January 14, 2022

Ohio State Opens Season at Windy City Invitational


Ohio State at the Windy City Invitational

Date: Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022

Venue: Credit Union 1 Arena (Chicago, Ill.)

Meet: 8 p.m. ET | Final Results | Facebook Stream

Opponents: Illinois, Michigan, club programs: UIC (host), Iowa, Minnesota, Northern Illinois

Rosters: Ohio State | Illinois | Michigan


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s gymnastics team opens the season at the Windy City Invitational on Saturday, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The Buckeyes will compete against Division I-sponsored programs from Illinois and Michigan and club programs from UIC (host), Iowa, Minnesota and Northern Illinois. The meet will be streamed live on the program’s official Facebook page, while final results can be found HERE.

The Buckeyes host their first of four home meets this season on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. against New York Alliance inside the Covelli Center.

  • The Buckeyes were picked to finish fifth in the Big Ten this season, according to last week’s coaches’ poll.
  • Senior Jesse Tyndall and junior Justin Ah Chow were named Big Ten Gymnasts to Watch ahead of the 2022 season.
  • In 2021, Ohio State posted a 4-3 overall record and went an even 3-3 in Big Ten competition.
  • Three of OSU’s four victories last season came against top-10 opponents inside the Covelli Center – No. 7 Minnesota (401.050-387.250), No. 3 Penn State (405.500-403.900) and No. 8 Iowa (406.100-395.750).
  • Tyndall led the Buckeyes at the 2021 Big Ten Championship, finishing fifth in the all-around competition, fourth on floor and fifth on high bar, on his way to earning all-conference recognition. Trevor Cummings finished fourth on pommel horse.
  • Tyndall was also named an All-American in 2021 after finishing eighth in the all-around at the NCAA Championships. He earned the highest score in all-around, floor and high bar at the NCAA Qualifiers. Dexter Roettker advanced to the NCAA Championships on vault.
  • The Buckeyes return 19 student-athletes from the 2021 and added two newcomers in Arthur Ashton (AA) and Matthew Piekarski (R, PH, VT) during the offseason.
  • Illinois opens its 2022 season at the Windy City Invitational after finishing 4-3 overall and 3-3 in Big Ten meets last season.
  • The Fighting Illini finished fourth at the 2021 Big Ten Championships and return Michael Fletcher, who took home the vault championship with a score of 14.600.
  • Illinois finished sixth as a team at the 2021 NCAA Championships, while Ian Skirkey earned the national title on pommel horse with a score of 14.166 and looks to defend his title as a senior this season.
  • Michigan began the 2022 season with a convincing 385.950-252.100 win against Northern Illinois’ club team this past weekend after finishing a perfect 7-0 last season, beating all six conference opponents during the regular season.
  • The Wolverines captured their 18th Big Ten Team Championship with a team score of 411.00, its first team title since 2014. Graduate student Cameron Bock returns this season after winning the pommel horse and rings individual Big Ten Championships and tying for the individual title in the all-around competition in 2021.
  • UM finished third as a team at the 2021 NCAA Championships, its highest finish since winning the national title in 2014. The Wolverines had 11 student-athletes capture 13 All-American awards.


Head Coach Rustam Sharipov previews the 2022 season.

Juniors Donovan Hewitt and Kazuki Hayashi preview the 2022 season.