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
Big Ten Network will broadcast championships live Friday and Saturday
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 Championships 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 (2012).