The United States Women’s Gymnastics Pan American Team placed second in competition today with a score of 148.364. They were beaten by Canada who finished with an overall score of 148.944. Brazil placed third of the eight countries that competed, scoring 147.639.

“I am disappointed. I really think we should’ve won the meet. We tried a lot of new skills, but we made a lot of mistakes. There are no excuses. We were beaten,” said Head Coach Mary Lee Tracy after competition.
The major difference between the United States and Canada was the beam rotation. The U.S. competed first in beam and faltered, scoring only 36.249, while Canada remained solid with a score of 37.199.
Canada also finished above the U.S. on bars, scoring 37.361 to the U.S. score of 37.249.

The United States team placed higher in the floor exercise with a score of 38.386 to Canada’s 38.162. The vault score of the United States, 36.249, also beat Canada’s score of 37.199.

Final Team Results

1. Canada         148.944
2. United States  148.364
3. Brazil         147.639
4. Venezuela      144.019
5. Cuba           143.796
6. Argentina      142.977
7. Chile          131.656
8. Bermuda        114.658

Individual Results

The top 24 gymnasts from the team competition with a maximum of three per country advance to the women’s all-around competition starting Monday, July 26, at 6:00 p.m. in Winnipeg Arena. Morgan White (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), Jennie Thompson (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Jamie Dantzscher (Palmdale, Calif.) are the athletes from the United States team who will advance.
White, a Junior National Champion and the youngest on the United States Team, placed second all-around with a score of 37.330. The Pan American Games are one of White’s first senior competitions. She remained extremely consistent today, never scoring below a 9.025.
“It is kind of a shock to be second after team competition. I am confident that I can do the same Monday in the all-around competition because I have been training so consistently. I am thrilled with the way I placed.”
Team Captain Jennie Thompson placed fifth all-around scoring 37.230 after team competition to move on to Monday’s all-around competition.
“Other than beam, I felt really good about my performance,” said Thompson. “It hurts to lose to Canada, but they were great today.”
Jamie Dantzscher (Palmdale, Calif.) placed seventh all-around with a score of 37.061 to secure a spot in upcoming all-around competition.
Thompson and White also placed high enough in team competition to gain positions in Tuesday’s event finals in all apparatuses except beam. Dantzscher qualified for a spot in the beam event finals competition.


: July 25
6:00-8:30 p.m. – Men’s Individual All-Around Competition

July 26
6:00-8:00 p.m. – Women’s Individual All-Around Competition

July 27
12:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – Men’s Event Finals
6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. – Women’s Event Finals