Columbus, Ohio – Team Scarlet prevailed over Team Gray on Saturday at the Steelwood Training Facility by a score of 168.5-162.3.
Alec Yoder (three titles) and Joey Bonanno (two titles) paced the way for the Scarlet squad claiming five of the six event titles contested. In what was a dominant team performance by the Scarlet group, they outscored the Gray team in five of the six events.
Yoder’s three titles came on the pommel horse (15.200), parallel bars (14.200) and high bar (14.300). Bonanno performed splendidly on his only two events of the day claiming gold on the floor with a routine of 14.700 and a vault of 14.500.
Freshman Max Andryushchenko won the only event title of the day for the Gray team with a 14.200 readout on rings to edge Yoder (13.900). Andryushchenko also performed exceptionally well on his vault, landing himself a score of 13.900 for silver. The Gray team also used a second-place finish from Evan Bluemel (14.200/pommel horse) to bolster their score.
Counting the top two scores from each team, the Scarlet squad pulled away with three other second-place performances by Alex Wilson on the floor with a score of 14.400, Coleson Stodghill on the parallel bars (13.300) and Seth Delbridge on the high bar (14.000).
If you were to have combined the top-five scores from each event, Ohio State’s team total would have been a 409.800. The scored above 70 with a 70.300 on the floor, and the pommel horse final team score was a 69.400.