Nov. 14, 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State men’s gymnastics head coach Miles Avery announced Monday the addition of two student-athletes who will join the 2007-08 squad. Sean Regan of Libertyville, Ill., and Brandon Wynn of Voorhees, N.J., bring the Buckeyes extensive experience in national competition.

“Certainly, we are excited both Sean Regan and Brandon Wynn are coming to Ohio State next year,” Avery said. “Regan and Wynn rank among the Top 12 young gymnasts in the country and will bring a lot of talent to our program as we hope to see both guys compete in the all-around.”

Both Regan and Wynn are ranked among the top gymnasts in USA Gymnastics’ Junior Olympic Program. Most recently, Regan and Wynn finished in the Top 12 at the 2006 VISA Championships in August. In the all-around, Regan notched 79.65 points for seventh and Wynn ended the competition 12th with 78.9 points, including a first-place finish on rings (14.95).

Regan, a senior at Libertyville High School, began gymnastics in 1993 and has since made strides in the junior national scene. Trained at Buffalo Grove Gymnastics, Regan first competed in USA Gymnastics’ 2001 Future Stars Championships finishing 25th from a pool of 33 12-year-old boys. The Illinois native has competed in four of the last five Junior Olympic championships, including the 2002-04 and 2006 championships.

Trained at Will-Moor School of Gymnastics, Wynn has advanced to the event finals of the last two Junior Olympic championships. The Eastern Regional High School senior finished second on rings and 21st in the all-around at the 2006 Junior Olympic Championships. In 2005, Wynn placed fourth on high bar and 15th in the all-around at the national competition. Wynn also was named a 2006 first-team Academic All-American, a distinction awarded to student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.85 or higher.

Ohio State men’s and women’s gymnastics open the exhibition season with the mixed pairs intersquad exhibition at 2 p.m. Dec. 3 in St. John Arena.