IBAGUE, Colombia (December 10, 2023) – Acrobats in the 12-18 age-group claimed seven more medals during the second day of Pan American competition in Colombia, while Americans continued to dominate the qualifying rounds.

5 golds, 2 silvers for the U.S.

Clinching their second gold of Pan Ams was the 12-18 women’s group of Maddy Hunt (Crownsville, Md./International Elite), Avery Puleo (Arnold, Md./International Elite) and Anna Sullivan (Brookeville, Md./International Elite), who scored a 27.500 in the balance final, adding to the dynamic gold they won on Friday. They finished ahead of Canada’s Lauren Marttila, Jorden Diana and Karyzza Guillermo (26.850), and Amanda Chen, Kaitlyn Tofflemire and Sara Meneses (26.040).

The 12-18 women’s pair of Maya Lissenknova (Las Vegas, Nev./AGC Las Vegas) and Bernice Moshos (Las Vegas, Nev./AGC Las Vegas) went 2-for-2 on Saturday, winning the balance (27.400) and dynamic (26.320) finals for double gold. In the same age-group, the U.S. mixed pair of Rylee Cummins (Moreno Valley, Calif./Incentive-AGT) and George Yeramishyn (Riverside, Calif./Incentive-AGT) took balance (25.840) and dynamic (24.990) gold. Layla Lugo (Chandler, Ariz./Aspire Kids Sports Center) and Tyler Berg (Phoenix, Ariz./ Aspire Kids Sports Center) were the balance (24.800) and dynamic (24.600) silver medalists.

The U.S. women’s group of Lilian Prumanov (Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics), Polina Bakman (McKinney, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics) and Kate Gorman (Plano, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics) was fifth in the balance final with a 20.220.

Qualifying success

American acrobats remained consistent in the qualifying rounds, topping their respective divisions in dynamic competition.

Senior women’s pair Mo Arthur (Rolla, Mo./Mid America Acro Tumbling) and Ariana Katsov (Owensville, Mo./Mid America Acro Tumbling) took the first spot qualifications with a 26.210. The women’s trio of Mariam Tutberidze (Owings Mills, Md./Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer), Kayla Vonder Haar (Laurel, Md./Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer) and Grace Vonder Haar (Laurel, Md./Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer) did the same in their division with a 27.790.

In 13-19 competition, the women’s pair of Sydney Padios (Moreno Valley, Calif./Incentive-AGT) and Willow Noble (Moreno Valley, Calif./Incentive-AGT) was the top qualifier in their division with a 26.800. The U.S. men’s duo Ethan Chang (Columbia, Md./Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer) and David Vonder Haar (Laurel, Md./Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer) was also first in qualifying with a 24.270.

Among the 11-16 competitors, the women’s pair of Leana Borodayev (North Highlands, Calif./Rodina Elite Gymnastics Academy) and Isabella Brookins (Sacramento, Calif. Rodina Elite Gymnastics Academy) was first in dynamic qualifications with 26.100. In mixed pair competition, Faith Nicol (Pacific, Mo./Show Me Acro) and Peter Vonder Haar (Imperial, Mo./Show Me Acro) scored a 23.800 to top qualifying after taking the mat for the first time Saturday. Competing in balance, the women’s group of Alani Do (San Diego, Calif./So Cal TT), Jordana Beyer (San Diego, Calif./So Cal TT) and Silver Weddle (Poway, Calif./So Cal TTC) were third qualifiers with a 26.350.

Action continues Sunday, where champions will be crowned as the 2023 Acro Pan American Championships conclude. The competition will continue to stream live on the Colombian Gymnastics Federation’s Facebook page.