SANTIAGO, Chile (November 4, 2023) – The athletes of USA Gymnastics won six more medals Saturday at the Pan Am Games, totaling 23 during the event, to conclude gymnastics competition in Santiago.

Three golds for trampoline

Each of the four U.S. trampoline athletes claimed a gold medal on the final day of gymnastics at the Pan Am Games. The American duo of Nicole Ahsinger (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) and Jessica Stevens (Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics) topped the women’s synchronized trampoline standings with a 48.190 for gold. In the men’s synchro final, Ruben Padilla (Bluffdale, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling) and Aliaksei Shostak (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) won with a total score of 49.880.

Stevens also came away with an individual gold medal, posting a 54.990 in the women’s trampoline final to lead all competitors. Teammate Ahsinger landed just off the podium in fourth with a 52.870. Padilla and Shostak were sixth (29.610) and seventh (12.140) in the men’s trampoline final, respectively.

Fans can continue to follow trampoline action when U.S. athletes compete at the Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships and World Age Group Competitions November 9-19 in Birmingham, England.

Three-medal day for rhythmic

Olympian Evita Griskenas (Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center) closed out her second Pan Ams with two bronze medals during apparatus finals. She scored a 30.500 on clubs and a 31.000 on ribbon to earn bronze on each to claim her fourth and fifth medals of these Games. Fellow Olympian Lili Mizuno (Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center) placed just behind Griskenas in fourth in the ribbon final with a 30.700, and she was eighth on clubs with a 27.350.

The U.S. Senior National Group comprised of Izzy Connor (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.), Gergana Petkova (Barrington, Ill.), Katrine Sakhnov (Glencoe, Ill.), Karolina Saverino (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) and Hana Starkman (Deerfield, Ill.), took bronze in the three ribbons and two ball final with a 26.250 for their third bronze of the Pan Am Games.

2023 PAGU Pan American Games U.S. Medal Count

Total: 23
Women’s medals: 14
Men’s medals: 6

Artistic (12)
Gold (7)

  • Women’s team (Chiles, DiCello, Lincoln, Miller, Sumanasekera)
  • Men’s team (Bock, Nedoroscik, Phillips, Walker, Whittenburg)
  • Kayla DiCello, women’s all-around (54.699)
  • Zoe Miller, uneven bars (14.666)
  • Donnell Whittenburg, still rings (14.200)
  • Kaliya Lincoln, floor exercise (14.233)
  • Curran Phillips, parallel bars (15.400)

Silver (3)

  • Jordan Chiles, women’s vault (14.150; 14.400, 13.900)
  • Kayla DiCello, floor exercise (13.733)
  • Colt Walker, parallel bars (14.366)

Bronze (2)

  • Jordan Chiles, women’s all-around (53.999)
  • Donnell Whittenburg, men’s all-around (81.764)

Rhythmic (8)
Silver (1)

  • Evita Griskenas, individual all-around (127.400)

Bronze (7)

  • Evita Griskenas, hoop (31.950)
  • Evita Griskenas, ball (31.500)
  • Evita Griskenas, clubs (30.500)
  • Evita Griskenas, ribbon (31.000)
  • Group all-around (Connor, Petkova, Sakhnov, Saverino, Starkman; 58.300)
  • Group five hoops (Connor, Petkova, Sakhnov, Saverino, Starkman; 30.700)
  • Group three ribbons and two balls (Connor, Petkova, Sakhnov, Saverino, Starkman; 26.250)

Trampoline (3)
Gold (3)

  • Women’s synchronized trampoline (48.190)
  • Men’s synchronized trampoline (49.880)
  • Jessica Stevens, women’s individual trampoline (54.990)

Aliaksei Shostak and Ruben Padilla – Synchro Champions

Jessica Stevens and Nicole Ahsinger – Synchro Champions

Evita Griskenas – Clubs and Ribbon Bronze Medalist

Jessica Stevens – Trampoline Champion

Senior Group – 3 Ribbons/2 Balls Bronze Medalists