COLUMBUS, Ohio – Brandon Wynn, a senior on the Ohio State men’s gymnastics team, was named to the U.S. Men’s Team for the 2010 World Gymnastics Championships Saturday in Hartford, Conn. The world championships will be held Oct. 17-24 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
“This is a tremendous honor and accomplishment for Brandon to get on the World Championships team,” head coach Miles Avery said. “This is a great achievement for Brandon and the Ohio State gymnastics program.”
Wynn, who won the U.S. national title on rings last night at the 2010 VISA Championships, is one of six gymnasts to be selected on the nation’s elite squad. The 2010 Big Ten and NCAA champion on rings, Wynn finished third in the all-around competition at the nation’s elite meet last night. The 2010 All-American, Wynn posted a combined total of 178.00, including a career-high 90.0 all-around score in the finals to finish third overall at the elite national competition. With the selection, Wynn becomes the fourth Buckeye in program history to be named to the U.S. Men’s World Team. Last night, Wynn made his second career U.S. Men’s Senior National team after his performance at the VISA Championships.
“This is definitely a big honor in my career to be named to the World team and I’m excited to help the U.S. this fall,” Wynn said. “I’ve worked extremely hard this past year and it’s great to have opportunities like this as I continue to prepare myself for a chance to make the Olympic team in 2012.”
Click here for a video interview by Universal Sports of Wynn’s bronze medal at the 2010 VISA Championships. A highlight of Wynn’s national title performance on rings last night can be seen here on universalsports.com. NBC Sports will show a recap of the men’s national meet on a tape delayed basis at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 15.
2010 U.S. Men’s World Championships Team
Chris Brooks, Houston, Texas/University of Oklahoma
Chris Cameron, Winter Haven, Fla./University of Michigan
Jonathan Horton, Houston, Texas/Cypress Academy
Steven Legendre of Flower Mound, Texas/University of Oklahoma
Danell Leyva of Miami/Universal Gymnastics
Brandon Wynn of Voorhees, N.J./The Ohio State University