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Feb. 14, 2007

Columbus, Ohio – The Big Ten Conference named Ohio State’s Jimmy Wickham (Jr., Gulfport, Miss./Planet Gymnastics) Gymnast of the Week Wednesday to give the Buckeye his first conference honor of the season. Wickham, the 2006 Winter Cup Challenge U.S. National Vault Champion, finished second on vault among the nation’s elite at the 2007 Winter Cup Challenge with a combined total of 32.55.

In the preliminaries, the Gulfport, Miss., native grabbed second after sticking his landing on the apparatus for a score of 16.3 and added a 16.25 in the finals.

Ohio State, ranked third nationally, will begin its tough road schedule as the squad meets No. 2 Penn State Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. EST at Rec Hall in University Park, Pa. Following the conference dual, the Buckeyes remain on the road to face No. 4 Oklahoma March 3 and No. 9 California March 10.