Take a look back at the historic 2016 season
Ohio State competes for its first B1G title since 2007
Buckeyes defeat home-standing Tribe and Temple in regular-season finale
Buckeyes finish second to top-ranked Oklahoma in triangular meet
Ohio State posts a school record on rings and the top pommel horse score in the nation in 2016
Junior captain Andrew Rickly talks with OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
Photos by Walt Middleton
No. 3 Ohio State defeats Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Photos by Jay LaPrete
Photos by Christopher Shannon
Photos by Chelsea Zoellner
2015 Second Team All-Big Ten selection
2016 Team Captain
Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
2014 CGA All-American Scholar-Athlete
Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
High Bar - 15.250
Parallel Bars - 14.700
Rings - 14.100
Floor Exercise - 13.000
2016 (Junior Season): Represented Ohio State on parallel bars and high bar at both the NCAA championships (April 16) and NCAA Qualifier (April 15), highlighted by a fifth-place performance on parallel bars at the qualifier ... competed on parallel bars and high bar at the Big Ten championships (April 1) ... tied for first on high bar and claimed second on parallel bars in a tri-meet with William and Mary and Temple (March 20) … posted a personal best of 15.250 on high bar to tie for third and competed on parallel bars in a tri-meet with Oklahoma and Air Force (March 7) … competed on parallel bars and high bar at the Arnold Challenge (March 1) ... won high bar against Penn State (Feb. 13) with a career-best score of 15.200; also competed on parallel bars ... finished second on high bar (15.000) and seventh on parallel bars (14.500) in a dual meet against Michigan (Jan. 30) ... tied for ninth on both parallel bars and high bar at the Cal/Stanford tri meet (Jan. 24) … took second on high bar (15.050) and tied for third on parallel bars at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 17) ... Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... team captain.
2015 (Sophomore Season): Represented the Buckeyes on parallel bars and high bar at the NCAA qualifier (April 9) ... earned a bronze medal on high bar at the Big Ten event finals with a 14.725 (March 28) ... competed on parallel bars and high bar at the Big Ten team finals (March 27) ... earned a fourth-place finish on high bar with a personal-best 15.050 against Oklahoma (March 14) ... competed on parallel bars and high bar at the Arnold Classic Challenge (March 7) ... competed on parallel bars and notched a second-place finish on high bar with a 15.000 vs. Michigan (Feb. 28) ... tied for third on highl bar and competed on parallel bars at Penn State (Feb. 6) ... featured on three events against Oklahoma and Iowa... earned a third-place finish on parallel bars and notched a fifth-place finish on high bar with a score of 15.000 against Illinois (Jan. 24) ... competed on parallel bars at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 17) ... Second Team All-Big Ten selection ... Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State and CGA Scholar-Athlete.
2014 (Freshman Season): Competed at nine meets for the Buckeyes ... earned a fourth-place finish at NCAA team finals on high bar with a 14.950 (April 11) ... achieved a seventh-place finish on high bar with a 15.050 at the Arnold Challenge (March 1) ... tied for third on high bar at Illinois (Jan. 26).
Prior to Ohio State: Trained and competed for Hocking Valley Gymnastics Center under coach Mike Serra ... competed at the 2013 P&G Championships at the junior level, placing first on high bar, third on rings and second in the all-around ... claimed third in the all-around at the 2013 National Qualifier ... finished third on parallel bars and seventh on rings at the 2012 Visa Championships ... competed at the Winter Cup (2012-13) ... placed second on rings, third on high bar and ninth in the all-around at the 2011 Visa Championships ... placed second on high bar, fifth on rings and 10th in the all-around at the 2011 Junior Olympic National Championships.
Personal: Son of Mike and Sandy Rickly ... has two siblings, Jill and Matt ... plans to run the family business (Rickly Hydrological) after graduation ... favorite pastimes include snowboarding, playing piano and listening to music ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning high bar at the USA Gymnastics P&G Championships (2013) ... member of choir and the National Honor Society at Worthington Christian.
Melton in 7th at P&G Championships