INDIANAPOLIS, May 14, 2021 – USA Gymnastics today announced the men’s artistic gymnasts who will represent the U.S. at the Senior Pan American Championships June 4-6 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The men’s team will be comprised of Cameron Bock of Ann Arbor, Mich./University of Michigan, Paul Juda of Deerfield, Ill./University of Michigan, Riley Loos of El Dorado Hills, Calif./Stanford University, Vitaliy Guimaraes of Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma and traveling alternate Donnell Whittenburg of New Berlin, Wis./Salto Gymnastics. Mark Freeman of Stanford University and Yuan Xiao of the University of Michigan have been named to the coaching staff.
The Senior Pan American Championships serve as the continental championships for North and South America. As designated by the International Gymnastics Federation, if an American gymnast finishes in one of the top-two positions in the all-around, the U.S. will earn a +1 quota spot for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. This is the final opportunity for the program to do so.
Because the event is scheduled for the same weekend as the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, which will help determine the athletes who compete at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials June 24-27 in St. Louis, Mo., participating gymnasts will automatically qualify to the trials.