Army Ready For NCAA Challenge

Jesse Glenn

Jesse Glenn

April 9, 2014

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WEST POINT, N.Y. - Army's gymnastics team will put the finishing touches on the 2014 season at the NCAA Division I Championships being hosted by the University of Michigan April 10-12. Eight Black Knights are among the individual qualifiers making the trip led by senior Kip Webber, a four-time NCAA Qualifier, and sophomore Jesse Glenn, ranked No. 2 nationally on high bar.

All-session tickets to the meet are $28 for adults and $20 for youth (18 and younger) and seniors (55 and older), while single-session tickets are $10 (adults) and $7 (youth and seniors). Fans will be able to follow the action with a live webcast available on with live stats on Michigan's website by clicking HERE.

The meet opens with two Qualifying sessions on Thursday (April 10) with the first set for 1 p.m. which features No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 4 Stanford, No. 5 Illinois, No. 8 Iowa, No. 9 Cal and No. 12 William & Mary. The Tribe earned the automatic bid to the championships after winning the ECAC (Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference) title with Army placing second.

Army will be competing individually in the evening session at 7 p.m. that includes host and No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Ohio State, No. 6 Penn State, No. 7 Minnesota, No. 10 Air Force and No. 11 Nebraska.

The top three teams and three all-around competitors not on one of the qualifying teams, plus the top three individuals in each of the six team events not part of a qualifying team or as an all-arounder, advance from each qualifying session to Friday's team finals to vie for the national team and all-around title. The meet concludes with the individual finals on Saturday, April 12.

Friday's NCAA Team Finals will be broadcast via the streak and the Big ten Conference. Will Haskett and Raj Bhavsar will provide routine-by-routine and color commentary via the stream, while Lisa Byington and former Minnesota gymnast John Roethlisberger will be on the call for BTN.

Thursday, April 10
1 p.m. - National Qualifier, Session 1 (
7 p.m. -- National Qualifier, Session 2 (

Friday, April 11
7 p.m. -- Team and All-Around Finals, Individual Event Prelims (Big Ten Network/

Saturday, April 12
7 p.m. -- Individual Event Finals (

Tickets are available for purchase online, by phone (734-764-0247 or 866-296-MTIX) and at the Michigan Athletics Ticket Office, located in Marie Hartwig Building at 1100 South State Street.

*Eight Black Knights are among the NCAA Qualifiers - three upperclassmen and five underclassmen
*Jesse Glenn is ranked No. 2 nationally on high bar and is fifth in the all-around
*Kip Webber, a Nissen-Emery finalist, is a four-time NCAA Qualifier
*Army has 49 NCAA All-America certificates ...
          Coach Doug Van Everen has had four earn All-America honors
*Army has four National Champions who combined for six titles
     Robert Sears ... 1938 Horizontal Bar/Rope Climb; 1939 Rope Climb
     Ray Belardi ... 1939 Rope Climb
     John Claybrook ... 1952 Rope Climb
     Jon Aaronsohn ... 1960 Flying Rings
*The last Black Knight to garner NCAA All-America honors was Brian Lee on still rings in 2005

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