Wynn, Melton Named to U.S. Senior National Team
Aug. 24, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Former Buckeye national champion Brandon Wynn and rising sophomore All-American Sean Melton were named to the U.S. Senior National Team at the conclusion of the 2014 P&G Championships Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Wynn paced a group of five current and former Buckeyes competing in the senior division at the national championships, capturing his fourth U.S. title on rings with a two-day score of 31.400, including a massive 15.900 score on Sunday. Wynn, a native of Voorhees, N.J., placed ninth in the all-around competition with a 174.050 combined total from the two days of competition.
Melton placed 11th in the all-around with a two-day score of 172.350. The Orlando, Fla., product and 2014 Big Ten Freshman of the Year finished in the Top 10 on both parallel bars (seventh, 29.900) and vault (ninth, 29.900).
As members of the U.S. senior team, Wynn and Melton will represent the United States at the 2014 Senior Pan American Championships Aug. 27-Sept. 1 in Toronto, Ont., Canada. The duo will be joined on the trip by Ohio State assistant coach Casimiro Suarez, who was appointed as one of two traveling coaches. The event serves as a qualifier for the 2015 Pan American Games.
Finishing in a tie for 14th overall in the all-around was rising junior Jake Martin, who closed the meet with a score of 170.550. The Oviedo, Fla., native enjoyed a solid second day of competition, totaling the ninth-best all-around score of the day (86.850) to improve three spots from his 17th-place performance on day one Friday. Martin's top apparatus was high bar, where he placed ninth overall with a score of 29.200.
Rising senior Drew Moling and rising junior Alex Johnson also represented the Buckeyes in the senior division. Moling used a two-day score of 157.850 to place 30th overall, while Johnson, competing in three events, totaled a two-day score of 109.900.
Future Buckeye Alex Wilson finished seventh in the junior division (age 17-18). Wilson, from Sugar Land, Texas, won the vault with a score of 29.450 on his way to a two-day all-around total of 157.450.