Former Buckeye All-American claims gold medal on rings at elite international event
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Ohio State Career: 2010 NCAA and Big Ten Champion on rings ... earned All-America status for the second time after claiming the rings national title at 2010 NCAA Championships with a 15.9 score (April 17) in West Point ... 2010 First-Team All-Big Ten honoree after Top 3 finishes on rings (15.95; 1st), vault (16.0; 3rd) and all-around (third) at Big Ten Individual Championships (April 3) in Columbus... picked up first career All-America laurel at 2009 NCAA Championships (April 17), finishing 8th in the all-around with an 87.45 ... 2008 First-Team All-Big Ten selection ... 2008 recipient of the OSU Coaches' Award ... two-time first-team CGA Academic All-America Scholar-Athlete (2009, 2010) ... two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2009, 2010) ... three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete (2008-2010) ... two-time OSU co-captain (2010, 2011).
USA Gymnastics 2010: Selected to his second U.S. Men's Senior National team and first U.S. World Team after claiming the U.S. national title on rings and finishing third on the all-around with a combined total of 178.700, including a career-high 90.0 in the finals (Aug. 14) at the 2010 VISA Championships in Harford, Conn. ... participated in first-career World Championships representing the United States in Rotterdam, Netherlands (Oct. 17-24) ... posted a team-high 15.533 on rings to lead the Americans to the third highest total score (44.833) out of the eight teams on the event in finals (Oct. 22) ... also competed on floor exercise and had second-team best 14.300 ... scored a 15.400 on rings in qualification round, placing 10th overall.
2010 (Junior Season): 2010 NCAA and Big Ten champion on rings ... earned All-America status for the second time after claiming the rings national title at 2010 NCAA Championships with a 15.9 score (April 17) in West Point ... 2010 First-Team All-Big Ten honoree after Top 3 finishes on rings (15.95; 1st), vault (16.0; 3rd) and all-around (third) at Big Ten Individual Championships (April 3) in Columbus ... posted an event-best 16.0 on rings at national team championships and also had team-best scores on floor exercise (14.85), parallel bars (14.4) and all-around (85.6) ... finished first overall on the all-around (86.15) at NCAA qualifier (April 15) and had team-best scores on rings (15.75; 1st), high bar (14.35; 7th) and parallel bars (14.05) ... posted a season-high 87.7 on all-around at Big Ten team championships (April 2) ... finished first on rings with a 15.95 at conference championships and also had team-best performances on floor exercise (14.95; 6th) and high bar (14.3) ... competed in 13 meets for the Buckeyes in 2010 ... began the 2010 campaign with a team-best 16.1 on rings for first place and also finished second on the all-around with an 87.6 at Windy City Invitational (Jan. 16) in Chicago, Ill. ... compiled four Top 3 finishes vs. Illinois (Jan. 30) in Columbus: rings (15.85; 1st), floor exercise (15.05; 2nd), vault (16.0; 2nd) and on all-around (85.65; 3rd) ... competed at Winter Cup Challenge for the Buckeyes (Feb. 6) in Las Vegas ... finished first overall on rings at finals with a 15.4 score ... 15.150 mark was the highest score on rings in prelims and also finished fourth on vault (16.05) and seventh on all-around (85.1) ... helped the Buckeyes to victory vs. Penn State in Columbus (Feb. 27) with a first-place mark on rings (16.1) and also scored a team-best 14.4 on floor exercise and tied for second overall on parallel bars with a 14.7 ... posted a 16.0 for first on rings and third on parallel bars with a 15.0 vs. California (March 6) in Columbus ... helped the Buckeyes record a season-high 61.05 on rings vs. California with a season-best 16.3 for first (March 13) ... also recorded a team-best 14.95 for first on parallel bars ... earned his eighth first-place finish on rings in 2010 vs. the Wolverines with a 15.95 (March 20) in Ann Arbor ... tallied three other Top 5 finishes, including vault (15.95; t-3rd), parallel bars (15.95; t-3rd), floor exercise (14.9; 4th) and high bar (14.5; t-5th).
2009 (Sophomore Season): Earned first career All-America honor at NCAA Championships (April 17), finishing 8th in the all-around with an 87.45 ... tied for team lead on vault (15.7) and added a team-best 14.3 on parallel bars at national team championships ... posted a 15.75 to finish first on rings and a career-high 87.9 in the all-around at NCAA Qualifier (April 16) ... placed third on rings (15.25) at Big Ten event championships April 4 in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... posted meet-best 15.15 on rings at league team championships (April 3) ... competed at 5-of-7 Buckeyes meets this season ... hit a career-high 16.1 on rings for first place vs. Michigan (March 21) ... 16.1 registered as top mark by an NCAA gymnast on the event in 2009 ... added a season-high 14.75 on high bar for fifth vs. Wolverines ... scored 15.5 on rings for first place at Oklahoma (March 14) ... had a 14.3 for fourth on high bar vs. Sooners en route to an 87.65 in the all-around ... earned a second-place finish on vault with a career-best 15.75 and tied for third with a season-high 14.4 on parallel bars at Penn State (Feb. 28) ... tied for first on rings with teammate Philip Onorato with a then-career tying 15.35 vs. UIC (Feb. 21) en route to a second-place finish in the all-around with an 83.65 ... tallied a season-high on vault with a 15.75 vs. the Flames to finish third ... advanced to the 2009 Winter Cup Challenge finals (Feb. 7) after placing 12th in the all-around with an 82.65 at the first qualifying round (Feb. 5) in Las Vegas ... took first on rings with a 15.05 at Illinois (Jan. 24) in season debut.
2008 (Freshman Season): Competed the all-around at all six regular season meets and at the Big Ten championships ... tied his season-high on vault with a 15.7 for sixth (tied) and had a 14.4 on high bar for seventh (tied) at the NCAA qualifier (April 17) ... finished sixth in the all-around (85.55) at the Big Ten team finals to be named First Team All-Big Ten (April 4) ... placed fourth on high bar (14.25) and had a 15.65 on vault at team competition ... finished fifth on high bar at Big Ten individual finals with a 14.5 (April 5) ... hit season-bests on four events en route to a season-high 87.35 in the all-around vs. Michigan (March 22) ... tallied an 87.0 in the all-around vs. Penn State (Feb. 24) ... had a season-high 15.35 on rings for second place, a 15.7 on vault to tied teammate Justin Myers for fourth and a 14.75 for third on parallel bar against the Nittany Lions ... finished second in the all-around (84.45) against California (Feb. 16) while placing third on vault (15.6) and parallel bars (14.45) ... placed second on rings (14.9), parallel bars (14.4) and high bar (14.6) at tri-meet vs. Temple and Navy (Feb. 2) ... finished his first collegiate meet with an 81.6 in the all-around for seventh place at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 12) ... spent majority of the 2008 season as the highest ranked rookie in the GymInfo national rankings with an 85.65 all-around average (as of April 7) ... received 2008 Coaches' Award for his dedication in the gym ... first-team CGA Academic All-America Scholar-Athlete and OSU Scholar-Athlete honoree.
Prior to Ohio State: Won the 2006 Region VII all-around title ... finished first on rings (14.95) at 2006 VISA Championships and 12th in the all-around with a 78.9 ... finished second on rings and 21st in the all-around at the 2006 Junior Olympic Championships ... placed fourth on high bar and 15th in the all-around at the 2005 national competition ... named a 2006 first-team Academic All-American.
Personal: Previously coached by Tyrone Elam at Will-Moor School of Gymnastics ... started gymnastics at age 7 ... greatest risk was skydiving ... son of Lorraine Daversa and Bill Wynn ... has a brother, Britt Steele.