The men's gymnastics team held its annual photo day for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday. Photos by Kirk Irwin.
Athletic Accolades Two-time All-American (floor exercise) 2013 Second Team All-Big Ten selection Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (March 11, 2013)
Academic Achievements 2013 Academic All-Big Ten selection 2013 Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
Personal Bests Floor Exercise - 15.75 Vault - 14.90 Parallel Bars - 14.45 Pommel Horse - 13.20 High Bar - 12.10
2015 (Senior Season): Earned a third place finish on floor against Illinois (Jan. 24)...tied for fourth on floor with a score of 14.550 and competed on high bar at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 17).
2014 (Junior Season): Competed on floor with a 15.100 at the NCAA team finals (April 11) ... earned a second-place finish with a 15.400 on floor at the NCAA qualifier (April 10) ... represented Ohio State at the Big Ten championships (March 28-29) ... earned a score of 15.150 on floor against Temple and Oklahoma (March 15) ... tied for third on floor with a 14.900 against Cal-Berkley (Feb. 14) ... finished second on floor at Illinois with a 14.850 (Jan. 26).
2013 (Sophomore Season): Competed in every meet of the season ... scored a career-high and program record-tying 15.75 on floor exercise to lead the team at the Metroplex Challenge ... posted a career-high 14.90 on vault to finish fourth against Michigan Feb. 16 ... scored a 15.50 on floor exercise against Illinois (Feb. 23) to place second ... notched a 15.70 on floor exercise, a 14.90 on vault and a 14.45 on parallel bars to place first, second and third, respectively, against UIC March 9 ... placed fifth on floor exercise (15.00) at Oklahoma March 23 ... tied for eighth on floor exercise (15.05) at the Big Ten championships April 5 to advance to the Big Ten event finals April 6 where he placed second with a 15.475 ... placed fifth on floor exercise at the NCAA qualifier (April 19) with a 15.00, tied for sixth on the event at the NCAA team finals (April 20) with a 15.20 and finished seventh overall with a 14.65 at the NCAA event finals (April 21) ... earned second career All-America honor ... named Second Team All-Big Ten ... earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors.
2012 (Freshman Season): Competed in every meet of the season for the Buckeyes ... tied for second place on floor exercise (15.30) in his first collegiate meet at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 14) ... followed that performance with a fifth-place showing on floor (15.000) against Oklahoma Jan. 21 and a fifth-place tie on vault (14.600) ... tied for first on floor with a 14.90 against Michigan and SUNY Brockport (Feb. 18) ... also tied for fourth on vault with a 14.70 ... set a career high on parallel bars Feb. 25 against Penn State with a 14.250 ... set a career-high 14.800 on vault against Illinois (March 2) ... placed third on floor (15.25) and fifth on vault (14.55) against Stanford March 9 ... set a career-high 15.40 on floor against Minnesota and Oklahoma (March 24), placing second ... qualified for the floor exercise event finals at the Big Ten championships (April 7), finishing fifth with a 15.10 ... qualified for the event finals at the NCAA championships (April 21), tying for sixth with a 15.05 to earn first career All-American honors.
Prior to Ohio State: Trained and competed for USA Flairs under coach Paris Bland ... two-time state champion in 2009 and 2011 ... claimed state titles in all-around, pommel horse, rings, vault and high bar events in 2011.
Personal: Son of Mike Steiner and Sheila Ainlay ... has one sibling, Katie ... plans to become an airline pilot after completion of undergraduate studies ... hobbies including spending time with friends and driving ... lists greatest sports thrill as becoming an All-American at Ohio State in 2012.