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Air Force Athletics | March 1, 2014

Ninth-ranked Air Force claims share of six events, defeats No. 17 Illinois

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Ninth-ranked Air Force claimed a share of all six event titles en route to a 423.800-400.500 victory against 17th-ranked Illinois-Chicago on Friday at the Academy's Cadet Center Gym. Freshman Tim Wang claimed four event titles, while seniors Tyler Huebner and Ben Zaiser rounded out the Falcons' sweep of first-place finishes.

Wang won the floor exercise (14.750), pommel horse (15.100), parallel bars (14.600) and high bar (14.300), matching his career best and own Academy-record on the pommel horse. Winning the all-around with a career-best matching score of 87.200, Wang rounded out the competition with a third-place finish on the vault (14.500) and seventh-place score of 13.950 on the still rings.

Huebner scored a 14.700 to win the still rings title, while Zaiser tied for first on the vault with a score of 14.550.

Wang's 14.600 on the parallel bars paced Air Force to a sweep of the top five scores. Junior Nick Gaudlip finished second with a 14.400, while classmate Josh Ramos finished third with a 14.200. Senior Mac Ritchie (14.100) and junior Skyler Awisus (14.000) rounded out the top five on that event.

Air Force also earned a sweep of the top four spots on the pommel horse. Senior Nick Owen scored a 14.700 to finish second to Wang, while Ramos and freshman Chase Cannon finished third (14.300) and fourth (13.950), respectively.

The Falcons claimed four of the top-five scores on the floor and rings behind the combined wins of Wang and Huebner. Sophomore Denis Aurelius tied for second on the floor with a score of 14.450, while Ramos and Zaiser finished fourth (14.350) and fifth (14.300), respectively. Junior Gared Chapman scored a 14.450 to finish second on the rings, while Aurelius and junior Jon Spiro tied for third with matching scores of 14.250.

Gaudlip placed second on the high bar with a score of 14.050, while Ritchie tied for third with a score of 13.750. Aurelius added a placement within the top half of the field on the vault, as he took fifth with a score of 14.100.

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