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A Marine boxer prodigy of Native American descent shares their ultimate goal of winning a gold medal for Team USA at the 2024 Paris Olympics.


The Navajo Nation, the largest Native American reservation in the US, is renowned for its breathtaking natural scenery, serving as a reminder of the deep spiritual bond between the Navajo people and their traditional territories.

The city is also the residence of an extremely skilled young boxer in the United States. Similarly, a promising up-and-coming boxer with a strong desire to make a mark in the sport is working towards her goal of becoming a champion. With seven national titles and 14 state championships under her belt, she remains dedicated to achieving her dream of competing in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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Mariah Bahe joined the Marine Corps on May 19, 2022. Her goal is to become a member of the All-Marines Boxing Team and eventually compete in the Olympics.

The All-Marine Sports program is inviting exceptional Marine athletes who are motivated to undergo intensive training and participate in competitive events. From the group of committed athletes, only a small number will have the opportunity to reach the highest level of competition.

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Afterwards, they have the opportunity to take part in notable competitions such as the Armed Forces Championships, National Championships, Military World Games, and the highly regarded Olympic Games. Mariah’s journey was featured in a brief documentary.
Mariah: The Dream of a Boxer

Nina Meredith directed the film, which debuted on April 1, 2021 and can be streamed on the Olympic Channel. There is also a documentary about Mariah Bahe available.Native America “Going for Gold”

The scheduled air date for this program is October 31st, 2023 on PBS.

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If Maria Bahe is successful, she will become the first Native American woman to proudly stand on the Olympic podium with a medal. Bahe’s boxing roots can be traced back to her family’s history. Her grandfather, J. Cal Bahe, started his own boxing career at the young age of 15 and trained at Damon Boxing Gym, under the guidance of his uncle, Lee Damon.

After Damon’s death in 1980, Cal Bahe decided to shift his focus to coaching as a heartfelt tribute. Six years later, he took the lead in creating the Damon-Bahe Boxing gym in Chinle, Arizona. He passed on his knowledge of boxing to the younger generation, including his son John C. Bahe Jr, who is Mariah’s father.

 

Today, Mariah carries on the family tradition, a symbol of the lasting resilience of the sport of boxing that brings this incredible family together through multiple generations. While her father initially encouraged her to pursue cheerleading or volleyball as a child, Mariah displayed her talent for boxing at just five years old and has since been honing her skills in the family gym with her Coach-Dad. The coach proudly sports a “Team Princess” shirt.

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A young Native American boxer, skilled in the art of marine boxing, shares his ultimate dream of winning a gold medal for Team USA at the 2024 Paris Olympics. This was originally posted on EssentiallySports.