Men's Gymnastics Adds Nine Newcomers to Lineup
July 13, 2007
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force men's gymnastics team added nine newcomers to its roster, head coach Kip Simons recently announced. Several members of the Class of 2011 have Junior Olympic experience, as they join an already impressive team for one of the deepest rosters in Academy history.
Daniel Klimkowski (St. Claire, Mich.) was a six-time participant at the Junior Olympics. In addition to finishing first in the all-around at the state championships, Klimkowski was a semifinalist on the still rings at the 2007 Junior Olympics. Aaron Zaiser (Pittsburg, Pa.), a three-time competitor at the Junior Olympics, picked up a third-place finish on the still rings at the regional championships.
Nash Mills (Coto de Caza, Calif.) was a four-time Academic All-American, as well as a four-time participant at the Junior Olympics. Matt Thorne, another Junior Olympic competitor, was a three-time Academic All-America selection.
Kipp Druecke (Brookfield, Wis.), William Eastman (Augusta, Ga.), David Hard (Bensalem, Pa.), Derek Kvedar (Boston, Mass.) and Jacek Muka (Itasca, Ill.) round out the Falcons' incoming group of freshman.
Training will get underway this fall, with the Falcons' competitive season beginning in January with the annual Rocky Mountain Open.