Feb. 29, 2008
The Air Force men's gymnastics team travels to Tempe, Ariz., for the Southwest Cup on Saturday, March 1. The Falcons will take on Arizona State and Washington at the PE West Gymnasium on the ASU campus. This is the second time this season that this trio of teams have faced each other in competition.
YOU LOOK FAMILIAR
Air Force defeated Arizona State and Washington during the season-opening Rocky Mountain Open in January. The Falcons' total of 323.200 bettered the scores of the Sun Devils (305.850) and the Huskies (194.100).
"RANK" YOU VERY MUCH
Senior Greg Stine is currently ranked fourth in the nation on the still rings with a three-score average of 15.517. He is also ranked sixth in the all-around behind an average of 86.500. Backed by Stine and junior Jacob Schonig's eighth-place average (15.167), the Falcons are currently ranked eighth on the rings with a team average of 57.667.
UP AGAINST THE BEST
Air Force went up against some of the best teams in the country at the Pacific Coast Classic on Feb. 23. The Falcons posted a score of 324.900 to finish sixth in a meet that five of the top six teams in the country.
STINE IS SHINING
Senior Greg Stine finished third in the all-around at the Pacific Coast Classic with a score of 85.300. His best individual finish came on the still rings, where he tied for fourth with a score of 15.500 - the second-highest score of the season.
SETTING A "PR" AT THE "PCC"
Several Falcons set personal records during the Pacific Coast Classic. Brian Boardman recorded a career-best mark of 13.200. Garrett Canter upped his personal-best marks on the rings (13.450) and high bar (13.100), while Daniel Klimkowski also tallied a career-high mark on the rings (13.650). Brennan Wolford scored career-best 77.650 in the combined event, after upping his totals on the still rings (13.250) and high bar (13.100).
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE FALCONS
After nearly two months on the road, Air Force finally returns to the Academy for a pair of competitions with Illinois-Chicago. The Falcons will first host the Flames on Friday (March 7) at 7 p.m., before closing out the home slate on Sunday (March 9) at 2 p.m. Prior to Sunday's meet, Air Force will honor its four senior gymnasts.