“These two student-athletes have a great work ethic in the classroom and inside the gym,” Rustam Sharipov, Ohio State head coach, said. “They are both vocal leaders and I believe they will bring the team to the next level and where our program belongs.”
Sean Neighbarger (Virginia Beach, Va.) was appointed captain for the 2019-20 season and will be co-captaining the team for the second straight year. He made an immediate impact on the squad as a freshman, posting top scores on vault and floor throughout the season. He competed at the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Championships his freshman and sophomore seasons and was on pace to appear at both his junior season. In the 2019-20 season, Neighbarger set a team-high score on vault (14.600) against Navy while also posting big scores on floor (14.000) and parallel bars (13.800) during the season. Neighbarger is also a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete, a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a CGA First Team All-American Scholar-Athlete.
Andrew Brower (Old Bridge, N.J.) is stepping into the captain’s role for the first time for his senior season. Brower is a standout on the pommel horse and nearly met his career-high this year with a 13.500 against Michigan. He also posted a new career-best on parallel bars at the Southwest Cup with a score of 14.050. Brower is a leader in the classroom as well as he is a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete, a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, a CGA First Team All-American Scholar-Athlete and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.