COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Senior Alec Yoder took two individual titles on Saturday night at the Cadet West Gymnasium on the parallel bars and pommel horse as the No. 6 Ohio State University men’s gymnastics team got the 2019 season underway at the Rocky Mountain Open on Saturday. The Buckeyes took fourth place with a team score of 398.500. No. 1 Oklahoma took first place with a 411.150 score.
Yoder’s 14.55 on the pommel pushed the captain past Minnesota’s Shane Wiskus, who nipped at Alec’s heels with a 14.10. On the parallel bars, Yoder tallied a 14.85 to earn the top spot.
Fifteen Buckeyes competed at the RMO, including five making their regular season debuts in the Scarlet and Gray. Ohio State got things underway on the rings with a score of 67.400 and followed that with scores of 71.150 (vault), 68.250 (parallel bars), 62.650 (high bar), 65.200 (floor) and 63.650 (pommel).
Angel Leon just missed out on a podium finish in his debut, notching a 13.75 on the rings, .15 away from third place. Max Andryuhschenko was the only Buckeye competing in the all-around on Saturday, taking sixth place with a 77.100 score.
The Buckeyes have next weekend off before heading to Norman for a clash with No. 1 Oklahoma.