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