Robert Costea


Player profile

  • Hometown Charlotte, N.C.
  • Last School East Mecklenburg High School
  • Year Junior
  • Height 5-4

Academic Achievements
• Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (2017, 18)
• 2018 Academic All-Big Ten
• 2018 CGA Second Team All-American Scholar-Athlete

Personal Bests
Pommel Horse – 13.450*
Rings – 13.650*
Scores with asterisks are from 2017-2020 FIG Code of Points

As A Sophomore (2018)
• Opened the season on pommel against Nebraska.
• Recorded a fourth-place finish on pommel with a career-best score of 13.450 against Michigan.
• Posted a pommel score of 13.400 and career-high rings score of 13.650 vs. Penn State.
• Registered a pommel score of 12.450 and rings score of 12.900 at the Arnold Challenge.
• Collected a pommel score of 12.250 in win vs. No. 2 Stanford.
• Finished eight on pommel with a readout of 13.000 against No. 1 Oklahoma.
• Tallied a score of 12.900 on pommel at the NCAA Championships.

As A Freshman (2017)
• Placed eighth on rings against Michigan with a career-best score of 13.400.
• Placed 11th on rings against Penn State (13.250) and at the Arnold Challenge (13.300).
• Scored a 12.950 on the rings at the Windy City Invitational.

Prior to Ohio State
• Attended East Mecklenburg High School.
• Trained with Zenith Gymnastics from 2011-16.
• Five-time state champion in North Carolina.
• Five-time regional pommel horse champion.
• Ranked top five in the pommel horse at 2016 J.O. Nationals with a score of 27.250.
• Finished 17th in the all-around in the 17-year old Olympic division at 2016 J.O. Nationals with a two-day score of 157.900.

• Son of Karen and Robert Costea.
• Has a younger sister (Ana).
• Communication major.