Two Local Ladies Earn Spots at the Junior Olympic Boxing National Championship

Two Local Ladies Earn Spots at the Junior Olympic Boxing National Championship

ROCK SPRINGS – Two local female amateur boxers have earned the right to represent Wyoming at the Junior Olympic National Championship in Dallas, TX.  

Both Sarah and Emily Garrison fought hard at the Wyoming National Prep Junior Olympic Tournament, the Wyoming State Games and WYOMONDAK Regional Championships and earned their spots at Nationals.

Sarah is 13‐years‐old and has been boxing since 2012. She has won the Wyoming Junior Olympic/Prep Title, WYOMONDAK Regional title, and the Div. 10 Silvergloves Regional title for the last 2 consecutive years, but this is the first time she will be able to fight for a national title. She will be competing against other 13‐14-year‐old females between 112‐119 lbs.  

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Emily is 10‐years‐old and has been boxing for the last year and is qualifying for her first chance at a  National Competition. Emily will be competing against 8, 9 and 10 year‐old females that are 70 lbs.

Both girls maintain perfect grade point averages in school and started boxing as a way to get into good physical shape.

They have created and maintained great friendships with other competitors and are part of a growing female presence in amateur boxing. Both have competed with girls from Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota and Colorado. While the girls often travel to tournaments, Dallas will be the farthest and most exciting tournament to date.  

The opportunity to represent the Wyoming Amateur Boxing LBC on a national level is a huge dream for both girls. To support their competition goals, their coach has started a GoFundMe account. All money  raised will pay for a room, meals, and travel fees to get the girls to Dallas, TX. The USA Boxing Junior Olympics run from June 25th through July 2nd.