Legendre added to men's team for 2015 Pan Am Games
posted on 06/23/2015

© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, June 23, 2015 – 2013 World vault silver medalist Steven Legendre of Norman, Okla./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Oklahoma), has been added to the U.S. Pan American Men’s Gymnastics Team, pending United States Olympic Committee approval. The 2015 Pan American Games are scheduled for July 10-26 in Toronto, Ont., Canada.

Legendre replaces John Orozco of the Bronx N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (U.S. Olympic Training Center), who withdrew from the team after suffering an Achilles tendon injury. The other members of the U.S. men’s squad for Toronto are: Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis./U.S. Olympic Training Center; Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton HHonors (USOTC); Paul Ruggeri of Manlius, N.Y./USOTC; and Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton HHonors (USOTC).

The rhythmic gymnasts who will compete in Toronto will be determined following the 2015 USA Gymnastics Championships, which begin on June 25 in Greensboro, N.C. The five-member women’s team for the 2015 Pan American Games will be selected from the training squad following the June 29 training camp. The members of the Pan Am Training Squad are: Nia Dennis of Westerville, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics; Madison Desch of Lenexa, Kan./GAGE; Rachel Gowey, Urbandale, Iowa/Chow's Gymnastics; Felicia Hano of San Gabriel, Calif./Gym-Max; Amelia Hundley of Fairfield, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics; Lauren Navarro of La Verne, Calif./Gliders; Emily Schild of Huntersville, N.C./Everest Gymnastics; and Megan Skaggs of Marietta, Ga./Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta.

The U.S. Pan Am Team for trampoline was named in April: men – Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, and Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy; and women – Charlotte Drury of Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, and Clare Johnson of Huntsville, Ala./The Matrix.

The gymnastics schedule at the Pan Am Games is: July 11 –men’s team final and all-around and individual event qualification (USA, Subdivision 1); July 12 – women’s team final and all-around and individual event qualification (USA, Subdivision 1); July 13 – men’s and women’s all-around finals; July 14-15 – men’s and women’s individual event finals; July 17-18 – rhythmic gymnastics qualifications; July 18-19 – men’s and women’s trampoline qualifications and finals; and July 19-20 – rhythmic gymnastics finals. For more information on the Pan American Games, go to toronto2015.org.