Feb. 5, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three of the top American gymnasts of all-time – all graduates of The Ohio State University – will be in attendance at the 2016 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships at St. John Arena this April.
Paul Hamm, 2004 Olympic all-around champion, Blaine Wilson, 2004 Olympic team silver medalist, and Brandon Wynn, 2013 world still rings bronze medalist, will be available for autographs at the national championships, held in conjunction with the Region 5 Men’s Junior Olympic Championships at French Field House. Wilson is scheduled to sign autographs at both qualifying sessions on Friday, April 15, while Wynn and Hamm are set to sign on Saturday, April 16.
A three-time Olympic medalist, Hamm was the first United States male to win an all-around gold medal in the Olympics, capturing the title at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. In addition to his gold medal, Hamm earned a team silver medal and a silver medal on horizontal bar. A two-time world champion and nine-time U.S. champion, Hamm graduated from Ohio State magna cum laude with a degree in accounting in 2007, training in Columbus while preparing for the 2004 Olympic Games.
Wilson, a three-time Olympic medalist, was a five-time U.S. national champion. As a gymnast at Ohio State from 1994-97, Wilson claimed six NCAA national titles, including the all-around crown in 1996 and 1997. He was named Big Ten Gymnast of the Year three times and won seven individual conference titles. The winner of the 1997 Nissen-Emery Award, Wilson served as co-interim head coach of the Buckeyes for the 2011 season.
A two-time NCAA champion and All-American for the Buckeyes from 2008-2011, Wynn is a four-time U.S. national champion on rings. He finished fifth on rings at the 2015 World Championships and earned a bronze medal in 2013. A current member of the U.S. Senior National Team and Team Hilton HHonors, he is coached by Buckeye assistant Casimiro Suarez.
More information on the signings and athlete appearances will be made available at a later date. Tickets for the 2016 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships can be purchased at http://www.NCAA.com/Tickets.