July 27, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three home meets in St. John Arena, including a tri-meet with defending NCAA champion Oklahoma and California, highlight the Ohio State men’s gymnastics schedule released Wednesday by head coach Miles Avery.

The Buckeyes will have three home exhibition meets before beginning the regular season. The team will compete with the OSU women’s team in the Mixed Pairs Intersquad Dec. 4 in St. John Arena, followed by the men’s Scarlet and Gray Intersquad Dec. 16 in SJA. The final tune-up for the season is the Varsity Exhibition Jan. 7 in Steelwood Athletic Training Facility.

OSU opens regular-season action at the annual Windy City Invitational in Chicago. The Buckeyes then open their home slate with a dual meet against Illinois Jan. 28.

In February, a number of Buckeyes will head to Las Vegas for the USA Gymnastics Winter Cup Challenge Feb. 3-4. Following a meet at Illinois-Chicago Feb. 11, OSU will host the final two home meets of the season. Feb. 18, the Buckeyes, the 2005 NCAA runner-up, will face off against the Sooners and Golden Bears in St. John Arena. OSU closes out its home slate against Penn State in a co-ed meet Feb. 25.

The Buckeyes end the regular season at Michigan March 4. After an off week, the Big Ten championships will be held March 24-25 in Iowa City, Iowa. Oklahoma plays host to the NCAA championships April 6-8 in Norman, Okla.

Ohio State was 20-3-1 last season, won the Big Ten championship and placed second at the NCAA championship.

Ohio State Men’s Gymnastics 2005-06 Schedule

Sunday 4 Mixed Pairs Intersquad (co-ed) 2 p.m.
Friday 16 Scarlet and Gray Intersquad 2 p.m.
Saturday 7 Varsity Exhibition1 2 p.m.
Saturday 14 Windy City Invitational2 7 p.m.
Saturday 28 ILLINOIS 7 p.m.
Friday/Saturday 3/4 Winter Cup3
Saturday 11 Illinois-Chicago 7 p.m.
Saturday 18 OKLAHOMA/CALIFORNIA 7 p.m.
Saturday 25 PENN STATE (co-ed) 7 p.m.
Saturday 11 Michigan 7 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 24-25 Big Ten Championships4
Friday-Sunday 6-8 NCAA Championships5

All home meets in CAPS and held in St. John Arena unless otherwise noted; 1Steelwood Athletic Training Facility, Columbus, Ohio; 2Chicago; 3Las Vegas; 4Iowa City, Iowa; 5Norman, Okla.