February 12, 2022

Ohio State Defeats Defending Big Ten Champion Michigan

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RESULTS | PHOTO GALLERY

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 6 Ohio State men’s gymnastics team earned the 403.600-398.100 victory against No. 4 Michigan on Saturday afternoon inside the Covelli Center, handing the Wolverines their first loss of the season. This is the Buckeyes’ first win against the Wolverines in dual-meet format since 2017 and the first time this season surpassing 400 points as a team.

The Buckeyes’ scores featured seven individual career-highs by six different student-athletes. Kameron Nelson was the lone Buckeye with more than one career-high by scoring a 13.750 on rings and tying his career-high 14.450 on vault.

How it Happened

Floor

The Buckeyes scored a season-best 69.700 on floor as a team to begin the meet. Justin Ah Chow led the team with a season-best 14.550, just one-tenth shy of his career-high. Jakob Murray, Kazuki Hayashi and Jesse Tyndall all posted season-best scores with Murray scoring 13.400, Hayashi totaling 13.350 and Tyndall scoring 14.150. Nelson also had a strong floor routine at 14.250.

Pommel Horse

Ohio State scored a season-high 67.900 on pommel horse. Trevor Cummings led Ohio State with a 14.500. Andrew Brower posted a 14.050 in the lead-off spot, just 0.05 off his career-high. Curtis Chang (13.650) and Logan McGlynn (13.100) both recorded career-highs. Ah Chow rounded out the Buckeyes’ showing with a 12.600.

Rings

OSU totaled 67.550, a team-best on rings this year. Donovan Hewitt led Ohio State with a 14.200, tying his career-high. Nelson scored a career-high 13.750 to lead off the event, while Tyler Rockwood also had a career-best routine at 13.500. Tyndall totaled a 13.650 and Tomohiro Kawada wrapped up the Buckeyes’ rings scores with a 12.450.

Vault

Ohio State’s 71.100 is the second-highest total as a team this season. Dexter Roettker scored a career-high 14.750, while Nelson tied his career-high 14.450. Hayashi earned an even 14.000 in the lead-off spot for the Buckeyes. Ah Chow and Hayashi also scored 14.000.

Parallel Bars

Tyndall’s season-best 13.800 led Ohio State to its second-best parallel bars showing of the season with a team score of 64.850. Murray earned an even 13.000, while Hayashi finished right behind Murray with a 12.950. Brower scored a 12.700 and Domenic Sciulli rounded out Ohio State’s rotation with a 12.400.

High Bar

Sciulli posted a season-high 13.000. Hewitt earned a 12.750 and Hayashi a 12.650. Tyndall totaled 12.050, while Roettker wrapped up the Buckeyes’ scores with an 11.650.

All-Around

Tyndall led the all-around competition with an 81.050. Ah Chow and Hayashi both earned their best marks of the season with a 79.350 and 78.650, respectively.

What They Said

Head Coach Rustam Sharipov: “I’m very proud of the team and the fight they showed from the first routine to the last. Winning five events and improving our team score was critical in our team’s success today. We still have room for improvements, and we’ll get back in the gym and clean up those areas. We’ll be back in the Covelli Center next Saturday and hope to see everyone there!”

Up Next

The Buckeyes host a tri-meet against Army and William & Mary on Saturday, Feb. 19 at noon in the Covelli Center. The meet will be broadcast live on B1G+.

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