Sunday, July 28

Highlighted by individual and national team qualification performances in modern pentathlon and shooting, Team USA earned 11 Pan American Games medals on the second full day of competition in Lima, Peru.

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

Podium Finishes: 

Artistic Gymnastics (1 silver)
The U.S. men’s team of Cameron Bock, Grant Breckenridge, Brody Malone, Robert Neff and Genki Suzuki combined to take the silver medal in the men’s artistic gymnastics team final, finishing with a 249.400 total – nearly one point behind the gold medalists from Brazil (250.450). Malone recorded the highest marks for the U.S. on pommel horse (14.500) and vault (14.450), while Bock also earned strong scores on vault (14.400) and parallel bars (14.400). The men’s team final served as the qualification round for the all-around and individual event finals, which will be held July 29-31. 

Rugby Sevens (1 silver, 1 bronze)
The U.S. women claimed its second straight Pan American Games silver medal after falling to rival Canada, 24-10, in the gold-medal match. Canada opened with a try in the first minute, but Team USA’s Ilona Maher and Kayla Canett combined to level the score at 7-5. The Canadians then went on to build a 24-5 lead with two minutes remaining. Maher added one more try before time expired, but the U.S. could not complete the full comeback. The silver medal caps a near-perfect campaign by the U.S. women that included three shutout wins and a 33-19 victory over Brazil earlier today in the semifinals.

Led by 10 points and two tries from Harley Wheeler, the U.S. men’s team also earned a podium finish, securing the bronze medal in a thrilling overtime victory over Brazil. Tied 19-19 at fulltime, Marcus Tupula scored the winning goal to secure the 24-19 win for Team USA. 

Shooting (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
With Olympic qualification on the line for the Tokyo Games in 2020, U.S. shooters captured three medals, highlighted by Sarah Beard and Ginny Thrasher claiming gold and bronze in the women’s 50-meter three-position rifle. Beard recorded a personal record total of 454.9 to edge Eglys del la Cruz of Cuba (454.2) for the top podium spot, while 2016 air rifle Olympic champion Thrasher rounded out the top-three finishers with a score of 444.0. Earlier in the day, Nick Mowrer took silver in the men’s 10-meter air pistol with a 236.7 total. The finishes from Beard and Mowrer earned two coveted national Olympic quotas for Team USA in 2020. 

Meanwhile, Ashley Carroll and Rachel Tozier wrapped up with first day of qualification in women’s trap, leading the standings with three-round totals of 72 and 71. The top-six athletes will advance to the final following the second round of qualification, scheduled for 9 a.m. CT July 29.

Squash (2 golds)
The U.S. swept the men’s and women’s doubles gold-medal matches with victories over Canada. The U.S. sister duo of Amanda Sobhy and Sabrina Sobhy edged Canada 11-10, 11-8 , to claim the women's doubles title. In the men’s final, the U.S. team of Chris Hanson and Todd Harrity dropped the first game, 6-11, before rallying in the final two matches (11-5, 11-8) to earn the 2-1 victory for the top podium spot in men's doubles competition. 

Earlier in the day, Amanda Sobhy and Sabrina Sobhy teamed with Olivia Blatchford  for a strong start in Pool A play of the women’s team qualification, combining for a 3-0 sweep over Argentina. On the men’s side, the U.S. team of Andrew Douglas, Hanson and Harrity earned a 3-0 victory over Jamaica in Pool C. The U.S. women will continue Pool A play against Mexico and Chile, while the U.S. men will face Chile on July 29.

Taekwondo (2 golds)
Led by 2019 Pan American individual champion Alex Lee, the U.S. continued its success by winning the gold medal in mixed team poomsae freestyle on the second day of taekwondo competition with a score of 7.240. The team of Lee, Andrew LeeKaryn RealEthan Sun and Saejin Yi topped Canada (7.120) and Puerto Rico (7.000) in the six-team final.

Additionally, Anastasija Zolotic became the second American to win an individual title in taekwondo at the Lima 2019 Games, claiming the gold medal in the women’s under 57 kg. division. Facing Skylar Park of Canada, Zolotic earned 29 points by attack and led throughout all four rounds of competition for a final score of 32-22. 

Also finishing just shy of the podium, CJ Nickolas battled his way into the men’s under 68 kg. medal rounds with an impressive 21-6 win over Peru’s Jorge Hernandez in the repechage before ultimately falling to Chile’s Ignacio Moraels, 30-11, in the bronze-medal match.

Also competing in the mixed pairs poomsae final, Sun and Yi finished just shy of the podium in fourth place with a score of 6.920. Mexico (7.440), Canada (7.440) and Peru (7.010) earned the top-three spots.

Weightlifting (1 bronze)
Harrison Maurus earned Team USA’s first medal in weightlifting, taking bronze in the men’s 81 kg. division. The podium finish also marked USA Weightlifting's 100th medal in Pan American Games history. Maurus saved his best round for last in the snatch with a mark of 155 kg. He would scratch on his third attempt in the clean and jerk, but his 195 kg., mark was good enough to secure the third-place finish with a 350 kg. total. Finishing just behind him in fourth place was fellow American Christian Rodriguez Ocasio with a 327 kg. total.

In women's competition, U.S. weightlifters combined for three additional top-10 finishes, including a fourth-place showing from Jourdan Delacruz at 55 kg. (197 kg. total); and sixth- and eighth-place finishes from Hunter Elam (205 kg. total) and Jessica Lucero (203 kg. total) in the women’s 59 kg. division.

Other results:
Basketball – 3x3
The U.S. women’s 3x3 team remained undefeated (5-0) through the end of preliminary round play with an 18-14 win over Venezuela and a 21-7 victory over Dominican Republic at the Coliseo Eduardo Dibos. As the No. 1 seed, the U.S. will meet No. 4 Brazil in the first women’s semifinal at 9 a.m. CT Monday (July 29).

In the men’s tournament, the U.S. dropped its first two games of the day against Puerto Rico (20-18) and Argentina (22-20) before earning a gritty 21-13 win over Dominican Republic to finish preliminary round action with a 2-3 record. Up next, the U.S. will face Brazil in the semifinal round at 10:30 a.m. CT Monday. 

Following the first block of men’s singles competition, Jakob Butturff ranks second with 1,498 total points – just 23 points behind leader Jean Perez of Peru. Nick Pate rounds out the top-10 spots with 1,361 points. Meanwhile, fresh off winning the gold medal in women’s doubles, Stefanie Johnson and Shannon O’Keefe continued competition in women’s singles qualifying play. O’Keefe finished the day well positioned in sixth place with a six-game total of 1,280, while Johnson sits 11 positions back in 17th place with a 1,183 total. Competition continues Monday (July 29) with the second blocks of women’s and men’s singles qualifying rounds at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT. 

Team USA had a successful first day of boxing at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, winning three out of the teams four bouts. Team captain and super heavyweight Richard Torrez Jr. grabbed the first win of the day against the Luis Munoz of Peru. Torrez put on a dominating display to take all five judges cards and advance to the semifinal bouts next week, as well as clinch Team USA’s first boxing medal.

Yarisel Ramirezmade an impressive Pan American Games debut with an unanimous decision win over El Salvador’s Yamileth Solorzano. Ramirez will look to clinch her spot in her first elite international final in Tuesday’s (July 30) semifinal matchup.

Oshae Jones closed out the first day of boxing with a 5-0 win over Atheyna Bylon of Panama. This marked the third time Jones has faced Bylon this year, taking the series following falling short in April’s Pan American Games Qualifier by split decision.

The fourth American to enter the ring today, Bruce Carrington left it all in the ring against Dominican Republics Orlando Martinez, but fell short of advancing to the semifinals.

The U.S. team of Stanton Collins, Thom Crockett, Nathaniel Errez and Owen Farleyklacik placed fifth in the men’s K4 500-meter sprint canoe, finishing in 1:25.011, 2.905 seconds behind the winners from Argentina. Cuba, Mexico and Canada rounded out the top-four finishers.

The U.S. Dressage Team recorded three stellar results to take the early lead at the Pan American Games. The team of Nora Batchelder piloting Faro SQF, Jennifer Baumertaboard Handsome, and Sarah Lockman and First Apple, performed the Prix St. Georges test, earning a team total of 219.970. Canada currently sits in silver-medal position with a total of 219.828 and Brazil in third with a score of 204.473. Team competition will continue Monday (July 29) with the Intermediate I and Grand Prix Special, which will determine final results and medals for team competition. Individual competition will take place Wednesday (July 31), with the Intermediate I freestyle and Grand Prix freestyle, crowning individual medalists.

Modern Pentathlon
Amro Elgeziry will be heading to the Olympic Games for the fourth time in his career - and his first representing Team USA - in 2020 following his fifth-place finish in the men’s individual competition and securing the final qualification spot available for North and Central American athletes. After earning the No. 7 seed, Elgeziry opened the day with a 21-10 mark in the early fencing rounds. In the 200-meter swim, he was the only athlete to complete the event in under two minutes (1:58.02) to earn a spot near the top of the overall leaderboard. During the bonus fencing round, he earned one victory, shaving one second off his handicap time for the laser-run. He then managed to shake off one missed jump on the first gate of the equestrian course and complete the event with a score of 289 for fifth place and the Olympic berth to Tokyo.

Coming off a thrilling comeback victory over No. 24 Cuba, the U.S. men’s softball team did not have enough to overcome the reigning world champions Argentina, dropping a 3-0 decision in preliminary round play. Up next, the U.S. continues preliminary action against host Peru at 4 p.m. CT Monday (July 29). The U.S. totaled five hits, with Erick Ochoa and Matt Ratliff totaling two apiece. Joel Cooley tossed four innings, allowing three runs on six hits and striking out two batters. Duane Weiler allowed two hits, issued one strikeout and one walk in his two innings of relief.

Volleyball – Beach
Americans Karissa Cook and Jace Pardon earned a decisive 21-8, 21-10, victory over Paraguay in the quarterfinals of the women’s tournament. The duo advances to face Brazil in Monday’s (July 29) semifinals at 11:30 a.m. CT.

Meanwhile, the U.S. men’s team of Mark Burik and Ian Satterfield defeated Dominican Republic in straight sets, 21-13, 21-12, to advance to the 9-10th placement match at 9 a.m. MT Monday.

Water Ski and Wakeboard
Four Americans advanced to the finals in individual events as preliminary-round action in water skiing (tricks and jumping) continued at the Pan American Games. Taylor Garcia advanced to the finals of men’s jumping, earning the top seed for Monday’s (July 29) final with a distance of 214 feet. Regina Jaquess advanced to Monday’s finals of women’s jumping (173 feet) and tricks (8,340 points). She earned the top seed for the finals of jumping and the fourth seed in tricks. Erika Lang earned the top seed in women’s tricks, scoring a Pan American Games’ record 9,240 points. She set the previous record of 8,590 points at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Adam Pickos advanced to the finals of men’s tricks, also to be held on Monday, earning the No. 2 seed with a score of 10,720 points.