Feb. 22, 2014
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Junior Nick Gaudlip placed ninth on the high bar and freshman Tim Wang finished 16th in the all-around, as the pair wrapped up competition at the men's gymnastics Winter Cup Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 22, in Las Vegas.
Gaudlip, who qualified to the finals after placing third in the first preliminary session on Thursday, recorded a 13.850 during tonight's championship round. A two-day total of 28.200 gave the Falcons' junior a top-10 finish, as he placed ninth in the 31-competitor high bar field that included Olympians and current members of the national team. Gaudlip also competed on the parallel bars during the final day of action, scoring a 13.200 (two-day total of 25.600, 29th).
With a second-day all-around score of 80.900, Wang finished 16th in the all-around with a two-day total of 162.950. During Saturday's competition, Wang posted 14.350 scores on both the floor exercise and vault, while adding a 13.950 on the high bar, a 12.950 on the parallel bars, a 12.850 on the pommel horse and a 12.450 on the still rings. His best individual event finish over the two-day competition came on the high bar, as he tallied a combined score of 27.900 to finish 12th.
The pair, the first Falcons to have advanced to the finals of the Winter Cup Challenge, return to the Academy this week, as Air Force hosts Illinois-Chicago in a pair of dual meets. The two programs will meet on Friday, Feb. 28, and again on Sunday, March 2, in Cadet Center Gym.