Three Buckeyes Advance to NCAA Individual Event Finals
April 21, 2013
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Three members of the No. 5 Ohio State men's gymnastics team qualified for the 2013 NCAA Individual Event Finals Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Rec Hall. Redshirt junior Michael Newburger, redshirt sophomore Jeff Treleaven and sophomore Danny Steiner will look to claim a national individual title as well as All-American status to conclude the 2013 campaign.
"I'm very proud of the guys tonight," Ohio State head coach Rustam Sharipov said. "They did a great job and we're excited for tomorrow night."
Steiner, a 2012 All-American on floor exercise, qualified for the individual event finals after posting a 15.200 on the event to finish tied for sixth place with Michigan's Rohan Sebastian. The Mesa, Ariz., native will open the competition for the Buckeyes as the first competitor on floor exercise.
Newburger, a 2012 All-American on pommel horse, advanced to the event final after scoring a 14.950 to finish in third place overall. Newburger will perform ninth on pommel horse.
Treleaven advanced to the event final on vault after tallying a 15.000 to tie for eighth place with Nebraska's Grant Perdue. The Glen Ellyn, Ill., native and 2011 All-American will compete fifth on vault.
Sophomore Drew Moling and true freshman Alex Johnson also competed for the Buckeyes at the team and all-around finals. Moling finished tied for 28th on rings with Illinois' Max Mayr after posting a 14.650 while Johnson scored a 14.200 on high bar to finish 22nd overall.
Michigan claimed the 2013 NCAA Team Championship with a 443.200, followed by Oklahoma (440.100) and Stanford (436.150). Sam Mikulak of Michigan won the all-around title with a 91.150.
The individual event finals will be streamed live on NCAA.com.