The 11th-ranked Air Force men’s gymnastics team heads to San Antonio, Texas, this weekend to face No. 9 Navy and No. 14 Army West Point at the All-Academy Championships on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Falcons have claimed the last seven team titles in the annual neutral-site, service academy showdown.
The All-Academy Championships will be held during the San Antonio Invitational, which runs all weekend at the Mission Concepcion Sport Complex (714 E Theo Ave). Admission is $10 for adults (13-54), $8 for military with ID, $6 for seniors (55+) and $5 for children ages 5-12 (there is an additional $5 fee for parking).
SCOUTING THE OPPONENTS
Navy is currently ranked ninth in the national standings with a 398.138 average, while Army West Point is listed 14th with a 387.575 average. The two academies faced off last weekend in their annual Star Meet, with the Midshipmen claiming a 402.900-391.700 victory over the Black Knights. Navy has two gymnasts listed among the nation’s top 15, as David Toussaint is ranked 14th on the pommel horse (13.430) and Ryan McVay holds the same placement in the all-around (78.050).
YOU LOOK FAMILIAR
Air Force faced Army West Point two weeks ago in New York, earning a narrow 394.750-394.150 win over their counterparts.
AIR FORCE IN THE RANKINGS
The Falcons are ranked 11th in the nation, with an average score of 395.563 – an improvement of nearly two points from last week’s rankings – and listed among the country’s top 10 on the vault (seventh, 69.725), pommel horse (10th, 64.575) and still rings (10th, 66.113). Individually, Lukas Texeira is ranked sixth on the high bar with a 13.837 average and Fletcher Braunton is tied for 10th on the still rings with a 13.975 average.
WHAT’S AHEAD FOR THE FALCONS
The Falcons are off from team competition until Saturday, March 3, when they travel to Columbus, Ohio, for the Arnold Challenge against Ohio State and Nebraska.