Redshirt sophomore Jeff Treleaven claims first place on vault in second qualifying session
Buckeyes open competition Friday night at 7 p.m. in second qualifying session
April 2 - April 8, 2013
Sophomore Danny Steiner finishes second on floor exercise
Five Buckeyes qualify for the individual event finals Saturday night
2012 (Junior Season): Competed as an event specialist on pommel horse for the Buckeyes in every meet of the season ... placed sixth on pommel horse with a score of 14.10 at the Windy City Invitational (Jan.14) ... placed third against Michigan and Brockport Feb. 18, tallying a score of 14.00 ... scored a career-high 15.40 to place second against Stanford (March 9) ... scored 14.00 at the Big Ten Championships April 6 ... finished the season with a 14.750 at the NCAA Championships (April 20) ... earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors.
2011 (Sophomore Season): Represented the Buckeyes in all seven regular season meets and at the Big Ten Championships in Champaign, Ill. (April 2) and NCAA Qualifier in Columbus (April 14) ... placed eighth on pommel horse with a 13.75 at 2011 Big Ten Championship Individual Event Finals (April 2) ... scored the team's second-highest score on pommel horse with a 14.050 at the national qualifier in St. John Arena ... set a career-high 14.50 on pommel horse against Illinois and Nebraska (March 12) to claim a third-place finish ... was ninth on high bar against Oklahoma with a career-high 13.45 (Jan. 22) ... finished season ranked 13th in the country on pommel horse with a NQA of 14.292 ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2010 (Freshman Season): Competed on pommel horse at the NCAA Qualifier (April 15) and NCAA Championships (April 16) ...also competed on pommel horse at the Big Ten Championships (April 2) ... set a career-high 14.6 on pommel horse against Oklahoma (March 13) ... also earned a personal best 13.7 on parallel bars at Windy City Invitational (Jan. 16) ... competed in all six regular-season meets for the Scarlet and Gray as a true freshman ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Six-time qualifier for the Junior Olympic National Championships ... placed first on pommel horse, second on high bar and third on rings to finish third overall in the all-around at the Regional Championships (2009) ... placed eighth on pommel horse at nationals (2009) ... posted a Top 10 finish at nationals on pommel horse in 2008 ... finished 12th on pommel horse at nationals in 2007 ... three-time member of Gym & More's regional team.
Personal: Son of John and Laura Laing ... has an older sister, Amy ... started gymnastics at age six ... lists greatest sports thrills as watching Tom Brady win his first Super Bowl (2001) and watching the Celtics win the NBA Championship (2008)... came to Ohio State because of its great athletics tradition ... enjoys shooting pool and playing football, soccer, ping pong and video games ... high school member of the National Honor Society.
Melton in 7th at P&G Championships