Redshirt sophomore won the all-around against Michigan
Melton named Gymnast of the Week; Yoder claims freshman honors
Buckeyes earn first dual-meet victory over the Wolverines since 2007
Yoder wins rings, Buckeyes improve score from season opener by nearly 10 points
Melton named Gymnast of the Week; Burke claims Freshman of the Week honors
Six Buckeyes are set to compete at the 2014 P&G Championships this weekend in Pittsburgh, Pa.
No. 3 Ohio State defeats Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Photos by Jay LaPrete
Photos by Amy Sanderson, RW Studios
Photos from the 2014 Scarlet & Gray Intrasquad, held Dec. 13 at Steelwood.
The men's gymnastics team held its annual photo day for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday. Photos by Kirk Irwin.
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)
2015 Team Captain
Two-time CGA Gymnast of the Week
Three-time Big Ten Gymnast of the Week
Four-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week
2014 Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
All-Around - 89.750
Parallel Bars - 16.050
Rings - 15.450
High Bar - 15.375
Vault - 15.350
Floor Exercise - 15.200
Pommel Horse - 15.050
2015-16 (Sophomore Season): 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.
2014-15 (Redshirt Season): 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).
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.