Wednesday, July 15

Podium Finishes:

Badminton (2 Golds)

Team USA swept the men’s and women’s doubles titles. The U.S. women’s team of Eva Lee and Paula Lynn Obanana won gold with a 2-0 victory over Brazil’s Lohaynny and Luana Vicente, and Phillip Chew and Sattawat Pongnairat defeated Hugo Arthuso and Daniel Paiola of Brazil, 2-0. 

Gymnastics – Artistic (3 Silvers, 2 Bronzes)

Team USA garnered five medals on the final day of artistic gymnastics competition, including three silvers and two bronzes. Donnel Whittenburg took silver in men’s vault with a mark of 14.962, while Sam Mikulak and Paul Ruggeri III  each recorded scores of 15.450 to claim bronze medals in the parallel bars and horizontal bar. In women’s individual competition, Amelia Hundley and Megan Skaggs captured silver medals in floor exercise and beam with scores of 14.200 and 14.050. Meanwhile, Madison Desch and Rachel Gowey finished fourth (floor exercise) and eighth (beam), Mikulak placed sixth (horizontal bar), and Ruggeri and Whittenburg finished fifth in vault and parallel bars. 

Rowing (1 Gold, 2 Silvers, 1 Bronze)

The U.S. Pan American Rowing Team completed competition with nine medals, including four on the final day of competition. Highlighted by a gold-medal performance from Mary Jones in women’s lightweight single sculls (8:49.19), the U.S. also claimed a pair of silver medals in men’s lightweight coxless four and women’s quadruple sculls. The men’s foursome of Robin PrendesPeter GibsonAndrew Weiland and Matt O’Donoghue finished second in 6:42.40, while the women’s team of Sarah GiancolaLindsay MeyerNicole Ritchie and Victoria Burke claimed a podium spot in 7:16.26. Team USA capped the day with a bronze-medal finish in men's eight with a time of 6:12.64. Finishing just one second shy of the podium in 8:02.40, Yohann Rigogne placed fourth in men’s single sculls.

Shooting (1 Gold, 1 Silver)

Brad Balsley won the gold medal in men’s 25-meter rapid fire pistol, and Sandra Uptagrafft took silver in women’s 25-meter air pistol. Additionally, Emil Milev placed fifth in rapid fire. 

Swimming (2 Golds, 2 Silvers, 3 Bronzes)

Team USA won seven medals – including two golds, two silvers and three bronzes – on the second day of swimming competition. Allison Schmitt set a Pan Am Games record time of 1:56.23 to win the women’s 200-meter freestyle, and Sean Lehane and Carter Griffin went 1-2 in the men’s 200 backstroke with times of 1:57.47 and 1:58.18. The U.S. men's Meanwhile, Michael Weiss (men’s 200 freestyle; 1:47.63), Annie Lazor (women's 200 breaststroke; 2:26.23) and Clara Smiddy (women’s 200 backstroke; 2:11.47) contributed bronze medals to Team USA’s medal haul, and the U.S. men’s 800 freestyle relay team took silver in 7:12.20. Americans posted six additional top-10 finishes in the pool, including Michael Klueh (men’s 200 freestyle; 1:47.73), BJ Johnson (men’s 200 breaststroke; 2:12.19) and Kylie Stewart (women’s 200 backstroke; 2:11.92) placing fourth, and Kiera Janzen (women’s 200 freestyle; 2:00.34), Brad Craig (men’s 200 breaststroke; 2:14.04) and Meghan Small (women’s 200 breaststroke; 2:31.35) finishing sixth, ninth and 10th. MORE

Tennis (1 Bronze)

Dennis Novikov defeated Argentina’s Guido Andreozzi, 2-0, to earn the men’s singles bronze medal. On the women’s side, Lauren Davis advanced to Thursday’s (July 16) bronze-medal match in women’s singles, but was eliminated from women’s doubles competition with partner Louisa Chirico  after dropping a 2-0 decision to Argentina’s Maria Irigoyen and Paula Ormaechea. 

Water Polo – Men (1 Gold) 

The U.S. men’s water polo team won the gold medal with a 11-9 victory over Brazil. By advancing to the gold-medal game earlier this week, Team USA had already qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by virtue of Brazil's automatic qualification as the Olympic host nation. MORE

Wrestling – Greco-Roman (2 Golds, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze) 

U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers combined to earn four medals on the opening night of wrestling competition, highlighted by a pair of gold medals from Jon Anderson (85 kg.) and Andy Bisek (75 kg). Anderson defeated Venezuela’s Querys Perez, 9-0, while Bisek earned an 8-0 victory over Panama’s Alvis Almendra for the title. Additionally, Spenser Mango captured the 59 kg. bronze medal with a 6-3 decision over Jansel Ramirez of the Dominican Republic, and Bryce Saddoris took silver after dropping a 13-1 decision to Wuileixis Rivas of Venezuela in the 66 kg. gold-medal match. MORE

Other Results:


Khatuna Lorig advanced to the women’s individual semifinals with a 7-3 victory over LaNola Pritchard. En route to the quarterfinals, Pritchard defeated Ariel Gibilaro, 7-1, in the elimination round of 8. Competition resumes Thursday (July 16) with men’s elimination and quarterfinal matches. MORE

Baseball – Men 

Jake Thompson allowed just one hit and struck out 10 over seven innings to lead the U.S. to a 6-0 win over Nicaragua. Team USA recorded 11 hits, highlighted by a two-RBI outing from catcher Tommy Murphy. The U.S. men continue preliminary-round play Thursday (July 16) against the Dominican Republic. MORE.

Field Hockey

The U.S. women defeated Chile, 2-0, on the strength of goals from Jill Witmer and Paige Selenski. With the win, Team USA improves to 2-0 in preliminary round play and will next face Cuba Friday (July 17). MORE


After day three of opening series races, Paige Railey (women’s laser radial) is the lone sailor for Team USA standing at the top of her fleet rankings, with just 19 net points. Also, the open hobie 16 duo of Mark and Grace Modderman sit second in their fleet, while U.S. crews in open snipe, women’s 49erFX and mixed lightning currently rank third.


Team USA surrendered an early lead and fell, 3-1, to Argentina. Competition continues Thursday (July 16) against Mexico.


The U.S. men defeated Chile, 3-0, in team play. Christopher Gordon won, 11-7, 11-8, 11-2, while Chris Hanson was victorious, 11-7-11-6, 11-8, and Todd Harrity capped the evening, 11-2, 11-4, 11-4. 

Volleyball – Beach 

The U.S. women’s team of Kelley Larsen and Betsi Metter defeated Guatemala’s Maria Jose Orellana and Bianca Recinos, 2-0, in the second game of preliminary play. Competition continues Thursday (July 16) with the U.S. women facing Columbia and the U.S. men squaring off against Argentina. 


Holley Mangold finished fifth in the women’s +75 kg. division, combining a 104 kg. snatch, and 135 kg.-clean and jerk for a total of 239.