Buckeyes to Compete at U.S. Qualifier
May 4, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - One current and three former members of the Ohio State men's gymnastics team are set to compete in the 2012 U.S. Men's Qualifier Saturday at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sophomore Kris Done and former Buckeyes Brandon Wynn, Tai Lee and Ty Echard will be competing at the elite national qualifier.
The men's qualifier is the last opportunity for the country's male gymnasts to qualify for the 2012 Visa Championships June 7-10. Many of the top male gymnasts use this event as a tune-up for the Visa Championships, which will determine which gymnasts advance to the U.S. Olympic Trials June 28-July 1 in San Jose, Calif.
The Men's Qualifier has two sessions, 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. MT. A minimum of 14 gymnasts using the Men's Program Committee 20-point system will advance to the Visa Championships, and additional athletes may be selected as needed to complete the 42-man Visa Championships field. The four Buckeyes will be competing in the first session beginning on high bar.
Wynn, the two-time defending U.S. rings champion, talked with OhioStateBuckeyes.com to give an update as he begins his two-month quest to make a spot on the 2012 London Olympics squad. To watch the video, click above.