Thursday, July 23


Podium Finishes:

Bowling (1 Silver, 1 Bronze)

Team USA collected two medals in doubles competition with the U.S. women earning silver and the men’s team needed a mark in its final frame to earn the bronze. Liz Johnson and Shannon Pluhowsky earned a 12-game pinfall of 4,925 to earn the silver medal, finishing 149 pins behind Colombia’s 5,074, while Devin Bidwell and Tommy Jones finished third with a total of 5,203, behind Canada (5,607) and Colombia (5289).

Boxing (1 Bronze)

Cam Awesome earned the bronze medal in the men’s super heavyweight division after dropping a hard-fought 2-1 decision to Cuba’s Lenier Pero in the semifinal bout. Meanwhile, Antonio Vargas advanced to the men’s flyweight gold-medal bout with a 2-1 semifinal victory over Costa Rica’s David Jimenez Rodriguez. Vargas will face Cuba’s Yosbany for the title on Saturday (July 25). 

Equestrian – Show Jumping (1 Bronze)

The U.S. jumping team of Georgina Bloomberg, Kent FarringtonLauren Hough and McLain Ward won the bronze medal in the team jumping competition with a score of 12 points. Canada claimed the gold medal with 7 points while Argentina earned the silver with 8. MORE

Fencing (2 Golds)

The U.S. captured both the men’s and women’s saber titles on the opening night of fencing team competition. The women’s team of Ibtihaj Muhammad, Dagmara Wozniak and Mariel Zagunis won the women’s gold medal, defeating Mexico, 45-31, and the men’s team of Eli Dershwitz, Daryl Homer and Jeff Spear completed the gold-medal sweep with a  45-37 victory over Canada. MORE | MORE

Karate (1 Bronze)

Brandais Miyazaki was awarded the bronze medal in the men’s -60 kg. division after falling to Brazil’s Douglas Brose, 3-0, in the semifinal bout.

Racquetball (2 Bronzes)

Rhonda Rajsich earned a pair of bronze medals with semifinal losses to Mexico in singles competition and Argentina in doubles with teammate Kim Russell-Waselenchuk. Meanwhile, Rocky Carson, and the U.S. duo of Jansen Allen and José Rojas advanced to the men’s singles and doubles gold-medal matches with semifinal victories over Mexico.

Track and Field (2 Golds, 2 Silvers, 4 Bronzes)

The U.S. track and field added eight medals to increase its total to 25 podium appearances through five days of competition. Kendall Baisden and Shakima Wimbley went 1-2 in the women’s 400-meter with times of 51.27 and 51.36, while Kyle Clemons posted a personal-best 44.84 to claim bronze in the men’s race. In the men’s 800, Clayton Murphy and Ryan Martin crossed the line in 1:47.19 and 1:47.73 to take gold and bronze, while Desiree Linden recorded a season-best time of 32:43.99 to take the silver and Liz Costello placed fourth (32:53.52) in the women’s 10,000, behind a Pan Am Games record pace of 32:41.33 from Mexico’s Brenda Flores. Off the track, Russ Winger tossed 62.64 meters to win the bronze medal in men’s discus and Jared Schuurmans placed fourth with a throw of 62.32. Meanwhile, Jenn Suhr cleared 4.60 meters to claim the women’s pole vault bronze medal and Demi Payne finished fourth with a mark of 4.50. Additionally, Kerron Clement clocked in at 48.72 to finish fourth and Jeshua Anderson posted a season-best time of 48.95 to place fifth in the men’s 400 hurdles. Austin Bahner and Derek Masterson also earned top-10 finishes in men’s decathlon, placing eighth and ninth with combined scores of 7,451 and 7,436. In the men’s and women’s 200, Wallace Spearmon sprinted to a season-best time of 20.03 to qualify for the final, while Kaylin Whitney, Kyra Jefferson and BeeJay Lee also advanced. The U.S. remains atop the medals table, already surpassing the 17 medals won in 2011 and the 24 earned in 2007. MORE

Water Ski/Wakeboard (3 Golds, 1 Silver, 2 Bronzes)

Five U.S. water skiers combined to win six medals, including three golds – on the final day of water skiing competition. Regina Jaquess  picked up her 12th and 13th career Pan American Games medals, winning gold in the women’s jump (49.1 meters) and silver in women’s slalom (33.0), in which teammate Erika Lang took bronze (26.0). Lang then picked up her second bronze medal of the day, earning 8,000 points in women’s tricks. On the men’s side, Adam Pickos recorded a score of 11,110 to win the men’s tricks title, while Nate Smith scored five buoys at 39 feet off to defeat Canada’s Jason McClintock’s in a runoff for the men’s slalom gold medal. MORE


Other Results:

Baseball – Women’s

The U.S. women’s baseball team earned a 9-0 victory over Puerto Rico behind the arm of Stacy Piagno, who threw a no-hitter with six strikeouts, while Malaika Underwood went 2-for-2 with a run scored.

Basketball – Men’s  

Despite having four players score in double figures, the U.S. men’s basketball team fell to Brazil, 93-83, in preliminary-round play. Keith Langford had a team-high 18 points.  

Field Hockey

Will Holt and Tyler Sundeen each scored goals to lead the U.S. men’s team to a 2-1 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in the 5-8th place match. With the win, the U.S. advances to play Mexico Sunday (July 25). The U.S. women’s will face Argentina in the gold-medal match Friday (July 24).

Softball – Women’s  

Team USA closed the preliminary round with a 5-0 record and secured the tournament’s No. 1 seed in the medal rounds after defeating the Dominican Republic, 11-0, in four innings. Kellie Fox recorded two home runs, Sierra Romero added another and three of the team’s 10 hits. Sara Nevins earned her third win from the mound after tossing two innings with four strikeouts. MORE

Table Tennis

Kanak Jha and Timothy Wang both advanced in men’s singles, winning 4-1 and 4-3. On the women’s side, Lily Zhang earned a 4-0 victory, while Yue Wu won, 4-1. Jiaqi Zheng (women’s) lost her match, 4-3, and Jimmy Butler (men’s) did not compete.

Volleyball – Indoor

The U.S. women’s volleyball team earned 3-1 (25-17, 22-25, 25-18, 25-22) victory over the Dominican Republic in its semifinal matchup. Nicole Fawcett and Krista Vansant paced the team offensively with a combined 27 spikes.