Sunday, July 19


Podium Finishes:

Baseball – Men’s (Silver) 

The U.S. men’s baseball team won the silver medal after dropping the gold-medal game, 7-6, to Canada in extra innings. With the loss, Team USA finishes with a 5-3 mark, claiming its fourth consecutive silver medal at the Pan American Games. MORE

Canoe/Kayak – Slalom (3 Golds, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze)

Casey Eichfeld and Michal Smolen captured gold medals in the men’s canoe slalom C1 and K1 categories with penalty-free times of 92.80 and 87.14, becoming the first Pan American Games champions in each event. Both Eichfeld and Smolen secured Olympic quota spots by virtue of their victories. The U.S. completed its sweep of the men's slalom events as Eichfeld and Devin McEwan added another gold medal in men’s C2 with a time of 106.95. Meanwhile, Colleen Hickey completed the women’s C1 course in 131.43 to take silver and Ashley Nee finished three-hundredths-of-a-second behind the winner to claim bronze in women’s K1. 

Cycling – Track (1 Gold)

Sarah Hammer won the gold medal in women’s omnium with a total score of 233 points. She finished second to Marlies Mejias of Cuba in the morning session’s 500-meter time trial and flying lap, but maintained an 11-point lead over the field heading into the final event, where she clinched the title with a win in the points race. Helping cap the final day of track cycling for Team USA, Matt Baranoski finished eighth in men’s Keirin. 

Equestrian – Eventing (2 Golds) 

The U.S. eventing team captured the gold medal and qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after three of four U.S. riders went clear in the jumping phase to complete the three-day competition with a combined score of 133.00, ahead of Brazil (140.70) and Canada (163.00). Team USA’s Marilyn Little also won the individual eventing title aboard RF Scandalous with 40.30 points. Three other U.S. riders also notched top-10 finishes, including Boyd Martin placing fourth (44.30),Lauren Kieffer finishing seventh (48.40) and Phillip Dutton placing 10th (52.40).

Golf (2 Silvers)

The U.S. finished 24-under par and won the silver medal in the mixed team competition. Andrea Lee claimed silver in the women’s individual, finishing 7-under par (69-68-70-74—281), while Kristen Gillman finished sixth (75-75-71-70—291). In the men’s competition, Lee McCoy and Beau Hossler both carded a 3-under-par 69 in the final round. McCoy (70-68-71-69—278) finished fourth at 10 under, and Hossler’s (70-74-68-69—281) score of 7 under earned him a sixth-place finish. MORE

Gymnastics – Rhythmic (2 Golds, 3 Silvers)

Laura Zeng and Jazzy Kerber captured their third 1-2 finish of the Pan Am Games, sweeping the gold and silver medals in the individual hoop and ball events. Zeng posted winning scores of 16.883 (ball) and 16.833 (hoop), while Kerber recorded marks of 16.100 (ball) and 16.300 (hoop). The U.S. women closed the day by adding another silver medal in the group five ribbons final with a score of 13.283, behind Brazil, which earned a 15.000 for the gold. MORE

Gymnastics – Trampoline (1 Silver)

Gymnast Steven Gluckstein won the men’s individual trampoline silver medal with a score of 55.595, and Logan Dooley scored 53.080 to finish seventh. Meanwhile, the U.S. women finished just outside the podium with Clare Johnson placing fourth (51.230) and Charlotte Drury in fifth (50.190). MORE

Modern Pentathlon (1 Bronze)

U.S. Army Specialist Nathan Schrimsher earned the bronze medal in men’s modern pentathlon with a score of 1,421, becoming the first American to directly qualify a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team. Meanwhile, teammate Dennis Bowsher finished 10th. Charles Fernandez of Guatemala won gold with 1,444, while Mexico’s Ismael Hernandez Uscanga took silver with 1,439. MORE

Sailing (2 Silvers, 1 Bronze)

The U.S. sailing team claimed three medals on the final day of competition, bringing its total to six and tying Brazil for the top spot in the sailing medal chart. The father and daughter team of Mark Modderman and Grace Modderman earned the silver medal in the open Hobie 16 competition with 39 points, while the team of Justin CoplanCaroline Patten and Danielle Prior claimed the silver medal in the mixed lightning event with 37 points. Adding to the U.S. medal haul, Augie Diaz and Kathleen Tocke earned bronze in open snipe with 46 points. Additionally, Conner Blouin placed sixth in the open sunfish event. MORE

Shooting (1 Gold, 2 Silvers, 1 Bronze)

U.S. shooters earned four medals and two Olympic quota spots on the final day of shooting competition at the Pan American Games. T.J. Bayer and Dustin Perry went 1-2 in men’s skeet shooting after advancing to an all-U.S. final. Bayer shot a perfect 16/16 targets to win the gold and an Olympic quota in this event, while Perry hit 14/16 for the silver. Meanwhile, George Norton and Ryan Anderson won the silver and bronze medals in the men's 50-meter rifle 3-position event. Norton also earns an Olympic quota spot by virtue of his silver medal. MORE


Other Results:

Track and Field

Maria Michta-Coffey and Miranda Melville earned a pair of top-10 finishes in the women’s 20-kilometer race walk, placing seventh and 10th with times of 1:33:07 and 1:37:45.

Basketball – Women's

Team USA scored 39 points in the second half to earn a close 65-64 win over Cuba in the women’s basketball semifinals. Linnae Harper and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough led the way for the U.S. with a combined 31 points, while Moriah Jefferson contributed six rebounds. The U.S. advance to face Canada in the gold-medal game Monday (July 20). 

Boxing

Flyweight Antonio Vargas and heavyweight Cam Awesome earned 2-1 victories over Leonel de Los Santos Nunez of the Dominican Republic and Simon Kean of Canada to advance to the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, welterweight Brian Ceballo fell to Marvin Cabrera of Mexico, 3-0, and light heavyweight Steven Nelson fell to Michel de Souza Borges of Brazil, 2-1.

Racquetball

In singles play, Rhonda Rajsich defeated Veronique Guillemette of Argentina, 2-0, Jake Bredenbeck defeated Set De Jesus Cubillos of Colombia, 2-1, and Rocky Carson defeated Felipe Camacho of Costa Rica, 2-0. Meanwhile, Michelle Key fell to Samantha Salas of Mexico, 2-0. Meanwhile in doubles play, the pair of Rajsich and Kim Russell defeated Guillemette and Maria J. Vargas of Argentina, 2-1, while Jansen Allen and José Rojas defeated Teobaldo Fumero and Felipe Camacho of Costa Rica, 2-1. Play continues Monday (July 20).

Softball  – Women's

The U.S. women’s team defeated Puerto Rico, 9-2, in their first game of the round robin stage. Play continues tomorrow as Team USA faces Brazil July 20.

Table Tennis

The U.S. women’s team defeated the Dominican Republic and Argentina, 3-0, while the U.S. men’s team lost to Brazil, 3-0. The men’s team will return to action Monday (July 20) against Ecuador.

Taekwondo

On the opening day of taekwondo competition, Logan Gerick (-58 kg.) defeated Nicaragua’s Danilo Castillo, 4-3, but fell to Venilton Torres of Brazil, 12-8. Charlotte Craig (-49 kg.) fell to Guatemala’s Elizabeth Zamora, 4-1, in the round of 8.

Volleyball – Indoor 

The U.S. men’s indoor team defeated Mexico, 3-1 (20-25, 27-25, 25-16, 25-17) to even its record at 1-1 in preliminary-pool play. Up next, Team USA will face Canada Tuesday (July 21).