Team USA Earns Three Medals at Pan Am Championships in Guatemala

(l-r): Chris Gordon, Timmy Brownell, Faraz Khan, Spencer Lovejoy)

Team USA closed out the 2022 Pan American Championships by earning team silver medals—falling short in the gold medal match against Colombia—adding to doubles and singles bronze medals, April 3-9, in Guatemala.

The U.S. men—featuring Faraz Khan, Spencer Lovejoy, Chris Gordon and Timmy Brownell—entered the team competition seeded second. Following a first-round bye, the U.S. won back-to-back matches on April 8, defeating 5/8 seeds Guyana 2-0 in the quarterfinals and hosts Guatemala in the semis 3-0.

In the final on April 9, Colombia edged the U.S. in a narrow 2-1 final with the gold medal decided in the last match of the tournament.

Earlier in the tournament, Khan earned singles bronze with three wins on his way to the semifinals, where he exited against Colombia’s Juan Camilo Vargas. Lovejoy & Brownell then won another bronze medal in the doubles competition, reaching the semifinals with a 2-1 win over hosts Guatemala.

Senior Pan American competition will come to the fore in 2023 with the men’s and women’s Pan American Championships in June dictating qualification for the quadrennial Pan American Games held during the fall in Santiago, Chile.

“I’m proud of the effort the team put in this week, especially with a strong finish against a talented Colombia in the final,” said Ong Beng Hee, the Ganek Family US Squash Head National Coach. “This was a good learning experience playing in high altitude with a higher tin at the international level, and for our younger players competing at the senior Pan Am level for the first time. Personally, this was a good first experience with Team USA in international competition and opportunity to see team in action and get closer with the players. We’ll get back to the drawing board and will work hard going into an important 2023 Pan Ams cycle.”

For all results visit the 2022 Pan American Championships tournament page.