Feb. 19, 2003
WHAT'S ON TAP: Coming off a solid victory over Stanford, the fourth-ranked California men's gymnastics team (1-1) hosts No. 17 Air Force Sunday, Feb. 23 at 1:00 p.m. at Haas Pavilion. Club team UC Santa Barbara will also be competing.
SCOUTING AIR FORCE: Cal looks to extend its perfect 15-0 all-time record versus the Air Force Sunday afternoon. The Falcons recently competed at the All-Academy Championships, finishing second in the meet with a score of 196.500. Air Force defeated the Army (195.475) as the Navy won the competition with a mark of 206.850.
BEARS POUNCE ON STANFORD: After falling to the Cardinal in the first matchup of the season (211.100-212.750), the Bears came back strong Friday evening, defeating them 218.175-210.850. Visiting club team Arizona State also competed, notching a 189.700 score. Cody Moore and David Eaton claimed the top two spots in the all-around, with 54.875 and 54.100, respectively. The meet consisted of several individual career bests for Cal gymnasts. Highlighting the records set was Cody Moore, the 2002 national parallel bar champion, who outscored his previous 9.750 score on the same event with a near-perfect 9.850. The mark is also a team best on the parallel bar since rules changed the scoring prior to the 2001 season. Graham Ackerman established a new personal best on the horizontal bar (9.475) while David Eaton cranked out new bests in the all-around (54.100), horse (9.500), rings (8.600), vault (9.150) and p-bars (9.050).
CAL IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS: Cody Moore currently leads the nation with a 9.625 two-score average on the parallel bars. On the floor, Graham Ackerman ranks third (9.425) and Moore is tied for 15th (9.100). Michael Ashe has the 12th-best pommel horse score (9.225) and David Eaton is tied for 17th (9.075). On the floor, Aaron Floyd's 9.225 is the 16th-best and on the vault, Jay Yee is ranked 17th (9.325). Cal has three ranked in the Top 20 on the horizontal bar, Ackerman (13th, 9.137), Moore (16th, 9.087) and Floyd (17th, 9.025). Moore's all-around two-score average of 53.912 is the fifth-best and Eaton's score of 52.500 is No. 12.
DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER: Starting this season, you can catch your favorite Cal gymnastics meets for free. There will be no admission charged for any men's/women's gymnastics events this year at Haas Pavilion.
DID YOU KNOW? Freshman Jay Yee won the vault exercise with a score of 9.350 in Friday's meet versus Stanford and club team Arizona State?