Six athletes received nominations to the U.S. Olympic Archery Team after a three-part trials process concluded on June 3 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Miranda Leek (Des Moines, Iowa), Brady Ellison (Payson, Ariz.), Jake Kaminski (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Jacob Wukie (Oak Harbor, Ohio) all secured spots in London, while Khatuna Lorig (West Hollywood, Calif.) and Jennifer Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.) will join Leek on the women's team, pending qualification later in June. Ellison led the men's shoot with a total of 112 points, while Leek claimed the women's top spot with a total of 97.75.
SHOOTING FOR GOLD
Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski (Seale, Ala.) added another event to his Olympic repertoire with a victory in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Smallbore on June 2 in Fort Benning, Ga. In addition to the men's 10-meter air pistol event, Szarenski was nominated to compete in the men's 50-meter free pistol in London as a result of his win. Nick Mowrer (Butte, Mont.) finished runner-up and also earned a nomination in free pistol.
Aaron Gwin (Temecula, Calif.) won the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup No. 2 on June 3 in Val di Sole, Italy. He beat the second-place finisher by more than seven seconds and moved into a tie for the overall series lead.
McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.) scored his seventh Grand Prix of Devon title on June 1 in Devon, Pa. Ward, recovering from a shattered kneecap he endured last January, crossed the line at 34.32 riding Antares F.
Staff Sgt. Michael McPhail (Darlington, Wis.) recorded a near-perfect match in the men's 50-meter rifle prone event at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Smallbore in Fort Benning, Ga. He shot 599 of 600 points and holds a six-point lead over the competition at the Trials, which continue through June 11.
The U.S. Women's National Team defeated China, 4-1, on May 27 in Philadelphia. Alex Morgan (Diamond Bar, Calif.) led U.S. scoring with two goals.
The U.S. Men's National Team suffered a loss to Brazil, 4-1, on May 30 and recorded a tie, 0-0, with Canada on June 3.
Team USA notched several notable finishes at the Longhorn Aquatics Elite Invite in Austin, Texas, from June 1-3. Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.) set a new pool record in the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 1:54.92, the third fastest time in the world this year. Allison Schmitt (Canton, Mich.) set the U.S. Open record in the 200-meter freestyle. She also won the 100-meter freestyle race and set a pool record.
Caitlin Leverenz (Tucson, Ariz.) held off Australian Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Rice to take the 200-meter individual medley race at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix on June 3.
Ariel Hsing (San Jose, Calif.) captured the women's singles title at the ITTF North American Cup on June 3 in Mississauga, Ont. Hsing defeated Canada's Zhang Mo in seven games for her second consecutive title at the event.
Bob Bryan (Camarillo, Calif.) and Mike Bryan (Camarillo, Calif.) reached the men's doubles quarterfinals of the French Open with a 6-3, 6-2 win on June 3 in Paris. Liezel Huber (Cyprus, Texas) in mixed doubles and Vania King (Long Beach, Calif.) in women's doubles also reached the quarterfinals. Varvara Lepchenko (Allentown, Pa.) and Sloane Stephens (Plantation, Fla.) were the highest-finishing U.S. females, as each recorded three wins before suffering defeat in the fourth round.
TRACK & FIELD
Sanya Richards-Ross (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and Reese Hoffa (Augusta, Ga.) recorded world-leading marks at the 38th annual Prefontaine Classic on June 2 in Eugene, Ore. Richards-Ross recorded a time of 49.39 in the 400-meter race, her best time since 2009. Hoffa recorded a 21.81-meter toss in the men's shot put to extend his world-leading mark.
Dawn Harper (East St. Louis, Ill.) secured the lone U.S. victory at the Diamond League stop in Rome on May 31. Harper recorded a time of 12.66 in the 100-meter hurdles to take the win, while teammate Kellie Wells (Richmond, Va.) claimed second. Three other Team USA members earned second-place finishes.
Laura Bennett (Boulder, Colo.) and Lukas Verzbicas (Colorado Springs, Colo.) won titles at the ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup on June 2 in Dallas. The win was Bennett's second ITU podium finish of the season, while Verzbicas locked up the first victory of his professional career.
Dave Slavinski (Point Pleasant, N.J.) and Peggy Yetman (Leesburg, Va.) claimed the overall men and women's titles at the USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Championship on June 3 in Cambridge, Mass.
Beach volleyball duo Jennifer Fopma (Bellflower, Calif.) and Brooke Sweat (Estero, Fla.) fell to a German team in the consolation round of the FIVB Women's International Challenger on June 2 in Seoul. The pair concluded competition with a 4-2 overall record.
The U.S. women won their fourth straight FINA World League Super Final gold medal after defeating Australia, 6-4, on June 3 in Changshu, China.
The U.S. Men's National Team topped Croatia, 9-5, on June 1 in Pasadena, Calif. The win marked the team's first victory over Croatia since the 2008 Olympic Games.
Eight athletes claimed titles at the 2012 Cable Wakeboard National Championships on June 3 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Austin Hair (Orlando, Fla.) and Meagan Ethell (Orlando, Fla.) captured the pro men and pro women titles.
UPCOMING CALENDER - May/June
30- 7 - Boxing, Havana, Cuba, Giraldo Cordoba Cardin International Boxing Tournament
31- 11 - Shooting, Colorado Springs, CO, USA Olympic Team Trials for Smallbore
1- 8 - Field Hockey, College Park, MD, Women's National Championships
7-10 - Gymnastics, St. Louis, MO., Visa Championships
8 - Soccer, Tampa, FL, USA Men vs. Antigua and Barbuda
8-10 - Fencing, Gand, Belarus, Grand Senior Women's Saber World Cup
8-10 - Archery, Edmond, OK., UCO Endeavor Games
8-10 - Canoe/Kayak, Cardiff Bay, Great Britain, 2012 Canoe Slalom World Cup Race 1
9-10 - Judo, Irvine, CA, USA Judo 2012 National Presidents Cup Championships
9-10 - Judo, Rio De Janeiro, IJF Grand Slam Rio 2012
9-10 - Canoe/Kayak, Gainesville, GA, 2012 Southern Invitational Regatta