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January 17, 1999

Jan. 16, 1999 – The Ohio State Buckeyes placed second at the Windy City Invitational on Sat., Jan. 16 in Chicago, Ill. The Buckeyes racked up 225.0 points, being edged out by repeat champions Iowa, which finished with 226.675 overall points With the victory, the Hawkeyes have now won six Windy City titles, tying them with Ohio State for the most championships won in the competitions twenty-nine year history. Michigan came in third, followed by Illinois, Michigan State, University of Illinois-Chicago, and Minnesota.

Iowa’s Todd Strada won the all-around competition with a score of 56.425, finishing ahead of the 56.250 put up by 1998 NCAA all-around champion from Illinois Travis Romagnoli. Ohio States Tim Elsner (Sr., Middletown, N.J.) finished third in the all-around.

In other individual competition, Elsner won the floor exercise with a 9.850, while teammate Jamie Natalie (So., Hockessin, Del.) was third. The Buckeyes are in action again on Sat., Jan. 23 for a coed home meet against Michigan State. The competition begins at 7 p.m. in St. John Arena.

Windy City Invitational at University of Illinois-Chicago

Iowa 226.675 Ohio State 225.000 Michigan 224.050 Illinois 223.400 Michigan State 223.200 Univ. Illinois-Chicago 221.050 Minnesota 216.550

All Around 1. T. Strada, Iowa 56.425 2. T. Romagnoli, Illinois 56.250 3. Tim Elsner, Ohio State 56.200 — 10. Jamie Natalie, Ohio State 55.075 11. Jay Nardelli, Ohio State 54.950

Floor Exercise 1. Tim Elsner, Ohio State 9.850 3. Jamie Natalie, Ohio State 9.650 — 25. Daren Lynch, Ohio State 9.050 30. Rahsaan Williams, Ohio State 8.900 31. Earnest Nelson, Ohio State 7.800

Pommel Horse 1. J. Plante, Michigan State 9.750 4. Jamie Natalie, Ohio State 9.675 24. Mike Canales, Ohio State 9.000

Still Rings 1. C. Weedon, Michigan State 9.700 4. Rahsaan Williams, Ohio State 9.500 — 12. Daren Lynch, Ohio State 9.600 13. Peter Landry, Ohio State 9.300 28. Jamie Natalie, Ohio State 8.900

Vault 1. J. Liebler, U. Illinois-Chicago 9.850 5. Daren Lynch, Ohio State 9.600 — 27. Jamie Natalie, Ohio State 9.250 30. Jay Nardelli, Ohio State 9.150

Parallel Bars 1. T. Romagnoli, Illinois 9.700 4. Tim Elsner, Ohio State 9.400 — 10. Daren Lynch, Ohio State 9.250 16. Doug Stibel, Ohio State 9.150 28. Jay Nardelli, Ohio State 8.950

Horizontal Bar 1. T. Strada, Iowa 9.875 2. Doug Stibel, Ohio State 9.825 3. Jay Nardelli, Ohio State 9.700 — 20. Adam Elliott, Ohio State 9.150 24. Mike Canales, Ohio State 9.000