Caquatto helps U.S. gymnasts to Pan Am Games gold

Pan American GamesNaperville Central High School

With Naperville Central High School senior Bridgette Caquatto posting the best score of the competition on the uneven bars, the U.S. women won the team gymnastics gold medal at the Pan American Games Monday in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Team USA had 219.750 points to 217.450 for silver medalist Canada.

Caquatto, 17, competed in all four disciplines for a U.S. squad that included 2008 Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson.

"We worked 24/7 for this moment, and the moment feels better than we even thought it would," Caquatto said about being Pan Am champion.

She also qualified to compete in Wednesday's individual all-around and Thursday's uneven bars apparatus final.

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