The men's gymnastics team held its annual photo day for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday. Photos by Kirk Irwin.
Personal Bests Vault - 15.15 Floor Exercise - 14.30
2014 (Freshman Season): Competed on vault at the NCAA qualifier and team finals (April 10-11) ... competed at the Big Ten championship team finals (March 28) ... had a career high of 15.150 on vault to earn a fourth-place finish at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 18).
Prior to Ohio State: Trained and competed at Black Hills Gymnastics under coach Bob Young ... placed first in the all-around at the 2013 Junior Olympic National Championships ... won the all-around competition at the 2013 Washington State Championships and at the 2013 Regional Championships (Region 2) ... competed at the 2012 Winter Cup ... placed 11th on pommel horse at the 2011 Visa Championships ... claimed third on floor exercise, fourth on rings, fifth in the all-around and sixth on pommel horse at the 2011 National Qualifier ... placed first in the all-around and on rings and parallel bars at the 2011 Region 2 Championships (Wash.) ... also placed second on floor exercise and parallel bars, third on high bar and fifth on vault.
Personal: Son of Tim Melander and Karen Zediker ... is an only child ... plans to work in the medical field as a physical therapist or athletic trainer after graduation ... favorite pastimes include spending time with friends, being outdoors and playing sports ... lists greatest sports thrill as competing at the VISA national championships and placing first at the 2013 Junior Olympic National Championships.