Alex Wilson

FX, R, VT, PB

Player profile

  • Height 5-8
  • Hometown Sugar Land, Texas
  • Last School St. Thomas High School
  • Club Champions Gymnastics Academy
  • Year RS Senior

USA Gymnastics Bio

Career Honors
2016 All-American (vault)
• Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2017, 18)
• Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (2017, 18)

Personal Bests
Floor Exercise – 15.300
Vault – 15.250
Parallel Bars – 15.200
Rings – 14.650
Pommel Horse – 12.650

As A Redshirt Junior (2018)
• Registered a vault score of 13.200 and a floor score of 11.200 at the Rocky Mountain Open.
• Posted a rings score of 13.700 against Michigan.
• Finished sixth on floor with a score of 13.350 at the Arnold Challenge; also recorded a score of 14.000 on vault and 11.700 on rings.
• Tied for first on vault with a score of 14.200 and collected a rings score of 12.750 in win vs. No. 2 Stanford.
• Finished fourth with a season-best floor score of 13.900 and tied for fifth on rings with a score of 13.950, also a season-best, against No. 1 Oklahoma.
• Competed on floor, rings and vault at the Big Ten Championships, registering a season-best vault score of 14.350.
• Totaled a vault score of 13.300 at the NCAA Championships.

As A Junior (2017 – Redshirt)
• Competed twice on rings at the Windy City Invitational (13.500) and against UIC (13.300) before suffering season-ending injury.

As A Sophomore (2016)
• Earned All-America honors on vault with a seventh-place finish (15.100) at the NCAA championships (April 16); also represented OSU on floor exercise .
• Featured on three events at the NCAA Qualifier (April 15), finishing seventh on vault.
• Competed on floor exercise, vault and parallel bars at the Big Ten Championships (April 1).
• Earned a personal-best scpre of 15.300 to win floor, placed fifth on parallel bars and competed on pommel horse in a tri-meet with William and Mary and Temple (March 20).
• Competed on floor and vault in a tri-meet with Oklahoma and Air Force (March 7).
• Competed on floor at the Arnold Challenge (March 1).
• Won parallel bars with a personal-best score of 15.200 against Penn State (Feb. 13); also competed on vault (fourth, 14.900), floor (seventh, 14.600) and rings.
• Competed on three events against Michigan (Jan. 30), highlighted by a fourth-place score of 15.100 on vault … earned a third-place finish on vault with a 15.050, tied for fifth on parallel bars (14.600) and competed on floor and rings at the Cal/Stanford tri meet (Jan. 24).
• Performed on parallel bars, vault and floor exercise at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 17).

As A Freshman (2015)
• Represented OSU on vault and parallel bars at the NCAA team finals (April 10).
• Competed in four events at the NCAA qualifier (April 9); tied for 12th on vault, finished 13th on parallel bars and scored a personal-best 14.600 on floor exercise.
• Captured a sixth-place finish on vault with a 15.000 at the Big Ten event finals (March 28).
• Tied for first on vault with a 15.150 at the Big Ten team finals; also competed on floor, rings (personal-best 14.650) and parallel bars (March 27).
• Competed on floor, rings, vault and parallel bars against Oklahoma (March 14).
• Won vault with a personal-best score of 15.250 and also competed on parallel bars, rings and floor at the Arnold Classic Challenge (March 7).
• Competed on floor, rings, vault, and parallel bars against Michigan (Feb. 28).
• Represented the Buckeyes at Winter Cup (Feb. 19).
• Finished first on vault and led the Buckeyes on floor at Penn State with a personal-best score of 14.500; also featured on parallel bars (PB of 14.750) and rings.
• Earned a third-place finish on vault with a score of 14.900 and tied for fifth on parallel bars against Illinois (Jan. 24); also competed on floor and rings.
• Competed on floor, pommel horse, vault and parallel bars at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 17).

Prior to Ohio State
• Trained at Champions Gymnastics Academy under Marcus Tyler and Matt Wilcox.
• 2013 national vault champion.
• 2014 P&G qualifier vault champion.

Personal
• Son of Mitch Wilson and Carol Hochman.
• Is an only child.
• After completing his undergraduate degree, he plans on attending grad school to receive a masters in mechanical engineering so he can go on to develop new technologies to help disabled athletes.
• His favorite pastimes include golf, playing video games, hanging out with friends.
• His father was a pole vaulter in college.
• In high school, he was a member of the National Honor Society.
• Lists his greatest sports thrill as being at the end of a routine completely exhausted and putting all remaining effort into the final skill and nailing it with a stick.