Glenn Eller (Katy, Texas) secured his fourth U.S. Olympic Team nomination by outlasting the men's double trap field at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Shotgun on May 19 in Tucson, Ariz. Vincent Hancock (Eatonton, Ga.) and Frank Thompson (Alliance, Neb.) earned Olympic berths in men's skeet, while Corey Cogdell (Eagle River, Alaska) garnered her second Olympic Team nomination in women's trap.
BEST IN THE WORLD
Tiara Brown (Lehigh Acres, Fla.) became just the third U.S. woman to win a world championship after a 24-21 victory on May 19 in Qinhuangdao, China. In addition, Raquel Miller (San Francisco, Calif.) and Franchon Crews (Baltimore, Md.) brought home silver medals. Meanwhile, teammates Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) and Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) secured nominations to the U.S. Olympic Team based off their finishes in the competition.
Several players earned titles at the 2012 USA Badminton Senior National Championships, held May 17-20 in Tucson, Ariz. Hongqiang Hu (Corvallis, Ore.) captured both the men's 35+ singles and doubles championships.
Maggie Hogan (San Diego, Calif.) and Kaitlyn McElroy (Oklahoma City, Okla.) produced a bronze-medal performance in the women's K-2 1000-meter at Sprint World Cup No. 1 on May 19 in Poznan, Poland. They also earned a third-place finish in the women's K-2 500-meter B final.
Anja Pierce (Pittsford, N.Y.) earned a silver medal in the Women's V-1 LTA at the 2012 ICF Paracanoe World Championships in Poznan, Poland, on May 17.
Daniel Gay (Temecula, Calif.) and Payton Thomas (Grapevine, Texas) topped the men's and women's sprint standings of the USA Cycling National Track Calendar after their stellar performances at the Superdrome in Frisco, Texas. Endurance cyclists Zack Carlson (Plano, Texas) and Lauren Stephens (Dallas, Texas) finished first in the respective men and women's races.
Reed Kessler (Lexington, Ky.) claimed the lead in the 2012 Hagyard Challenge Series standings with a runner-up finish riding Cylana on May 17 at the Hagyard Lexington Classic. She also finished fifth riding Mika.
FENCING Mariel Zagunis (Beaverton, Ore.) reclaimed the world No. 1 ranking after earning the gold medal at the Tianjin Saber Grand Prix on May 20 in China. The victory was Zagunis' second grand prix win and her fifth individual medal since February. She defeated Poland's Aleksandra Socha in the gold-medal match, 15-12.
Race Imboden (Brooklyn, N.Y.) captured the second world cup medal of his career with a bronze-medal performance at the Seoul Foil World Cup on May 19. Imboden defeated teammate and 12th-place finisher Alexander Massialas (San Francisco, Calif.), 15-4, earlier in the competition.
The U.S. women's field hockey team scored two victories over Canada, 3-1 and 4-1, to remain undefeated during a four-match test series held May 19-23 in Victoria, B.C.
The U.S. Men's National Team ended its road to the IIHF Men's World Championship title on May 17 after falling to Finland, 3-2, in the quarterfinals in Helsinki on May 17. Earlier in the week, Team USA defeated Switzerland, 5-2. The Americans finished the tournament with a record of 4-2-0-2.
Hannah Martin (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) won the gold medal at the world cup event in San Salvador, El Salvador, after winning three matches. Tony Sangimino (Burlingame, Calif.) also earned a silver medal, while Brad Bolen (Scotia, N.Y.) brought home a bronze medal.
Mickey Kelly (Colorado Springs, Colo.) placed 30th at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Rome, Italy, on May 12. She was the lone American in the finals.
Five of six Team USA crews advanced to the finals at the 2012 Final Olympic Qualification Regatta on May 20 in Lucerne, Switzerland.
The U.S. suffered two singles losses to Argentina in the Team World Cup on May 20 in Duesseldorf, Germany. Andy Roddick (Omaha, Neb.) fell 6-2, 6-2, while Ryan Harrison (Shreveport, La.) was defeated 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.
TRACK & FIELD
Craig Miller (Madison, Wis.) and Heather Kampf (Minneapolis, Minn.) took the men's and women's titles at the fourth annual USA 1 Mile Road Championships on May 17 in Minneapolis.
Four Americans claimed victory at the Samsung Diamond League event in Shanghai. Janay DeLoach (Eielson AFB, Alaska) set a meet record to capture the women's long jump, while Chaunte Lowe (Riverside, Calif.) earned the gold medal in the high jump. Reese Hoffa (Augusta, Ga.) earned the top spot in the men's shot put, while Angelo Taylor (Atlanta, Ga.) scored the win in men's 400-meter hurdles.
With a silver-medal performance, Craig Evans (Hendersonville, Tenn.) was the top U.S. elite finisher at the second ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships, held May 19 in Pelham, Ala. Suzanne Snyder (Fredericksburg, Va.) was the top U.S. female finisher with a fourth-place effort. In the age-group competition, Americans combined for 16 off-road triathlon world championship titles.
The U.S. started FIVB World League pool play in Florence, Italy, with a 1-2 record after losses to Italy and France and a win over South Korea.
The U.S. men earned one Olympic quota spot after securing a fourth-place team finish at the Pan American Championships for weightlifting on May 18 in Antigua, Guatemala.
Team USA fell to Georgia, 4-3, at the 2012 Curby Cup on May 19 in LaGrange, Ill. Justin Lester (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio), Ben Provisor (Stevens Point, Wis.) and Justin Ruiz (Salt Lake City, Utah) all claimed wins for the U.S.
UPCOMING EVENT - MAY/JUNE
20-23- Rowing, Lucerne, Switzerland, Final Olympic Qualification Regatta
25-27 - Table Tennis Milpitas, Calif. ICC California State Open
25-26 - Roller Sports, Spring, Texas, South Central Region Speed Regionals
25-27 - Water Polo, Southern Calif., USA Men Common Training
26 - Equestrian, Lexington, Ky., Allentown, Pa., World Cup Qualifier Dressage
26 - Track & Field, Rome, Samsung DL Golden Gala
26-27 - Modern Pentathlon, Chengdu, China, Senior World Cup Final
26-28 - Cycling, Greenville, S.C., USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships
26-27 - Taekwondo, Hampton, Va., 2012 USA Taekwondo Eastern Regional Qualifier
26-27 - Judo, Grand Island, N.Y., AmCan International Judo Challenge
26-27 - Judo, Moscow, IJF Grand Slam Moscow
27 - Rowing, Munich. Rowing World Cup I