USA Volleyball has selected Salt Lake City to host the 2023 Boys Junior National Championship (BJNC) on June 29-July 6 at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center.
The BJNC is the United States’ premier junior boys club tournament for athletes ages 12-18 and attracts the most elite athletes and college scouts from across the country.
“We are so happy to be naming Salt Lake City as the host of USA Volleyball’s 2023 Boys Junior National Championship,” said USA Volleyball President and CEO Jamie Davis. “Salt Lake City is a wonderful destination with so much to offer beyond the court and we know that our athletes and their families will enjoy their time there while competing for one of 17 national titles.”
"We are thrilled to have USA Volleyball host a qualifying event here in Utah with the 2023 Boys Junior National Championship,” said Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission. “We welcome these athletes to Utah: The State of Sport and hope to make this a great experience for these young competitors.”
The 44th edition of the BJNC is expected to bring thousands of athletes, coaches and supporters to Salt Lake City resulting in an economic boost.
U21s Get Their Shot at World Championships
Just a few days after the U.S. Beach U19 National Team claimed gold at the World Championships, the athletes of the U.S. Beach U21 National Team will get their chance to win a world title.
The FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships run December 14-19 in Phuket, Thailand. Qualification takes place Tuesday, Dec. 14 and the main draw starts Wednesday, Dec. 15 (dates local to site).
Three American U21 pairs will begin in the 32-team main draw: Nicole Nourse/Maddie Anderson, Raelyn White/Caitlyn Godwin and Matt Gentry/Phillip Catanzaro. One more – Ayden Keeter/Carson Barnes – must advance through the qualifier.
Keeter/Barnes face Brazilians Johann Ferdinand Dohmann/Lucas Coelho Fagundes Sampaio at midnight Pacific Tuesday morning.