlos Flowers (Dover, Del.) is now the 71 kg squad member, with Amir Anderson (Syracuse, N.Y.) moving to 80 kg and Ben Turla (Kansas City, Mo.) taking the 92 kg squad position.
The team, along with squad members, are in training camp at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Training Center until July 1 to prepare for upcoming international training camps and competitions.
2023 High Performance Team
50 kg: Jennifer Lozano, Laredo, Texas
51 kg: Roscoe Hill, Spring, Texas
54 kg: Yoseline Perez, Houston, Texas
57 kg: Jahmal Harvey, Oxon Hill, Md.
57 kg: Alyssa Mendoza, Caldwell, Idaho
60 kg: Jajaira Gonzalez, Glendora, Calif.
63.5 kg: Emilio Garcia, Laredo, Texas
66 kg: Morelle McCane, Cleveland, Ohio
71 kg: Omari Jones, Orlando, Fla.
75 kg: Naomi Graham, Fayetteville, N.C.
80 kg: Rahim Gonzales, Las Vegas, Nev.
92 kg: Jamar Talley, Camden, N.J.
92+ kg: Joshua Edwards, Houston, Texas
2023 High Performance Squad
50 kg: Kayla Gomez, El Paso, Texas
51 kg: Jordan Roach, Upper Marlboro, Md.
54 kg: Jasmine Hampton, Ann Arbor, Mich.
57 kg: Julius Ballo, San Diego, Calf.
60 kg: Faith Mendez, Ocala, Fla.
63.5 kg: Dedrick Crocklem, Tacoma, Wash.
66 kg: Stephanie Simon, Miami, Fla.
71 kg: Carlos Flowers, Dover, Del.
75 kg: Kendra Samargis, Twin Falls, Idaho
80 kg: Amir Anderson, Syracuse, N.Y.
92 kg: Ben Turla, Kansas City, Mo.
92+ kg: Ali Feliz, Danbury, Conn.