FalconVision Interview with Coach Robinson
The 11th-ranked Air Force men’s gymnastics team returns to action this weekend, when it hosts preseason favorite and three-time defending national champion Oklahoma at 6:00 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 20. The meet, which will be held at Cadet West Gymnasium and also includes members of the OU Club team, is free to the public.
The meet will be streamed live on GoAirForceFalcons.com (a direct link is located on the team’s schedule page).
SCOUTING THE SOONERS
Oklahoma, the preseason favorite and winner of the last three NCAA team titles, will be opening its season this weekend in Colorado after missing last weekend’s Rocky Mountain Open. The Sooners return four All-Americans from last year’s title winning team, including junior Yul Moldauer, a three-time NCAA champion, nine-time All-American and member of the U.S. Senior National Team. Members of the OU Club Team are also scheduled to compete.
AIR FORCE IN THE RANKINGS
The Falcons are ranked 11th in the nation after one week of competition, with a team score of 389.950, and listed among the country’s top 10 on the still rings (third, 69.000), parallel bars (fifth, 66.300) and vault (sixth, 69.900). Air Force also has three individuals ranked in the top 10 after the opening weekend, with Fletcher Braunton ranked second on the still rings (14.650), Lukas Texeira listed eighth on the high bar (13.650) and Michael Graft tied for top-10 spots in two events (vault: eighth tie, 14.350; still rings: 10th tie, 13.800).
WHAT’S AHEAD FOR THE FALCONS
The Falcons travel to the East Coast next weekend for a pair of competitions. Air Force will face service academy rival Army West Point on Friday, Jan. 26, before heading to Springfield College on Sunday, Jan. 28.