Student-Athlete Spotlight: Danny Steiner, Men's Gymnastics

Dec. 3, 2013

Danny Steiner Student=Athlete Spotlight

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Danny Steiner
Mesa, Ariz.
Major: Aviation Management

Danny Steiner, a junior on the Ohio State men's gymnastics team, most recently represented the Buckeyes at the 2013 U.S. Championships, finishing within the Top 25 with an overall score of 161.450. The Mesa, Ariz., native also earned Top 25 finishes on two events, placing 21st on floor exercise (28.550) and 24th on parallel bars (27.550). Throughout his career as a Buckeye, Steiner has garnered back-to-back All-America accolades on floor exercise (2012, 13) and has been named Second Team All-Big Ten, Big Ten Gymnast of the Week, Academic All-Big Ten and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete in 2013.

The Buckeyes open the season with the Scarlet & Gray Intrasquad at 2 p.m. Dec. 16 at Steelwood Athletic Training Facility.

    Student Life
    Do you prefer the Oval in the Fall or Spring? The spring because it means the warm weather is back
    Where is the best place to sit for lectures? About three to four rows back from the front
    Most underrated place to study on campus? Second floor in The Union
    Why did you choose to major in aviation management? I want to have a career as a pilot.
    Describe your first day as a student at The Ohio State University - My first day was winter quarter in 2012 and it was freezing compared to Arizona, so I was miserable. On top of that, I didn't know where any of the buildings were on campus.

    Popular Culture
    Favorite TV show -South Park
    Favorite movie - Anchorman
    Favorite book and/or magazine - Flags of Our Fathers
    Favorite celebrity - Steve Carrell
    Favorite singer or musical group - Flux Pavilion
    Last concert I attended was -Benny Benassi

    Favorite pro sports team - Denver Broncos
    Favorite athlete - Phil Mickelson
    The athlete I would most like to compete against - Kohei Uchimura
    Favorite athletic memory - My first All-America title on floor exercise (2012)
    Team you're most looking forward to competing against - Michigan
    Pre-meet rituals - Just relax and watch TV
    What is your top skill? My ability to strive for perfection
    What do you need to improve? High Bar
    Dream event you would like to attend? BCS National Championship with Ohio State winning

    Most interesting place I've visited - Hawaii
    Place I would like to visit - Europe or the Caribbean

    Favorite home cooked meal - Mom's curry chicken
    Favorite snack food - Fruit and bread

    People I most admire - My parents, my coaches and my teammates
    The greatest risk I've ever taken was - Snowboarding before competitive season started
    In 10 years, I would like to be - Flying for an airline
    If I had a million dollars, I would - Invest and also buy an airplane
    Coolest thing you did this past summer - Represented myself and Ohio State at the U.S. Championships
    Most prized possession - All-America trophies and letterman jacket
    I would like to trade places for a day with - Someone who is living out their dream
    If your parents/guardians bragged about you, what would they say? That I'm at Ohio State competing in gymnastics and that I'm doing well as a gymnast
    If you had dinner with three people, who would they be and what would you eat? My mom, dad and sister and we would eat authentic Mexican food
    Pop or Soda? Soda
    Cats or Dogs? Both, but I have a cat so I would say cat
    Early Bird or Night Owl? Whichever benefits me most that day
    Would you be the O, H, I or the O? Either O!