Men's Gymnastics

Mike Behles

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wayne, Ill.

High School:
South Elgin High School

Height:
5-7

Event:
PH, R, PB

Club:
Bartlett Gymnastics Center

Mike Behles

04/22/2012

Five Buckeyes Earn All-America Honors

Ohio State ties single-season program record with five All-Americans

04/20/2012

Buckeyes Send Seven to NCAA Event Finals

All seven competing members advanced to NCAA Event Finals at 8 p.m. ET Saturday

04/19/2012

Seven Buckeyes Advance in 2012 NCAA Championships

Kris Done claims high bar title in first qualifying session with 15.05

04/18/2012

No. 7 Ohio State Heads to NCAA Championships

Buckeyes in action at 2 p.m. ET Thursday in NCAA Qualifier at Oklahoma

04/08/2012

Echard Shares Big Ten Title on Pommel Horse

Six Buckeyes in all competed in event finals to earn three medals

Ohio State Career: 2011 Big Ten Vault Co-Champion and 2011 First Team All-Big Ten selection.

2011 (Junior Season):
2011 Big Ten Vault Co-Champion to be named a First Team All-Big Ten selection ... competed on floor, pommel horse, rings, vault and parallel bars for the Buckeyes at the NCAA Qualifier in Columbus (April 16) ... posted a team-high 16.15 on vault at Big Ten Championship Team Finals to help the squad finish first overall with a 63.850 vault team score in Champaign, Ill. (April 2) ... qualified for rings and vault at the Big Ten Championships event finals ... was co-champion on vault in the conference individual finals with a career-high 16.250 and placed sixth on rings with a 15.05 (April 1) ... set two additional career highs during the 2011 campaign, including a 14.10 on pommel horse (March 6; vs. UIC, Air Force and Nebraska) and a 14.20 on parallel bars (Feb. 12; vs. Brockport ... claimed 16 Top 10 finishes in 10 meets for the Buckeyes ... collected the top rings score with a 15.20 in a quad-meet at UIC (March 6), while also finished tied for second on vault with a 15.70 ... collected two Top 3 marks at Michigan (March 19) with a second place finish on vault (15.75) and a third place finish on rings (14.65) ... posted a NQA score of 15.80 on vault (14th) and a 15.20 on rings (t-20th).

2010 (Sophomore Season): Represented Ohio State at the NCAA and Big Ten Championships, competing on rings and vault ... finished tied for sixth on rings (14.5) at the NCAA qualifier (April 15) ... set career-high on vault with a 16.0 at Big Ten Championships (April 2) in Columbus ... also set career-highs on floor (14.5) and pommel horse (13.65) Feb. 21, parallel bars (14.05) March 6 and rings (15.35) March 13 ... competed at six regular-season meets in Illinois (Jan. 30), quad meet vs. Nebraska, Air Force and UIC (Feb. 21), Penn State (Feb. 27), California (March 6), Oklahoma (March 13) and Michigan (March 20) ... had three Top 5 finishes on rings, vault and high bar against the Fighting Illini (Jan. 30) ... had a team-best 15.85 on vault to help the Buckeyes defeat California (March 6) in Columbus.

2009 (Freshman Season): Represented the Buckeyes at the NCAA and Big Ten Championships, competing on pommel horse, vault and parallel bars ... set season-high on vault with a 15.7 at NCAA qualifier (April 16) ... competed at four regular-season meets in Windy City Invitational (Jan. 10), Illinois (Jan. 24), UIC (Feb. 21) and California (March 6) ... set career-bests at home vs. UIC on pommel horse (13.45) and parallel bars (14.0) Feb. 21.

Prior to Ohio State: Captured the 2007 all-around, floor and rings Illinois state championships ... two-time junior All-American on vault, finishing sixth in 2007 and fifth in 2005 ... member of 2005 Bartlett Gymnastics Center regional champions ... competed at the 2005, '06 and '07 U.S. Qualifier.

Personal: Son of Rich and Cindy Behles ... has an older brother, Rich, and younger sister, Amanda ... nickname is Bulldog ... 2008-09 roommate is teammate, Brandt Gomez ... started gymnastics at age 7 ... first admired former Buckeye gymnast Blaine Wilson ... coached by Chris McKee at Bartlett Gymnastics ... enjoys soccer, football, shuffle board and badminton ... chose Ohio State because of the resources, campus and team ... is a hard worker ... in 10 years would like to be in a relationship, have a good job and still be athletic.

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