Men's Gymnastics

Blaize Monks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Noblesville, Ind.

High School:
Noblesville High School

Height:
5-9

Event:
FX, R, HB

Club:
Deveau's School of Gymnastics

Blaize Monks

04/03/2013

No. 5 Ohio State Opens Postseason at Big Ten Championships

Big Ten Network will broadcast championships live Friday and Saturday

03/26/2013

Athletics Good Stuff

March 19 - 25, 2013

03/23/2013

No. 5 Ohio State Falls to No. 2 Oklahoma

Jeff Treleaven wins third consecutive individual event title on vault

03/07/2013

No. 4 Ohio State to Host No. 15 UIC Saturday

Buckeyes end three-meet homestand with Senior Day

03/05/2013

Athletics Good Stuff

February 26 - March 4, 2013

2012 (Junior Season): Saw action for the Buckeyes in every meet of the season ... started the year in the all-around competition at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 19) ... set a career-high on rings, scoring a 14.20 ... placed third on high bar with a 14.10 ... set a career-high score in the all-around with a 82.90 ... placed fourth on floor against Oklahoma (Jan. 21), scoring a career-high 15.200 ... also placed second on high bar (15.050) ... tallied a 14.60 on vault to set a season-high personal best against Michigan and Brockport (Feb. 16) ... finished fifth on floor exercise with a 14.30 and tied for fourth on high bar with a 14.00 ... placed first in high bar against Penn State (Feb. 25), scoring a career-best 15.600 ... scored a career-best 14.05 on parallel bars against Stanford (March 9) ... competed in five events for the Scarlet and Gray at both the Big Ten Championships (April 6), contributing on floor exercise (14.10), rings (12.75), vault (13.90), parallel bars (13.75) and high bar (14.40) ... also contributed at the NCAA Championships Qualifier (April 19), on floor exercise (14.900), rings (11.800), vault (14.400), parallel bars (13.900) and high bar (13.500).

2011 (Sophomore Season): Competed for the Scarlet and Gray on floor exercise, vault and high bar at the NCAA National Qualifier (April 14) in Columbus and the Big Ten Championships in Champaign, Ill. (April 1) ... placed eighth in the Big Ten Individual Event Finals on high bar with a 13.05 (April 2) ... competed in all seven regular season meets ... participated in the USA Gymnastics Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas, Nev. (Feb. 5) scoring a 13.95 on floor exercise, a 14.10 on vault, and a 12.85 on high bar in the prelims ... claimed first place on high bar with a career-high 14.70 vs. Brockport (Feb. 12) in Columbus ... posted a fifth-place finish on floor exercise with a career-high 14.70 in a quad-meet vs. UIC, Air Force and Temple in Chicago, Ill. (March 6) ... set a season-high 15.35 on vault at the NCAA Qualifier with a 15.35 in St. John Arena (April 14) ... ranked 29th in the nation on high bar with NQA of 14.10.

2010 (Freshman Season): Competed for the Buckeyes at the NCAA qualifier (April 15) and championships (April 16) on floor exercise, vault and high bar ... represent Ohio State on three events at conference championships in Columbus (April 2) ... competed in all six regular-season meets: Illinois (Jan. 30), Nebraska/Air Force/UIC (Feb. 21), Penn State (Feb. 27), California (March 6), Oklahoma (March 13) and Michigan (March 20) ... set a season-best 14.7 on floor exercise in quad-meet vs. Nebraska, Air Force and UIC in Lincoln, Neb. (Feb. 21) ... followed with a season-high 14.45 on high bar in win over Penn State (Feb. 27) in Columbus ... hit a 15.45 on vault (March 20) vs. Michigan.

Prior to Ohio State: Trained and competed at DeVeau's School of Gymnastics under Chad Ford ... named Most Valuable Gymnast ... four-time regional and national championship qualifier ... three-time Level10 Indiana all-around champion ... five-time qualifier for Junior Olympic Nationals ... finished first on vault at Region V Finals (2008).

Personal: Son of Jeff and Dawn Monks ... has three siblings, Porshia, Dane and Jayse ... plans to become a doctor after completion of undergraduate studies ... earned the nickname Hollywood from his high school teammates ... started gymnastics at age nine ... gymnast he first admired was Alexei Nemov.

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