Nick Gaudlip, Chris Stephenson and Tim Wang were invited to the national competition.
It is the first national honor for the Air Force sophomore.
He is the third Falcon in four weeks to earn the weekly MPSF honor.
The 32nd-annual meet begins at 6 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Cadet West Gym.
JUNIOR YEAR | 2014: USAG national champion on the high bar...scored a career-high 15.050 to win second-straight USAG title on that event...that score is ranked third on the Academy's all-time list...two-time USAG All-American (parallel bars, high bar)...participated at the Winter Cup Challenge...became one of just two Falcons to advance to the Winter Cup finals after finishing third on the high bar during the qualifying session (14.350)...advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Championships on the high bar after finishing fourth (14.800) at the National Qualifier...finished 13th at the national meet with a score of 14.550...picked up first-place finishes on that event during both rounds of competitions at the USAG National Championships (14.750 during team finals, 15.050 during events finals)...competed on the parallel bars during 12 of 13 team competitions...posted a season-high 14.600 on that event during the Falcons' victory over Illinois-Chicago...participated on the floor exercise 11 times, recording a season-high 14.650 during the Temple Triangular...also performed on the pommel horse twice.
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2013: USAG national champion on the high bar...USAG All-American...scored second-highest score of career (15.000) to win the USAG title...posted a career-best score of 15.050 on that event against Washington...at the time, that mark was an Academy record...named the Air Force Athlete of the Week (March 18), MPSF Gymnast of the Week (March 19) and CGA Gymnast of the Week (March 20) after accounting for four event titles and career-best scores on every event during a weekend home series with Temple and Washington...won the pommel horse (career-best 14.000), parallel bars (career-best 14.750) and high bar (14.150) in Air Force's victory over Temple...repeated as the high bar champion in the Falcons' win over Washington two days later with a then-Academy record score of 15.050...also posted a career-best score of 15.150 on the floor exercise that weekend, moving into fourth on the program's all-time list...climbed into the top-10 of the program's all-time standings on the parallel bars (seventh) with the 14.750 against Temple...one of only two Air Force gymnasts to ever break the 15-point mark on the high bar...also won that event at the All-Academy Championships (14.450)...finished the season tied for ninth in the NCAA on that event with a National Qualifying Average of 14.575...claimed two additional event titles, winning the floor exercise against Army (14.800) and at Washington (14.600).
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2012: USAG All-American on the floor exercise...competed on that event in every competition...posted a career-best 14.700 at Army...that score is ranked 11th on the Academy's all-time list...posted four additional scores that are ranked among the program's top-20...placed sixth at the USAG national meet with a score of 13.600...member of the pommel horse lineup during eight meets...scored a career-best 13.750 in the team finals of the USAG National Championships...competed on the parallel bars in seven meets...scored a career-best 13.800 on three occasions (against Illinois-Chicago, at Arizona State, at NCAA National Qualifier)...also performed on the high bar three times...scored a personal-high 13.600 at the Temple Tri-Meet.
HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: Rampart High School...member of the student council for four years...served as student body president during senior year...also served as president of the National Honor Society...competed at the club level for the Colorado Training Center...coached by Ron Brant...placed ninth on the high bar at the 2011 Junior Olympic Nationals...finished second in the all-around at the 2011 Region IX Championships...five-time qualifier to the Junior Olympic Nationals...four-time first-team Academic All-American.
PERSONAL: Full name is Nicholas Frank Gaudlip...goes by Nick...nickname is "Bieber"...son of Fred and Beth Gaudlip...father is retired Air Force...has one older brother, Austin...has lived "pretty much everywhere" by growing up in a military family...born in England and has dual citizenship...majoring in biology...served as First Sergeant...also worked as Admin and Logistics Deputy Commander of Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) during the summer...earned Jump wings in the summer of 2012...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...hobbies include golf, fishing and drawing...favorite quote is "When are champions made? Every day at practice"...completed Powered Flight over the summer...also worked ESET and took leave...favorite event to train on is the pommel horse, because "it is definitely the most difficult, so new skills are the most rewarding"...favorite event for competition is the high bar, because "it's a crowd pleaser and I feed on the energy of everybody watching"...member of Cadet Squadron 39.