Monday, August 5

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

Podium Finishes:

Diving (1 bronze)
On the final day of diving competition, Brooke Schultz claimed the bronze medal in women’s 3-meter springboard with a score of 334.85. Team USA’s Sarah Bacon finished two spots behind in fifth place with a 317.30 total. Canada’s Jennifer Abel (374.25) and Mexico’s Dolores Hernandez Monzon (339.60) placed first and second.  

Team USA concluded diving competition with Ben Bramley and Steele Johnson placing fourth in men’s 10-meter with a total score of 368.61. Mexico (431.10), Canada (396.12) and Brazil (375.81) secured gold, silver and bronze.

Fencing (1 gold)
Lee Kiefer became the first-ever fencer ever to win three straight Pan American Games titles, defeating Canada’s Jessica Guo, 15-10, in the gold-medal bout. U.S. teammate Jacqueline Dubrovich advanced to the round of 16, in which she dropped a narrow 15-13 decision against Brazil’s Gabriela Paczko Bozko Cecchi and did not advance. Meanwhile in men’s epee, Curtis McDowald and Jacob Hoyle advanced to the quarterfinals and round of 16 before being eliminated, both falling to Colombia’s Jhon Edison Rodriquez Quevedo, 15-3 and 15-9. 

Gymnastics – Rhythmic (2 golds, 1 bronze)
All-around champion Evita Griskenas and  all-around silver medalist Camilla Feeley split the remaining event gold medals at the 2019 Pan American Games.  Griskenas collected her fifth individual medal – and fourth gold – in Lima, winning the ribbon final and taking bronze in clubs behind teammate Feeley, who claimed her first individual title of these Games in the event.

After claiming the hoop and ball gold medals on Sunday (Aug. 4), Griskenas followed with a dazzling 17.950 total in ribbon to place first ahead of Brazil’s Barbara Domingos (17.450) and Mexico’s Karla Diaz (16.200). Feeley finished just off the podium in fourth place with a score of 15.500. The all-around silver medalist, Feeley earned her first individual Pan American Games title with a 17.950 total in clubs. Griskenas  rounded out the top-three spots with a score of 17.500, just behind runner-up finisher Natalie Garcia of Canada, who claimed the silver with 17.650 points. 

In the group competition, Team USA tallied its third 17.950 of the day, this time for fifth place in the 3 hoops/4 clubs competition. Brazil captured the title at 24.250, with Mexico placing second (23.050) and Cuba in third (22.200). The members of the U.S. group include Isabelle Connor, Yelyzaveta Merenzon, Elizaveta Pletneva, Nicole Sladkov and Kristina Sobolevskaya

Gymnastics – Trampoline (2 silvers, 1 bronze)
Jeffrey Gluckstein and Ruben Padilla won the men’s silver and bronze trampoline medals, while Nicole Ahsinger claimed the women’s trampoline silver. Gluckstein earned a 57.290, finishing just ahead of Padilla’s 57.160. Canada’s Jeremy Chartier won the title at 57.440. In the women’s division, Ahsinger received a 52.540 for her silver-medal routine, and Jessica Stevens was fourth, just missing the medal podium with her 52.120. Canada’s Samantha Smith won the title at 53.735, and Mexico’s Dafne Navarro Loza was third (52.510).

Other results:

Basque Pelota
In men’s individual Peruvian Fronton qualification, Team USA’s Salvador Espinoza defeated Cuba’s Alejandro Gonzales (15-13, 15-9. Earlier in the day, Espinoza teamed with Omar Espinoza to top Peru in men’s doubles frontenis qualification, also winning in two games (15-5, 15-7). Meanwhile, in men’s doubles fronton leather ball qualification, the U.S. pair of Agusti Brugues and Jose Huarte were defeated by Argentina (15-8, 15-2). Basque pelota qualification competitions continue Aug. 6.

Field Hockey
The No. 24 U.S. men’s national team defeated No. 69 Cuba, 5-1, to advance to the semifinals of the Pan American Games tournament. After a scoreless first half, Team USA posted five goals to earn the opportunity to compete for a spot in the gold-medal final with automatic qualification on the line for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.  Deegan Huisman led the U.S. in scoring as four Americans recorded goals in the win. Up next, the U.S. will face Argentina in the semifinals on Aug. 8. The U.S. women continue play Aug. 6 with a semifinal contest against Canada. 

Four Americans advanced to the quarterfinals in men’s and women’s singles racquetball competition, and facing tough competition, did not advance to Tuesday’s (Aug. 6) semifinal round. Seeking a return trip to the podium in women’s singles, 2015 Pan American Games bronze medalist Rhonda Rajsich advanced to the quarterfinals, where she dropped a 2-0 decision to Colombia’s Adriana Riveros. Kelani Lawrence also lost her quarterfinal contest, 2-0, to Argentina’s Maria Jose Vargas. In men’s singles quarterfinals competition, Team USA’s Jacob Bredenbeck and Charles Pratt did not advance after falling to Colombia’s Mario Mercado, 2-1, and Bolivia’s Conrrado Moscoso, 2-0. 

Following the third day of sailing competition, Team USA is leading three fleets with promising results across the board. After another postponement early in the day, the weather finally delivered the conditions that sailors were hoping to see on the Bay of Paracas allowing every class to score at least two races in the afternoon. Among the U.S. sailors leading their fleets are Charlie Buckingham (men’s Laser), Will Cyr (Formula Kite), and Ernesto Rodriguez and Hallie Schiffman in the mixed Snipe fleet, who are currently six points ahead of the field. U.S. Nacra sailors Riley Gibbs and Anna Weiss also had an admirable day after scoring two first-place finishes. Their results pushed them into a podium position, heading into day four. Other highlights for Team USA included second-place ranked boats Steph Roble and Maggie Shea in the women’s 49erFX class; Pedro Pascual in the men’s RS:X class; and Jody Starck, Skip Dieball and Ian Jones in the mixed Lightning class. Racing is scheduled to continue at 11 a.m. CT on Aug. 6. 

The U.S. women improved to 2-0 with a 6-0 win over No. 4 Puerto Rico. Posting its second shutout in as many days, Team USA’s Haylie McCleney went 3-for-3 with one run scored and one walk, while Kirsti Merritt put the U.S. on the board with a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning. Cat Osterman and Rachel Garcia combined for the shutout win in the circle, with Osterman tossing six frames, 13 strikeouts, two hits and one walk allowed, and Garcia closing the game with two strikeouts. Team USA returns to action on at 10 a.m. CT on Aug.  6 against No. 3 Canada.

Table Tennis
The U.S. women’s doubles pairing of Lily Zhang and Yue Wu advanced to the gold-medal final with a 4-1 victory over Alicia Cote and Mo Zhang of Canada. Prevailing in its first (11-3, 11-6) and final two games (11-2, 12-10) of the semifinal round, the duo will next face Puerton Rico on  Aug. 6 for the women’s doubles title.

Earlier in the day, Team USA advanced four athletes to the quarterfinals in men’s and women’s singles competition. Zhang and Wu won their individual matches in the round of 16, each earning 4-0 victories over Peru’s Francessca Vargas and Ecuador’s Mylena Plaza. On the men’s side, Nikhil Kumar defeated Emil Santos of the Dominican Republic, 4-2, and Kanak Jha earned a 4-0 victory over Jose You of Honduras to advance to Tuesday’s (Aug. 6) quarterfinals. 

Team Handball
The U.S. concluded the Pan American Games with a sixth-place finish following a 32-24 loss to Cuba. Facing a handful of injuries, the U.S. roster was trimmed to 11 healthy players on the final day of competition. The U.S. took an early 8-5 lead before Cuba responded with an  11-2 run to close out the half with a 16-10 advantage. Team USA answered in the second half, cutting the lead to 18-16 in the first 10 minutes, but Cuba ultimately pulled away in the closing minutes for the win About Fofana led the U.S. in scoring with seven goals and Ian Hueter added five.

Water Polo
The U.S. women earned their second straight win at the Pan American Games with a 20-4 victory over Brazil. Makenzie Fischer and Melissa Seidemann led Team USA with four goals each with Ashleigh Johnson recorded six saves in net.

In men’s competition, the U.S. moved to 2-0 in group play with a key 13-11 victory over Canada. Johnny Hooper scored five goals and Alex Wolf made 12 stops in the win. Team USA returns to action on Aug. 6 to close out group play against Venezuela.