Sunday, Aug. 25

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

On the second and final day of judo competition, the U.S. players grabbed two more bronze medals in the women’s events. Christella Garcia took bronze in the -70kg event, while Katie Davis finished in the same podium spot in the +70kg division.


The men’s and women’s goalball teams opened competition in Lima with a pair of wins. Four goals from Amanda Dennis, three by Eliana Mason, two from Lisa Czechowski and the final goal by Shavon Lockhardt gave the U.S. women’s team a 10-0 win over Peru.  The men’s team jumped out to a 4-0 lead only to see Canada come back to tie the game at 5-5 early in the second half. But the U.S. squad responded with the final 5 goals of the game to pull out a 10-5 victory over Canada. Josh Welborn led the way with six goals, Tyler Merren added three and Calahan Young chipped in the other tally.

U.S. teammates Taylor Farmer and Mike Tagliapietra grabbed the top two spots in shooting on Sunday as both won gold in their respective events. Farmer won gold in the mixed 10-meter air rifle prone SH1. Farmer recorded a personal best of 250.2 to narrowly edge out the victory over Peru’s Jorge Arcela who finished only one-tenth of a point behind. Team USA’s Kevin Nguyen rounded out the podium in that event with bronze-medal finish. Tagliapietra recorded a personal best of 18 to win the pistol event. More.

Sitting Volleyball
The U.S. men routed Colombia in straight sets (25-19, 25-18, 25-18) in their first match of a double-header day. In the evening the men faced Costa Rica and swept their opponents in straight sets (25-13, 25-9, 25-15). The U.S. women faced Brazil and grabbed a 3-1 victory (25-12, 25-18, 22-25 and 25-21) to remain undefeated in pool play. The men’s and women’s teams will both face Canada in tomorrow’s competition.

Soccer 7-a-side
The U.S. men put on a dominant performance with a 6-0 shutout over venezuela. Midfielder Cameron Delillo was on fire as he found the net on four occasions to lead Team USA’s victory. Drew Bremer and Nick Mayhugh each nabbed one goal a piece. Goalkeeper Sean Boyle minded the net for the full 60 minutes in the shutout performance.

U.S. swimmers opened competition in Lima with podium finishes from both veteran Team USA athletes including Alyssa Gialamas, and newcomers including Matt Torres to tally eight medals overall. The evening was also highlighted by a dramatic finish in the mixed 4x100 freestyle relay 49pts, where Team USA’s Carson Sanocki overcame a more than nine-second deficit to secure the team’s place at the top of the podium. 

Table Tennis
Following wins over Guatemala (2-0), Chile (2-1) and Peru (2-0), the men’s team class 3-5 duo of Ahad Sarand and Jenson Van Emburgh advanced to the quarterfinal round, which will take place Monday. 

Additionally the pair of Ian Seidenfeld and Marco Makkar advanced to the quarterfinal round of the men’s team class 6-8, to be held Monday, after a win over Columbia (2-1).

Track & Field
Josh Cinnamo and Sam Grewe highlighted a 14-medal night for Team USA athletes, breaking world records and winning gold medals in the men’s shot put F46 and men’s high jump T42-47/63-64, respectively, on the second night of competition at the Parapan American Games. In the men’s 200-meter T64, David Prince led a U.S. podium sweep alongside teammates Kevan Hueftle and Jerome Singleton. Team USA ended the day with 14 medals - seven gold, five silver and two bronze - heading into the third day of events on Monday.

Wheelchair Basketball
The U.S. men faced the host country Peru and put on a dominant showing as they won 114-14. Two-time Paralympic medalist Matt Scott was the team’s top scorer with 22 points.Team USA will face off against Brazil tomorrow - both of which are undefeated. 

Wheelchair Rugby
Game five of the Parapan Am Games was the toughest yet, but the U.S. men came through with a 54-51 win over rivals Canada to finish pool play undefeated. Key turnovers forced by the U.S. at both the goal line and in the back court allowed the Americans to capitalize on the opportunity to score and create a small point differential. Top scorers for today’s match against Canada were Chuck Aoki with 23 and Josh Wheeler with 20.

Wheelchair Tennis

Two U.S. women picked up wins in the singles quaterfinal rounds. Emmy Kaiser won over Argentina’s Maria Moreno (6-2, 2-6, 7,5) Dana Mathewson made quick work of Peru’s Maria Castillo with a 6-0, 6-0 victory. In the second round of men’s singles competition, Casey Ratzlaff was victorious against Colombia’s Eliecer Oquendo as he won his two sets 6-0 and 6-1.