Dec. 3, 2013
Major: Aviation Management
Danny Steiner, a junior on the Ohio State men’s gymnastics team, most recently represented the Buckeyes at the 2013 U.S. Championships, finishing within the Top 25 with an overall score of 161.450. The Mesa, Ariz., native also earned Top 25 finishes on two events, placing 21st on floor exercise (28.550) and 24th on parallel bars (27.550). Throughout his career as a Buckeye, Steiner has garnered back-to-back All-America accolades on floor exercise (2012, 13) and has been named Second Team All-Big Ten, Big Ten Gymnast of the Week, Academic All-Big Ten and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete in 2013.
The Buckeyes open the season with the Scarlet & Gray Intrasquad at 2 p.m. Dec. 16 at Steelwood Athletic Training Facility.
Do you prefer the Oval in the Fall or Spring? The spring because it means the warm weather is back
Where is the best place to sit for lectures? About three to four rows back from the front
Most underrated place to study on campus? Second floor in The Union
Why did you choose to major in aviation management? I want to have a career as a pilot.
Describe your first day as a student at The Ohio State University – My first day was winter quarter in 2012 and it was freezing compared to Arizona, so I was miserable. On top of that, I didn’t know where any of the buildings were on campus.
Favorite TV show -South Park
Favorite movie – Anchorman
Favorite book and/or magazine – Flags of Our Fathers
Favorite celebrity – Steve Carrell
Favorite singer or musical group – Flux Pavilion
Last concert I attended was -Benny Benassi
Favorite pro sports team – Denver Broncos
Favorite athlete – Phil Mickelson
The athlete I would most like to compete against – Kohei Uchimura
Favorite athletic memory – My first All-America title on floor exercise (2012)
Team you’re most looking forward to competing against – Michigan
Pre-meet rituals – Just relax and watch TV
What is your top skill? My ability to strive for perfection
What do you need to improve? High Bar
Dream event you would like to attend? BCS National Championship with Ohio State winning
Most interesting place I’ve visited – Hawaii
Place I would like to visit – Europe or the Caribbean
Favorite home cooked meal – Mom’s curry chicken
Favorite snack food – Fruit and bread
People I most admire – My parents, my coaches and my teammates
The greatest risk I’ve ever taken was – Snowboarding before competitive season started
In 10 years, I would like to be – Flying for an airline
If I had a million dollars, I would – Invest and also buy an airplane
Coolest thing you did this past summer – Represented myself and Ohio State at the U.S. Championships
Most prized possession – All-America trophies and letterman jacket
I would like to trade places for a day with – Someone who is living out their dream
If your parents/guardians bragged about you, what would they say? That I’m at Ohio State competing in gymnastics and that I’m doing well as a gymnast
If you had dinner with three people, who would they be and what would you eat? My mom, dad and sister and we would eat authentic Mexican food
Pop or Soda? Soda
Cats or Dogs? Both, but I have a cat so I would say cat
Early Bird or Night Owl? Whichever benefits me most that day
Would you be the O, H, I or the O? Either O!