February 6, 2020

No. 5 Buckeyes Travel West to Take on No. 2 Stanford, No. 11 Cal, and No. 12 Arizona State



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TEMPE, Ariz.- The No. 5-ranked Ohio State men’s gymnastics team is set to travel to Tempe, Ariz. to take on No. 2 Stanford and No. 11 Cal and No. 12 Arizona State. The Buckeyes remain ranked at the No. 5 spot after last week’s B1G match-up dual against now ranked No. 3 Michigan. The meet is slated for 2 p.m. ET and will be streamed on each team’s respective Facebook pages via Facebook Live.

Previously this season, the Buckeyes hosted Oklahoma and Arizona State University in a tri-meet in which the team placed second over Arizona State 397.600-380-700. The Buckeyes last saw Stanford in a dual meet in the 2018 season in which Ohio State won 402.150-400.850, while last seeing Cal in a 2016 tri-meet in which the Buckeyes placed second over Cal 435.550-425.300.

Last Time Out

Ohio State fell short of a victory in the second B1G match-up of the season versus Michigan. Despite another high-score for the team this season, the Buckeyes fell to the Wolverines 409.600-408.500.

Sophomore Jesse Tyndall scored a 15.000 on floor, placing first and becoming the fourth gymnast this season nationally to do so. Kazuki Hayashi earned the second-place spot on floor (14.250) while Sean Neighbarger placed fourth (14.000). Rihards Trams set a personal best and earned the top spot for the Buckeyes on pommel horse (13.850). Angel Leon (14.000), Donovan Hewitt (13.750) and Michael Chan (13.600) took the second, third and fourth-place spots on rings with each Buckeye setting a career-high. Justin Ah Chow placed second on vault with a personal best (14.450) while Kazuki Hayashi, Angel Leon, and Sean Neighbarger scored 14.350 in a three-way tie for third. On parallel bars, Sean Neighbarger placed second (13.500) while Kazuki Hayashi and Angel Leon tied for fourth with a score of 13.300. Angel Leon competed on high bar with a score of 14.000, placing third. The Buckeyes improved their overall team score from last week’s meet by 3.5 points while winning two team events (floor, 70.800; vault, 71.650).

Scouting Report 

Stanford will be competing against California for the fourth time this season, in which Stanford edged Cal in all four previous meets. Arizona State will also be taking on the Cardinals for the second time this season where the Cardinals defeated the Sun Devils 406.600-389.900.

Saturday, February 2nd, Stanford, Cal, Arizona State, and Washington competed in the Pac-12 invitational in which Stanford placed first (406.600), Cal placed second (397.650) and Arizona State took third (389.900).