Chapman is the first Falcon to win an event title at Oklahoma in the past eight years.
The sophomore picked up a pair of top-25 finishes during the afternoon session.
The Falcons' sophomore will compete in the 1 p.m. (PST) session on Thursday.
Gared Chapman and Josh Pyne matched the Academy's vault record (14.750).
The 32nd-annual meet begins at 6 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Cadet West Gym.
FRESHMAN YEAR (2012): USAG All-American on the still rings...finished second at that meet with a score of 15.000...competed on that event in every competition...recorded a career-high score of 15.100 during the team finals of the USAG Championships...that mark is ranked 14th on the program's all-time list...finished fifth (14.550) during a tri-meet with Oklahoma and Nebraska...competed on the vault during nine meets...scored a personal-best 14.400 at Nebraska...that mark is ranked fifth on the program's all-time list...participated on the floor exercise during four meets...scored a personal-best 13.800 twice...first claimed that mark during the dual meet with Illinois-Chicago and matched that score at Arizona State.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Winter Park High School...AP Scholar...served as president of the Interact Club...IB Diploma recipient...member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Social Studies Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society...competed at the club level for Ace Gymnastics (coached by John Hallett, Mike Turner and Greg Weller) and Orlando Metro Gymnastics (coached by Casimiro Suarez)...five-time national qualifier (2007-11)...three-time Florida state team member...three-time Region 8 team member...member of the 2010 Region 8 team that won the national championship...2008 state champion on the parallel bars...2009 state champion on the floor exercise and vault...2009 Region 8 champion on the high bar...received first-team Academic All-American honors for three straight years.
PERSONAL: Full name is Gared Ryan Chapman...nickname is "Meatball"...son of Eddie and Christine Chapman...has one younger half-sister, Ann, and one younger half-brother, Will...majoring in electrical engineering and earning a minor in Russian...future plans include going "wherever I am needed"...spent eight years playing in a school orchestra...enjoys writing and playing music...comes from a family with a strong military history...has one uncle, Brook "Holly" Rollins, who is currently serving in the Air Force Reserves...spent the summer completing soaring, SPACE and Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET)...favorite events are the still rings, because "I feel in control and secure", and the high bar, because "it's a lot of fun to fly through the air"...member of Cadet Squadron 20.