Head Coach Lou Burkel on Men and Women's Gymnastics
is the report on the women's final regular season competitions.
They finished the season with a bang and are the first women's team
in AFA history to qualify for a NCAA Division I postseason event!
If you are in the Salt Lake City/area next weekend, please get
out and support them. They compete
at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 7th at the University of Utah.
men finished fifth at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships --
about where we figured we would be if everyone did a decent job. Oklahoma (#1 national ranking) won, with Cal-Berkeley second,
Nebraska third, Stanford fourth and UC Santa Barbara sixth.
Point of interest: those top four teams have won at least 16 NCAA
championships since 1976. We were
very happy to get two to the finals C2C (Jr.) James Hayes on pommel horse
and C2C Stephen Sistare on rings. They
did a good job and finished seventh on their respective events.
News x 2.
(1) We qualified six gymnasts (12 routines) to the NCAAs
this coming weekend at St. John's Arena at Ohio State University: C1C (Sr.)
Andrew Fisher on rings, vault, parallel bars, and high bar.
C3C (So.) Aaron Jackson on floor exercise and parallel bars; Hayes on
pommel horse and high bar; C2C Matt Kenkel on rings and parallel bars; Sistare
on rings and C1C Levi Torkelson on pommel horse. Competitions begin on Thursday,
April 5 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and on April 6 and 7 at 7 p.m.
We qualified as a team to the USAG Championships at UC Davis, and will be
competing on Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14 at 1 p.m.
won't get anything out until after the USAG meet, but hope to have some great
things to report then!
out our team website at