Five men qualify for finals at 2011 Pan Am Games
posted on 10/25/2011

C.J. Maestas
© Grace Chiu

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Oct. 25, 2011 – Based on scores in the team finals, five members of the U.S. Men's Team qualified for the all-around and individual finals at the 2011 Pan American Games at the Nissan Gymnastics Stadium in the Lopez Mateos Sports Complex. The men's all-around is at 5:30 p.m. CT on Oct. 26, and the individual event finals are Oct. 27-28.

Here are the gymnasts who will be competing in the individual event finals.

All-around

  • C.J. Maestas of Corrales, N.M./University of Illinois
  • Brandon Wynn of Columbus, Ohio/Team Hilton HHonors (Ohio State University)

Floor exercise

  • Donothan Bailey of Lake Forest, Calif./University of California – Berkeley
  • First reserve athlete: Tyler Mizoguchi of Houston/University of Illinois

Pommel horse

  • Second reserve athlete: Donothan Bailey of Lake Forest, Calif./University of California – Berkeley

Still rings

  • Brandon Wynn of Columbus, Ohio/Team Hilton HHonors (Ohio State University)
  • C.J. Maestas of Corrales, N.M./University of Illinois

Vault

  • Paul Ruggeri of Manlius, N.Y/University of Illinois

Parallel bars

  • Sho Nakamori of Albany, Calif./Champions Academy
  • Paul Ruggeri of Manlius, N.Y/University of Illinois

Horizontal bar

  • Paul Ruggeri of Manlius, N.Y/University of Illinois
  • C.J. Maestas of Corrales, N.M./University of Illinois

Based on performances in the team finals, the top 24 gymnasts advance to the all-around finals, and the eight highest-ranking gymnasts for each event compete in the individual event finals. There is a limit of two gymnasts per country in the all-around and individual event finals. Qualification round scores do not carry forward to the finals. But for the two per country maximum, Wynn would have qualified for the high bar final.

The finals schedule is: Oct. 26, women's (1 p.m.) and men's all-around (5:30 p.m.); and Oct. 27-28, individual events, 1 p.m. both days. Bridgette Caquatto of Naperville, Ill./Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC, and Brandie Jay of Ft. Collins, Colo./GK Gymnastics, are competing in the women's all-around on Oct. 26.

 

Competition schedule
All times Eastern
Oct. 26 2:00-4:00 P.M. Women's all-around finals
  6:30-9:00 P.M. Men's all-around finals
Oct. 27 2:00- 5:00 P.M. Individual event finals
    Men: floor exercise, pommel horse still rings
    Women: vault, uneven bars
Oct. 28 2:00-5:00 P.M. Individual event finals
    Men: vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar
    Women: balance beam, floor exercise

 

Ways to follow the excitement of the Pan American Games in the U.S.
  • TV broadcast

    • ESPN Deportes, U.S. rights holder of the 2011 Pan American Games, is showing between 90-120 hours of live and exclusive footage on both Deportes and ESPN3. The network has been broadcasting a minimum of three hours of live coverage featuring the top events each day and will continue to do so throughout the Closing Ceremony. Coverage will feature a wide range of competitions including baseball, basketball, boxing, soccer, swimming, track & field, volleyball and several others.
    • Live events may not be seen in some areas and the schedule is subject to change. All listed times are Eastern. View the ESPN Deportes broadcast schedule here.
    • ESPN2 is also airing the Pan American Games with 20 hours of English-language coverage throughout the event. View the schedule here.

     

  • Live internet streaming - Fans can watch select events live at deportes.terra.com.

  • Results

    • To view daily schedules and get results from all Pan American Games competitions, visit info.guadalajara2011.org.mx.
    • ESPNDeportes.com/Panamericanos has the latest news and information surrounding the competitions, athletes and each country with exclusive content, video highlights, live chats with the experts on-site, and live scores.

     

  • Team information

    • USA Gymnastics' Pan American events page, http://usagym.org/panam, and twitter feed @USAGym, will have results, photos and other information on the U.S. Team's efforts in Guadalajara.
    • Follow @USOlympic on Twitter for breaking news updates on Team USA. Also, follow NGB Twitter feeds for additional coverage: Twitter.com/USOlympic/NGB.
    • Visit TeamUSA.org/events/6958 for the updated U.S. roster (by sport, state and Olympians), the USA Daily newsletter and photos from the Pan American Games.