Feb. 16, 2013
ATLANTA, Ga. -
Air Force's gymnastics team claimed team and individual titles in all six events en route to defending its All-Academy Championship title for the third straight year Saturday evening at the Georgia State Sports Arena. Army was runner-up to the Falcons for its highest finish at this meet since 2007.
The 14th-ranked Falcons outdistanced the field in claiming the title with a 427.05 to No. 13 Army's 410.6 and No. 15 Navy's 407.3.
Junior Nicholas Fettinger and freshman Chris Short tied for runner-up honors on parallel bars (14.0), freshman Jesse Glenn took third on vault (14.65) and high bar (14.15), and junior Kip Webber tied for third on floor exercise and parallel bars, and was fourth on still rings (14.7) to set the pace for the Black Knights. Fettinger, Webber and Short posted season-best scores in their events.
Ikaika Jakub and Jared Breeden ranked among Army's leaders on floor exercise and vault posting identical 14.05s in the former and 13.9s in the latter. Jakub also registered the Black Knights' second highest score on still rings (14.2) followed by Short `s 13.95, and Webber added a 14.2 on vault in ranking among Army's leaders in that event as well. Garrek Hojan-Clark and Connor Venrick each posted a 14.0 as Army's top scorers on pommel horse.
Army returns to the dual meet circuit hosting Navy on Saturday, Feb. 23, in the annual "Star" match.