Saturday, July 25

Podium Finishes:

Basketball – Men’s (1 Bronze)

The U.S. men’s team overcame an 18-point deficit to win the bronze medal, defeating the Dominican Republic, 87-82, in a rematch of the 2011 Pan American bronze-medal game. Bobby Brown led all scorers with 19 points and Damien Wilkens scored 17 points on 7-11 shooting. MORE

Bowling (1 Gold, 2 Bronzes)

Shannon Pluhowsky won the gold medal in women’s singles bowling with a score of 223, edging Aumi Guerra of the Dominican Republic by 11 pins in the match final. Team USA’s Liz Johnson advanced out of match play to claim a bronze medal with a 181 total in the semifinals, along with Colombia’s Rocio Restrepo (212). In men’s singles, Devin Bidwell recorded a 182 to earn a share of the bronze medal with Canada’s Dan MacLelland, finishing five pins shy of advancing to the final. Teammate Tommy Jones narrowly missed the podium after finishing fifth in match play. MORE

Boxing (1 Gold, 1 Silver)

Antonio Vargas won the men’s flyweight title with a 3-0 unanimous decision over Cuba’s Yosbany Veitia in the gold-medal bout, while Marlen Esparza picked up the women’s flyweight silver medal, falling to Canada’s Mandy Bujold in a 2-1 split decision. MORE

Cycling – Road (1 Silver)

Eric Marcotte captured the silver medal in the men’s road cycling race, completing the 165-kilometer course in 3:46:26, the same time as winner Venezuela’s Miguel Ubeto Aponte of Venezuela, and third- and fourth-place finishers Guillaume Boivin of Canada and Mauro Richeze of Argentina. In the women’s race, Ruth Winder finished 35 seconds off the winning pace in 2:07:52 for seventh place, and Lauren Tamayo placed 30th in 2:08:00. MORE

Equestrian – Jumping (1 Gold, 1 Bronze)

McLain Ward and Rothchild won the gold medal in individual show jumping, while Lauren Hough and Ohlala won the bronze medal. Ward had a fault-free day, going clear in both rounds to tie with Emanuel Andrade. In the gold-medal jump-off, Ward was again clear, while Andrade had a rail (four faults). Meanwhile, Hough had one rail (four faults) in the first round and went clear in the second, putting her in a five-way tie for third place. She was the lone rider to go clear in the bronze-medal jump-off to secure the medal. Georginia Bloomberg tied for 11th place with 12 faults on the day. MORE

Fencing (1 Gold, 1 Silver)

The U.S. collected two medals in foil team fencing competition, with the U.S. men winning gold and the women earning silver. Team USA’s Miles Chamley-Watson, Alexander Massialas and Gerek Meinhardt secured the men’s title with a 45-26 win over Brazil, while the U.S. women’s team of Lee Kiefer, Nzingha Prescod and Nicole Ross dropped a hard-fought 38-37 loss to Canada in the gold-medal bout. MORE

Karate (1 Bronze)

Brian Irr won the bronze medal in the men’s +84 kg. division after losing by hantei, 3-2, to Anel Castillo of the Dominican Republic in the semifinal bout. 

Table Tennis (1 Gold, 1 Bronze)

Yue Wu won the women’s singles table tennis title with a 4-3 win over Brazil's Lin Gui in the gold-medal match, directly qualifying herself a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team. Meanwhile, Lily Zhang fell to Gui in the semifinals, 4-3, to earn the bronze medal. MORE

Track and Field (3 Golds, 3 Silvers)

Team USA added six medals on the final day of track and field competition, highlighted by three winning relay performances. Seventeen-year-old Kaylin Whitney anchored the U.S. to a Pan American Games record time of 42.58 to win the women’s 4x100-meter title, and Shamier Little jumped to an early lead in the women’s 4x400 to help the U.S. post a winning time of 3:25.68, finishing ahead of Jamaica and Canada in each event. The U.S. added its third relay gold medal of the evening in the men’s 4x100, finishing in second with a time of 38.27, but moving up a spot after Canada disqualified due to an exchange zone violation. In the final event of the day, Kerron Clement anchored the U.S. to the silver medal in the men’s 4x400 with a time of 3:00.21. Cuba crossed the finish in second (2:59.84), but was disqualified after failing to submit its relay team members in order. Team USA also garnered a pair of silver medals from Heather Miller (heptathlon) and David Torrence (men’s 5,000). Miller led a strong 1-2 U.S. finish in the 800 to complete the heptathlon with 6,178 points, while teammate Breanna Leslie placed sixth overall (5,844). In the men's 5,000, Torrence used a late surge in the final 50 meters to earn a runner-up time of 13:46.60, while Garrett Heath finished fourth in 13:47.17. Craig Leon and Tim Young opened the day by racing to fifth- and sixth-place finishes in the men’s marathon with times of 2:19:26 and 2:19:34, and Cory McGee finished fourth in the women’s 1,500 with a time of 4:11.12. In field competition, Jeron Robinson and Jesse Williams tied for fourth place in the men’s high jump (2.28 meters). MORE

Volleyball – Indoor (1 Gold)

The U.S. women’s indoor volleyball team won its first Pan Am gold medal in 48 years, defeating Brazil, 3-1 (25-22, 25-21, 28-26), in the gold-medal game. Team USA's Carli Lloyd was named both the MVP and best setter of the tournament. MORE

Other Results:

Field Hockey – Men’s    

The U.S. men defeated Mexico, 6-2, to finish fifth in the eight-team tournament at the Pan American Games. Will Holt netted three goals, including two in the first quarter, to give the team a sustained cushion. Michael Barminski, Tyler Sundeen and Pat Harris each added a goal as well. MORE


Both U.S. men’s and women’s teams advanced to Sunday’s (July 25) gold-medal round, where each team will face Mexico, after earning 2-1 (men’s) and 2-0 (women’s) victories over Canada in the semifinals.