March 2, 2019

No. 8 Buckeyes Top No. 6 Penn State at Arnold Challenge


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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The No. 8 Ohio State University men’s gymnastics team came out on fire, notching a season-high and defeating Penn State 413.150-409.000 on Saturday at the Arnold Challenge.

The Buckeyes took first place on the pommel as Alec Yoder scored a 14.800 in his specialty. Jesse Tyndall used the Arnold Challenge as his playground, taking first place on the parallel bars with a 14.600 and tallying a 14.000 on the high bar. Angel Leon continues to shine for the Bucks, scoring a 14.100 on the floor, 13.950 on the rings and the parallel bars, and a 13.850 on the high bar. Max Andryushchenko tied the highest score of the day on the rings with a 14.200, while Alex Wilson took first place on the vault with a 14.650.

“I’m really proud of the guys,” head coach Rustam Sharipov said. “They’ve been in the gym working hard the last four weeks and it paid off. Jesse and Angel shined as our freshman continue to develop and believe in themselves. We’re where we should be right now, but we need to continue to work and push ourselves to the next level.”

The Buckeyes have a short week, but luckily won’t have to go far for their next completion as the Bucks host Minnesota and Nebraska for a tri-meet next week. The action is set to get underway at 6 p.m. on Friday night at St. John Arena.