Air Force Gymnasts Spend Time with Local Students
Oct. 6, 2010
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force men's and women's gymnastics teams spent Tuesday, Oct. 8, with some students at Monroe Elementary School in Colorado Springs, Colo., as a part of the athletic department's adopt-a-school program. The after-school program allows the grade-school children to interact with members of each of the Academy's sports teams throughout the school year.
After each gymnast introduced themselves by name, class year, hometown and favorite event, the Falcons and students went through the pre-practice stretching that the gymnastics team does on a daily basis. Following a handstand contest between the men's and women's teams, the Falcons divided the students onto two mats and spent the remainder of the time teaching basic tumbling moves, including somersaults, handstands and cartwheels. The students received hands-on attention from the cadets, who assisted and supported the students through each new move.