WINNIPEG, Can., July 24, 1999 – The U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Pan American Team finished second in team competition this evening with a score of 216 behind Team Cuba’s score of 222.375.

“Unfortunately we wanted to beat Cuba. We had a lot of personal goals in terms of team unity and starting off each event as if it was our first,” said U.S. Team Member Mike Moran of Windsor, Conn. “I think we accomplished all of our goals. Everyone on the team should be happy with how we did tonight.”

Team Results

1. Cuba           222.375
2. United States  216.000
3. Canada         215.150
4. Venezuele      207.625
5. Argentina      204.825
6. Puerto Rico    204.400
7. Brazil         202.925

Individual Results

The top 24 gymnasts from team competition advanced to Sunday evening’s all-around competition. Among these are U.S. Team Members Michael Dutka (Fairless Hills, Pa.) and Stephen McCain (Houston, Texas).
Dutka finished sixth all-around with a score of 53.575 to qualify for all-around competition.
“One of my goals was to do well on all of my routines and not worry about the all-around competition tonight. I was able to hit all of my sets and expect to do the same tomorrow,” said Dutka.
Also advancing from the U.S. was Stephen McCain (Houston, Texas), who placed ninth overall scoring 53.400.

Event Finals

The top eight athletes from each apparatus qualified for the event finals which will take place Tuesday, July 27, from 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Parallel Bars

Entering the parallel bars event final, Stephen McCain is fifth with a score of 9.100, and Dutka is eighth with a score of 8.950.

Still Rings

McCain also qualified for the rings in seventh place with a score of 9.2.


Dutka and Young qualified for vault in sixth and seventh place with scores of 9.375 and 9.300, respectively.

Floor Exercise

Dutka enters the floor exercise event final in third place with a score of 9.150. He is joined by team member Raj Bhavsar (Houston, Texas) who finished eighth with a score of 9.000.

Pommel Horse
Bhavsar enters the pommel horse competition in sixth place, scoring 9.300 and is closely followed by teammate Dutka with a score of 9.250.


July 25
6:00-8:30 p.m. – Men’s Individual All-Around Competition

July 26
6:00-8:00 p.m. – Women’s Individual All-Around Competition

July 27
12:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – Men’s Event Finals
6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. – Women’s Event Finals