Team USA Arrives at Pan American Games
The countdown to the 2023 Pan American Games PAG) has reached its end. Team USA has arrived in Santiago, Chile and has settled into their accommodations, the PAG village. Team USA has a team of three women and two men in this final competition of the season. The women’s team is comprised of Jessica Davis, Phaelen French, and Heidi Hendrick and the men’s team is comprised of Brendan Anderson and Tristen Bell. For Jessica and Brendan, this is their second PAG as they competed in the 2019 Games. They will be looking to improve from their previous placing and get a top finish in Santiago. For their first PAG, Phaelen, Heidi and Tristen will all be looking to use the experience they gained over the last few years to put them in the best position possible.
After arriving, Team USA now begins their final preparations for the major competition ahead. The 2023 PAG is one of the most important competitions for Team USA in the Olympic quad. This competition is where athletes can qualify for the Olympic Games. On October 23rd, 5 athletes can punch their ticket to Paris; the overall winner, the next top 2 from North America, and the next top 2 from South America. The competition starts off on October 21 with the fencing ranking round.
GO TEAM USA!!!
Oct 21: Women’s and Men’s Fencing Ranking Round
Oct 22: Women’s and Men’s Semi-Final
Oct 23: Women’s and Men’s Final
Oct 25: Mixed Relay
Oct 26: Women’s Relay
Oct 27: Men’s Relay