Sunday, August 9

Podium Finishes:

Swimming (4 silver, 1 bronze)
Team USA had another successful day at the pool ending day two of competition with five medal wins. Haley Bernanbaum took home the first medal of the day with silver in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke (2:10.90). Mallory Weggemann added to her collection ending the day with two silver medals for her performances in the women’s freestyle S8 (5:24.84) and women’s 50 freestyle S8 (:32.04). In her first race of the week, Anna Johannes took home a bronze medal in the women’s 400 freestyle S9 (5:09.46). Curtis Lovejoy, Reilly Boyt, Zachary Shattuck and Sophia Herzog finished the night off taking the runner-up spot in the mixed 4x50m 20 pts. relay for the silver.

Table Tennis (1 gold)
Benjamin Hadden secured the first medal for table tennis with gold in the men’s singles class 11, after an undefeated run against opponents from Brazil, Canada and Venezuela. Tara Profitt fell to Brazil’s Catia da Silva Oliveira in Women’s Singles Class 1-2. Jennifer Johnson and Sherri Umscheid continue competing tomorrow in preliminary rounds.

Other Results:


Matt Stutzman scored an event record of 687 and will square off against fellow American Andre Shelby in the men’s compound open gold-medal match. Natalie Wells defeated teammate Kinga Kiss-Johnson 6-2 to advance to the recurve women’s open gold-medal round, while Kiss-Johnson will shoot for bronze. Eric Bennett earned an event record score of 635 to seal the number one seed for the men’s recurve open final, and Timothy Palumbo will compete for bronze. In the women’s recurve open, Martha Chavez progressed to the bronze-medal match. Competition will resume tomorrow with the medal matches at 10 a.m. ET.

Boccia Individual events began today with Austin Hansen (BC3), Marck Harrison (BC2) and Cornelius Oatis (BC1) bringing home wins. Preliminary competition continues tomorrow for all three athletes and with his decisive 6-0 win, Hansen has guaranteed himself a spot in the BC3 quarterfinals.

The U.S. women produced another quick shutout against Nicaragua (10-0), winning by the mercy rule with four minutes, 30 seconds remaining in the first half. The U.S. men, meanwhile, fought for a 13-3 win against Venezuela, mercying their opponents with less than nine minutes left in the second half. Both U.S. teams play in a highly anticipated match-up against the Brazilian men’s and women’s teams tomorrow. MORE.


U.S. powerlifter Bryce Segura wrapped up competition in the men’s up to 59kg class in fourth place. Segura’s best lift of the day was on his first attempt at 120kg. The lift marked a 6kg increase for Segura since the Mexico Open in April, elevating his overall ranking in the lead up to Rio. In the up to 65kg competition, U.S. teammate David Page also posted a fourth place finish with a best lift of 135kg on his first attempt. Page’s lift increased by 10kg since April, also increasing his world ranking towards the race to Rio. Competition resumes tomorrow with U.S. athletes Ahmed Shafik and John Stearns competing in the men’s up to 80kg class.

Sitting Volleyball
The U.S. Parapan Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team breezed by host Canada 25-1, 25-14, 25-11 utilizing a 21-1 aces advantage on Sunday afternoon in both team’s opening match in Toronto. Team USA, already qualified for next summer’s 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, returns to action on Monday against Cuba with a 3:05 p.m. ET first serve. The Americans close out the preliminary round on Tuesday against Brazil at 7 p.m. ET. MORE.

In men’s sitting volleyball action, Team USA toppled Mexico 25-15, 25-11, 25-5 on Sunday evening to improve to 2-0 in the Parapan Ams. The team will face Cuba (0-1) on Monday. MORE.

Soccer 7-a-side
The U.S. men’s 7-a-side soccer team fell to host country Canada in its opening game of the Parapan Am competition, 2-1. Army veteran Seth Jahn scored the sole U.S. goal. The U.S. squad continues first round competition tomorrow against Venezuela. MORE.

Wheelchair Basketball
The men’s wheelchair basketball team continued its winning ways, going 2-2 in preliminary play, defeating Puerto Rico, 95-36. Josh Turek was high scorer for the U.S. squad; he netted 24 points and went 4:4 in free throws. The men’s team continues preliminary action on Monday against Brazil.

The U.S. women’s team dominated Peru in its first appearance at the Parapan Ams, winning by a score of 88-13. Kimberly Champion shot for 26 points, and teammate Desiree Miller was the second highest U.S. scorer with 17. The women’s team will continue preliminary play against Argentina on Monday.

Wheelchair Rugby
Another big win for the Americans on day two as they beat Brazil 62-27. Teamwork was at the core of tonight’s victory with every player making contributions toward the win in this hard hitting match up. High scorer for the U.S. was Josh Wheeler with 12 goals. The U.S. team will be back on the court tomorrow, August 10, when they square off against Chile at 7:15 p.m. EST. MORE.

Wheelchair Tennis
Steve Baldwin and Jon Rydberg both earned wins today during the second round of men’s singles play after both drawing byes in the opening round. Baldwin and Rydberg compete tomorrow in singles quarterfinal matches and together in the quarterfinal of men’s doubles competition. Kaitlyn Verfuerth and Emmy Kaiser also open women’s singles competition in the quarterfinal tomorrow.