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April 24, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State Buckeyes were well represented in the final day of competition at the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championship, with five members earning All-America laurels. Ohio State had a team member earn All-American on every event it entered in the individual event finals in Lincoln, Neb. This number tied the school record for most All-Americans in one season.%^$

%^$In the individual event finals, Tim Elsner (Sr., Middletown, N.J.) was third on the floor exercise, while Jamie Natalie (So., Hockessin, Del.) claimed second on the pommel horse. Daren Lynch (So., Londonderry, N.H.) placed fifth on the vault. Doug Stibel (Sr., Canton, Mich.) tied for second with a new career high and Peter Landry (Sr., Lewiston, Maine) tied for fifth on the parallel bars for the second year in a row. All earned All-America honors on the night. %^$

%^$NCAA Individual Event Finals%^$Floor Exercise%^$1. Jason Hardabura, Nebraska 9.80%^$3. Tim Elsner, Ohio State 9.7125%^$7. Doug Stibel, Ohio State 9.40%^$

Pommel Horse%^$1. Brendan Stefaniak, Penn State9.775%^$T2. Jamie Natalie, Ohio State 9.7375%^$

Vault%^$1. Guard Young, Brigham Young 9.8125%^$5. Daren Lynch, Ohio State 9.7125%^$

Parallel Bars%^$1. Justin Toman, Michigan 9.8375%^$T2. Doug Stibel, Ohio State 9.775%^$5. Peter Landry, Ohio State 9.6875%^$8. Jamie Natalie, Ohio State 8.475%^$