Aug 19, 2013
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Former Buckeye Brandon Wynn earned a spot on the U.S. Senior Men's National Team and incoming freshmen Jacob Dastrup and Andrew Rickly were named to the U.S. Junior Men's National Team as the Buckeyes concluded competition at the 2013 P&G Championships Sunday evening at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn.
"I am proud of the guys for their performances this weekend," Ohio State head coach Rustam Sharipov said. "It was the first U.S. Championships for Michael Newburger and Danny Steiner and it was a great experience for them."
Wynn paced the group of four Buckeyes competing in the senior division, capturing his third U.S. Championship on rings while retaining his position as a member of the U.S. Senior National Team. Wynn will compete as a member of the U.S. World Championships team at the 2013 World Championships held in Antwerp, Belgium Sept. 30 - Oct. 6.
In addition to his first place finish on rings, Wynn finished fourth on parallel bars, fifth on high bar and eighth on vault. The Voorhees, N.J. native tallied an 88.550 in the all-around on the second day of competition to earn an overall score of 175.250 and finish the meet in fifth place.
Behind Wynn, redshirt junior Michael Newburger placed third overall on pommel horse. The 2013 NCAA Champion and Austin, Texas, native scored a 14.900 on day one and a 13.850 on day two to finish the meet in third place with an overall score of 28.750.
Incoming freshman Jacob Dastrup finished the P&G Championships in 17th place, having advanced to compete in the senior division after his first-place performance in the junior division Friday afternoon. The Lindon, Utah, native placed seventh overall on pommel horse with a two-day score of 28.300.
Sophomore Danny Steiner rounded out the Buckeyes, finishing the meet in 25th place with an overall score of 161.450. The 2013 All-American on floor exercise earned Top 25 finishes on two events, placing 21st on floor exercise (28.550) and 24th on parallel bars (27.550).
In the junior division, incoming freshman Andrew Rickly finished second overall with a two-day score of 163.600. In addition to a U.S. Championship on high bar (28.150), Rickly earned Top 5 finishes on four events, placing second on floor exercise (27.850) and parallel bars (27.750), third on rings (27.150) and fourth on pommel horse (25.750).