Air Force, ASU win team titles at USA Gymnastics Men's Collegiate Championships
posted on 03/21/2014

Air Force men's gymnastics
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ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 21, 2014 - The U.S. Air Force Academy won its fifth straight varsity team title at the 2014 USA Gymnastics Men's Collegiate National Championships, held at Macdonough Hall of the U.S. Naval Academy. Arizona State University picked up its eighth straight and 16th overall team crown in the Collegiate Club Division. Jesse Glenn of Porter Ranch, Calif./U.S. Military Academy, and Lee Wilkerson of Locust Grove, Ga./ASU, won the all-around titles for the Varsity and Collegiate Club Divisions, respectively. The championships wrap up on Saturday, March 22, with individual event finals at 2 p.m. ET.

At the men's USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships, the team competition is divided into two categories, varsity and collegiate. The varsity competition is for Division I, II, or III, four-year institutions with gymnastics as a varsity sport which provide two or less full scholarships as well as the military academies, and the collegiate club team category is for two-year or four-year degree-granting schools with gymnastics as a club sport.

The schools in this year's field are: Varsity Division Acaa College of William and Mary, Springfield College, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Naval Academy; and Collegiate Club Division Acaa Arizona State University and University of Washington. The College at Brockport has gymnasts entered in the individual events.

In the Varsity Division, Air Force took the team title with its total score of 426.70. William and Mary was second at 422.75, followed by the Army at 414.600. ASU topped the Collegiate Club Division with 405.85, and the University of Washington was next at 383.650.

In the Varsity Division all-around, Glenn tallied an 86.100 to clinch the gold medal. William and Mary's Daniel Potemski of Round Rock, Texas, last year's all-around champ, posted an 85.200 for the silver medal. Tim Wang of Riverside, Calif./Air Force, was the bronze medalist at 84.600.

ASU swept the top two spots in Collegiate Club Division all-around competition. Wilkerson, who was the runner-up last year, earned the title with a total score of 82.650, and teammate Stewart MacDonald of Phoenix was second at 79.950. The University of Washington's Brandon Waller of West Linn, Ore., was third at 77.750.