March 16, 2023

Big Ten Championships Up Next for Ohio State


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – It’s postseason time for the Ohio State women’s gymnastics team as the No. 15 Buckeyes travel to Iowa for the 2023 Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championships. Ohio State will compete against Iowa, Michigan and Michigan State in the evening session of the championship meet, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Both sessions of the meet will be televised on Big Ten Network with Olivia Karas and Dean Linke on the call.


  • Ohio State closed the 2023 regular season with a tri-meet at California. The team earned a season-best road score of 196.900 to finish third overall. Sydney Jennings tied for first on vault with a career-high tying 9.925.
  • The Buckeyes boast an unblemished 8-0 record at home this season. The team broke its home record score twice, first with a 197.575 against Maryland and lastly with a 197.600 against Kent State and Illinois in the final regular season home meet.. Ohio State also set a program beam record of 49.525 in the Maryland meet.
  • Four Buckeyes were named All-Big Ten this week. Freshman Payton Harris earned first team honors while Lexi Edwards, Sydney Jennings and Nicole Riccardi garnered second team recognition.
  • Jennings leads the Buckeyes in NQS on vault and beam headed into the conference championship. She has earned an NQS of 9.905 on vault to tie for eighth in the Big Ten. Her NQS of 9.880 on beam ranks 13th in the conference.
  • Riccardi has an NQS of 9.905 on uneven bars, which is the highest on the team and ties for seventh in the league.
  • Edwards is tied for sixth in the conference with an NQS of 9.925.


  • At last year’s Big Ten Championships, the Buckeyes earned their highest score ever recorded at the meet with a 196.700. The team finished fifth overall.
  • Colby Miller won the 2023 Big Ten uneven bars title with a career-high score of 9.950.
  • Ohio State finished fourth in the conference standings with a 6-3 record against conference foes.
  • The Buckeyes have won five conference titles in program history, earning five consecutive championships from 1983-87.


Following the Big Ten Championship meet, Ohio State will wait to learn its fate during the NCAA Selection Show on Monday, March 20 at 5 p.m.