March 1, 2007
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The No. 17 Air Force men's gymnastics team tallied a team score of 192.300 to take second at the Peter Vidmar Invitational on Thursday, March 1, in Los Angeles, Calif. That total was the best single meet performance by the Falcons in two seasons and improved this season's standard by nearly seven points.
Despite the score, Air Force was unable to hold off seventh-ranked Cal, who won the meet with a score of 210.450. However, as a team, the Falcons improved its event scores on the floor (33.550), pommel horse (31.200), still rings (33.750) and vault (31.450).
Freshman Brennan Wolford (Thornville, Ohio), the night's lone competitor in the all-around, tallied a career-best 46.350 - a personal improvement of nearly two points. Contributing to that score was personal-high marks on the pommel horse (7.500) and still rings (7.900).
Junior Greg Stine (Houston, Texas) led the team on the floor (8.700), still rings (8.800) and vault (8.700).
Air Force was guided by three other gymnasts on the remaining events. Freshman Garrett Center (Tallahassee, Fla.) set a career-best score of 8.300 on the pommel horse, while sophomore Josiah Loeser (Alvin, Texas) led the way on the parallel bars with a score of 8.050. Junior Tyler Sickles (Burke, Va.) rounded out the team leaders with an 8.500 on the high bar.
Air Force continues action tomorrow night (March 2) at the Southwest Cup in Tempe, Ariz.