June 5, 2012
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Men's Gymnastics Schedule of Events
2012 Visa Championships
St. Louis, Mo.
Thursday, June 7
Men's Senior Competition Day 1 - 7:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, June 9
Men's Senior Competition Final Day - 12:30 p.m. ET
Men's Gymnastics Broadcast Dates and Times (All Times Eastern)
June 9 - Men's Final Day- 1-3 p.m. NBC - LIVE
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Former Buckeye and U.S. National team member Brandon Wynn and rising junior Kris Done will be competing at the 2012 Visa championships, the USA Gymnastics national championships Thursday-Saturday in St. Louis, Mo., at Chaifetz Arena. Day one of the competition begins at 7:30 p.m. ET Thursday followed by the finals at 12:30 p.m. ET Saturday. The finals will be aired live from 1-3 p.m. ET on NBC.
Wynn, a native of Voorhees, N.J., is the two-time defending U.S. rings champion in 2010 and 2011 and has the opportunity to win the rings title for the third-consecutive year. The rings event is just one of six events the U.S. national team member will be competing on this weekend as he begins his month-long journey to making the U.S. Olympic squad with the team selected following the conclusion of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials June 28-July 1 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.
In 2011, the six-time NCAA All-American claimed his second rings title after posting a two-day total of 31.300, including a 15.75 in the finals. Most recently, Wynn claimed the gold medal on rings at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, last fall.
Done, a native of Auckland, New Zealand, will be making his first appearance at the U.S. men's senior national championship after qualifying for the elite competition May 7 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Done, a two-time All-American on high bar, finished in the Top 20 on each event at the qualifier, tying for 11th on high bar with a 13.55, tying for 14th on vault with a 15.40 and 17th overall on parallel bars with a 14.15.
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. Tickets are currently on sale for both the Visa Championships and U.S. Olympic Trials. For complete information, go to www.usagym.org/events.