July 1, 2013
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force women's gymnastics head coach Doug Day recently announced the addition of seven gymnasts to his roster for the upcoming season. The newcomers, members of the Class of the 2017, reported to the Academy last week to begin Basic Cadet Training.
"I am extremely excited about this year's freshmen class," Day said. "They are all very talented young ladies, with many years of experience as competitive Level 10 gymnasts. They possess a load of talent that will add to the depth and success of this year's team. Their addition, along with our experienced returning athletes, should help make this the best of my seven years at USAFA."
Air Force Women's Gymnastics Class of 2017
Cara Curran - Denver, Colo. (Jet Gymnastics Club)
Darby Germain - West Point, N.Y. (Kennett School of Gymnastics)
Anne Graft - Chicago, Ill. (Aerial Gymnastics Club)
Ashley Landry - Albany, N.Y. (World Class Gymnastics Academy)
Emily Martin - Phoenix, Ariz. (Desert Lights Gymnastics)
Hannah Wilken - Minneapolis, Minn. (Tags South Gymnastics)
Kara Witgen - Detroit, Mich. (Olympia Gymnastics Academy)
The Academy's Basic Cadet Training, which begin with in-processing last Thursday, is divided into two phases. The first session takes place in the Cadet Area and focuses on military orientation, which includes basic military skills and responsibilities, improving physical conditioning and understanding teamwork through competitive sports. During the second phase, the Basics will march out to Jack's Valley, where they will focus on field training activities, while developing their mental and physical confidence training.
Classes begin for the Falcons on August 8.