INDIANAPOLIS, March 30, 2012 - Back to defend their title for the second time, the Air Force men's gymnastics team makes a return to the Academy this weekend to host the 2012 USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., March 30-31.
The two-day meet, featuring four varsity teams and three club teams, will be held at the Academy's Cadet West Gym. Competition begins tonight at 5 p.m. MT with the team and all-around finals, as well as the event preliminaries, and will continue on Saturday with individual event finals at 5 p.m. MT.
The schools in this year's field are: Varsity – College of William and Mary, Springfield College, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy; and Collegiate Club Division – Arizona State University, College at Brockport, and University of Washington.
Air Force currently leads the field, ranked 12th nationally with a four-score average of 336.033. Among varsity teams, William & Mary is ranked 14th at 330.000, while Navy and Springfield are ranked 16th (325.583) and 17th (325.367), respectively. Ranked 18th in the national standings, Arizona State currently leads the Club teams, with a four score average of 323.867. Brockport is ranked 19th with a 272.533 average, while Washington is ranked 20th with a 246.100 mark.
Single session tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students with a valid ID, while two-day packages can be purchased for $10 adults and $7 for students. Tickets will only be available at the door to West Gym the day of the meet and are cash only.
Both days of competition will have a live stream available at www.GoAirForceFalcons.com.
Field for the 2012 USA Gymnastics Men's Collegiate Championships
Arizona State University
College at Brockport
College of William and Mary
J J Jindra
Peter Ten Eyck
U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S. Naval Academy
University of Washington