USA Junior Olympic team goes to Puerto Rico
Nutley, NJ (June 14, 2016) - A group of the best young boxers in the United States will head to Puerto Rico on Thursday to compete with some of the best amateur's in the world.
The competition will take place on June 17th and 18th.
13 year-old Jalil Hackett (108 lbs-Silver Gloves & Jr. Olympic National Champ) 14 year-old's Vito Mielnicki (101 lbs-4-time Jr. Golden Glove & Silver National Champion) Gabriel Gerena (125 lbs--Jr. Golden Gloves National Champion) 16 year-old's Luis Morales (114 lbs--Jr. Golden Gloves National Champion) Rajon Chance (119 lbs--Jr. Golden Gloves National Champion) Oscar Lopez (125 lbs), Otha Jones III (132 lbs--4-time Jr. Golden Gloves champion, Jr. Olympic National Champion & 2 time Silver Gloves national Champion) Gabriel Flores (138 lbs--3-time Jr. Golden Gloves National champion, 3-time Silver Gloves National Champion & Jr. Olympic National Champion),
Harley Mederos (132 lbs--3-time Jr. Golden Gloves National Champion, 4-time Silver Gloves National Champion & Jr. Olympic National Champion),
Kahshad Elliot (154 lbs--2-time Jr. Golden Gloves National Champion, Silver Gloves National Champion, 2-time Jr. Olympic National champion)
Dagoberto Medros will head down to Puerto Rico and train and stay at the Puerto Rican Olympic training Center.
The team will be joined by coaches Willie Moses, Robinson Velez, Gabriel Flores, Edgar Gerena, Bernard Hackett Jr. & Dagaberto Mederos.
After competing and training in Puerto Rico, the team will head to Dallas, Texas for the United States Junior Olympics.