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U.S. athletes set to compete at 2021 Men's and Women's Artistic Junior Pan American Championships
posted on 06/17/2021

INDIANAPOLIS, June 17, 2021 – The 2021 Men's and Women's Artistic Junior Pan American Championships begin Friday at the Polideportivo López Mateos in Guadalajara, Mexico. The competition will run June 18-20 with all-around, individual event and team medals on the line.

Members of the U.S. delegation, which is headed by USA Gymnastics' Elite Development Coordinator Dan Baker, are listed below.

Men

  • Josh Karnes, Erie, Pa., Lakettes Gymnastic Academy
  • Ian Lasic-Ellis, Dover, Mass., Massachusetts Elite Gymnastics Academy
  • Vahe Petrosyan, Van Nuys, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica USA
  • Fred Richard, Stoughton, Mass./Massachusetts Elite Gymnastics Academy
  • Alternate: Arun Chhetri, Culver City, Calif., Gymnastics Olympica USA
  • Coaches: Levon Karakhanyan, Massachusetts Elite Gymnastics Academy, and Pavel Sargsyan, Gymnastics Olympica USA

Women

  • Kailin Chio, Henderson, Nev./Gymcats Gymnastics
  • Madray Johnson, Dallas, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
  • Katelyn Jong, Allen, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics
  • Kaliya Lincoln, Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
  • Alternate: Joscelyn Roberson, Texarkana, Texas/North East Texas Elite Gymnastics
  • Coaches: Marnie Futch, Metroplex Gymnastics (assistant coach); Valeri Liukin, WOGA Gymnastics (head coach); Kory Pemberton, North East Texas Elite Gymnastics; Cassie Rice, Gymcats Gymnastics; Tatyana Shadenko, WOGA Gymnastics

The U.S. men will kick off qualifying Friday at 3 p.m. ET with Subdivision 2. The women's team will qualify as part of Subdivision 3 Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET. Team and all-around championships will be awarded at the conclusion of each discipline's first day of competition. Sunday's individual event finals will take place as follows in eastern time:

  • 11:35 a.m. – Men's floor final
  • 12:06 p.m. – Women's vault final and men's pommel horse final
  • 12:53 p.m. – Women's uneven bars final and men's still rings final
  • 6:05 p.m. – Women's balance beam final and men's vault final
  • 6:52 p.m. – Women's floor final and men's parallel bars final
  • 7:39 p.m. – Men's horizontal bar final