Jan. 17, 2008
For the second straight weekend, the Air Force men's gymnastics team will take on its Mountain Pacific Sports Federation foes from Nebraska and Oklahoma. The Falcons will travel to Lincoln, Neb., for a tri-meet with the Huskers and Sooners on Sunday, Jan. 20. The meet will begin at 2 p.m., in the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Meet Notes 02: at Nebraska, with Oklahoma
YOU LOOK FAMILIAR
Nebraska and Oklahoma competed against Air Force at the Academy last weekend at the Rocky Mountain Open.
SCHONIG RANKED AMONG THE LEADERS
Tallying a meet-winning score of 15.000 at the Rocky Mountain Open, Jacob Schonig posted the fourth-highest score in the nation during the opening weekend of collegiate competition. The top score in the country was 15.350, while two others tallied marks of 15.200 and 15.050.
WHAT A WIN!
Junior Jacob tallied a score of 15.000 on the still rings to tie with Oklahoma's Taquiy Abdullah-Simmons for the Rocky Mountain Open title. With the victory, he becomes one of the first Falcons in recent history to claim an individual title at the RMO event.
MORE TOP FINISHES
Senior Greg Stine picked up three top-three tallies, as he finished second on the still rings with a mark of 14.900. Stine also tied for third on the floor exercise with a tally of 14.600, en route to a third-place finish in the all-around with a combined score of 81.700. Classmate Tyler Sickles scored a 13.250 to take fourth on the high bar, while freshman William Eastman finished fifth on the floor exercise with a 14.000.
Members of the freshmen class contributed some of the team's top scores at the Rocky Mountain Open. Aaron Zaiser posted the Falcons' best score on the vault (14.700), while Will Eastman accounted for the second-highest tally on the floor exercise (14.000) and the third-best mark on the high bar (12.300). Dan Klimkowski, an all-around competitor, rounded out the group with top-three scores on the vault (14.500), parallel bars (12.950) and all-around (74.450).
Sophomore Garrett Canter paced the Falcons on the pommel horse and parallel bars at the RMO. He tallied a 12.700 to place seventh on the horse, while collecting a 13.600 to finish eighth on the parallel bars.
LAST TIME OUT
The Falcons opened the season with a strong showing at the Rocky Mountain Open. The Falcons earned a combined score of 323.200 to finish third in the five-team collegiate field, which included No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 10 Nebraska.