Action photos from the Falcons' meet with Washington on March 20.
Action from the Falcons' dual meet with service academy rival Army on Jan. 22, 2011.
Action from the Rocky Mountain Open on Jan. 15, 2011.
The men's gymnastics team hosted its annual Blue-Silver Intrasquad Meet on Dec. 4.
USAG Event Finals (Photos by Bill Evans)
WHY USAFA?: "I chose the Academy for the opportunity to fly and travel."
Team captain in 2011.
JUNIOR (2010): Received the Most Valuable Gymnast award.....USAG National Champion on the parallel bars and all-around...four-time USAG All-American (still rings, vault, parallel bars, all-around)...NCAA participant in the all-around for the second straight year...competed in the all-around in all 11 team competitions...matched Academy record on the parallel bars (14.900) with winning effort at Arizona State...holds a share of seven of the top 10 scores in Academy history on that event...accounted for the third-highest high bar score in Academy history (14.350) during the Falcons' triangular meet with Stanford and Illinois-Chicago...accounted for scores that represent a share of three of the top five marks ever in that event...posted a career-best 86.300 to win the all-around at Arizona State...matched that total again in a winning effort at the Springfield Triangular...moved into eighth on the program's all-time list with that score...cleared the 85-point mark on two other occasions...two-time MPSF Gymnast of the Week (Mar. 23, Mar. 30)...named the CGA (Collegiate Division) Gymnast of the Week on two occasions (Mar. 3, Mar. 17)...earned the Academy's Athlete of the Week award on Mar. 29...participated in the Winter Cup Challenge on the floor exercise, still rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar...collected 14 first-place finishes, including six all-around titles.
SOPHOMORE (2009): Received the team's Most Improved Gymnast Award...competed in the all-around during the final nine team competitions...invited to the NCAA Championships as an all-around competitor...ranked 16th nationally in the all-around prior to the NCAA Championships...earned MPSF Gymnast of the Week honors on Feb. 2 after winning the parallel bars and all-around titles against Army...won the all-around title three times, while also earning first-place finishes on the parallel bars (twice) and high bar...set a career high on the floor exercise (14.150) at the conference championships...won the parallel bars (14.250), high bar (14.100) and all-around (85.300) with career-best marks to help Air Force win the Southwest Cup title...also tallied personal-best scores on the pommel horse (13.450) and vault (15.500) at that meet...that vault score is tied for fifth on the program's all-time list...paced the Falcons to a top-four sweep on the parallel bars in Air Force's win over Army...was one of five Falcons to finish within the top six on the rings at that meet...won the all-around in his debut at Temple...posted a personal-best score of 14.300 on the rings at the Rocky Mountain Open...picked up a pair of top-10 finishes at that meet.
FRESHMAN (2008): Competed on the still rings and high bar at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships...tallied marks of 13.400 on the rings and 11.400 on the high bar.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Attended Tesoro High School...competed at the club level for New Hope Gymnstics...coached by Guonian Wu...four-time Junior Olympic national qualifier...named to the J.O. Academic All-America First-Team for four consecutive years.
PERSONAL: Full name is Nash Stephen Mills...son of Creighton and Susan Mills...has one older sister, Carter, and one younger sister, Avery...majoring in systems engineering management...hopes to become a pilot following graduation...has held leadership positions of Element Leader, Squadron Superintendent, Sports Camp Commander and Assistant Flight Commander...hobbies include surfing and traveling...spent part of the summer in charge of the Falcon Sports Camps as Cadre Commander...also spent two weeks in Egypt on a cultural immersion trip...favorite event is the high bar because "you feel like you are flying through the air"...member of Cadet Squadron 29.