COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 6 Ohio State men’s gymnastics team swept every event on its way to a dominate 406.100-395.750 victory over No. 8 Iowa on Saturday at the Covelli Center.
It was a great team win to honor a great group of seniors – Josh Seltzer, Trevor Cummings, Max Andryushchenko, Andrew Brower and Sean Neighbarger.
“I’m really proud of how our seniors competed today,” said head coach Rustam Sharipov. “They led by example and did a great job for us. We made a few improvements since competing last week and had our highest hit percentages of the season. It’s a short break with Michigan next Wednesday but I’m confident we’ll be ready.”
Brower claimed the pommel horse title and tied his career mark with a 13.600. Andryushchenko took home the crown on rings after scoring a 13.750 and shared the high bar title with a 13.200. Neighbarger won on vault with a 14.450 and Jesse Tyndall scored a 14.050 to finish first on parallel bars.
The day opened on floor with a 70.700, the highest mark this season. Kameron Nelson and Tyndall tied with Iowa’s Bennet Huang for second place behind a trio of 14.250s, matching Nelson’s career best. Neighbarger (14.200) and Kazuki Hayashi (13.950) both had season highs on the apparatus.
The Buckeyes headed to pommel horse and swept the podium. Brower placed first with a score of 13.600. Justin Ah Chow finished second with a 13.400 and Curtis Chang was third on a 13.250. Ohio State posted a 66.300 on the event.
Rings was next on the agenda for Ohio State, where it had a 66.100. Andryushchenko earned a 13.750 to come in first place. Luke Smigliani scored a career-high 13.350.
For the fourth rotation, the Buckeyes had a 71.300 on vault. Neighbarger posted a 14.450 to take the top spot. Ah Chow tied for second with the Hawkeyes’ Amari Sewell on a pair of 14.400s.
Ohio State put up a season-high 68.500 on parallel bars. Tyndall led all scorers with a 14.050, followed by Andryushchenko, who tied for second (13.800) with Iowa’s Carter Tope.
The meet concluded on high bar, where Andryushchenko shared first place with Noah Scigliano from the Hawkeyes as both scored 13.200s. The Buckeyes recorded a 63.200 on the apparatus.
Ah Chow competed in the all-around and finished second with a score of 80.700.
The Buckeyes have a quick turnaround as they will face Michigan in a virtual meet on Wednesday, March 17 at 4:30 p.m.