Men's Gymnastics

Sean Melton

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Orlando, Fla.

High School:
Freedom/First Academy High School

Height:
5-7

Position:
AA

Club:
U.S.O.T.C.

Sean Melton

09/01/2014

Melton Excels in Event Finals at Senior Pan Am Championships

Sophomore places in the Top 5 in three events

08/29/2014

Melton Earns Bronze Medal in All-Around at Pan American Senior Championships

Team USA wins gold medal in team competition

08/24/2014

Wynn, Melton Named to U.S. Senior National Team

Duo set to compete at Senior Pan American championships Aug. 27-Sept. 1

08/23/2014

Wynn, Melton Shine in All-Around Preliminary at P&G

Wynn takes seventh, Melton eighth Friday in Pittsburgh

08/20/2014

Six Buckeyes Compete at P&G Championships This Weekend

Melton, Martin, Moling, Johnson, Wynn and Wilson will represent OSU in Pittsburgh

08/20/2014

P&G Championships Preview

Six Buckeyes are set to compete at the 2014 P&G Championships this weekend in Pittsburgh, Pa.

08/27/2014

2014 P&G Championships

Photos by Amy Sanderson, RW Sports

USA Gymnastics Bio

Athletic Accolades
Four-time All-American (all-around, high bar, vault, parallel bars)
Two-time Big Ten champion (high bar and parallel bars)
2014 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
2014 First Team All-Big Ten selection
2014 Senior Pan American all-around bronze medalist and team gold medalist
Ohio State record-holder on parallel bars (16.050)
Member of the U.S. Senior National Team
CGA Gymnast of the Week (Feb. 27, 2014)
Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (Feb. 24, 2014)
Four-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Academic Achievements
2014 Ohio State Scholar Athlete

Personal Bests
All-Around - 89.750
Parallel Bars - 16.050
High Bar - 15.375
Vault - 15.300
Floor Exercise - 15.200
Pommel Horse - 15.050
Rings - 15.050

2014-15 (Sophomore Season) Named to the U.S. Senior National Team for the Senior Pan American championships following an 11th-place performance in the all-around at the P&G championships; finished in the Top 10 on parallel bars (seventh) and vault (ninth).

2013-14 (Freshman Season) First freshman in school history to earn four All-American awards at the NCAA championships; placed third in the all-around and high bar and sixth on vault and parallel bars ... named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and First Team All-Big Ten as an individual champion on parallel bars and high bar (career-best 15.375); also placed second in the all-around (career-best 89.75) and fourth on pommel horse ... scored an Ohio State-, career- , and then NCAA-record 16.050 to win the parallel bars as Ohio State notched a tri-meet victory over No. 1 Oklahoma and Temple; tied a career-best on floor exercise, taking fourth place ... posted a career-best 15.050 on pommel horse at Stanford ... named CGA and Big Ten Gymnast of the Week following a third-place finish at the Winter Cup Challenge; notched Top 5 finishes in the high bar, vault and floor to earn a spot on the U.S. Senior National Team ... earned three event titles (floor, vault, parallel bars) and five Top 5 finishes in a dual-meet win over No. 8 California; posted career highs on vault (15.200) and floor exercise (15.200) ... four-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week ... Ohio State Scholar Athlete.

International Competition:
Won a bronze medal in the all-around at the 2014 Senior Pan American Championships, where he totaled a score of 88.850 and finished in the Top 10 in four events, helping Team USA to a gold medal in the team competition; in event finals, placed fifth in three events: floor exercise, pommel horse and parallel bars ...collected four medals at the 2014 Pan American Olympic festival; claimed silver on high bar and bronze medals on pommel horse, rings and parallel bars ... competed at the 2013 Kyle Shewfelt Festival as a member of the U.S. Senior Men's National Team, placing second on floor exercise and third in the all-around and on rings and vault ... earned a first-place finish with the U.S. Junior Men's National Team as well as a first-place finish on vault and parallel bars at the 2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships ... placed first with the U.S. Junior Men's National Team at the 2012 USA vs. Canada Junior Team Competition ... competed at the 2011 Japan Junior International and the 2011 Korea Cup.

Prior to Ohio State: Trained at the U.S. Olympic Training Center under coaches Vitaly Marinitch and Andriy Stepanchenko ...Member of the U.S. Senior Men's National Team (2013) and U.S. Junior Men's National Team (2007-12) ... Placed fifth on pommel horse and seventh on parallel bars at the 2013 National Qualifier ... earned a third-place finish on parallel bars, a fourth-place finish on rings, a fifth-place finish in the all-around, seventh-place finish on pommel horse and eighth-place finish on vault at the 2013 Winter Cup Challenge ... placed first on high bar, third in the all-around, fourth on floor exercise and rings, sixth on parallel bars and seventh on pommel horse at the 2012 Visa Championships ... placed sixth on parallel bars at the 2012 National Qualifier ... competed at the 2012 Winter Cup Challenge ... competed at the 2011 Visa Championships, placing first in the all-around and on pommel horse, rings and parallel bars ... competed at the 2011 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, earning a first-place finish in the all-around and a second-place finish on floor exercise, pommel horse, rings and vault ... competed at the 2011 Winter Cup Challenge.

Personal: Son of Sid and Debbie Melton ... has two siblings, Raelyn and Jordan ... favorite pastimes include hanging out with friends, going to the beach and watching football and movies.

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