Colorado Springs, CO (December 13, 2021) — 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.
“Salt Lake will receive over $18 million in direct impact from the Boys Junior Nationals, resulting in a tremendous lift for the community,” said Clay Partain of Visit Salt Lake. “Our local economy continues to recover from the worldwide pandemic, and a sports event of this magnitude will help us accelerate that process.”
Among the current Men’s National Team players who have competed at the Boys Junior Nationals are Olympians Micah Christenson, T.J. DeFalco, Taylor Sander, Erik Shoji and Kawika Shoji.
About Utah Sports Commission
The Utah Sports Commission was created to be a catalyst for Utah in its Olympic legacy efforts and to help enhance Utah’s economy, image, and quality of life through the attraction, promotion, and development of national and international sports. Since the 2002 Olympics and Paralympics, the Utah Sports Commission has attracted nearly 900 major events to the state. The Sports Commission works closely with communities, sports entities, and organizations to provide event services ranging from the bid process, on-site logistics, volunteer coordination, sponsorships and promotional opportunities, and other related services. It is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 business league and Utah Sports Commission Foundation, a not-for-profit 501c3 charitable organization, is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of statewide sports, business, community, and government leaders. For more information, visit www.utahsportscommission.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Sports Salt Lake
Sports Salt Lake is a division of Visit Salt Lake, a private, non-profit corporation responsible for the promotion of Salt Lake as a convention, sports, and travel destination. Sports Salt Lake’s mission is to improve the area economy by attracting and providing support to sports and athletic events to Salt Lake County. Salt Lake is a unique fusion of metropolitan city and quaint mountain town; the towering Wasatch Mountains that embrace Salt Lake offer a dramatic backdrop to the vibrancy and activities of downtown. For more information on all that Salt Lake has to offer, go to www.visitsaltlake.com.
About USA Volleyball
Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and World ParaVolley as the National Governing Body for the sport of volleyball including the disciplines of beach, indoor, sitting, snow and beach Paravolley in the United States. With more than 425,000 registered members, USA Volleyball conducts national championship events, coaching and officials certification programs, and grassroots development across all disciplines in a lifetime sport in which all can participate. USA Volleyball’s teams have won an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, five Paralympic medals since 2004 and numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. USA Volleyball’s women’s teams are the reigning gold medalists in the Olympic indoor, beach and Paralympic events. The United States is the first country to have won a gold medal in each discipline at a single Summer Games. For more information on USA Volleyball, visit www.usavolleyball.org #PathtothePodium