TORONTO, Canada, Aug. 28, 2014 – Artistic gymnastics gets underway Friday, Aug. 29, at the 2014 Senior Pan American Championships at the Hersey Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The event, which serves as the qualifier for gymnastics to the 2015 Pan American Games, runs through Monday, Sept. 1. The U.S. men will get competition underway tomorrow at 5 p.m. ET in subdivision three, starting on vault, in the team and all-around final. Fans can catch the action via a live webcast provided by Gymnastics Canada.
The U.S. women are set to hit the competition floor on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. ET and begin on the uneven bars. The individual event finals are scheduled for Sunday and Monday at 2:30 p.m.
The U.S. Men’s Team is comprised of Jonathan Horton of Houston, Texas/Team Hilton HHonors (Cypress Gymnastics); Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis./Swiss Turners; CJ Maestas of Corrales, N.M./University of Illinois; Sean Melton of Orlando, Fla./Ohio State University; Eddie Penev of Penfield, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (Stanford University); Brandon Wynn of Voorhees, N.J./Team Hilton HHonors (U.S. Olympic Training Center); and alternate Akash Modi of Morganville, N.J./Stanford University.
Madison Desch of Blue Springs, Mo./GAGE; Amelia Hundley of Fairfield, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics; Felicia Hano of Costa Mesa, Calif./Gym-Max Gymnastics; Madison Kocian of Dallas/WOGA; Ashton Locklear of Huntersville, N.C./Everest Gymnastics; Maggie Nichols of Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters; and MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights, will represent the United States in women’s gymnastics, and their alternate will be designated 24 hours prior to competition.