Eastern York High grad Danyelle Wolf puts MMA career on hold to chase Olympic boxing dream
Danyelle Wolf is attempting to qualify for the USA Boxing team for the 2020 Olympics.Wolf was a three-time national boxing champion.Her 152-pound weight class was added to the 2020 games for the first time.
Danyelle Wolf has never been one to shy away from a challenge.
The Eastern York High School and Millersville University graduate moved to California after college, not knowing exactly which career path she wanted to pursue.
After a standout athletic career in York County, she fell in love with the sport of boxing and became a three-time USA Boxing national champion, despite never touching a boxing glove until she was 25 years old.
After her 152-pound weight class wasn’t added to the 2016 Summer Olympics, the 2002 Eastern graduate decided to transition to mixed-martial arts and start over, after spending years perfecting her boxing craft with the hopes of achieving the Olympic dreams she set for herself in first grade.
So, after she was finally prepared to make her MMA debut following years of training with elite coaches around the world, Wolf decided to add another challenge to her resume — returning to boxing and attempting to qualify for the USA Boxing 2020 Olympic Trials on a month’s notice.
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