May 7, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kris Done, a sophomore on the Ohio State men’s gymnastics team, qualified for the 2012 VISA Championships after competing at the 2012 U.S. Men’s Qualifier May 5 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The men’s qualifier was the last opportunity for the country’s male gymnasts to qualify for the USA Gymnastics national championships held June 7-10 in St. Louis, Mo.
Done, a native of Auckland, New Zealand, competed in three events in the qualifier. The two-time All-American finished in the Top 20 on each event, tying for 11th on high bar with a 13.550, tying for 14th on vault with a 15.40 and 17th overall on parallel bars with a 14.150. With his performance, Done will now prepare to compete in his first career USA Gymnastics national championships next month.
Joining Done in St. Louis will be the two-time defending rings champion and U.S. national team member Brandon Wynn, who also competed in the qualifier as a tune-up to the VISA Championships. Wynn, a two-time NCAA rings champion at Ohio State in both 2010 and 2011, placed second overall on rings with a 15.000 and fifth overall on parallel bars with a 14.750.
The U.S. champions for men's and women's artistic gymnastics are determined at the Visa Championships. The Visa Championships will also determine which gymnasts advance to the U.S. Olympic Trials – Gymnastics, June 28-July 1, in San Jose, Calif. Tickets are currently on sale for both the Visa Championships and U.S. Olympic Trials. For complete information, go to www.usagym.org/events.