This summer we are highlighting former Buckeye student-athletes who have returned to work in the athletics department
Buckeyes compete for spots at the U.S. Olympic Trials
Redshirt sophomore finishes third in the all-around at Winter Cup
Redshirt sophomore scores 87.750 in all-around to top the 88-athlete field
Five Buckeyes will compete at the national championships in August
Six Buckeyes are set to compete at the 2014 P&G Championships this weekend in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Photos by Amy Sanderson, RW Sports
Photos by Christopher Shannon
Photos by Chelsea Zoellner
The men's gymnastics team held its annual photo day for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday. Photos by Kirk Irwin.
Photos by Amy Sanderson, RW Sports
2015 All-American (rings)
2015 First Team All-Big Ten selection
Two-time winner of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award
Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (March 9, 2015)
Team Captain (2014 & 2015)
All-Around - 86.850
Rings - 15.900
High Bar - 15.450
Vault - 15.200
Parallel Bars - 15.150
Floor Exercise - 14.100
Pommel Horse - 13.900
2014-15 (Senior Season): Tied for fourth with a 15.600 on rings at the NCAA event finals (April 11), earning All-America honors ...competed in the all-around and tied for fourth on rings with a season-best 15.600 at the NCAA team final (April 10) ... earned a third-place finish on rings, tied for fourth on parallel bars and finished second in the all-around with a personal-best score of 86.850 at the NCAA qualifier (April 9) ... placed fourth on high bar and fifth on parallel bars at the Big Ten event finals (March 28) ... finished fourth in his first collegiate all-around competition at the Big Ten team finals (March 27) with a score of 86.300; earned a fourth-place finish on high bar with a 15.000 and a sixth-place standing on parallel bars ... competed on rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar against Oklahoma (March 14), leading the team on rings ... earned Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honors after first-place finishes on high bar (PB of 15.450) and rings (15.400) at the Arnold Challenge (March 7), along with runner-up performances on vault (PB of 15.200) and parallel bars (PB of 15.150) ... won rings (15.550) and finished third on parallel bars against Michigan (Feb. 28); also featured on pommel and high bar ... led Ohio State with a 32nd-place all-around performance at Winter Cup (Feb. 19) ... finished second on rings (15.500) and third on parallel bars (PB of 15.150) against Penn State (Feb. 6) ... led the Buckeyes on rings against Oklahoma and Iowa (Feb. 1), competing in three addition events ... posted a second-place finish on rings with a score of 15.400, competed on vault, tied for fifth on parallel bars and tied for second on high bar with a score of 15.250 against Illinois (Jan. 24)...competed on rings, parallel bar and earned a third place finish on high bar with a score of 15.000 at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 17)...represented Ohio State in the all-around at the P&G championships ... placed 14th in the all-around (81.700) at the 2014 U.S. National Qualifier ... First Team All-Big Ten selection and winner of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... honored by the coaching staff with the Team MVP and Team Gymnast of the Year awards at the team banquet.
2013-14 (Junior Season): Placed 10th on rings at the NCAA championships ... claimed four individual titles on the season ... scored a career-best 15.900 to win on rings in Ohio State's tri-meet victory over No. 1 Oklahoma and Temple ... first place on rings at No. 2 Michigan (15.750) ... claimed a win on rings (15.700) in a dual-meet victory over No. 8 California ... opened the season with a 15.500 to claim first place on rings at the Windy City Invitational ... team captain ... participated in the 2013 U.S. National Qualifier ... honored by the coaching staff with the Hardest Worker Award at the team banquet.
2012-13 (Sophomore Season): Competed in every meet of the season for the Buckeyes ... tied for third on rings with a 14.80 at the Windy City Invitational Jan. 19 ... scored a 14.85 on vault to lead the team at the Metroplex Challenge Jan. 25 ... placed second on vault with a career-high 15.05, third on parallel bars with a 14.60 and fourth on rings with a 14.90 at Penn State Feb. 2 ... earned a first-place finish on high bar with a career-high 15.05 and second-place finishes on parallel bars (14.75) and rings (15.45) against Michigan Feb. 16 ... placed second on vault (15.00) and fourth on parallel bars (14.25) and high bar (14.60) against Illinois Feb. 23 ... took first on rings, second on parallel bars and tied for fifth on high bar with scores of 15.50 (career-high), 14.80 (career-high) and 14.40, respectively, against UIC March 9 ... earned fourth-place finishes on rings (15.00) and parallel bars (14.45) at Oklahoma March 23 ... placed eighth on parallel bars with a 14.30 at the Big Ten Event Finals April 6 ... earned 13th overall on rings at the NCAA Qualifier April 19 with a 14.70 ... tied for 28th on rings (14.65) at the NCAA Team Finals April 20 ... Ohio State Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree.
2011-12 (Freshman Season): Competed on rings, parallel bars and high bar in every meet of the season for the Buckeyes ... placed seventh on high bar at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 14) with a score of 13.70 ... tied for second on rings against Oklahoma (Jan. 21), posting a career-high 15.100 ... also posted a career-high 14.800 on high bar ... placed third on high bar (14.20) against Michigan and Brockport (Feb. 18) ... finished fourth on rings against Illinois March 2 after tallying a 14.900 ... placed third on rings (14.95) and fourth on high bar (14.40) against Stanford (March 9) ... earned a career-high 14.20 on parallel bars against Minnesota March 24 ... competed at Big Ten Championships (April 6) on rings (14.95), parallel bars (14.15) and high bar (13.55) ... also contributed at NCAA Championships Qualifying (April 19) on rings (14.05), parallel bars (13.35) and high bar (13.15) ... honored by the coaching staff with the Hardest Worker award at the team banquet.
Prior to Ohio State: Trained and competed for Hocking Valley Gymnastics Center under coach Mike Serra ... three-time Ohio State all-around champion ... eight-time Junior Olympic National Qualifier ... 2011 Rings All-American at the Junior Olympics National Championships ... 2010 Pan Am Individual All-Around Champion ... 2010 USA National Junior Rings Champion ... two-time USAG National Development team member ... five-time Region V team member ... 2010 VISA Cup Qualifier ... two-time Pan Am club team member (2008, 2010) ... 2008 CWHS Athlete of the Quarter ... played football for Canal Winchester for three seasons, starting at cornerback for one season for the Indians.
Personal: Son of Rick and Kathy Moling ... plans to work in the sports industry upon completion of undergraduate studies ... hobbies include playing football, basketball, golf and baseball ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning the gold medal on rings at the 2010 VISA Championships ... father's first cousin is Gary Carter, Hall of Fame catcher for the New York Mets and Montreal Expos ... USAG Academic All-American.
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