U.S. men win team title at 2018 Senior Pan Am Championships
posted on 09/16/2018

LIMA, Peru, Sept. 16, 2018 – The U.S. Men’s Team won the team title at the Senior Pan American Championships in Lima Peru, at the Polideportivo N° 1. The championships wraps up today with the women’s team competition at 4 p.m. CT. The Peru Gymnastics Federation has a live feed on its Facebook page.

The United States earned a six-event total of 246.000. In a close finish, Colombia took second at 243.999, with Brazil on their heels at 243.301. Members of the U.S. Team are: Cameron Bock of Tustin, California/University of Michigan; Spencer Goodell of Tigard, Oregon/University of Oklahoma; Riley Loos of El Dorado Hills, California/Technique Gymnastics; Kanji Oyama of Huntington Beach, California/U.S. Olympic Training Center; and Genki Suzuki of North Wales, Pennsylvania/University of Oklahoma.

In the team final, the USA’s event scores were: 42.233, floor exercise; 40.401, pommel horse; 40.633, still rings; 41.933, vault; 40.833, parallel bars; and 39.967, horizontal bar.

The U.S. Team’s scores by event were as follows.

  • Floor exercise: Oyama and Bock, 14.100; Loos, 14.033
  • Pommel horse: Bock, 13.967; Suzuki, 13.467; Oyama, 12.967
  • Still rings: Bock, 13.967; Oyama and Loos, 13.333
  • Vault: Loos, 14.267; Suzuki, 13.933; Oyama, 13.733
  • Parallel bars: Oyama, 13.933; Bock, 13.533; Suzuki, 13.367
  • Horizontal bar: Oyama, 13.067; Bock, 13.300; Suzuki, 13.600
Earlier, the USA qualified for the 2019 Pan American Games. The men’s medals were: Suzuki, pommel horse gold; Bock, pommel horse silver and all-around, floor exercise and parallel bars. bronze.

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