RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (July 13, 2022) – Junior and senior artistic competition will be featured during the final weekend of the 2022 Pan American Championships July 14-17 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Olympians Brody Malone (Belfast, Tenn./Stanford University), Yul Moldauer (Wellington, Colo./5280 Gymnastics) and Shane Wiskus (Minneapolis, Minn./U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center) and 2021 World all-around bronze medalist Kayla DiCello (Boyds, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics) will lead a team of 17 U.S. men and women who will compete against over 200 athletes from North, Central and South America at the Parque Olímpico – Arena Carioca 01.
In the senior division, Stanford teammates Riley Loos (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) and Colt Walker (Cedar Park, Texas) round out the men’s roster, while Skye Blakely (Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics), Zoe Miller (Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre), Elle Mueller (Ham Lake, Minn./Twin City Twisters) and Lexi Zeiss (Omaha, Neb./Twin City Twisters) will compete on the women’s side.
Junior gymnast Fred Richard (Stoughton, Mass./Massachusetts Elite Gymnastics Academy) is returning to the Pan American stage to defend his 2021 team, all-around, vault and horizontal bar titles. He will be joined by Toby Liang (Roswell, Ga./Roswell Gymnastics), Cole Partridge (Bountiful, Utah/USA Gymnastics World) and Nathan Roman (Poway, Calif./Agility Kids). Tiana Sumanasekera (Pleasanton, Calif./West Valley Gymnastics School) will headline the junior women’s team after securing five of six possible gold medals at the City of Jesolo Trophy this April. Zoey Molomo (Frisco, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics), Alicia Zhou (San Antonio, Texas/Love Gymnastics) and Dulcy Caylor (Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre) will compete alongside her.
Caylor, Roman, Zeiss and Zhou and are all set to make their international debuts this weekend.
Junior team and all-around winners will be determined on Day 1 of the competition. The U.S. women open on floor exercise at 2:30 p.m. ET in Subdivision 3 with the U.S. men to follow beginning on still rings in Subdivision 3 at 2:51 p.m. ET.
Seniors are slated to take the floor Friday beginning with the U.S. women on uneven bars at 7:40 a.m. ET in Subdivision 1. The U.S. men take on still rings at 1:51 p.m. ET in Subdivision 3. Top all-around and apparatus scorers will be crowned, and results will determine which teams advance to Sunday’s team finals. Top ranking teams, based on Friday’s scores, will qualify for the 2022 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in October in Liverpool, England.
The top-eight junior athletes from opening day, limited to two per country, will move on to apparatus finals Saturday, July 16. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. ET where champions in men’s floor exercise, pommel horse and still rings, and women’s vault and uneven bars will be awarded. Final competition resumes at 4:10 p.m. ET where athletes will vie for top spots in men’s parallel bars, high bar and vault, and women’s floor exercise and balance beam.
Senior women’s team finals lead off the last day of the event at 9 a.m. ET with men’s team finals set to wrap the championships at 3 p.m. ET.
Fans can stream the competition live on the Panam Sports Channel and the Brazil Gymnastics YouTube channel. For more information, visit the event’s official website. Live scoring is available here: Men | Women