ALAMO – PSJA Memorial Early College High School Sophomore Lizbeth Retiz recently earned 2nd place in the Youth Division at the 2017 USA Boxing Elite & Youth National Championships heldDecember 3-9, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

“Practices are very hard because it’s so much work," said Retiz--who has been boxing for the past four years--of her preparation for the competition. "First we stretch, followed by some shadow boxing, and then jump-rope exercises.”

In addition to earning 2nd place at the USA Boxing Elite & Youth National Championships, Retiz was recently named Ringside World Champion in August and was named Champion for the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio. She also qualified for the State Junior Boxing Olympics in July.