No. 11 Falcons Travel to Ninth-Ranked Nebraska

    Jon Spiro

    Jon Spiro

    Jan. 23, 2014

    The Air Force men's gymnastics team, ranked 11th in the latest GymInfo National Rankings, head back out on the road this Saturday (Jan. 25), when it travels to Lincoln, Neb., to face the ninth-ranked Cornhuskers. The dual meet, which marks the second time in three weeks that the two schools have faced off with one another, will take place at 1 p.m., inside on the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Nebraska's campus.

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    MEET INFORMATION
    The Falcons' meet with former conference opponent Nebraska, which is slated for a 1 p.m. (CST) start, will be streamed live on Huskers.com. For fans attending the competition, tickets are $5 adults and $3 for youth and seniors.

    SCOUTING THE CORNHUSKERS
    Nebraska, which hasn't competed since the season-opening Rocky Mountain Open on Jan. 11, is ranked ninth in GymInfo's national standings with its score of 423.700 from that meet.

    WHEN WE LAST MET
    This is the second time in the first three weeks of the season that Air Force and Nebraska have faced one another, as the Cornhuskers edged the Falcons by just 0.600 (423.700-423.100) during the season-opening Rocky Mountain Open on Jan. 11.

    A LOOK AT THE RANKINGS
    As a team, the Falcons are ranked among the nation's top 10 on the floor exercise (70.125 average, ninth), pommel horse (68.700 average, 10th), still rings (71.025 average, 10th) and parallel bars (70.775 average, 10th). Individually, three Falcons are listed among the top 20, including Tim Wang (all-around, 83.925 average, 11th), Nick Owen (pommel horse, 14.500 average, 14th) and Josh Ramos (floor exercise, 14.650 average, 19th).

    FALCONS FALL TO TOP-RANKED OKLAHOMA
    Air Force tallied a 412.200 during its first road meet of the year at top-ranked Oklahoma on Jan. 18. Nick Owen and Tim Wang paced the Falcons with fourth-place finishes on the pommel horse and high bar, respectively. Owen scored a season-best 14.650 to take fourth on the pommel horse, while Wang matched that placement with a career-high 14.600 on the high bar.

    MAKING A MARK
    The Falcons tallied a score of 69.250 on the pommel horse at Oklahoma, matching the second-highest combined score in program history. The Falcons also impacted the top-10 on the high bar, scoring a 68.050, which is ranked eighth on the all-time list. Individually, Tim Wang debuted on the program's top 10 in both the pommel horse (14.450, eighth all-time) and high bar (14.600, ninth all-time).

    WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE FALCONS
    Air Force remains on the road next weekend, when they travel to Houston, Texas, for the annual All-Academy Championships against Army and Navy.

     

     

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