Recent Buckeye grad helps New Zealand to sixth place in team final
Michael Newburger a four-time First Team All-American
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
2013 (Junior Season): Served as team captain and competed in all but one meet for the Buckeyes ... placed fourth on high bar (14.50) against Michigan Feb. 16 ... placed third on high bar with a career-high 14.65 against UIC March 9 ... placed second on parallel bars (15.00) and tied for fifth on high bar (14.60) at Oklahoma March 23 ... scored a 15.45 on parallel bars at the Big Ten Championships April 5 to place second and advance to the Big Ten Event Finals ... finished ninth on parallel bars at the Big Ten Event Finals April 6 with a 14.20 ... earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors.
2012 (Sophomore Season): Had an All-American season for the Buckeyes, competing in every meet of the season ... tied for fifth-place on floor exercise with a 15.10 at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 14) ... set a career-high in floor exercise (15.600), taking second-place against Oklahoma Jan. 21 ... also tied for third on parallel bars (14.800) and high bar (14.150) ... tied for second-place on parallel bars against Michigan and Brockport (Feb. 18) with a 13.70 ... placed third on floor exercise (14.800), second on parallel bars (15.000) and set a career-high on rings (14.450) against Penn State Feb. 25 ... set a career-high on vault against Illinois March 2, scoring a 14.500 ... tied for fifth-place on floor against Stanford (March 9) with a 15.05 ... also set a season-high on pommel horse with a 14.05 and set a career-high 84.25 in the all-around competition ... tied for fourth-place on floor (15.20), tied for third-place on parallel bars (14.80) and tied for fifth-place on high bar while setting a career high 14.40 against Minnesota and Oklahoma (March 24) ... tied for seventh on floor with a 14.80 at the Big Ten Championships team competition while also tallying a career-high 15.10 to tie for third on parallel bars ... tied for third place on floor with a 15.20 and finished in second on parallel bars with a 15.05 at the Big Ten Championship Event Finals ... competed on floor (14.900), rings (13.550), parallel bars (14.650) and high bar (14.450) at NCAA Team Qualifying (April 19) ... earned All-American honors with a third-place finish (14.95) on parallel bars at the NCAA Event Finals ... also named Second Team All-Big Ten and Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree ... earned Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete honors.
2011 (Freshman Season): Represented the Buckeyes at the NCAA Qualifier in Columbus (April 14) and the Big Ten Championships in Champaign, Ill. (April 1) ... competed on floor exercise (14.750), rings (14.40), parallel bars (14.250) and high bar (14.10) at the NCAA Qualifier (April 14) ... notched season-highs of 14.75 on floor exercise and 14.40 on rings at national qualifier in Columbus ... participated in five events at the 2011 Big Ten Championships (April 1) ... appeared in five of seven regular season meets ... placed second overall on parallel bars in a quad-meet vs. UIC, Air Force and Temple (March 6) ... had a third-place finish on parallel bars with a 14.50 at Penn State (Feb. 26) ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Trained and competed for North Harbour Gymnastics under coach Alexander Koudinov ... member of the New Zealand National Team ... competed at World Championships for the New Zealand National Team in Rotterdam, Netherlands (2010) ... scored a 79.806 in the all-around competition (106th) for team's second-best mark in the qualification round ... also scored three Top 3 finishes for team New Zealand on floor (14.133), pommel horse (13.033) and rings (13.833) ... competed at Commonwealth Games for the New Zealand National Team in Delhi, India (2010) ... finished sixth overall in the all-around competition with an 83.0 (team best) ... finished sixth overall on floor exercise (13.225; team best) ... helped national team to fourth-place overall finish in team competition (243.800) ... competed at Australian Nationals (2010), notching a two-day all-around total of 167.250 for fifth-place overall ... won New Zealand's first ever medal at a Pacific Rim Championships (2006) and was the country's first World Cup finalist for gymnastics (2007 Shanghai World Cup) ... represented New Zealand at the 2007 and 2009 World Championships ... competed in first international competition at age 14 at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia (2006) ... finished 20th in the all-around (77.4) ... participated in first gymnastics competition at age 13 at the 2005 CWG Cup in Hamburg, Germany, placing second in the all-around and first in floor exercise.