Air Force Readies for USAG Collegiate Championships
March 25, 2008
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force men's gymnastics team begins post-season action this weekend (March 28-29), when it travels to Springfield, Mass., for the 2008 USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships. Action begins Friday, March 28, with the team and all-around finals. The top individual finalists from Friday night will return to action on Saturday, for the individual event finals. Both nights of competition are slated to begin at 7 p.m., in Blake Arena.
The USAG division helps recognize the teams that do not have scholarship athletes, such as the three service academies. Heading into the meet, William and Mary leads the field with a modified three-score average of 342.683. Navy (337.767) and Air Force (335.883) are ranked second and third, respectively, while Army and Springfield round out the top-five with scores of 332.417 and 331.250.
During its history, Air Force has accounted for seven USAG national champions, including five-time champion Greg Stine. The Falcons have earned 90 USAG All-America certificates; 15 which have come from gymnasts currently on the roster.
Stine and junior Jacob Schonig are ranked first and second on the still rings, with respective modified three-score averages of 15.517 and 15.400. Junior Josiah Loeser is ranked seventh with a 14.200 average.