January 23, 1999

The Ohio State Buckeyes (6-1) defeated Michigan State (2-5) by a score of 226.250-223.600 tonight in St. John Arena. Doug Stibel (Sr., Canton, Mich.) led the way for the men, winning the floor exercise, vault and high bar, culminating in a win of the all-around competition. Jamie Natalie (So., Hockessin, Del.) was a winner on the pommel horse. With the win, the Buckeyes remain undefeated in dual-meet action at home, even within their new home of St. John Arena.%^$

The next meet for Ohio State is Jan. 29 when it travels to #4 Michigan. %^$

Final Team Score%^$

%^$#3 Ohio State 226.250%^$

%^$#7 Michigan State 223.600%^$

%^$Individual Event Winners%^$

%^$Floor Exercise Doug Stibel, Ohio State 9.600%^$

%^$Pommel Horse Jamie Natalie, Ohio State 9.750%^$

%^$Rings Chris Weedon, Michigan State 9.700%^$

%^$Vault Doug Stibel, Ohio State 9.800%^$

%^$Parallel Bars Tommy Housley, Michigan State 9.500%^$

%^$High Bar Doug Stibel, Ohio State 9.800%^$

%^$All-Around Doug Stibel, Ohio State 55.950%^$