IBAGUE, Colombia (December 9, 2023) – The U.S. won two medals in the 12-18 women’s group dynamic final, topping the podium Friday at the 2023 Acrobatic Gymnastics Pan American Championships in Ibague, Colombia.

The 12-18 group of Maddy Hunt (Crownsville, Md./International Elite), Avery Puleo (Arnold, Md./International Elite) and Anna Sullivan (Brookeville, Md./International Elite) won gold with a score of 27.200, and Lilian Prumanov (Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics), Polina Bakman (McKinney, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics) and Kate Gorman (Plano, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics) took the bronze with a 25.800. The Canadian trio of Lauren Marttila, Jorden Diana and Karyzza Guillermo placed second with a 26.650.

The U.S. saw a stream of top performances as competition got under way, topping seven categories in qualifying action.

In senior competition, the women’s pair of Mo Arthur (Rolla, Mo./Mid America Acro Tumbling) and Ariana Katsov (Owensville, Mo./Mid America Acro Tumbling) were top qualifiers in balance, posting a 28.320. The women’s group 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) also topped balance qualifying with a 27.180.

Both U.S. pairs in the 13-19 age-group were the class of their respective balance qualifying fields. The women’s duo of Sydney Padios (Moreno Valley, Calif./Incentive-AGT) and Willow Noble (Moreno Valley, Calif./Incentive-AGT) put up a 26.700 for top ranking, and the men’s pair of Ethan Chang (Columbia, Md./Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer) and David Vonder Haar (Laurel, Md./Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer) scored a 26.900 to lead the field.

In the 12-18 division, women’s pair Maya Lissenknova (Las Vegas, Nev./AGC Las Vegas) and Bernice Moshos (Las Vegas, Nev./AGC Las Vegas) scored a 27.400 in balance. Also in balance qualifications, the two U.S. mixed pairs are 1-2 in their division, with Rylee Cummins (Moreno Valley, Calif./Incentive-AGT) and George Yeramishyn (Riverside, Calif./Incentive-AGT) in first (25.840), and Layla Lugo (Chandler, Ariz./Aspire Kids Sports Center) and Tyler Berg (Phoenix, Ariz./ Aspire Kids Sports Center) in second (24.800).

Leana Borodayev (North Highlands, Calif./Rodina Elite Gymnastics Academy) and Isabella Brookins (Sacramento, Calif. Rodina Elite Gymnastics Academy) are the pair to beat in 11-16 women’s pair competition, qualifying first in balance with a 26.300. The U.S. 11-16 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) are fifth in group dynamic competition with a 23.100.

The Acro Pan Am Championships continue Saturday, December 9 with more balance and dynamic action in all divisions beginning at 5 p.m. ET. The competition will stream live on the Colombian Gymnastics Federation’s Facebook page.