COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s gymnastics team finished fifth at the 2022 NCAA Championships with a team score of 399.326 on Saturday evening in Norman, Okla. Three Buckeyes were named All-Americans following their performances in the finals.
Jesse Tyndall finished seventh in the all-around competition (81.632), earning All-American honors for the second-consecutive season in the all-around. Justin Ah Chow was named an All-American on parallel bars with a season-high 14.233 and a stuck dismount to tie for fifth overall. Trevor Cummings finished eighth overall on the pommel horse with a 13.600 to be named All-American.
How it Happened
Ohio State totaled 67.198 on rings to rank fourth after one rotation. Tyndall led the Buckeyes with a 13.966. Donovan Hewitt scored a 13.633, while Kameron Nelson scored 13.433 and Tyler Rockwood was right behind Nelson with a 13.300. Luke Smigliani rounded out the Ohio State team scores with a 12.866.
The Buckeyes totaled 70.032 on vault to move up to third in the standings after two rotations. Justin Ah Chow stuck his landing for a 14.433 to tie for the team lead with Nelson. Tyndall scored a 14.100. Hewitt earned a 13.866, while Dexter Roettker finished with a 13.200.
Ohio State sat in fourth place midway through the meet. Ah Chow led the Buckeyes with a season-best 14.233 and his third stick of the meet. Andrew Brower began the rotation with a 13.533. Domenic Sciulli earned an even 13.000. Tyndall scored 12.800 and Jakob Murray ended with a 12.100.
The Buckeyes were fifth after four rotations. Tyndall led the team with a 14.000 and stuck his dismount. Sciulli earned a season-best 13.433. Roettker totaled a 13.200, while Kazuki Hayashi stuck his dismount for a 12.133. Hewitt wrapped up the scores with an 11.866.
Ohio State totaled a 69.066 on floor to remain in fifth place. Tyndall led the team with a 14.333 and Ah Chow was right behind with a 14.233. Murray earned a 13.800. Hayashi had his second stick of the meet and posted a 13.400. Nelson rounded out OSU’s showing with a 13.300.
The Buckeyes totaled 62.732 as a team on pommel horse to conclude the meet. Trevor Cummings had a 13.600 to lead the team. Brower earned an even 13.000. Curtis Chang had a 12.533, while Smigliani had an 11.866 and Ah Chow an 11.733.
Tyndall finished seventh with an 81.632 in the all-around. Tyndall stuck his dismount on high bar and led the team on floor (14.333), rings (13.966) and high bar (14.000). Ah Chow finished ninth overall with a season-best 80.564. Ah Chow had sticks on rings, vault and parallel bars, a career-best on rings (12.866) and a season-best on parallel bars (14.233).
What They Said
Head Coach Rustam Sharipov: “This was not what we expected or hoped for. It was not our day, but this is our first time in the top-six since 2017 so it was a great experience for our guys. I’m proud of them. We’ll pick up next season where we left off and will be even better. I want to thank our seniors for their leadership. They’ve been a huge part of our success, especially this year and I’m grateful for everything they’ve done to help bring this program back on the right track.”