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


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.