Sean Junior Neighbarger


Player profile

  • Hometown Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Year Sophomore
  • Height 5-3

Career Honors
• 2018 Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
• 2018 CGA First Team All-American Scholar-Athlete

Personal Bests
Floor – 14.300*
Rings – 14.300*
Vault – 14.750*
Parallel Bars – 14.000*
High Bar – 13.350*
Scores with asterisks are from 2017-2020 FIG Code of Points

As A Freshman (2018)
• Scored a team-high on the vault (14.500) and floor (14.300), placing third and fourth, respectively, at the Rocky Mountain Open; also posted a parallel bars score of 13.400.
• Tied for the team-lead on vault with a score of 14.300 against Nebraska, also scoring a 13.250 on rings, 12.450 on parallel bars and 12.450 on floor.
• Claimed fifth on vault with a readout of 14.000 in dual vs. Michigan; scored 13.500 on floor and 13.750 on parallel bars.
• Won the vault title with a season-best score of 14.750 against Penn State; finished third on rings with a season-best readout of 14.300 and fourth on parallel bars with a mark of 14.000.
• Competed at the Winter Cup, finishing fifth on vault with a two-day score of 28.750.
• Claimed second on vault (14.750), third on floor (13.500), fifth on parallel bars (13.450), ninth on high bar (13.000) and 13th on rings (12.850) at the Arnold Challenge.
• Won floor with a score of 14.100, finished fourth on vault with a score of 14.000 and registered a parllel bar score of 12.950 in win vs. No. 2 Stanford.
• Won the vault with a score of 14.550 and placed second on floor with a readout of 14.200 against No. 1 Oklahoma; also tied for fifth on parallel bars (13.950) and posted a season-best high bar score of 13.350.
• Tied for fifth on vault at the Big Ten Championships with a score of 14.700; also competed on floor, parallel bars and high bar.
• Finished tied for eighth on vault in the Big Ten individual finals with a score of 13.625.
• Recorded a vault score of 14.433 at the NCAA Championships, also appearing on floor, rings and parallel bars; finished tied for 10th with a score of 14.500 in the final round at the NCAA Championships.

Prior to Ohio State
• Trained at Gymstrada Gymnastics for 12 years under Coach Kevin Halihan.
• Virginia State Champion 2014-17.
• 2017 USA Gymanstics Region 7 Champion.
• J.O. National Floor Champion 2017.

• Son of Phillip and Diane Neighbarger.
• Brother of Jordan Neighbarger.
• Majoring in exercise science with plans to attend graduate school and become a physical therapist.
• Favorite past times include traveling and going to the beach.
• After graduation, he plans to travel abroad.
• His greatest sports thrill is the feeling of sticking a dismount after a hit routine.