The 32nd-annual meet begins at 6 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Cadet West Gym.
Gared Chapman and Mac Ritchie will represent Air Force at the prestigious meet.
Ritchie won the Academy's first USAG high bar title since 1999.
A program-record nine Falcons claimed USAG All-America status.
Mac Ritchie Interview
SENIOR YEAR | 2014: Team captain.
JUNIOR YEAR | 2013: USAG All-American on the high bar...broke the Academy record on that event with a score of 15.100 during the team finals of the USAG National Championships...that total also paced Air Force to a new team record of 72.550...finished second during the individual event finals of the USAG meet with a tally of 14.850...advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Championships on the high bar after placing third (14.650) in the first session of the National Qualifier...scored a 14.150 to win the high bar during the Falcons' first dual meet with Illinois-Chicago...claimed a first-place finish on the parallel bars (14.000) during the second UIC meet two days later...also won a parallel bars title at the All-Academy Championships (14.350)...tallied career-best marks on both the still rings (14.650) and parallel bars (14.600) in the Falcons' win over Temple...finished fifth on the rings and third on the bars at that meet...that parallel bars score is ranked 10th on the Academy's all-time list...invited to compete at the Winter Cup Challenge.
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2012: USAG national champion on the high bar...Academy record-holder on that event...USAG All-American...tied the program standard of 14.900 to defeat the field by 0.650...also the preliminary round with a then-career high mark of 14.650 (the third-best score in program history)...earned the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week and the Air Force Athlete of the Week awards following the USAG Championships...also took first on the high bar in meets with Minnesota and Illinois-Chicago...earned a top-10 finish on that event at the MPSF Championships...added two additional scores that ranked within the program's top 10...competed on the still rings in every team competition...scored a personal-best 14.200 during the Rocky Mountain Open... posted a season-best 13.900 on the parallel bars at that meet...participated on that event during 11 meets...also competed on the floor exercise for five of the first six meets...scored a season-high 14.300 against Minnesota.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2011: Selected as the team's Freshman of the Year...competed on the floor exercise, parallel bars and high bar in every team competition...also competed on the still rings in 12 of 13 meets...scored a career-best 14.500 on the floor exercise in the regular season finale against Washington...that score is ranked 15th on the program's all-time record book...posted a career-best score of 14.200 on the parallel bars at the team finals of the USAG National Championships...helped Air Force set a new team mark of 57.700 at that meet...that score is ranked 13th in the program record book...won the high bar title against Army with a score of 13.700...helped Air Force sweep the event titles in the dual meet with the Black Knights...posted a career-high 14.400 on that event at Springfield...that score is the seventh-highest total in Academy history...scored a personal-best 13.900 on the still rings at Brockport...also vaulted during three meets...recorded a career-best 15.200 at the Rocky Mountain Open...that score is tied for 16th on the program's all-time list.
HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: Concord High School...competed at the club level for G&J Speedway Gymnastics...coached by Jie Ding...member of the 2010 regional team...three-time state all-around champion...also won numerous individual event titles.
PERSONAL: Full name is Breeden McEachern Ritchie...goes by Mac...son of Jack and Jennifer Ritchie...has one older brother, Ben, and one younger brother, George...currently undecided on a major...hobbies include playing golf...favorite event is the parallel bars, because "I like doing it and I don't ever get bored of it"...member of Cadet Squadron 27.