Freshman wins the all-around title
Johnson qualifies first overall on high bar, Moling ties for fourth on rings
Eight Buckeyes advance to team finals
Moling placed fourth in all-around; seven Buckeyes qualify for event finals
Buckeyes now prep for Big Ten championships at the end of the month
Photos by Walt Middleton
No. 3 Ohio State defeats Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Photos by Jay LaPrete
Photos by Amy Sanderson, RW Sports
Photos by Christopher Shannon
Vault - 15.150
Pommel Horse - 14.800
Floor Exercise - 14.300
High Bar - 14.250
2016 (Junior Season): Represented Ohio State on pommel horse and vault at the NCAA championships and NCAA Qualifier (April 15-16) ... competed on pommel horse and vault at the Big Ten Championships (April 1) ... posted a fourth place finish on pommel horse and competed on vault and high bar in a tri-meet with William and Mary and Temple (March 20) … competed on pommel horse and vault in a tri-meet with Oklahoma and Air Force (March 7) and at the Arnold Challenge (March 1) ... led Ohio State on vault against Penn State (Feb. 13) with a season-best score of 14.950, placing third overall; also competed on pommel horse, tying for sixth ... finished second on pommel horse against Michigan (Jan. 30) ... tied for sixth on vault and competed on pommel horse at the Cal/Stanford tri meet (Jan. 24) ... led the Buckeyes with a fifth-place finish on pommel horse at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 17); also competed on vault.
2015 (Sophomore Season): Featured on pommel horse at the NCAA team final (April 10) ... competed on floor exercise and pommel horse at the NCAA qualifier (April 9) ... earned a personal-best 14.300 on floor exercise at the Big Ten team finals (March 27); also represented OSU on pommel horse; competed on floor and pommel against Oklahoma (March 14) ... featured on floor and pommel horse at the Arnold Classic Challenge (March 7) ... earned a second-place finish on pommel horse (PB of 14.800) and competed on vault against Michigan (Feb. 28) ... represented OSU in three events against Oklahoma and Iowa (Feb. 1) competed on floor, pommel horse and vault against Illinois (Jan. 24) and at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 17).
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.
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