Feb. 10, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Junior Kris Done, redshirt junior Michael Newburger and former Buckeye Ty Echard concluded competition at the 2013 Winter Cup Challenge Saturday night at the LV Center in Las Vegas.

“I am very proud of the guys, especially after the second day of competition,” Ohio State head coach Rustam Sharipov said. “The guys went eight for eight and made a big statement on pommel horse. They represented Ohio State well and I think this will give them more confidence for the rest of the season.”

Newburger claimed the individual event title on pommel horse, scoring a career-high 15.500 on the second and final night of competition to earn a two-day score of 30.300 and place first out of 38 competitors. Echard followed with a 15.550 to notch a two-day score of 29.950 and second place overall.

Done, a two-time NCAA All-American, placed 21st overall in the all-around with a two-day score of 160.000. The Auckland, New Zealand native earned one top 10 and two top 20 finishes, placing third on high bar with a two-day score of 28.500, tying for 13th on parallel bars with a 27.900 and tying for 14th on floor exercise with a 28.200.

Adrian de los Angeles, Sean Melton, Akash Modi, former Buckeye Brandon Wynn, Glen Ishino, Eddie Penev and Paul Ruggeri were selected to the U.S. Senior Men’s National Team at the conclusion of competition. Olympians Jake Dalton, Johnathan Horton, Danell Leyva, Sam Mikulak, John Orozco, Chris Brooks, Steven Legendre and Alexander Naddour retained their spots as national team members.

The Buckeyes return to action Saturday, Feb. 16, hosting Michigan in a dual meet at 2:30 p.m. at St. John Arena. The meet will broadcast live on BTN.