The men's gymnastics team held its annual photo day for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday. Photos by Kirk Irwin.
Academic Achievements Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
Personal Bests Vault - 15.800 Parallel Bars - 13.900
2015 (Senior Season): Finished 10th on vault at the Big Ten event finals (March 28) ... finished seventh on vault at the Big Ten team finals (March 27) ... competed on vault at the Arnold Classic Challenge (March 7) … won vault with a 15.150 against Michigan (Feb. 28) ... tied for second on vault againt Penn State (14.900) ... finished in a tie for fifth on vault against Oklahoma and Iowa ... won vault with a score of 15.250 against Illinois (Jan. 24) ... tied for second on vault with a score of 15.000 at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 17). 2014 (Junior Season): Competed on vault at the NCAA qualifier and team finals (April 10-11)...earned a second-place finish on vault with a 15.00 at the Arnold Challenge (March 1) ... had a career high of 15.800 on vault that earned first place at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 18) ... Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2013 (Sophomore Season): Competed in every meet of the season for the Buckeyes ... earned a third-place finish on vault with a 15.00 at the Windy City Invitational Jan. 19 ... placed first on vault (15.35) against Michigan Feb. 16 ... scored a career-high 13.90 on parallel bars against Illinois Feb. 23 ... placed third on vault with a 14.70 against UIC March 9 ... posted a second-place finish on vault at Oklahoma March 23 with 15.10 ... scored a career-high 15.40 on vault at the Big Ten championships April 5, advancing to the Big Ten event finals April 6 where he placed eighth with a 14.125 ... earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors.
2012 (Freshman Season): Competed on vault and parallel bars throughout the season for the Scarlet and Gray ... tied for third on vault (14.90) at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 19) ... also scored a career-high 13.60 on parallel bars ... tied for first on vault against Oklahoma Jan. 21 with a 15.000 ... scored a 14.70 on vault to tie for fourth against Michigan and Brockport (Feb. 18) ... placed fifth on vault (14.900) against Penn State on Feb. 25 ... placed second on vault against Illinois on March 2 with a 15.200 ... qualified for the Big Ten championship event finals on vault with a 15.05 ... finished the event finals (April 7) in fourth overall with a 15.15 ... recorded the team's highest score on vault during NCAA qualifying (April 19), scoring a career-high 15.300 ... placed ninth on vault at the NCAA championships event finals (April 21) with a 14.25 ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Trained and competed under coaches Chad Ford and Jeff Greene at DeVeau's School of Gymnastics ... three-time national qualifier ... placed second overall on vault and 56th overall in the all-around at the 2011 Junior Olympics National Championships.
Personal: Son of Larry and Amy Mayer ... has one sister, Ashley ... favorite pastimes are gymnastics, hunting and fishing ... plans to coach gymnastics after completion of undergraduate studies ... lists greatest sports thrill as sticking his vault at the Big Ten championships in 2012.