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2023 Youth High Performance Team Finalized

by USA Boxing

Following a two-week training camp at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., 10 boxers have been selected to the 2023 Youth High Performance Team.


2022 Youth World Championships bronze medalist Sa’rai Brown-El (Marietta, Ga.) will lead as the lone member returning from last year’s Youth High Performance Team.


Second year youths, Benjamin Johnson (Springdale, Md.) and Ethan Smith (Las Vegas, Nev.) earned their place on the youth team for the first time in the 71 kg and 80 kg divisions. 


Seven first year youth boxers punched their ticket to the team, and will join Brown-El, Johnson and Smith throughout the year at training camps and an international competition. The full team roster can be seen below. 


“It’s been a great camp here over the last two weeks, and we are excited to have another strong youth team moving forward in 2023,” stated Matt Johnson, USA Boxing High Performance Director. “We look forward to their continued development working within our program and gaining valuable international competition experience later this year.


The team will return to training camp later this Spring before competing in an international competition later this year. 

2023 Youth High Performance Team Roster 

50 kg: Ivy Enriguez, El Paso, Texas

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

54 kg: Sa’rai Brown-El, Marietta, Ga.

57 kg: Curmel Moton, Las Vegas, Nev.

60 kg: Gabriella Tellez, San Antonio, Texas 

63.5 kg: Juan Rivera, Philadelphia, Pa. 

66 kg: Jennah Creason, Visalia, Calif. 

71 kg: Benjamin Johnson, Springdale, Md. 

80 kg: Ethan Smith, Las Vegas, Nev. 

92 kg: Rishon Sims, Harrisburg, Pa. 

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