OhioStateBuckeyes.com catches up with junior Jake Dastrup
Five Buckeyes will compete at the national championships in August
Buckeyes win four of six events as a team, earn two individual event titles
Buckeyes welcome Illini to Columbus for the first dual meet of season
2015 Academic All-Big Ten selection
Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
Floor Excercise - 15.400
Pommel Horse - 15.400
Vault - 15.150
Parallel Bars - 15.050
2015-16 (Sophomore Season): Represented Ohio State at the 2015 U.S. National Qualifier.
2014-15 (Redshirt) Did not compete due to injury.
2013-14 (Freshman Season): Competed in every meet for the Buckeyes in all four of his events consistently ... competed at the NCAA qualifier on floor, vault, pommel horse and parallel bars (April 10) ... Big Ten team finals competed on floor, vault, pommel horse and parallel bars ... Big Ten event finals placed ninth on parallel bars (March 28-29) ... captured first-place victories on both floor and pommel horse with scores of 15.400 against Oklahoma and Temple (March 15) ... achieved his career high of 15.150 on vault at the Stanford Quad (March 8) ... placed third on pommel horse and vault and notched a career high of 15.050 on parallel bars to earn a second-place finish against Cal-Berkley (Feb. 14) ... placed third on floor at Michigan (Feb. 1) ... Ohio State Scholar Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Trained and competed at the U.S. Olympic Training Center under coaches Vitaly Marinitch and Andriy Stepanchenko ... competed at the 2013 P&G Championships, placing seventh on pommel horse ... also competed at the 2013 Men's Junior National Olympic Championships, claiming first place on pommel horse and third in the all-around ... finished in eighth place on pommel horse at the 2013 Winter Cup ... competed at the Winter Cup, Junior National Olympic Championships and Visa championships (2011) ... placed third on pommel horse at the Visa championships (2010) and fifth on pommel horse at the national qualifier (2010) at the junior level ... placed first on pommel horse and third on floor exercise at the 2010 Junior Olympic National Championships.
Personal: Son of Mat and Kaylyn Dastrup ... has three siblings, Tad, Barrett and Blake ... majoring in sports industry ... plans to work in the sports industry or attend PT school after graduation ... favorite pastimes include spending time with family and friends.