Davis Leads Gymnastics Against Air Force
Led by rookie Mathew Davis, the Army West Point Gymnastics Team posted 389.950 points against Air Force's 394.250 on Saturday afternoon. Davis was the top all-around competitor today with marks of 79.950, his second-best score of the season. Davis championed both the floor exercise and the vault. He turned out a 14.100 on floor and posted marks of 14.000 on vault to tie his career-high. Cole Casanova was second in the all-around with a 78.950. The Black Knights won on floor exercise (67.500 – 67.400), pommel horse (63.500 – 63.150) and vault (68.650 – 67.500). Davis was first on floor with his 14.100 score. Casanova, Elliott Herman and Mitchell McHugh all tied for fourth at 13.550.
Matthew Martin led the Black Knights on pommel horse for the second straight week after posting a 13.450. He ranked second, as Brandon Shively followed suit with a 13.250. On still rings, Casanova turned out the top Cadet score with a 13.700 to place third. Davis followed with a 13.500 which was good for fourth. Davis produced the top marks on vault (14.000) as Casanova (13.850) placed second and Erik Del Cid (13.800) was fifth. Casanova notched a 13.450 on the parallel bars to rank second in the event. Davis was third with a 13.400 to tie his career-best score. Air Force pulled away from Army in the high bar with a five-point advantage. Davis (12.900) placed third and was followed by Rex Scott (12.350) in sixth. The Black Knights return to the Lou Gross Center March 9 for senior day. Competition will begin at 1 p.m. against Springfield.