Brady Wins Pan Am Gold; U.S. Men also Golden
Will Brady (Howell, Mich.) captured the gold medal in the men's individual competition on Friday at the Modern Pentathlon Pan American Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A silver medalist at last year's Pan Am Championships, Brady also led the U.S. men to the team gold medal on Friday along with teammates Dennis Bowsher (Dallas, Texas) and Eli Bremer (Monument, Colo.). Brazil placed second in the team standings and Mexico came in third.
Brady totaled 5500 points, finishing 13th in the fencing with 17 wins, 10th in the swim with a time of 2:11.67, and first in both the riding and combined run/shoot where he clocked in at 11:35.96.
Bowsher finished fifth in the individual competition with 5388 points, placing 5th in the fencing (19 wins), 5th in the swim (2:07.71), 8th in the riding and 15th in the combined (12:19.33). Bremer had 5296 points to place ninth overall. He was 8th in the fencing (18 wins), 3rd in the swim (2:05.79, 7th in the ride and 21st in the combines (12:44.38).
Saturday features the women's individual event, with U.S. pentathletes Caitlin Flathers (Rixeyville, Va.), Margaux Isaksen (Fayetteville, Ark.) and Suzanne Stettinius (Parkton, Md.) in action.
The men's, women's and mixed relay events will take place on Sunday.