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This Caldwell native is the first Idahoan to qualify for 2024 Paris Olympics

Alyssa Mendoza
Posted at 10:34 AM, Jun 05, 2024

CALDWELL, Idaho — Alyssa Mendoza has been boxing since she was 12 years old. Now, the 20-year-old featherweight is gearing up for a trip to Paris to compete in the 2024 Olympics.

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In 2019, Alyssa became the first in Idaho to earn a spot on the USA youth national team after taking down the number 1 ranked fighter in her weight class. View our story from 2020 below where we met with Alyssa after this major win.

Teen boxer makes history

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Later, in 2022, Alyssa won gold at the 2022 USA Boxing Elite National Championships. She also brought home medals in 3 international competitions in 2023.

Now Mendoza is preparing to represent Team USA in Paris. She'll be leaving soon to train in Colorado and then Germany ahead of the competition.