Prior to Ohio State: Competed at the 2010 Junior Olympic Nationals, placing fifth on floor exercise ... 2011 New Jersey State Champion on floor exercise and vault, while finishing second in all-around competition ... has competed in gymnastics for 13 years ... also played soccer for Woodbury and was a two-time third team All-State (2010 and 2011) and first team All-Conference (2010 and 2011) ... coached under Tyrone Elam at the Will-Moor School of Gymnastics.
Personal: Son of Mark and Robin DiRugeris ... has three siblings, Mark Jr., Danny and Geena ... would like to coach gymnastics on all levels of competition after graduation ... favorite pastimes include playing soccer with friends and going to the beach ... lists greatest sports thrill as scoring an overtime goal to win a soccer tournament against a cross-town rival.
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