U.S. men win team bronze medal at 2011 Pan Am Games
posted on 10/25/2011
Photos by Grace Chiu

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Oct. 25, 2011 Acaa The U.S. Men's Team won the team bronze medal at the 2011 Pan American Games, held at the Nissan Gymnastics Stadium in the Lopez Mateos Sports Complex. Gymnastics competition continues tomorrow with the men's and women's all-around finals.

"The bronze (medal) is an accomplishment and we're happy," said team captain Brandon Wynn of Columbus, Ohio/Team Hilton HHonors (Ohio State University). "I think it shows what the USA is about Acaa we always fight Acaa and we are going to fight until the finish."

The USA, which competed in the first subdivision, earned a total score of 342.000. Both Brazil and Puerto Rico competed in the second subdivision. Brazil earned a total 346.100 to take first place, and Puerto Rico's 344.850 put them ahead of the United States. The team finals also determine which gymnasts will advance to the all-around and individual event finals.

The U.S. men's team includes: Donothan Bailey of Lake Forest, Calif./University of California Acaa Berkeley; C.J. Maestas of Corrales, N.M./University of Illinois; Sho Nakamori of Albany, Calif./Champions Academy; Tyler Mizoguchi of Houston, Texas/University of Illinois; Paul Ruggeri of Manlius, N.Y; and Wynn.

"At the end of the day, we are all happy with what we did and what we came here to do," Maestas said. "We are honored to be in Mexico and to be competing with some great teams Acaa it's just another stepping stone."

The U.S. men have claimed the team bronze medal in three consecutive Pan Am Games, 2003, 2007 and 2011.

The finals schedule is: Oct. 26, women's (1 p.m.) and men's (5:30 p.m.) all-around; and Oct. 27-28, individual events, both at 1 p.m. All times are local.

Competition schedule
All times Eastern
Oct. 262:00-4:00 P.M.Women's all-around finals
6:30-9:00 P.M.Men's all-around finals
Oct. 272:00- 5:00 P.M.Individual event finals
Men: floor exercise, pommel horse still rings
Women: vault, uneven bars
Oct. 282:00-5:00 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.