No. 4 Cal Dominates No. 17 Air Force, UC Santa Barbara
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  02/23/2003

Feb. 23, 2003

The fourth-ranked California men's gymnastics team (2-1) dominated visiting No. 17 Air Force (1-5) Sunday afternoon at Haas Pavilion, 213.850-199.450, while club team UC Santa Barbara scored a team total 194.000. The Golden Bears took first place in each of the six apparatus', setting a total of eight individual career bests.

The Bears were led by junior David Eaton, taking first place in the all-around with a career best 54.250, surpassing his former 54.100 mark. A native of Great Britain, Eaton set three additional career bests in the meet, resulting in a first place finish in the pommel horse (9.600) and high bar (9.650) and second place on the still rings (9.200). The All-American's horse and h-bar scores were also team season bests.

Eight-time All-American Cody Moore claimed second place in the all-around (51.875). Moore, last week's MPSF and Inside Gymnasts Magazine Gymnast of the Week, set season bests on the rings (8.850) and high bar (9.450).

Cal improved its season best on the rings, carding a 35.400 from its previous 34.825. Senior co-captain Aaron Floyd took first in the rings (9.200) while Air Force's Aaron Jackson followed with 9.000.

Sophomore standout Graham Ackerman tallied three first place finishes highlighted by a career and team season best on the vault (9.500). In addition, the All-American claimed first on the floor (9.500) and p-bars (8.750).

Four-time All-American and two-time h-bar national champion, Michael Ashe, set a personal season best on the rings (8.700) and finished second on the horse (9.150).

Freshmen Alan Parsons, Shawn Mowry and Chris Rodriguez set personal bests on the floor (8.900) and p-bars (8.600, second place), (8.500), respectively.

Jackson led the Falcons with a third-place finish in the all-around (51.625) trailed by UCSB's Donald Mahr (50.100).

Next up, the Bears travel to Stanford to compete against Michigan, Nebraska and the Cardinal, Saturday, Mar. 1 at 7 p.m.

No. 4 Cal Dominates No. 17 Air Force, UC Santa Barbara
February 23, 2003
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TEAM SCORES California- 213.850 Air Force - 199.450 UCSB - 194.000

FLOOR Graham Ackerman (Cal) 9.500 David Eaton (Cal) 9.100 Aaron Jackson (A.F.) 9.050 Alan Parsons (Cal) 8.900 Cody Moore (Cal) 8.650

HORSE David Eaton (Cal) 9.600 Michael Ashe (Cal) 9.150 Graham Ackerman (Cal) 8.550 Jay Yee (Cal) 8.350 Aaron Jackson (A.F.) 8.200

RINGS Aaron Floyd (Cal) 9.200 Aaron Jackson (A.F.) 9.000 Cody Moore (Cal) 8.850 Michael Ashe (Cal) 8.700 David Eaton (Cal) 8.650

VAULT Graham Ackerman (Cal) 9.500 Donald Mahr (UCSB) 9.150 Aaron Jackson (A.F.) 9.125 David Eaton (Cal) 9.100 Israel Alatriste 9.000

P-BARS Graham Ackerman (Cal) 8.750 Shawn Mowry (Cal) 8.600 Chris Rodriguez (Cal) 8.500 Aaron Jackson (A.F.) 8.400 Jeff Anderson (A.F.) 8.400

H-BAR David Eaton (Cal) 9.650 Cody Moore (Cal) 9.450 Graham Ackerman (Cal) 8.700 Aaron Floyd (Cal) 8.350 Mike Berry (A.F.) 8.250

A-A David Eaton (Cal) 54.250 Cody Moore (Cal) 51.875 Aaron Jackson (A.F.) 51.625 Donald Mahr (UCSB) 50.100 Israel Alatriste (UCSB) 49.500