Sunday, July 12

Podium Finishes:

Cycling – Mountain Bike (2 Bronzes)

Stephen Ettinger and Erin Huck each won bronze medals in the men's and women's cross-country events. Ettinger completed the 31.2-kilometer course in 1:33:02, behind Raphael Gagne (Canada) and Catriel Soto (Argentina), while Huck finished in 1:32:36 after Canada’s Emily Batty and Catharine Pendrel. Also, Americans Spencer Paxson and Kate Courtney placed sixth (1:36:37) and eighth (1:36:20). Cycling competition resumes Thursday (July 16) with track events. MORE

Equestrian – Dressage (1 Gold)

The U.S. dressage team of Steffen Peters riding Legolas 92, Laura Graves aboard Verdades, Kim Herslow riding Rosmarin and Sabine Schut-Kery aboard Sanceo
won the gold medal, which qualified the United States for the 2016 Olympic Games. MORE

Gymnastics – Artistic (1 Gold)

The U.S. women's artistic gymnastics team of Madison DeschRachel GoweyAmelia HundleyEmily Schild and Megan Skaggs won its fourth straight – and 13th overall – Pan American Games gold medal with a score of 173.800. Desch and Hundley also qualified for the women’s all-around finals, scheduled for July 13.  The 2015 Games marks the first time since 1995 that the U.S. has won both the men’s and women’s team titles at a Pan Am Games. Artistic gymnastics competition continues tomorrow with the men's all-around final, featuring Team USA's Sam Mikulak and Donnell Whittenburg. MORE

Judo (1 Gold)

The Marti Malloy defeated Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard of Canada to win gold in the women's -57 kg. division. MORE

Roller Sports (1 Silver)

John Burchfield won silver in men's roller figure skating, recording 126.00 points in the long program to boost his overall score to 505.00 behind Marcel Sturmer of Brazil (536.0). On the women’s side, Courtney Donovan placed fifth with a combined score of 447.70. Meanwhile, speedskaters Erin Jackson and Jarrett Paul finished fifth (18.479) and seventh (17.257) in the women’s and men’s 200-meter time trial. The roller sports competition concludes July13 with men’s and women’s speedskating.  

Rugby Sevens (1 Silver, 1 Bronze) 

The U.S. women’s rugby sevens team earned the silver medal, falling to Canada, 55-7, in the gold-medal match, and the U.S. men’s team claimed bronze with a 40-12 win over Uruguay. MORE

Shooting (1 Silver)

Jay Shi won the silver medal in men’s 10-meter air pistol with a score of 199.0, behind Brazil’s Felipe Almeida Wu’s total of 201.8. Meanwhile, Nick Mowrer finished ninth, and in the women’s event, Courtney Anthony and Sandra Uptagrafft finished seventh (93.9) and eighth (74.0). MORE

Swimming – Open Water (1 Gold, 1 Silver)

Chip Peterson won gold (1:54:03.6) and David Heron claimed silver (1:54:07.4) in the men’s 10-kilometer open water race. MORE

Triathlon (1 Silver)

Kevin McDowell captured Team USA’s first silver medal of the Pan American Games in men’s triathlon, finishing one second shy of earning a national Olympic quota spot behind the winning pace from Mexico’s Crisanto Grajales. He completed the course in 1:48:59, while U.S. teammates Hunter Kemper and Eric Lagerstrom finished eighth (1:49:37) and 17th (1:50:51). Rounding out the podium, Mexico's Irving Perez finished third. MORE

Other Results:


Iris Wang, Sattawat Pongnairat, Howard Shu and Jamie Subandhi advanced to the quarterfinals in singles, while Bjorn Seguin was eliminated in the round of 16. In doubles, Phillip Chew and Jamie Subandhi advanced to the mixed doubles quarterfinals, while Shu and Eva Lee were eliminated.


The U.S. defeated Cuba, 5-2, in Game 2 of preliminary-round play at President’s Choice Ajax Ballpark. Tyler Pastornicky and Andrew Parrino each earned two runs while Nate Smith picked up the win from the mound. Competition continues July 13 against Colombia.


Tim Hornsby and Kaitlyn McElroy qualified for the finals with semifinal victories in the men’s and women’s K1 200-meter events at the Welland Pan Am Flatwater Center. Hornsby clocked in at 38.519 and McElroy at 45.710 to advance to Tuesday’s (July 14) final. 


Maren Taylor and Deidre Freeman placed fifth and ninth in the women’s 3-meter springboard final with scores of 297.60 and 259.35 over five dives. On the men’s side, Zachary Cooper and Ryan Hawkins finished ninth (355.35) and 10th (351.15) in men’s 10-meter platform. 


Seven U.S. boats earned spots in the finals on the second day of rowing competition at the Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course. The U.S. men’s lightweight coxless four team of Robin Prendes, Peter Gibson, Andrew Weiland and Matt O’Donoghue won its heat in 6:00.25, while the U.S. men’s eight placed second to advance to the finals. Meanwhile, in quadruple sculls, the U.S. women’s crew of Victoria Burke, Sarah Giancola, Lindsay Meyer and Nicole Ritchie, and the men’s team of Colin Ethridge, Austin Meyer, Ryan Monaghan and Sam Stitt finished second and third in their heats to advance. In individual competition, Katherine McFetridge and Mary Jones won both their heats with times of 7:56.38 and 7:43.34 to advance to Final A in women’s singles sculls and lightweight single sculls. To end the day, Matt Mahon and Brendan Harrington qualified for the medal round with a third-place finish in the men’s coxless pair repechage. Rowing finals are scheduled for July 13-15.


Fifteen U.S. sailors competed in nine events on the first day of sailing competition at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Charlie Buckingham finished the men’s laser opening series race in first place, Mark and Grace Modderman finished first in the open hobie 16 opening series, and the trio of Justin Coplan, Caroline Patten and Danielle Prior won the first mixed lightning opening series event.


Olivia Blatchford and Amanda Sobhy will meet in Monday’s (July 13) gold-medal match after posting semifinal wins today against Samantha Teran of Mexico and Sam Cornett of Canada. Meanwhile, Christopher Gordon and Todd Harrity were eliminated in men’s singles quarterfinals.


The U.S. men opened round-robin play with a 10-0 win over the Dominican Republic at the President’s Choice Ajax Ballpark. Marcus Tan and Chase Turner led Team USA with a combined five RBIs, while pitcher Tony Mancha picked up the win with seven strikeouts over five innings.


Sachia Vickery defeated Mexico’s Victoria Rodriguez, 2-0, in the first round of women’s singles, while Dennis Novikov topped Ecuador’s Emilio Gomez Estrada, 2-1, in men’s singles. In the opening round of mixed doubles, Gonzales Austin and Vickery defeated Venezuela’s Andrea Gamiz and Perez Luis Martinez, 2-0. Competition continues July 13.

Water Polo – Women 

The U.S. women’s team defeated Brazil, 16-3, to advance to the gold-medal match against Canada on July 14.  


Melanie Roach finished seventh in the women’s 53 kg. competition, lifting 72 kg. in the snatch, and 96 kg. in the clean and jerk for a total of 168 kg. Meanwhile in the men’s 69 kg. division, Alex Lee scratched on all three snatch attempts and did not finish. MORE