Stop me if you've heard this before -- Air Force (varsity division) & Arizona State (club division) came away with team titles at USAG Nationals this past weekend.
The Falcons secured their ninth-straight championship with a 396.4 -- their highest score since Feb. 10. In a bit of a surprise, Jonah Urlaub led the way with a second-place 79.7 in the all-around. The only reason I use the word 'surprise' is because this was the junior's first time competing all six events this season, and just the fourth time over his entire career.
Jonah Urlaub picked a good time for his best meet of the season (photo via GoAirForceFalcons.com)
It was a similar story for Arizona State, who as a team compiled a 393.35, their second-best of the season. Freshman Kiwan Watts edged Urlaub in the all-around by just three tenths of a point, putting together an even 80. His teammate, Nikita Latman, finished in third place with a 76.35.
Here's how the rest of the team standings shook out:
- Air Force (Varsity): 396.4
- Arizona State (Club): 393.35
- William & Mary (Varsity): 388.75
- Navy (Varsity): 388.7
- Springfield (Varsity): 371.9
- Washington (Club): 370.7
- SC United (Club): 336.5
- Temple (Club): 154.75
- NorCal United (Club): 107.3
Winners of Saturday's event finals:
- FX: Nick Garcia (AZ State)
- PH: Fletcher Braunton (Air Force)
- SR: Peter Makey (William & Mary)
- VT: Kiwan Watts (AZ State)
- PB: Tanner West (Navy)
- HB: Lukas Texeira (Air Force)
For full results from Friday's team final check here. For Saturday's event finals click here.
B1G Championships (@Michigan)
2017 Team Champion: Ohio State Buckeyes (418.6)
2017 Individual Champions: Alex Wittenberg (FX), Brandon Ngai (PH), Alex Diab (SR), Anton Stephenson (VT), Johnny Jacobson (PB) and Jake Martin (HB)
Illinois Fighting Illini (2018 High/Avg: 412.5/405.622)