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Less than three years from now, today’s Olympic hopefuls have a chance to make history at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jen Hamann is currently training for Olympic competition in the sport of women’s boxing, and we invite you to be part of her journey on the Road to Gold.

About Jen Hamann

2013 Continental Champion 125 lbs.
2013 USA Boxing National Champion 125 lbs.

USA Record: Open (27-2)
International Record: (2-0)
Class: 125 lb.
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Current Residence: Seattle, WA
Club Affiliation: Arcaro Boxing

A 2013 Continental Champion, 2013 USA National Champion, two-time Washington State Golden Gloves winner and 2013 Outstanding Female Boxer at the Jr. Golden Gloves, Jen began amateur boxing in 2009 as a way to express herself through sport. Prior to boxing, Jen’s passion for the beautiful game lead to her Seattle University to play soccer for their women’s Division 1 soccer team.  Her last year in college, Jen also competed on SU’s track and cross country teams. But through injury and tentativeness, Jen didn’t have the college sports career that she had always dreamed of.  Enter boxing in 2009. Through boxing competition, she found a way to physically  experience some of the principles she took on in her formal philosophy studies (Seattle University B.A. 2009), including the ability to access power, fire and emotion and recognize personal reactions in the ring. Through boxing and community outreach projects, Jen is working to become more mentally and physically aware of herself and those around her, as well as learning how to take on matches both in and outside of the ring.

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5 comments

  1. I wish you the best in all you do and acomplish. :)

  2. Patrick Thomas · · Reply

    Hello Jennifer, I was just reading your article in the Seattle U magazine. I think it’s fantastic that you have the drive to win the gold. As I was reading it, I have decided you really are going to win the gold. So, I want to be the first one to congratulate you on a job well done. I will be following your every move and will be at every fight you have. I want to be your biggest supporter. We have two things in common; I was a boxer myself for 3 yrs in high school and my first two years in college. I quit because I didn’t like getting beat up. But now I wish I had the courage to tough it out. Secondly, we both graduated from Seattle U. I graduated in 1989. I now am the owner of a private investigation agency and bail bond agency in Seattle. I wish you the best!! If you need anything don’t hesitate to ask.

    Patrick Thomas ’89′

    1. Hi Patrick, thank you for you note! I’m so sorry I didn’t see it until today. It’s been a long story but I will write a blog soon to update everyone on what’s been going on for me.

      Cheers, Jen.

  3. You have inspired me to not give up ive had many difficulties doing what I love because of my health problems but I am stronger today because of that. I wish you many succesful wins
    -From a fan

    1. Hi Hannah, thank you for your kind words. I’m sorry I’ve been MIA lately. I will update with another blog post soon. Thank you for your support!

      Cheers, Jen

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