Tuesday, July 30Team USA's Derek Haldeman and Brian Burrows hug in celebration during the Shooting menĀ“s trap competition at the Base Aerea Las Palmas at the Pan American Games Lima 2019.

Brian Burrows and Derek Haldeman secured two national quota spots in trap shooting for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 as U.S. athletes added 21 medals to its growing list of achievements at the Pan American Games. 

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

Podium Finishes:

Bowling (1 gold, 1 bronze)
Nick Pate
rolled a 190 to edge Brazil’s Marcelo Stuartz for the men’s singles gold medal.Teammate Jackob Butturff tied for a share of the bronze medal after conceding a close 275-268 decision to Pate in the semifinals. Today’s performances marked the second podium finishes at the 2019 Pan American Games for both Pate and Butturff, who combined earlier in the competition to take silver in men’s doubles. In women’s singles, Shannon O’Keefe finished sixth in the first block of round-robin competition with a 212.9 average over eight games, but did not advance to the semifinals.

Boxing (5 bronzes)
Team USA claimed five bronze medals and advanced five boxers to championship bouts following semifinal matches today. The U.S. endured a challenging start to the first session of the semifinal bouts with three heartbreaking loses for Delante Johnson (men’s welterweight/69 kg.), Yarisel Ramirez (women’s bantamweight/54-57 kg.) and Richard Torrez Jr. (men’s super heavyweight/91+ kg.). The three boxers left all they had in the ring and earned Team USA three bronze medals to start the day.

Women’s welterweight Oshae Jones (64-69 kg.) helped the U.S. rebound with a 4-1 decision over Moronta Hernand of the Dominican Republic to advance to the championship bout.

In the second session of the day, Duke Ragan got Team USA off to a great start by taking all five judges’ cards over Uruguay to advance to the men’s bantamweight (56 kg.) final. Men’s light welterweight Keyshawn Davis (64 kg.) kept the ball rolling for the Americans with his own unanimous decision victory over Trinidad and Tobago’s Michael Alexander to advance. Meanwhile, men’s middleweight Troy Isley (75 kg.) and women’s lightweight Rashida Ellis (57-60 kg.) earned tough split decision losses in the second session to a duo from Brazil.

On the women’s side, flyweight Virginia Fuchs (48-51 kg.) took one step closer to another international title, grabbing a unanimous decision victory over Rojas Cardozo of Venezuela. Middleweight Naomi Graham (69-75 kg.) closed out the day for Team USA with a 3-2 decision over Flavia Tereza Figueiredo of Brazil. Both women will box in the gold-medal bouts of their respective divisions on Aug. 2. 

Canoe/Kayak (1 gold)
Nevin Harrison
sprinted to the gold medal in the women’s C1 200-meter final,  completing the course in 46.649– just 0.382 of a second ahead of runner-up finisher Maria Mailliard of Chile. Meanwhile, in the K1 200, Stanton Collins placed sixth in the men’s event (37.829) and Elena Wolgamot finished the women’s race in seventh place (46.209). In team competition, the U.S. women nearly missed the podium with a fourth-place finish in the women’s K2 500. The team of Samantha Barlow and Kaitlyn McElroy recorded a combined time of 1:53.059.

Gymnastics – Artistic (1 gold, 3 silvers)
Riley McCusker and Leanne Wong recorded an impressive 1-2 finish in uneven bars, claiming the gold and silver medals to highlight the day of individual event finals in women’s gymnastics. McCusker posted a winning score of 14.533, while Wong earned a 14.300 ahead of Canada’s Elsabeth Ann Black, who rounded out the top-three spots with a 14.000.

Meanwhile, in men’s individual competition, Robert Neff claimed a pair of silver medals on floor and pommel horse to lead the U.S. men. Neff began the day by delivering an impressive floor routine that earned a 14.166, behind the winning score of 14.600 from Enrique Tomas Gonzalez of Chile. Fellow American Cameron Bock rounded out the field in eighth place with a 13.166 total. Meanwhile, Brody Malone recorded a near-podium finish, placing fourth on the pommel horse (12.766).

Modern Pentathlon (1 gold)
In the mixed relay event, the U.S. husband-wife duo of Amro ElGeziry and Isabella Isaksen clinched the gold medal. The pair bested the competition in the swimming and fencing events. The strong start to the day proved key; after finishing third in the riding event, their fifth-place laser-run finish earned them enough points to best the competition. The team finished first with 1467 points, followed by Cuba (1455) and Guatemala (1442). 

Shooting (2 golds, 2 silvers)
Team USA posted a pair of 1-2 finishes in men’s 50-meter three-position rifle and men’s trap, extending its medal-winning streak to three consecutive days at the Pan American Games, while guaranteeing the  U.S. two sports to compete at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in men’s trap – the first Olympic qualification in the event by a U.S. team since 2008. Brian Burrows and Derek Haldeman earned the coveted national quotas by claiming gold and silver in the event with Burrows recording a personal-best of 43 targets to claim the top podium spot and Haldeman finshing three targets behind with a five-round total of 40 for second place. Both athletes will be back in action July 31 in the mixed team competition with Haldeman teaming with gold medalist and world champion Ashley Carroll and Burrows partnering with Rachel Tozier. 

Matching the 1-2 finish in 50-meter rifle was Tim Sherry and two-time Olympian Michael McPhail. Sherry recorded a personal record of 455.8, largely on the strength of his kneeling position, shooting 397 – nine points better than the field. Facing Sherry in the final, McPhail jumped to 4.1 advantage after stage two, but ultimately fell nearly two points behind and finished second with a total of 453.9 – nearly 15 points head of the rest of the third-place finisher Jose Luis Sanchez from Mexico.

Volleyball – Beach  (1 gold)
The U.S. women’s team of Karissa Cook and Jace Pardon earned a thrilling 2-1 victory over Argentina to win the Pan American Games gold medal. After falling in the opening set, 21-14, the U.S. rebounded with a gritty 22-20 win in the second set to force the third round, where it ultimately prevailed 15-10. 

Water ski/Wakeboard (2 golds)
Regina Jaquess collected her third gold medal of these Games, winning the women’s overall final after tallying 2,934.83 points with scores of 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off in slalom, 7,890 points in tricks and 169 feet in jumping. Canada’s Whitney McClintock (2,832.91 points) and Paige Rini (2,574.74 points) earned the silver and bronze. The 35-year-old improved her Pan American Games medal haul to 16 overall after also taking gold in women’s slalom and jumping – the most of any U.S. water ski athlete since the sport was added to the Games program in 1995.

Not to be outdone, Andrew Adkison earned the gold medal in men’s wakeboard with a score of 79.33 points. The 37-year-old earned one of the last two spots in the final via the last chance qualifier and was competing in his first Pan American Games since winning gold in 2011. Argentina’s Ulf Distch earned the silver (78.78 points) and Mexico’s Patricio Gonzalez (69.67 points) earned the bronze.

Weightlifting (1 gold)
Two-time Olympian Sarah Robles came into the Pan American Games with high expectations and did not disappoint, winning the women’s 87 kg. gold medal for Team USA. Saving her best attempt for last, she recorded 125 kg. in the snatch, and coupled that performance with a 159 kg. high in the clean and jerk for a winning total of 284 kg.


Other results:

Badminton
On the second day of badminton play, the U.S. advanced two singles athletes and two doubles teams to the quarterfinals. Timothy Lam defeated Ruben Castellanos of Guatemala, 21-9, 21-17, to win his second consecutive match in straight games. Up next, Lam will face the top-seeded player in men’s singles, Ygor Coelho of Brazil, for a trip to the semifinals. In women’s singles, Iris Wang defeated Katherine Wynter of Jamaica, 21-4, 21-6, to advance to the quarterfinals against Daniela Macias of host nation Peru.

Meanwhile, Jamie Hsu and Kuei Ya Chen won their opening match of the women’s doubles tournament, defeating Haramara Gaitan and Adriana Valero of Mexico, 21-18, 21-16. The American duo will take on Taymara Oropesa Pupo and Yeily Mari Ortiz Rodriguez of Cuba in the quarterfinals.

Team USA’s No. 2-seeded mixed doubles team of Howard Shu and Paula Lynn Obanana defeated Ivan Leon and Ashley Montre, 17-21, 21-14, 21-11. Up next, the pair will face Diego Mini and Danica Nishimura of Peru for a trip to the semifinals. The other U.S. duo, Phillip Chew and Chen, lost in an extremely tight match to Mexico’s Lino Munoz and Haramara Gaitan, 19-21, 21-18, 24-22.

Field Hockey
The No. 24 U.S. men’s national team opened the Pan American Games with a decisive 16-0 victory over No. 55 Peru. The packed Villa María del Triunfo complex stadium was filled with fans cheering on the host nation, but Team USA never faultered, scoring seven goals in the first quarter alone and tallying another nine on its way to the shutout victory. Deegan Huisman led the U.S. with five goals.

Up next, the U.S. men will face No. 10 Canada 12 p.m. CT on Aug. 1. On July 31, the U.S. women’s team will continue preliminary pool play against Chile at 12 p.m. CT. A gold medal in either tournament will earn Team USA qualification to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Softball
The U.S. men earned their fourth win of the Pan American Games, defeating world-ranked No. 9 Mexico, 6-2. Moving onto the playoff round as the No. 2 seed, Team USA look ahead to a rematch against No. 5 Argentina, who they lost to earlier in the week, 3-0. In the win, Erick Ochoa and Matt Palazzo each recorded two RBIs, while Tony Mancha issued nine strikeouts through five innings of work.

Squash
After getting off to historic start with five medals in singles and doubles competition, the U.S. advanced to the semifinals of the men’s and women’s team tournaments. The U.S. women’s team of Olivia Blatchford, Amanda Sobhy and Sabrina Sobhy earned a decisive 3-0 victory over host Peru, while the U.S. men’s team of Andrew Douglas, Chris Hanson and Todd Harrity defeated Brazil, 2-0, to advance. Up next, the U.S. men and women will each face Mexico in the semifinals, slated for July 31.

Surfing
In the Pan American Games debut of SUP surfing, Americans Candice Appleby and Daniel Hughes won their heats, advancing to the second round of heats scheduled for July 31. Hughes combined solid scores of 5.83 and 5.10 to secure the lead, while Appleby posted a two-wave total of 5.43 to put her in strong position heading into the second round.

In the women’s open repechage heat, Tiare Thompson led Columbia’s Izzy Gomez until the final minutes. Thompson finished with a 10.80 heat total, short of Gomez’s 13.84. Thompson will be surfing her second round of longboard heats July 31. In the men’s repechage, Kevin Schulz posted a 8.10 but ultimately fell short of what he needed to top Peru’s Alonso Correa’s score of 10.84.

Team Handball
The U.S. women’s team advanced to the bronze-medal match, where it lost a hard-fought contest to Cuba, 24-23, and settled for fourth place. After trailing 13-12 at the break, the U.S. recorded an even 11-11 split in the second half, but it was not enough to overcome the first-half deficit for the bronze medal. Earlier in the day, Team USA fell to the five-time defending Pan American Games champions of Brazil, 34-9. The U.S. women complete the tournament with a 2-3 record.