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.
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.