Olympians Yul Moldauer (Arvada, Colo./5280 Gymnastics) and Shane Wiskus (Spring Park, Minn./EVO Gymnastics) claimed all-around gold and silver as the U.S. men took home 10 medals, five of them gold, on Day 1 of the 2023 Pan American Championships in Medellin, Colombia.
Moldauer accounted for five of the team’s 10 medals, including three individual golds. The 26-year-old veteran posted a combined 84.200 overall to clinch gold in all-around competition ahead of Wiskus in second with an 82.800 and Brazil’s Yuri Monteverde Guimaraes in third with an 81.566. Moldauer also claimed gold on floor exercise (14.500) and parallel bars (14.567) to successfully defend Pan Am titles he won in 2022, and he added silver on horizontal bar (13.600) and bronze on pommel horse (13.367) .
Stanford teammates Curran Phillips (Naperville, Ill.) and Khoi Young (Bowie, Md.) each secured gold during apparatus finals, with Phillips taking the high bar title with a 14.433 and Young setting the bar on pommel horse with a 13.833. Wiskus scored parallel bars silver (14.200) and floor bronze (14.200). Also competing for the U.S. was Taylor Christopulos (Layton, Utah/University of Nebraska) who was active on floor (13.533), still rings (12.833), parallel bars (12.800), pommel horse (12.733) and high bar (11.767).
In team competition, the U.S. men’s team advanced to Sunday’s finals in the top spot with a 250.032 overall. Brazil’s men’s team qualified in second with a 236.799 and Colombia third with a 233.899. Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba and Puerto Rico also moved onto team finals.
Competition in Medellin continue Saturday, May 27 with a full day of women’s competition. The U.S. women will take the floor in Subdivision 3 at 4:55 p.m. ET. Results and live scoring are both available here, and the event will continue to stream live on the PAGU YouTube channel.
Floor Exercise Medalists
Pommel Horse Medalists
Parallel Bars Medalists
High Bar Medalists