Melton earned highest all-around score of any collegiate competitior
Melton earned fifth-highest score in all-around at Winter Cup
Melton won title on rings and Yoder won pommel horse
Finals session will take place on Saturday night at 10:15 p.m. ET
Buckeyes won titles on four of six events
Five-time All-American (2x all-around, 2x pommel horse, rings)
2016 Big Ten champion (pommel horse)
2016 First Team All-Big Ten
2016 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
2017 Second Team All-Big Ten
Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (Feb. 15, 2016)
Six-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week
2016 Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
All-Around – 90.150
Pommel Horse – 15.400*
Rings – 15.600
Floor Exercise – 15.200
High Bar – 15.150
Parallel Bars – 14.700*
Vault – 14.550*
Scores with asterisks are from 2017-2020 FIG Code of Points
Finished sixth in the all-around (season-best 84.950) and fourth on the pommel horse (14.800) to earn two All-America honors and help Ohio State place second as a team at the NCAA Championships … placed second on the parallel bars (career-best 14.700) and ninth on the pommel horse (14.325) at the Big Ten team finals to help Ohio State win its second-straight conference title … won four titles during the season, all on the pommel horse: at Windy City Invitational (14.300), at Penn State (15.300), at Oklahoma (15.400) and at Illinois (15.100) … the 15.400 at Oklahoma was the highest by an NCAA gymnast in 2017 … garnered silver at the Big Ten event finals on the parallel bars with a readout of 14.300 and finished fourth on the pommel horse (14.325) … had the second-best score at the dual meet against Michigan with a 14.650 … also placed second on the pommel horse at the Arnold Challenge with a readout of 14.600 … took third on the vault at Penn State with a score of 14.300 … season-best vault of 14.550 at Illinois earned him a fifth-place finish … used a score of 14.350 on the parallel bars at Illinois to garner bronze … took fourth on the vault (14.400) and parallel bars (14.300) against Michigan … represented Scarlet and Gray at Winter Cup with a sixth-place finish on the pommel horse with a two-day score of 28.700 … captured fourth-place at Oklahoma on the parallel bars with a routine of 14.100 … placed fifth on the parallel bars (14.250) and sixth on the floor (season-high 13.950) at the Arnold Challenge … finished in fifth-place on the pommel against UIC with a 13.200 … his vault of 14.250 placed him seventh at the dual meet against Oklahoma.
Collected three All-America awards at the NCAA championships (April 16), finishing second on pommel horse (15.300), fifth in the all-around (88.050) and seventh on rings (15.050) ... featured on three events at the NCAA Qualifier, placing first on pommel horse (15.400) ... named Big Ten Freshman of the Year after winning a conference title on pommel horse at the Big Ten Event Finals (April 2); also finished fourth on high bar (14.475) and seventh on rings (14.700) ... claimed runner-up honors in the all-around (87.550) at the 2016 Big Ten Championships (April 1), helping Ohio State to its first team title since 2007; finished in the Top 5 on three events, including runner-up honors on pommel ... earned his sixth Big Ten Freshman of the Week award after winning pommel horse and earning Top-5 finishes on high bar (third, personal-best 15.150) and rings (fourth, 14.950) in a tri meet with William & Mary and Temple (March 20) ... Big Ten Freshman of the Week following a runner-up finish in the all-around against Oklahoma and Air Force (March 11) ... set personal-best score of 90.150, the second-best total in school history; won pommel horse with a score of 15.750 and set personal bests on floor exercise (second, 15.200) and vault (fifth, 15.000), scoring 15 or higher on five of his six events ... selected B1G Freshman of the Week after winning pommel, rings and high bar at the Arnold Challenge (March 5); set collegiate bests on pommel (15.850) and high bar (15.150) ... ninth in the all-around at Winter Cup 2016 with a two-day score of 170.700, good for Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors; tied for sixth on high bar with a combined total of 29.450 and finished 14th on high bar with a 28.150 cumulative ... named Big Ten Gymnast and Freshman of the Week after winning pommel horse (first, 15.750) and placing second on rings (personal-best 15.600) against Penn State (Feb. 13); also finished third on parallel bars and fifth on high bar ... awarded Big Ten Freshman of the Week after a runner-up finish in the all-around with a score of 87.450 against Michigan (Jan. 30); finished first on both pommel horse (15.350) and parallel bars (15.050) ... won rings with a 15.100, claimed second on pommel horse with a 15.250 and competed on floor, vault and high bar at the Cal/Stanford Tri-Meet (Jan. 24) … tied for eighth on floor, tied for seventh on high bar and competed on pommel horse, rings and vault at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 17) ... First Team All-Big Ten ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Third place in all-around, 2014 Youth Olympic Games … second in all-around, 2014 Pacific Rim Championships … runner-up in all-around, 2014 Junior Pan American Championships … second place in all-around, 2013 International Junior Mexican Cup.
Prior to Ohio State
Trained at InterActive Academy under coach Gene Watson … fifth place on pommel horse at the 2015 P&G Championships … named to the U.S. Senior National Team after an eighth-place finish in the all-around at the 2015 Winter Cup Challenge; placed third on pommel and seventh on high bar … 2014 Men's Junior Olympic national champion … first place on pommel horse and sixth in the all-around at the 2013 P&G championships … pommel horse champion, 2012 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships.
Son of Mike and Rebecca Yoder … has two siblings, Austin and Ashlyn … upon graduation, hopes to compete at the Olympics … favorite pastimes include spending time with friends and family and taking naps.
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