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USA Boxing Qualifies 13 to First Junior Pan American Games

by USA Boxing

Following the Junior Pan American Games Qualifier last month, USA Boxing has confirmed the qualification of all 13 boxers to the first ever Junior Pan American Games, scheduled for Nov. 25 - Dec. 5 in Cali, Colombia, with boxing taking place Nov. 26 – Dec. 1.

Boxers had to finish top 8 at the Junior Pan American Games Qualifier in order to secure his or her spot to compete in the inaugural event, which is expected to bring over 3,000 athletes from more than 25 different sports.

Team USA finished the Junior Pan American Games Qualifier with five gold (Julius Ballo, Kayla Gomez, Joel Iriarte, Steven Navarro and Jewry Rodriguez), three silver (Ali Feliz, Jeskiah Guerra and Faith Mendez) and two bronze medals (Sativa James and Donte Layne).

A full list of boxers that have qualified to compete later this year can be seen below.

2021 Junior Pan American Games Qualified Boxers

51 kg: Kayla Gomez, El Paso, Texas 

52 kg: Steven Navarro, Los Angeles, Calif. 

57 kg: Julius Ballo, Santee, Calif. 

57 kg: Jewry Rodriguez, Houston, Texas 

60 kg: Faith Mendez, Ocala, Fla. 

63 kg: Joel Iriarte, Bakersfield, Calif.

69 kg: Jesikah Guerra, Victorville, Calif. 

69 kg: Quincey Williams, Washington, D.C.  

75 kg: Donte Layne, Elmont, N.Y. 

75 kg: Sativa James, Dixon, Calif. 

81 kg: Santiago Franco, Portland, Ore.

91 kg: Ali Almajdi, Fort Worth, Texas

91+ kg: Ali Feliz, Danbury, Conn.