Dec. 21, 2015

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 2 Ohio State opened its 2016 season with the annual Scarlet & Gray Intrasquad Sunday afternoon at Steelwood Athletic Training Facility. The Gray team defeated the Scarlet team, 269.300-265.300, earning its fourth win in the exhibition contest in the last five seasons. The Top-3 scores per team on each apparatus counted toward the final results.

“I’m really pleased with our overall performance,” head coach Rustam Sharipov said after the meet. “We had an 80 percent hit percentage, which was our highest at this point in the season in quite some time. I saw a lot of encouraging signs as we head into the regular season.”

Freshman Alec Yoder won the all-around title with a score of 91.200, posting the highest overall score on three of six events (pommel horse, floor exercise and vault). Freshman Tristan Burke was second in the all-around with a score of 86.500, followed by redshirt junior Jake Martin (85.100).

Other event winners were junior Andrew Rickly (high bar, parallel bars), redshirt sophomore Sean Melton (rings) and Burke, who tied Yoder for first place on vault.

The Buckeyes have three weeks off before returning to the gym for the Alumni Exhibition at Steelwood on Saturday, Jan. 9. The regular season begins Jan. 17 at the Windy City Invitational in Chicago.

Top 3 By Event

Floor Exercise
1) Alec Yoder – 15.400
2) Alexander Wilson – 14.600
3) Tristan Burke – 14.300

Pommel Horse
1) Alec Yoder – 15.900
2) Jake Martin/Sean Melton – 15.400

1) Alec Yoder/Tristan Burke – 15.200
3) Andrew Teal/Logan Melander/Paris McGee/Emeric Quade – 14.900

1) Sean Melton – 15.500
2) Cody Teaney/Alec Yoder – 15.100

Parallel Bars
1) Andrew Rickly – 15.300
2) Sean Melton – 15.200
3) Alec Yoder – 14.900

High Bar
1) Andrew Rickly – 15.300
2) Seth Delbridge/Alex Johnson – 15.200

1) Alec Yoder – 91.200
2) Tristan Burke – 86.500
3) Jake Martin – 85.100