Feb. 29, 2012
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force freshman Josh Ramos was named College Gymnastics Association Gymnast of the Week for the USAG Collegiate Division on Wednesday, Feb. 29, after winning three event titles during the Falcons' East Coast road trip last weekend.
Ramos won the floor exercise (14.700) and parallel bars (14.900) against Army, while placing first on the parallel bars (15.000) at Temple.
In the tri-meet at Temple, the freshman became just the second Air Force gymnast to reach the 15-point mark on the parallel bars, as he moved into second on the Academy's all-time list. He easily won that event by a 0.900 margin. Ramos also claimed top-five finishes on the vault (14.100) and high bar (13.100, fifth) at Army, while tying for third on the floor exercise (13.800) at Temple.
He is the second Air Force gymnast to receive recognition this week, as junior James Okamoto claimed the MPSF Gymnast of the Week award after setting an Academy record on the pommel horse. It is also the second straight week that the Falcons have claimed the CGA weekly honor (Okamoto won the award last week).
Ramos shared the award with Stanford's Eddie Penev, who claimed the Division I award. The two CGA Gymnast of the Week honors are voted on by 17 active college coaches, seven club coaches and 35 CGA Honorary Lifetime members.