Yoder collects second highest all-around score in the country
Buckeyes take three of six titles
Melton earned highest all-around score of any collegiate competitior
Melton earned fifth-highest score in all-around at Winter Cup
Melton won title on rings and Yoder won pommel horse
Interviews with Sean Melton, Alex Johnson, Alec Yoder and Rustam Sharipov as the Buckeye gear up for B1G Championships.
Experience a day in the life of OSU All-American and U.S. Senior National Team member Sean Melton!
Six Buckeyes are set to compete at the 2014 P&G Championships this weekend in Pittsburgh, Pa.
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Photos by Walt Middleton
No. 3 Ohio State defeats Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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Member of the U.S. Senior National Team
Nine-time All-American (2x all-around, 3x high bar, 2x rings, vault, parallel bars)
Six-time Big Ten champion (2x all-around, floor exercise, high bar and 2x parallel bars)
Three-time First Team All-Big Ten
2016 Big Ten Gymnast of the Year
2014 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
Five-time CGA Gymnast of the Week
Eight-time Big Ten Gymnast of the Week
Four-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week
2015 and 2017 Team Captain
2016 Academic All-Big Ten selection
Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
All-Around - 91.600
Parallel Bars - 16.175
Rings - 16.050
High Bar - 15.550
Floor - 15.050*
Vault - 15.350
Pommel Horse - 15.350
Scores with asterisks are from 2017-2020 FIG Code of Points
All-Around - 91.600
Parallel Bars - 16.175 (NCAA record)
2017 (Redshirt Junior)
Earned All-America honors in the all-around (season-best 86.400/fourth place), rings (14.900/second place) and high bar (14.500/third place) at the NCAA Championships to help Ohio State earn runner-up honors … also placed 11th of floor (14.300), 25th on pommel horse (season-high 13.550), ninth on vault (season-best 14.700) and 10th on parallel bars (14.450) at the NCAA Championships … became third athlete in program history to win back-to-back all-around titles at the Big Ten Championships with a score of 85.050 … his all-around title helped propel Ohio State to back-to-back conference titles … highest scorer of any athlete at the Big Ten team finals on the floor (career-best 15.050) and rings (14.600) … his 15.050 on floor is the fifth best in program history since 2008 … earned silver at Big Ten individual finals on rings with a 14.600 … captured a trio of titles on the rings throughout the season at Penn State (14.750), at Oklahoma (14.950) and at Illinois (season-high 15.200) … won event titles on the floor against Michigan (14.400), Penn State (career-best 15.050) and at the Arnold Challenge (14.800) … took gold at the dual meet at Illinois on parallel bars with a readout of 14.600 … captured second-place finishes on the parallel bars against UIC (14.400), Michigan (14.600) and at Penn State with a season-best readout of 14.700 … paced the field at the NCAA Qualifier with a 14.950 on the rings to help Ohio State qualify for the team finals … named to the 2017 U.S. National Team after Winter Cup performance where he placed third on parallel bars (28.000), fourth on rings (29.250), fifth on high bar (26.950) and sixth place on floor (28.150) … earned a pair of second-place finishes on the high bar with season-best scores of 14.550 against Michigan and at the Arnold Challenge … registered a second-place finish on the rings against Michigan with a 14.100 … received bronze on the parallel bars with a tally of 14.450 at the Arnold Challenge … earned a fourth-place showing on the high bar at Penn State with a readout of 13.650 … garnered a pair of fifth-place finishes on the floor (14.200) and high bar (13.950) at Illinois.
2016 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Earned two All-America awards at the NCAA championships (April 16), finishing fourth on high bar and fifth on rings; also competed on pommel, vault and parallel bars ... competed on five events at the NCAA Qualifier (April 15), placing first on parallel bars and rings ... named Big Ten Gymnast of the Year after winning gold on parallel bars (NCAA-record score of 16.175) and floor exercise (personal-best 15.450) at the Big Ten Event Finals (April 2); also earned a silver medal on rings and finished eighth on high bar on his way to NCAA/CGA Gymnast of the Week accolades ... claimed the Big Ten all-around title (score of 89.750) at the 2016 Big Ten Championships, helping Ohio State to its first confence title since 2007; finished first on three events: rings (15.850), floor (15.400) and parallel bars (15.500) ... won three events - rings, high bar and parallel bars - at a triangular meet with William & Mary and Temple on March 20, earning Big Ten Gymnast of the Week accolades; set a personal best on rings with a winning total of 16.050 ... B1G Gymnast of the Week following a school-record performance in the all-around against Oklahoma and Air Force (March 11) ... posted a first-place all-around total of 91.600, winning four event titles in the process: rings (15.850), parallel bars (15.800), high bar (personal-best 15.550) and floor exercise (personal-best 15.450) ... named to the U.S. Senior National Team after a third-place performance in the all-around at Winter Cup (Feb. 18/20) with a two-day score of 174.500, finishing first overall on parallel bars, second on rings and eighth on floor; led the competition after preliminary sessions with a season-best all-around score of 87.750 on his way to Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honors ... won rings against Penn State with a personal-best score of 15.750 (Feb. 13); also earned runner-up honors on pommel horse (15.100) and high bar, along with a fourth-place finish on parallel bars ... named CGA & Big Ten Gymnast of the Week after winning the all-around against Michigan (87.650); finished first on rings and runner-up on vault and parallel bars ... voted Big Ten Gymnast of the Week after winning three events at the season-opening Windy City Invitational; posted personal-best scores of 15.450 on rings and 15.350 on vault, along with a 15.100 on parallel bars ... finished 16th in the all-around at the P&G championships; tied for eighth on rings, highlighted by a score of 15.400 on day one ... fourth in the all-around at the 2015 U.S. National Qualifier; placed third on parallel bars ... First Team All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Competed on floor and earned a second-place finish on pommel horse with a score of 14.750 against Illinois (Jan. 24) ... competed on pommel horse, rings, parallel bars and high bar at the Windy City Invitational (Jan 17) ... 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) ... team captain.
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.
Earned a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2016 Osijek World Challenge Cup; also finished seventh on rings ... 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.
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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