Team USA claims eight gold medals on last day of 2019 Pan American Acro Championships
posted on 11/25/2019

lanor Chang and Kayla and Grace Vonder Haar
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MONTERREY, Mexico, Nov. 25, 2019 – Five U.S. groups and pairs won senior and junior titles on the final day of the 2019 Pan American Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships in Monterrey, New Leon, Mexico. In the age group competition, the USA picked up three gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

In the senior division, Braiden McDougall and Angel Felix of Realis Gymnastics (Riverside, Calif.) won their third gold, this time for the men’s pair all-around (25.950/combined; 79.880/all-around). The senior women’s group of Elanor Chang and Kayla and Grace Vonder Haar of Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics (Laurel, Md.) also collected their third title at the championships with their overall mark of 81.560, which included a 27.450 for the combined routine.

In the junior division, Katie Borcherding and Destiny Nolting of Show Me Acro (Pacific, Mo.) posted a 25.950 for their combined routine and an all-around score of 77.290 for their third gold in Monterrey. In the women’s group dynamic competition, Isabel Chang, Alexandra Gladkova, and Sidney Martin of Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics (Laurel, Md.) earned a 27.800 for the combined routine and an all-around mark of 82.350 to win their third title. Mixed pair Anna Blough and Carson Breen of Realis Gymnastics nabbed a 27.800/combined and 81.560/all-around for their third Pan Am crown.

In the 12-18 age-group division, Hannah Davis and Leavy McDonald of Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio (Texas) claimed the women’s pair Pan Am gold with their combined routine score of 25.950 and a total of 77.290. Makayla Anderson, Reagan Grigsby and Taylor Smith of Empire Acrobatics (Riverside, Calif.) brought home the women’s group gold via a 26.600 for the combined routine and an all-around total of 76.900. Shawn Powell and Audrey Wang of Xtreme Acro (Rockville, Md.) captured the mixed pair the silver medal (26.550/combined; 76.900/all-around). Bethany Glick and Emma and Ellie Sousa of California Elite Kids (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) garnered the bronze medal for women’s group (26.200/combined; 78.000/all-around).

Anna Blough and Carson Breen
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In the 11-16 age group, the USA finished first and third in the women’s group balance final. Meghan Kampmann, Cate Lacy and Cecelia Shadrick of Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics (Laurel, Md.) nabbed the gold at 27.200. The bronze went to Taylor Kozelsky, Sofia Martinez and Kheya Patel of Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio (26.600). Women’s pair Kaylee DeSantis and Reese Morgan of Crescent City Gymnastics (New Orleans, La.) tied for the dynamic routine’s top score of 25.750, but received the silver medal via the tiebreaker. Cassie Andrews and Maddy Jenson of Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio (Texas) snared the women’s pair bronze medal (25.500).