Wynn, Melton Shine in All-Around Preliminary at P&G
Aug. 23, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Former Buckeye Brandon Wynn and rising sophomore Sean Melton placed seventh and eighth, respectively, in the all-around competition on day one of the 2014 P&G Championships Friday evening in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Wynn, an All-American and two-time national champion for the Buckeyes from 2008-11, matched his seventh-place all-around finish in last year’s preliminary round with a total score of 87.900. Wynn earned Top 10 finishes in three events, including a first-place finish (15.750) on rings, on which he is the defending U.S. champion and a three-time national champion overall. The Voorhees, N.J., native also tied for fifth on high bar (15.200) and claimed sixth on parallel bars (15.050). He will look to defend his national title on rings in event finals on Sunday.
Melton, a four-time All-American and the 2014 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, was the top collegiate finisher in the preliminary competition with a score 87.150, highlighted by fifth place on pommel horse (14.400) and eighth place on vault (15.000). He improved upon his 16th-place finish from 2013.
Rising junior Jake Martin totaled a 17th-place score of 83.700, with a high placement of 12th on high bar (14.400). Rising senior Drew Moling also represented the Buckeyes in the all-around competition, placing 28th overall with a score of 77.850, while rising junior Alex Johnson competed in three events, finishing ninth on high bar with a score of 14.500.
In the junior division (age 17-18), incoming freshman Alex Wilson placed 10th in the all-around (77.100). His top finish came on rings, where he scored a 13.500.
The 2014 P&G Championships conclude with the second and final day of competition Sunday. The senior division will compete at 2:30 p.m. ET live on NBC, while the junior division will compete at 7 p.m. ET. Combined scores from the two days of competition will determine an all-around champion and individual event winners.