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Eastern York High School grad Danyelle Wolf sees her Olympic boxing dreams come to end

STEVE HEISER
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Danyelle Wolf, left, throws a punch during training.

Danyelle Wolf's hopes for a 2020 Olympic berth came to an end on Saturday.

The 2002 Eastern York High School graduate suffered a 4-1 loss to Briana Che in a consolation bout at the U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

It was Wolf's second loss in the 152-pound class in the double-elimination event.

The event started in promising fashion for the third-seeded Wolf, who captured 5-0 and 4-1 victories to earn a spot in the winners' bracket final vs. top-seeded Oshae Jones, the three-time reigning national champion. Jones earned a 5-0 win over Wolf, which sent Wolf into the losers' bracket against eighth-seeded Che.

The loss to Che then ended Wolf's hopes for an Olympic berth in the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo.

Wolf, a former three-time national boxing champion, only recently made a return to the sport after focusing on mixed-martial arts for a number of years.

After just a month of boxing training, she went 3-0 at the Western Elite Qualifier to earn her berth at the U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials.

Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.