Air Force Men's Gymnastics Announces Ambitious 2007 Schedule
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. -- With numerous nationally-ranked teams on the schedule, the Air Force men's gymnastics team embarks on another ambitious campaign, second-year head coach Kip Simons announced. The Falcons will spend much of the season on the road, as 11 of their 13 competitions take place away from the friendly confines of Cadet West Gym.
Air Force opens the season with one of its two non-road meets, as it hosts the annual Rocky Mountain Open on Jan. 12-13. The Falcons hit the road the following week (Jan. 19) as it travels to Oklahoma for a dual meet with the perennial powerhouse and conference foe.
Just three meets into the season, the Falcons close out the home slate, welcoming service academy rival Army to the Academy on Feb. 3. The Falcons face the Black Knights on Feb. 17, when both programs travel to San Francisco, Calif., for the annual Service Academy Classic with fellow military academy Navy.
The Falcons remain on the West Coast for the next two meets, as they compete at the Pacific Coast Classic (Feb. 24) and Peter Vidmar Invitational (Mar. 1). Air Force then travels to Tempe, Ariz., for the Southwest Classic, before taking a on pair of programs in dual-meet action. The Falcons hit Chicago, Ill., for two meetings with Illinois-Chicago (Mar. 9, Mar. 11), before closing out the regular season on Mar. 17 at MPSF rival Nebraska.
Air Force begins the post season on Mar. 24, as it travels to Williamsburg, Va., for the USA Gymnastics National Championships, hosted by William and Mary. The Falcons will journey to Berkeley, Calif., just seven days later for the 2007 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, hosted by Cal-Berkeley. The NCAA Championships in State College, Pa., close out the 2007 campaign.