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2024 Youth High Performance Team Finalized

by Luke Santangelo

Today, USA Boxing announced the 2024 USA Boxing Youth High Performance Team, who will represent USA at the 2024 World Boxing U19 World Championships in the fall of 2024.

The men’s team is highlighted by Emmanuel Chance (East Orange, N.J.) and Rishon Sims (Harrisburg, Pa.) as both were members of the 2023 Youth High Performance Team. Chance will compete for Team USA at the 55 kg weight division and Sims will compete in the 90 kg weight division in 2024.

Shamiracle Hardaway (Lagrange, Ga.) shines bright on the female side. Now in her second year as a member of the Youth High Performance Team, the 17 year old will be competing in the 60 kg weight division. The remaining spots of the team can be found below.

Team USA Youth/U19 Roster

48 kg: Joscelyn Olayo-Munoz, Las Cruces, N.M.

50 kg: Lorenzo Patricio, Waianae, Hawaii

51 kg: Laila Zakirova, Staten Island, N.Y.

54 kg: Violet Lopez, Milwaukee, Wis.

55 kg: Emmanuel Chance, East Orange, N.J.

57 kg: Mercedes Castanon, San Antonio, Texas

60 kg: Shamiracle Hardaway, Lagrange, Ga.

60 kg: Marcus Luther, Washington, DC

65kg:  Nevaeh Williams – Cleveland, OH

70 kg: Malachi Ross, Grandview, Mo.

75 kg: Joseph Awinongya, Joliet, Ill.

80 kg: Elijah Lugo, Marietta, Ga.

90 kg: Rishon Sims, Harrisburg, PA