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Finishes 16th at national competition

COLUMBUS, OhioBrandon Wynn, a junior on the Ohio State men’s gymnastics team, was selected to the 2009-10 U.S. Men’s Senior National team Friday after scoring an 84.2 in the all-around at the 2009 VISA Championships finals at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

The 2009 All-American had posted an 86.45 in the all-around at the prelims Wednesday to end the competition with a 170.65 combined total to finish 16th. Wynn’s two-day total of 30.3 on rings ranked sixth and his 29.6 total on floor tied for ninth overall at the elite national competition. On Friday, the Voorhees, N.J., native’s best finishes came on rings, 15.45, and floor, 15.0.

“This is a great achievement for Brandon and the Ohio State gymnastics program,” Avery said. “I couldn’t be prouder of him because he has put in a lot of work this summer to get to this point and he deserves it.”

The Top 10 all-arounders were automatic selections to the 2009-10 U.S. National team with the Men’s Program Committee selecting the remaining five gymnasts to the team. Wynn is the first Ohio State student-athlete to earn a spot on the squad sinceJimmy Wickham did so in 2005-06.

A still slightly injured Jake Bateman also was in action Friday night, competing on high bar and floor.

2009-10 U.S. Men’s Senior National team
Alex Artemev, Lakewood, Colo., 5280 Gymnastics
Kyle Bunthuwong, El Cerrito, Calif., University of California – Berkeley
Alex Buscaglia, Cary, Ill., Stanford University, senior
Jake Dalton, Sparks, Nev., Gym Nevada
Wesley Haagensen, Colorado Springs, Colo., U.S. Olympic Training Center
Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas, Stanford, University
Joey Hagerty, Albuquerque, N.M., U.S. Olympic Training Center
Jonathan Horton, Houston, Cypress Academy
Glen Ishino, Santa Ana, Calif., University of California – Berkeley
Steve Legendre, Flower Mound, Texas, University of Oklahoma
Danell Leyva, Miami, Universal Gymnastics
Tim McNeill, Falls Church, Va., University of California – Berkeley
Sho Nakamori, Albany, Calif., shonakamori.com
David Sender, Arlington Heights, Ill., shonakamori.com
Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J., The Ohio State University

2009 Visa Championships
American Airlines Center
Dallas, Texas
Aug. 14, 2009

Men’s All-Around finals
1. Jonathan Horton, Houston, Texas, 181.900
2. Tim McNeill, Falls Church, Va., 178.500
3. Wesley Haagensen, Colorado Springs, Colo., 178.000
4. Kyle Bunthuwong, El Cerrito, Calif., 177.750
5. Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla., 177.600
6. Glen Ishino, Santa Ana, Calif., 175.950
7. Steven Legendre, Flower Mound, Texas, 175.850
8. Joseph Hagerty, Albuquerque, N.M., 175.750
9. Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas, 174.900
10. David Sender, Arlington Heights, Ill., 174.400
11. John Orozco*, Bronx, N.Y., 173.150
12. Kyson Bunthuwong, El Cerrito, Calif., 172.450
13. Alexy Bilozertchev, Hilliard, Ohio, 172.300
14. Jake Dalton, Sparks, Nev., 172.150
15. Alex Buscaglia, Cary, Ill., 172.050
16. Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J., 170.650
17. Paul Ruggeri, Manlius, N.Y., 170.300
17. Guillermo Alvarez, Denver, Colo., 170.300
19. Chris Cameron, Winter Haven, Fla., 169.750
20. Mel Anton Santander, Southborough, Mass., 169.100