Saturday, August 10Team USA's Jordan Burroughs competes against Peru's Abel Herrera in the Men's Freestyle 74 kg, division of Wrestling. Burroughs would go on to win the gold medal.

Below are recaps of Team USA’s performances for the day. For live scores and results, please click here.

Podium Finishes:

Archery (1 silver, 1 bronze)
Gellenthien earned the silver medal in the men’s individual compound event, narrowly falling to El Salvador’s Roberto Hernandez in the final. Gellenthien shot for 146 points, just edged out by Hernandez, who earned 147 for the win.

Paige Pearce also clinched a spot on the podium in the women’s individual compound event, defeating Argentina’s Maria Gonzalez Briozzo in the bronze-medal match. Pearce earned a near-perfect score to out-shoot Gonzalez Briozzo, 149-143 for third place in the tournament.

In the mixed compound team event, Pearce and Gellenthien teamed up to face Guatemala in the quarterfinals. In a tight competition, the U.S. pair fell to Guatemala, 155-156, and did not advance.

The U.S. mixed recurve team of Brady Ellison and Casey Kaufhold clinched a spot in the gold-medal match after defeating Canada, 6-2, in the semifinals. Earlier in the day, the duo earned a bye in the 1/8 elimination round to face Chile in the quarterfinals, where Ellison and Kaufhold earned a 6-0 victory to advance to the semifinals. With the win over Canada, the U.S. pair will face Colombia in the gold-medal match on Aug. 11.

Basketball (1 silver)
Team USA earned the silver medal in the women’s basketball tournament after falling to Brazil in an exciting championship game. Eking out a narrow 22-20 lead after a back-and-forth first quarter, Team USA was unable to sustain the momentum and trailed at the half, 38-39. The close game continued, but Brazil ultimately claimed the gold medal with a 79-73 win. Chennedy Carter and Beatrice Mompremier continued their strong tournament performances by once again leading Team USA, scoring 16 points each.

Basque Pelota (1 silver)
The U.S. duo of brothers Omar Espinoza and Salvador Espinoza earned the silver medal in the men’s doubles frontenis event. In the preliminary rounds, the pair had earned a 3-1 record, falling only to Mexico’s Josue Lopez and Luis Molina. In the day’s final, the Espinoza brothers once again faced Lopez and Molina. The pattern would repeat itself, with Mexico once again claiming a victory over Team USA, 2-0. Despite the loss, the American pair’s strong performance throughout the tournament and advancement to the final earned them second place and the silver medal.

Fencing (2 golds)
After American teammates won two gold medals the previous day, the women’s epee team and men’s sabre team continued the trend by clinching the top spot on both of the day’s podiums. The women’s epee team of Katharine Holmes, Catherine Nixon and Isis Washington bested Cuba, 45-29, in the finals. With the U.S. trailing 5-7 two bouts in, Washington clinched a strong 9-6 victory to regain the lead. The women never trailed again, winning all six of their last bouts to claim the win. Earlier in the day, the team bested Peru, 45-30, in the quarterfinals and Venezuela, 45-26, in the semifinals.

In men’s sabre, the U.S. faced stiff competition in Canada, but nonetheless managed to claim a 45-41 victory to earn the gold medal. Up by just one point after bout five, the team of Eli Dershwitz, Daryl Homer and Jeffrey Spear slowly but surely increased the gap over the next four bouts to edge out Canada for the top spot on the podium. Earlier in the day, the team defeated Cuba, 45-25, in the quarterfinals and Venezuela, 45-24, in the semifinals.

Field Hockey (1 bronze)
The U.S. men’s team clinched the bronze medal with a narrow victory over Chile. Team USA’s Deegan Huisman opened the scoring just one minute into the game; the goal would prove to be the only point earned by either team in the first half. In the third quarter, Team USA doubled the lead with a penalty shot. With just under ten minutes left in the hour, Chile scored off a penalty shot as well to make it a one-goal game. However, Team USA was ultimately able to keep the upper hand and win the game, 2-1, for the bronze medal.

Judo (1 bronze)
Martin claimed a spot on the podium in the women’s -63 kg. division after earning a 10-00 win over Mexico’s Prisca Awiti in the bronze-medal match. Earlier in the day, Martin lost her quarterfinal contest against Brazil’s Alexia Castilhos. Down but not out, Martin moved on to the repechage round, where she defeated Argentina’s Agustina De Lucia to earn a spot in the bronze-medal match.

In the men’s -81 kg. category, fellow American Jack Hatton also advanced to the bronze medal match. Falling to Puerto Rico’s Adrian Gandia in the match, Hatton ultimately tied for fifth in the tournament. Earlier in the day, Hatton earned a win by golden score against Venezuela’s Noel Pena in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, the U.S. judoka fell to Brazil’s Eduardo Santo to move on to the bronze medal match.

Chantal Wright also represented Team USA in the day’s judo events, competing in the women’s -70 kg. division. Wright won her 1/8 final match against Peru’s Xsara Morales to advance to the quarterfinals. In her quarterfinal competition, Wright fell to Colombia’s Yuri Alvear to move on to the repechage round, where she was defeated by Canada’s Emily Burt and did not advance.

Karate (2 golds, 1 silver)
Nishi earned the gold medal in the women’s under 50 kg. division with victory over Mexico’s Alicia Hernandez. Nishi won by points, 2-0, to claim the top spot on the podium. Nishi ended the day undefeated after earning a 3-0 record in the round robin competitions and besting Guatemala’s Cheili Gonzalez, 3-2, in the semifinals.

Fellow American Brian Irr also earned the gold medal, besting the field in the men’s over 84 kg. division. Irr won his first round robin contest, 4-1, but tied 0-0 in his second against Canada’s Daniel Gaysinsky. With a win in his third contest, Irr advanced to the semifinal, where he defeated Chile’s Rodrigo Rojas, 2-1. With the victory, Irr earned his spot in the final, where he once again faced Canada’s Gaysinsky. Determined and prepared, Irr earned a decisive win, defeating Gaysinsky 5-0 for the gold medal.

Kamran Madani clinched the second spot on the podium, earning the silver medal with a 4-1 record in the day’s tournament. Through the three round robin contests, Madani did not concede a point, winning 4-0, 2-0 and 1-0. In the semifinals, this trend continued as he bested Venezuela’s Freddy Valera, 1-0. In the final contest, Madani kept the score close but ultimately fell to Colombia’s Carlos Sinisterra, 0-1, for silver.

Team USA’s Ashley Hill competed in the women’s under 61 kg. division, but did not advance from the round robin pool.

Roller Sports – Speedskating (1 bronze)
Helman earned the bronze medal in the women’s 10,000-meter elimination final. Ten skaters began the event, with seven being eliminated throughout the laps. Helman staved off elimination to finish in the top three with a time of 19:35.411. Colombia’s Johana Viveros Mondragon finished first with a time of 19:31.691 and Chile’s Javiera San Martin Pendavis earned second with a time of 19:34.253. Fellow American Herbert Harbison competed in the men’s event but was eliminated in the 29th lap to finish eighth.

In the 500-meter plus distance preliminaries, Jonathan Blair represented the U.S. men and Helman competed in the women’s event. Blair topped his heat in the preliminaries with a time of 44.869 to advance to the semifinals, where he finished just 0.770 seconds behind the leader to finish third and miss out on the final. Helman finished third in her preliminary heat, 0.118 seconds behind the leader, and did not advance.

Rowing (1 bronze)
The U.S. team of Maggie Fellows, Solveig Imsdahl, Julia Lonchar, and Keara Twist earned the bronze medal in the women’s quadruple sculls event. Ranking fifth at the 500-meter mark, the team worked its way into bronze-medal position during the middle 1,000 meters, holding on through the sprint to finish third with a time of 6:36.11.

The men’s eight of coxswain Coral Kasden, Thaddeus Babiec, Veton Celaj, James Garay, Jason Read, Logan Smith, Paul Verni and Jonathan Zagroba finished sixth in the final, crossing the finish line with a time of 5:53.60. In men’s single sculls, Lucas Bellows finished in sixth place as well with a time of 8:08.69.

Sailing (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
Five events wrapped up in the final day of sailing at the Pan American Games, with Team USA competing in each event and taking home three medals. In the mixed two-person dinghy race, the American pair of Ernesto Rodriguez and Hallie Schiffman clinched the gold medal with a third-place finish in the medal race. In women’s skiff, the U.S. duo of Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea earned the finished fourth in the medal race to earn the silver medal. Will Cyr competed in three medal races for the men’s windsurfing event, finishing fourth, third and fifth, to clinch the bronze medal.

With a third-place finish in the medal race, Team USA’s Conner Blouin finished fourth overall, just off the podium in the open dinghy event. The U.S. trio of Skip Dieball, Ian Jones and Jody Starck earned a fourth-place finish in the medal event to rank fifth overall in the mixed three-person dinghy event.

Softball (1 gold)
After falling to Canada in the semifinals game the day before, Team USA made the most of its second chance today, coming back to claim the gold medal against Canada in the grand final.

In the morning, the U.S. women found themselves facing Puerto Rico for chance to advance to the gold-medal game. After a scoreless first inning, Puerto Rico earned one run in the top of the second, but the U.S. answered back with two runs in the bottom of the same inning. Team USA went up 3-1 in the fourth inning and held the score to defeat Puerto Rico.

In the grand final in the afternoon, the U.S. women’s team was determined to avoid a repeat of the day before. Michelle Moultrie put Team USA on the board with a home run in the bottom of the second inning. While Canada answered back with a run in the fourth inning, Team USA’s two runs in the sixth were enough to earn them the victory, 3-1.

Swimming (4 golds, 2 silvers, 1 bronze)
American swimmers claimed seven podium finishes across six finals to wrap up the last day in the pool at the Pan American Games.

Alex Walsh and Meghan Small went 1-2 in the women’s 200-meter individual medley event. The two Americans topped their respective heats to advance to the A final, where they both improved upon their times to once again best the field. Walsh earned the gold medal with a time of 2:11.24 as Small earned the silver medal with a time of 2:11.36. The third-place finisher, Canada’s Bailey Andison, finished with a time of 2:14.14.

Will Licon also earned the top spot in his event, claiming the gold medal in the men’s 200-meter individual medley event. After finishing with a time of 2:00.97 to rank first in his semifinal heat, Licon advanced to the A final. In the medal race, Licon improved upon his time, finishing in 1:59.13, ahead of Brazil’s Caio Rodrigues Pumputis (2:00.12) and Leonardo Coelho Santos (2:00.29).

In the men’s 1,500-meter freestyle event, True Sweetser claimed the silver medal with a time of 15:14.24. Sweetser finished behind Brazil’s Guilherme Pereira Da Costa (15:09.93) and edged out Mexico’s Ricardo Vargas Jacobo (15:14.99) for second place. Teammate Andrew Abruzzo also competed in the event, finishing fifth with a time of 15:22.93. On the women’s side, Rebecca Mann earned the bronze medal in the 1,500-meter freestyle final, finishing with a time of 16:23.23. Mariah Denigan finished fourth with a time of 16:27.50.

To cap off the day, both the men’s and women’s 4x400-meter medley teams earned the gold medal in their respective events. The men’s team – consisting of Daniel Carr, Nick Fink, Tom Shields and anchor Nathan Adrian – set a new Pan American record for the event, finishing in a time of 3:30.25 to break the record by 2.43 seconds. The team finished 0.73 seconds ahead of second-place Brazil and over eight seconds ahead of third-place Argentina. The women’s team of Phoebe Bacon, Anne Lazor, Kendyl Stewart and anchor Margo Geer finished 4.26 seconds ahead of the second-place Canada and 7.32 seconds ahead of third-place Brazil, earning the gold medal with a time of 3:57.64. Earlier in the day, both teams won their heats by more than five seconds to advance to the finals. 

Table Tennis (1 gold, 1 bronze)
In an exciting final, the U.S. men’s team – consisting of Kanak Jha, Nikhil Kumar and ick Tio – clinched the gold medal. After winning the first two matches, the American trio saw its lead slip away as Argentina won the third and fourth matches. In a winner-takes-all fifth match, Jha pulled through for Team USA. The Olympian quickly defeated Argentina’s Gaston Alto in three straight games, 11-5, 11-8 and 11-5, to claim the gold medal. Previously in the day, the team defeated Brazil, 3-1, in the semifinals to earn its spot in the title match.

The U.S. women’s team – consisting of Amy Wang, Yue Wu and Lily Zhang – also faced Brazil in the semifinals, earning a bronze medal. In a close competition, the event required all five matches to determine the winning team. Ultimately, in match No. 5, Team USA fell to Brazil for a final score of 2-3. Despite the loss, the team’s strong play throughout the tournament and advancement to the semifinals still clinched them the third spot on the podium.

Track and Field (4 golds, 4 silvers, 1 bronze)
U.S. athletes claimed nine medals on the penultimate day of track and field at the Pan American Games.

Team USA opened the track and field events for the day with a 1-2 finish, as Gwen Berry and Brooke Andersen earned the gold and silver medals in the women’s hammer throw event. Already leading the competition after five attempts, Berry’s last throw was her best throw as she earned improved from a 72.88-meter throw to a mark of 74.62 meters. Anderson’s first attempted proved to be her furthest as she threw 71.07 meters for second place. Venezuela’s Rosa Rodriguez Pargas rounded out the podium with a season’s best throw of 69.48 meters.

The impressive performances continued as Chris Nilsen and Clayton Fritsch earned the gold and bronze medals in men’s pole vault. Nilsen cleared a height of 5.76 meters on his third attempt to best Brazil’s Augusto Dutra Da Silva, who finished second with a height of 5.71 meters. Fritsch cleared the 5.61-meter height on his third and final attempt to edge out Brazil’s Thiago Da Silva and Argentina’s German Chiaraviglio for third.

Omar Craddock jumped 17.42 meters in the men’s triple jump event to best the field for a gold medal. His fifth and furthest attempt was enough to edge out Cuba’s Jordan Diaz Fortun (17.38) and Andy Diaz Hernandez (16.83) for the top spot on the podium. Fellow American Chris Carter also competed in the event, finishing sixth (16.29).

In the men’s 110-meter hurdles final, Freddie Crittenden III improved upon his semifinal time from Aug. 8 to earn the silver medal. Crittenden finished with a time of 13.32 and was just edged out of the top stop by Barbados’s Shane Brathwaite, who finished in 13.31. Teammate Jarret Eaton also competed in the event but did not finish.

Marisa Howard represented Team USA in the 3,000-meter steeplechase final, where she finished in a time of 9:43.78 to claim the silver medal. Howard finished behind Canada’s Genevieve Lalonde (9:14.45) and ahead of Argentina’s Belen Casette (9:44.46). American Allison Ostrander was also scheduled to compete in the event but did not start.

The two team events of the day also proved successful for Team USA. In the women’s 4x400-meter event, the U.S. – represented by Anna Cockrell, Lynna Irby, Courtney Okolo and Jaide Stepter – earned the gold medal with a time of 3:26.46, besting second-place Canada by 0.55 seconds. The U.S. men’s team – consisting of Michael Cherry, Mar’Yea Harris, Wilbert London and Justin Robinson – finished second with a time of 3:01.72 for the silver medal. Colombia earned a season’s best 3:01.41 to edge out Team USA for the top spot on the podium.

In the men’s javelin throw event, Michael Shuey improved over his attempts from 73.21 meters to 80.72 meters, a mark that earned him fourth in the event. He was edged out of third place by Saint Lucia’s Albert Reynolds, who earned a personal best of 82.19 in his final attempt. In the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, Americans Benard Keter and Travis Mahoney also finished just off the podium. Keter earned fourth with a time of 8:32.76, and teammate Mahoney claimed fifth with a time of 8:34.77. Bryce Hoppel earned fourth in his event, finishing the men’s 800-meter final with a time of 1:47.48.

Water Polo (2 golds)
The U.S. men and women earned victories over Canada in their respective finals to claim the gold medal in both tournaments.

In the women’s final, Maggie Steffens opened the scoring for Team USA less than thirty seconds in. The lead continued throughout the game, with the U.S. leading 13-3 at halftime and scoring another ten goals in a dominant third quarter. While Canada only allowed one goal in the fourth quarter, the team was unable to score any of its own. With four points apiece from Steffens and Stephanie Haralabidis, the U.S. women clinched the 24-4 victory for the gold medal.

On the men’s side, Team USA also never trailed, with American Ben Hallock earning the first point just over 60 seconds into the game. Hallock would be one of three players – alongside Alex Bowen and John Hooper – to score five goals each in the 32-minute game. The lopsided scoring earned the men a 18-6 victory over Canada for the day’s second water polo gold medal.

Wrestling (3 golds, 1 bronze)
American men competed in all four events and earned podium spots in each on the final day of wrestling at the Pan American Games.

Nick Gwiazdowski bested the competition in the men’s freestyle 125 kg. division, earning the gold medal with a 10-0 win over Cuba’s Oscar Pino. Gwiazdowski defeated all three of his opponents of the day by technical superiority, without conceding a single point. In his dominant run, the American bested Peru’s Andreus Gunning, 10-0, in the quarterfinals and Canada’s Korey Jarvis, 10-0, in the semifinals on his way to the gold-medal bout.

In the men’s freestyle 97 kg. division, Kyle Snyder also took home Pan American gold. Snyder defeated Venezuela’s Jose Diaz, 9-3, to claim the top spot. Previously in the day, Snyder bested Peru’s Evan Ramos, 10-0, in the quarterfinals to advance. In the semifinals, the U.S. wrestler earned a 3-1 win over Cuba’s Reineris Salas to claim his place in the final.

The third gold medal of the day went to Team USA’s Jordan Burroughs in the men’s freestyle 74 kg. division. Burroughs began his day with a 10-0 win over Peru’s Abel Herrera in the quarterfinals, then earned a 15-4 win over Cuba’s Geandry Garzon to advance to the final. In the gold-medal bout, Burroughs claimed a 4-1 victory over Puerto Rico’s Franklin Gomez for the gold medal.

In the men’s freestyle 86 kg. division, American James Downey III earned a bronze medal to round out Team USA’s day on the mats. Claiming a 14-4 victory over Jamaica’s Angus Arthur, Downey advanced to the semifinals to face Cuba’s Yurieski Torreblanca. Falling to Torreblanca, 2-7, Downey moved on to the repechage bronze-medal bout. There, the American clinched a 5-0 victory versus Canada’s Alexander Moore to earn third.


Other Results:

In the women’s individual event, Emilia Migliaccio increased her lead from three to six strokes in the third round. At seven under par, she rests in first place with one more round to go. Teammate Rose Zhang rose in the rankings over the third round and now sits tied for 15th at seven above par. In the men’s individual event, Brandon Wu still sits in medal position, tied for first at 14 under par after three rounds. Fellow American Stewart Hagestad sits in 10th place with five strokes below par. The scores now place Team USA in a three-way tie for second in the team event. The golfers will hit the links again on Aug. 11 for the final round.

The U.S. women earned a victory over Canada today in their final placement match to finish seventh in the tournament. Team USA bested Canada in three sets, 25-16, 25-14 and 25-23.