April 20, 2013
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The men's gymnastics season came to a close for Air Force this evening (April 20), as sophomore Gared Chapman and junior Mac Ritchie wrapped up competition at the individual event preliminaries of the 2013 NCAA Championships in State College, Pa.
The pair, each making their first appearance in the individual event preliminaries, represented the Falcons at Penn State's Rec Hall on Saturday night. Competing in two events, Chapman finished 34th on the still rings (14.350) and 40th on the vault (13.700), while Ritchie scored a 13.800 to take 33rd on the high bar.
Michigan picked up its fifth national championship, winning the 2013 title with a score of 443.200. Oklahoma finished second with a score of 440.100, while Stanford (436.150) edged host Penn State (436.100) for third. Iowa finished fourth with a score of 426.450 and Illinois, the 2012 national champions, rounded out the six-team finals with a score of 422.550. The Wolverines also secured the all-around title behind a 91.150 from Sam Mikulak.