Columbus, Ohio – Ohio State men’s gymnastics coach Rustam Sharipov is delighted to announce that Jesse Tyndall, Dexter Roettker and Angel Leon have signed their national letters of intent to join the team for the 2018-19 academic school year.
Sharipov on three signees:
“Jesse is a solid all-arounder. From the start, we expect him to have a huge impact on the team. We’re really excited for him to be here. I saw him at the Canadian championships and I was impressed. He has a great work ethic and he fits very well into our program.”
“Angel is an all-arounder too. He’s a top recruit in this class and was coveted by a lot of universities. We want him to come in here and compete for competition spots right away, and he is capable of doing that. We’re very glad that he chose the Scarlet and Gray and we can’t wait until he gets on campus.”
“Dexter is going to be a guy who is will represent us on the floor, vault and high bar. He’s a local kid and we’re very excited to see him suit up in the Scarlet and Gray.”
Tyndall is currently a member of the Canadian junior national team and he hails from Saskatchewan. The all-arounder has several impressive finishes at the junior Canadian Championships. In 2017, he took third on rings and had the third-highest score in the all-around competition on the floor. A year prior at the same meet, he finished third at the national junior meet with an all-around score of 167.980. The following day at event finals, he scored a 13.750 to earn silver.
“I chose Ohio State because of the academic and athletic support it offers as well as the reputation of the university,” Tyndall said. “After meeting with the coaching staff and spending time with the team, I knew Ohio State was the right fit for me.”
Leon brings a plethora of big-time meet performances to the Scarlet and Gray; he is a two-time junior national champion in the all-around (2014 and 2015) and he has claimed six state titles in Arizona.
“I chose Ohio State to further my education as well as my gymnastics career. I feel that Ohio State will give me the opportunity to grow personally, develop and pursue my lifelong goals,” Leon noted.
Roettker is a local athlete who chose to stay at home and represent the Buckeyes. He is a five-time national qualifier and regional team member and a two-time All-American. Roettker has won an impressive 17 state titles during his time in gymnastics.
“The academic and extracurricular activities are absolutely amazing at Ohio State and that is just one of many reasons that makes me beyond excited to start my journey as a Buckeye,” Roettker said.