A training camp to prepare the three elite women representing Team USA at 2017 Balkan International Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria next month, began yesterday in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Rashida Ellis (Lynn, Mass.), Virginia Fuchs (Kemah, Texas) and Naomi Graham (Colorado Springs, Colo.) begin their four week preparation before leaving for the tournament on Oct. 16. Joining the trio during this training camp will be Diana Estrada (Hillsboro, Ore.), Mikaela Mayer (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Czarina McCoy (Las Vegas, Nev.) as sparring partners.
The final men’s training camp of the year will take place during the females preparation camp from October 3-18. Members of the High Performance Squad will spend two final weeks at the Olympic Training Center before the 2017 Eastern Elite Qualifier and the 2017 Elite National Championships.
A full camp roster for the women’s camp can be found below. The camp roster for the men’s training camp will be released closer to the start of the camp.
Rashida Ellis, Lynn, Mass.
Diana Estrada, Hillsboro, Ore.
Virginia Fuchs, Kemah, Texas
Naomi Graham, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Mikaela Mayer, Los Angeles, Calif.
Czarina McCoy, Las Vegas, Nev.