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OSU Gymnastics

Discussion in 'Other OSU and Professional Sports' started by AirForceBuck, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. AirForceBuck

    AirForceBuck No mercy

    Congrats to our OSU boys for comming in second in the 2005 finals. It came down to OSU and Oklahoma for the final top 2 spots. We just got edged out by .2 points on the final man. They needed a 9.300 and got a 9.500 to win it all on their last mans vault. But we did VERY well and deserve MUCH respect even though we are heartbroken. It takes as much dedication and fitness in gymnastics as it does in both football and basketball, so I think they put on one hell of a show.

    Good job Bucks - 2nd place isnt bad at all (hey - 1st out of every other Big Ten team that was competing today - Mich, Penn S.t, Illinois).

    Go Bucks!
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Official Site

    3/26

    Ohio State Men Gymnasts Claim Two Individual Big Ten Event Championships

    Bateman named 2006 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
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    Ohio State gymnasts claimed two Big Ten event championships.

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    Iowa City, Iowa - Seven Ohio Sate men gymnasts competed for individual event titles on the second day of competition at the 2006 Big Ten Championship Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa. Ohio State was the only team to win two event titles at the competition.
    Sophomore DJ Bucher (Mason, Ohio/Queen City Gymnastics) won the pommel horse title and buckeye co-captain Willie Ito (Jr., Huntington Beach, Calif./South Coast Gymnastics) claimed the event win on high bar. This is the second year in a row the Buckeyes' have finished in the top spot on high bar after Ronald Ferris claimed the title in 2005.
    At the closing of the championships, Jake Bateman (Fr., Kingsport, Tenn./Premier Gymnastics) won the 2006 Big Ten Freshman of the Year award. Bateman's honor is the first for an Ohio State gymnast since the 2000 season when former-Buckeye Raj Bhavsar earned the recognition.
    "It was great," Bateman said. "Just to know how many great gymnasts have passed through the Ohio State program it is an honor to receive the award."
    Ohio State head coach Miles Avery shared the 2006 Big Ten Coach of the Year award with Iowa head coach Tom Dunn. This is Avery's second-consecutive coach of the year award and fourth in his Ohio State career.
    In addition, the 2006 Big Ten All-Conference team and Big Ten Sportsman of the Year award were named. The two Ohio State event champions, Ito and Bucher, were named to the 2006 Big Ten All-Conference team.
    For the Big Ten Sportsman of the Year award, a member from each of the six teams was nominated. Co-captain Nicholaus Searcy (Jr., Dublin, Ohio/Hocking Valley Gymnastics Center) was honored by his teammates with the award for the Ohio State squad. <!-- STORY AD BEGINS HERE -->
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    <!-- STORY AD ENDS HERE -->"The guys absolutely did an amazing job tonight," Avery said. "I thought all our performers did their job and represented Ohio State well."
    The second night of competition started with Jimmy Wickham (So., Gulfport, Miss./Planet Gymnastics), Eddie Hay (Fr., Butler, Pa./Butler Gymnastics), and Bateman on floor. Wickham was the final Buckeye competitor on the event and hit his routine with a 9.650 earning a second-place finish and tying his career-high set at the 2006 Windy City Invitational.
    Hay scored more than .300 higher than his score during the team competition to earn a 9.625. Hay's 9.625 placed him in third on the event. Bateman followed with an eighth-place finish (9.137).
    Bucher and Ito both qualified for pommel horse after the team competition. Bucher won the event title with a 9.000. The win marks his second Big Ten individual championship after claiming parallel bars as a freshman in the 2005 championships. Ito scored an 8.000 for an eighth-place finish.
    "I feel really good with the win," Bucher said. "It was my goal to win pommel horse and it was nice to go out and hit the set."
    Pedro Pineda (So., Galloway, Ohio/Hocking Valley Gymnastics) was the lone Buckeye to compete on rings. Pineda earned a 9.050 for a ninth-place finish.
    On vault, Bateman and Kristopher Kline (Jr., Westerville, Ohio/Hocking Valley Gymnastics Center) qualified for the individual event championships. Bateman scored a 9.100 to finish in seventh place and Kline followed in eighth with an 8.650.
    Next for the Buckeyes, Bateman and Ito performed on parallel bars. Ito scored an 8.950 and fourth-place finish. Teammate Bateman followed with an 8.912 to land a fifth-place finish.
    Ito and David Ortiz (So., Cincinnati, Ohio/Queen City Gymnastics) represented Ohio State on the final event of the night. On high bar, Ito stuck his landing and scored a season-high 9.800 to win the 2006 Big Ten high bar championship and Ortiz swung into sixth-place scoring an 8.725.
    "I feel relieved," Ito said. "I was struggling with the routine and it was great to hit the set when it counted."
    The Buckeyes will finish their season at the 2006 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships at 8 p.m. (EST) April 6-8 in Norman, Oklahoma.
  3. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Official Site

    3/26

    Ohio State Places Fifth at Big Ten Championships

    Buckeyes have best finish since 2003; Moore-Thomas takes fifth in the all-around
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    Sophomore Maalika Moore-Thomas placed fifth in the all-around to help lead Ohio State to a fifth place finish overall at the Big Ten Championships Saturday night in East Lansing.

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's gymnastics team posted a team total of 193.525 to place fifth at the Big Ten Championships Saturday night in East Lansing, Mich. The Buckeyes scored just under their regional qualifying average of 193.660 for their best finish at the conference championships since 2003. CSTV will air the event on tape delay at 9 p.m. March 30.


    Michigan, which had won 13 of the last 14 Big Ten championships and was aiming for a Big Ten-record eighth-consecutive title, placed fourth with a team total of 194.475. Minnesota claimed the title with a team score 195.150, while host Michigan State placed second (194.995) and Penn State took third (194.925). Behind Ohio State, Iowa took sixth (193.425) and Illinois was seventh (192.500).


    "I was pleased with our performance tonight in a pressure-packed situation," Carey Fagan, Ohio State head coach, said. "We're looking forward to improving on a couple events next year but overall our performance tonight was a big improvement from last year."


    OSU sophomore Maalika Moore-Thomas (Tampa, Fla./King), who was named first-team All-Big Ten Friday, placed fifth in the all-around with a total of 38.750. She tied for 14th on vault with a 9.750 to lead OSU in that event.


    Senior Kaylin Schlecht (Marion, Ohio/River Valley) had Ohio State's highest finish among the individual rotations when she tied for sixth on bars with a 9.800. Schlecht and freshman Alyssa Meyer (Chesterfield, Mo./John F. Kennedy) both scored a team-best 9.750 on beam to tie for ninth overall.

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    Several Buckeyes stepped up to have their best performances of the season Saturday night. Chief among them was sophomore Kaylan Clevinger (Shawnee Mission, Kan./Notre Dame de Sion), who competed in the all-around for the first time in her career and scored a 38.100, which included a 9.700 score on bars in her first-ever routine on that event. Meyer's 9.750 on floor tied her season best and sophomore Karley Walek (Pequannock, N.J./Pequannock) scored a season-best 9.750 on floor.


    Add Moore-Thomas' all-around total as another step-up performance, as her score of 38.750 will improve upon her regional qualifying average of 38.660.


    Michigan's fourth-place finish was as much a surprise as Michigan State's second-place finish. The Spartans entered the event with a regional qualifying average of 193.890, which ranked fifth among Big Ten schools.


    Ohio State awaits the final regional qualifying averages to be released to determine if the Buckeyes will compete at the NCAA Central Region Championships at LSU April 8.
  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Dispatch

    4/9

    OHIO STATE ROUNDUP
    Three men’s gymnasts named All-Americans
    Sunday, April 09, 2006
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    Jimmy Wickham, Willie Ito and DJ Bucher of Ohio State each gained All-American honors last night in the NCAA men’s gymnastics championships in Norman, Okla.
    The top eight finishers in each event became All-Americans.
    Wickham finished second on the vault.
    Ito was third on the high bar.
    Bucher finished seventh on the pommel horse.
  5. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie

    Another sport, another Big Ten title for the Buckeyes.

    Congrats to the Men's Gymnastics team for their 3rd straight league crown!

    On the last rotation, sophomore Eddie Hay came through with a career-best 9.80 on the floor exercise, providing the winning margin over PSU of one-tenth of a point.

    bigten

  6. MrsB

    MrsB A scarlet and grey blooded lady

    The womens Gymnastic team celebrates the team awards

    Buckeyes Celebrate 2007 Season at Banquet :: Kaylan Clevinger receives "O"chievement Award, named 2008 co-captain with Maalika Moore-Thomas

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    June 8, 2007

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A season in which the Buckeyes climbed into the Top 20 was celebrated Thursday night as the Ohio State women's gymnastics team handed out seven team awards at its annual team banquet. Junior Kaylan Clevinger (Shawnee Mission, Kan./Notre Dame de Sion), who became the Buckeyes' first representative at the national championships since 2001, took home the coveted "O"chievement Award and was named a 2008 OSU co-captain with junior Maalika Moore-Thomas (Tampa, Fla./King), who serve as co-captain for the second-consecutive season. Both were All-Big Ten honorees last season.
    Seniors Brittany Livingston (Lisle, Ill./Wheaton North) and Elizabeth Ahlberg (San Antonio, Texas/William H. Taft) were honored for their years in the program in which both overcame serious injuries to contribute to Ohio State's rise in the national rankings from No. 42 their freshman season to No. 19 this season. Livingston, a co-captain who led off the Buckeyes' bar rotation as a senior, earned the Best Attitude Award. Sophomore Alyssa Meyer (Chesterfield, Mo./John F. Kennedy) took home two awards on the night, including the Most Dedicated Award and the Academic Achievement Award. Sophomore Amanda Surine (Fairfield, Ohio/Fairfield) was named Most Improved and freshman Kristin Perchatsch (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) earned the Coaches' Award from Big Ten Coach of the Year Carey Fagan and her staff.
  7. MrsB

    MrsB A scarlet and grey blooded lady

    http://ohiostatebuckeyes.cstv.com/sports/w-gym/spec-rel/052107aaa.html



    Future Buckeye Rebecca Best Wins Level 10 National Junior Olympics All-Around Title


    Best wins vault, floor and beam, places third on bars


    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Rebecca Best, who will be a freshman gymnast at Ohio State in the fall, won the Level 10 all-around title at the 2007 Junior Olympic National Championships last weekend in Mason, Ohio, and with it claims the unofficial title of the nation's top recruit heading into the 2007-08 collegiate season.

    Best (Williamstown, N.J.), who won the Region 7 title in 2006 and 2007, took the national all-around title with a total of 38.775. She won vault, floor and beam with 9.70 scores on each event and placed third on bars with a 9.675. Best is a three-time state champion and in 2005 set the New Jersey state all-around record with a 38.00.
  8. MrsB

    MrsB A scarlet and grey blooded lady

    The outlook for women's Gynastics for the upcoming season. The women's team looks for continued improvement.

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    At a Glance
    The climb continues for the Ohio State women's gymnastics team. The Buckeyes have already achieved new heights the last several seasons, but they are poised for a continued assent in 2008 under fourth-year head coach Carey Fagan.

    Fagan, the 2007 Big Ten Coach of the Year, has led Ohio State from a No. 38 final ranking in 2005, up to No. 27 in 2006 and into the Top 20 at No. 19 last season. The 2007 Buckeyes finished fourth at the Big Ten championships and made their second-consecutive NCAA Regionals appearance. A squad of 11 gymnasts comprise the 2008 roster and each of them will factor in fulfilling the team's goal of advancing to the national championships. "We are certainly looking for everyone to contribute this season," Fagan said. "We expect the team to be led by several strong all-arounders and some key event specialist to round out the events. Right now, we are deep on every event and line-up decisions are going to be tough. That is the way we want it to stay throughout the entire year. When you have 10 plus athletes training and competing for six spots on each event everyone is forced to raise their level, in the gym and in competition. The key to our season is going to be keeping the team healthy and starting off the year strong in January. We expect to improve each weekend and be at our peak performance heading into Big Tens and the NCAA Regionals."
  9. MrsB

    MrsB A scarlet and grey blooded lady

    Both the men's and women's teams teams will kick off the season with a mixed pairs exhibition slated for 2 pm Sunday.
    This article has a lot of information regarding the teams and rosters so be sure to go to the link.

    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]SETTING THE STAGE
    With 12 competing from the men?s side and nine from the women?s, groups of two or three gymnasts have been selected for the Sunday exhibition with sophomore Kevin Brown and redshirt freshman Michael Bell performing intermission routines. At the event, the groups will compete on three events.
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    [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]GRAB YOUR PARTNER
    The pairing breakdown:
    Beth Ann Ballard with DJ Bucher
    Kaylan Clevinger with Eddie Hay
    Alyssa Meyer with Shachar Tal
    Jessica Rosette with Brandon Wynn
    Rebecca Best with Pejman Ebrahimi, Andy Saurber
    Hillary Dow with Justin Myers
    Kiki Holman with David Ortiz, Steven Spencer
    Jessica Staton with Jake Bateman
    Maalika Moore-Thomas with Jimmy Wickham, Tony Duong
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  10. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Lantern

    Gymnastics coach helps Olympians

    Andrew Martin

    Issue date: 5/29/08 Section: Sports


    Despite years of success most Buckeye sports fans have no idea who Miles Avery is - yet the men's gymnastics coach does not resent his anonymity.

    "Sure, I'd like to have the contract that Jim Tressel has or that Thadd Matta has," said Avery, "but I didn't get into this to get famous."

    The coach appeared to be glad to have the chance to work with world-class athletes. Ohio State has three world class gymnasts preparing for the Beijing Olympics with Avery. Blaine Wilson, Morgan Hamm and Paul Hamm were all on the 2004 Olympic team in Athens and are working to repeat that - practicing every day for six to eight hours.

    "Paul and Blaine are among the most talented guys I've ever worked with" Avery said.

    Cont...
  11. shetuck

    shetuck We scored twenty...

    Official site: Miles Avery named Olympic Assistant Coach

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