© Grace Chiu

TORONTO, Canada, Aug. 30, 2014 – Competing in the first women’s session of the 2014 Senior Pan American Championships at the Hershey Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the U.S. women tallied a 223.700 to lead in the team competition. The women’s team and all-around competition wraps up later today. The event, which serves as the qualifier for gymnastics to the 2015 Pan American Games, has the individual event finals on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at 2:30 p.m. Yesterday, the U.S. men won the team title and Sean Melton of Orlando, Fla./Ohio State University, was third in the all-around. Fans can catch the action via a live webcast provided by Gymnastics Canada.

The members of the U.S. Team are: Madison Desch of Blue Springs, Mo./GAGE; Amelia Hundley of Fairfield, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics; Madison Kocian of Dallas/WOGA; Ashton Locklear of Huntersville, N.C./Everest Gymnastics; Maggie Nichols of Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters; and MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights. Felicia Hano of Costa Mesa, Calif./Gym-Max Gymnastics; is the alternate.

For the all-around, Skinner posted with a 56.850 total, with Nichols at 55.500, and Desch, 54.900. Due to scoring issues at the event, only the U.S. information is included here.

The U.S. women started on the uneven bars, where they earned a team total of 57.850. Locklear had the USA’s top bars score with 15.000. The other team scores were: Skinner, 13.850; Desch, 13.600; Nichols, 14.250, and Kocian, 14.750.

For the balance beam, the U.S. team totaled 55.500. The individual scores were: Skinner, 13.750; Hundley, 13.200; Desch, 13.100; Nichols, 13.950; and Kocian, 14.600.

On floor, the women’s scores were: Hundley, 11.650; Desch, 13.450; Nichols, 13.700; and Skinner, 13.950. The team score was 52.750.

Finishing up on vault, the U.S. women’s individual scores were: Hundley, 13.950; Desch, 14.750; Nichols, 13.600; and Skinner, 15.300. The team event score was 57.600.

In addition to Melton, the U.S. Men’s Team is includes Jonathan Horton of Houston, Texas/Team Hilton HHonors (Cypress Gymnastics); Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis./Swiss Turners; CJ Maestas of Corrales, N.M./University of Illinois; Eddie Penev of Penfield, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (Stanford University); Brandon Wynn of Voorhees, N.J./Team Hilton HHonors (U.S. Olympic Training Center); and alternate Akash Modi of Morganville, N.J./Stanford University.