Tim Wang Makes History at NCAA Championships
April 22, 2017

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WEST POINT, N.Y. – Air Force senior Tim Wang became the most-decorated gymnast in Air Force history this evening (April 22), as he captured a pair of All-America awards during the final day of competition at the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships in West Point, New York. Earning top-eight finishes on the parallel bars and in the all-around, Wang brought his career total of All-America accolades to an Academy-record four – two more than any other gymnast in program history.

The senior, who earned the first two All-America awards of his career on the pommel horse (2014, 2016), became just the second Academy gymnast to garner a top-eight finish in the all-around and the first to ever earn a podium spot on the parallel bars. He is also just the second Air Force gymnast to earn All-America status on multiple events in the same season.

Wang used an Academy-record score of 14.750 to place sixth on the parallel bars, while finishing the all-around competition with an eighth-place score of 84.600. The senior improved his parallel bars score by a half-point, en route to his fifth program record of the year.

He also accounted for top-15 finishes on the still rings (14.250, 12th) and pommel horse (14.050, 14th tie), while top-30 marks on the floor exercise (13.900, 26th), vault (14.250, 26th tie) and high bar (13.400, 27th) contributed to his final all-around score – his second-highest total of the year.

Two other Falcons also competed at the NCAA Championships this evening at the Holleder Center.

Sophomore Lukas Texeira earned a top-10 finish in his first national championship meet, as he registered the second-highest score of his career (14.300) to tie for 10th out of 43 gymnasts. Junior Jonathon Fornoff also made his first appearance in the national finals, scoring a 14.250 to finish within the top-half of the field on the pommel horse (16th, tie).

 

 

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