Columbus, Ohio – The No. 4 Ohio State men’s gymnastics team is headed to Norman, Okla., for a dual meet against No. 1 Oklahoma on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. The Sooners come into the dual meet having not lost a meet since 2014.
The meet will be shown on FOX Sports Oklahoma and FOX College Sports Central. Fans are able to stream the meet via the FOX Sports Go app if they have the correct subscription package.
BUCKEYES IN THE RANKINGS
Ohio State, which is competing in its sixth team meet of the season, is averaging 414.440 points per meet, which ranks No. 3 in the nation. Ohio State is the second best pommel horse team in the nation (69.080) and ranks third on the parallel bars (70.010).
Individuals Top 10 Nationally
Jake Martin – No. 1 (high bar) and No. 4 (all-around)
Jake Dastrup – No. 3 (parallel bars)
Sean Melton – No. 4 (floor) and No. 5 (rings and parallel bars)
Alec Yoder – No. 4 (pommel horse)
Tristan Burke – No. 10 (rings)
SCOUTING THE SOONERS
Oklahoma enters the weekend at the top of numerous statistical categories. Their all-around team average of 429.108, which is the highest nationally, is more than six points better than the next highest score.
Oklahoma owns the No. 1 scoring average in the NCAA on five of the six events: pommel horse (69.892), rings (72.392), vault (73.308), parallel bars (71.358) and high bar (71.375).
The Sooners have five athletes ranked at the top of the NCAA in their respective events: Yul Moldauer (all-around, floor, rings and parallel bars), Allan Bower (pommel horse) and Tanner Justus (vault) all sit atop of the rankings.
MELTON AND MARTIN SHOW
Sean Melton and Jake Martin have combined to win 10 event titles in 2017. Martin has two all-around titles with an average of 84.325 (No. 4 NCAA), three high bar wins with the best average in the NCAA (14.460) and he captured a gold on the rings against UIC.
Three of Melton’s four event titles this year have come on the floor. The redshirt junior is averaging a 14.480 in the event, which is the fourth highest in the nation. Melton’s lone other title of the season came at Penn State when he scored a readout of 14.750 on the rings.
Melton has also been named a member of the 2017 U.S. National Team after his performance at the Winter Cup (Feb. 16 & 18). Melton placed in the top six spots of each of the four events he competed in. His best finish of the meet was on the parallel bars where he scored a two-day tally of 28.000 to place third.
On the rings, his two-day tally of 29.250 settled him in fourth-place position. He closed out the meet with a with a fifth-place finish on the high bar (26.950) and a sixth-place showing on the floor (28.150).