CORDOBA, Argentina, September 4, 2012 — The USA Rhythmic Junior Group won the Junior Pan American Championships this weekend in Cordoba, Argentina.

The U.S. group based out of Minneapolis, Minn., at the Twin Cities Rhythmics, won the all-around and both event finals (five ropes and five balls). They scored a 21.825 for the rope routine and a 22.900 for the ball routine for a combined total of 44.725.

The members include: Kiana Eide of St. Francis, Minn., Sofia Popova of Minneapolis, Minn., Elizabeth Kourdaev of Maple Grove, Minn., Nicole Sladkov of Vernon Hills, Ill., Tamara Iliyev of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Allyson Roytburd also of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Brazil finished second with a score of 42.575 and Canada was third with 39.800.