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Former Olympian terminated as assistant men’s gymnastics coach

Ohio State has terminated Paul Hamm, assistant coach with the Ohio State men’s gymnastics team, the Ohio State Department of Athletics announced in a press release Friday. “After meeting with Coach (Rustam) Sharipov and considering his recommendations, Paul Hamm has been terminated as an assistant coach with the Ohio State men’s gymnastics team, effective immediately,” Gene Smith, Ohio State associate vice president/director of athletics, said in the press release. “We have high standards for our coaching staff and unfortunately Mr. Hamm failed to meet those… Read more

All-American gymnast notches another Wynn

April 16, 2011
Ohio State senior Brandon Wynn won his second consecutive individual National Championship in rings this weekend at the NCAA men’s gymnastics finals. Although OSU didn’t qualify for team finals on Friday night, seven individuals qualified for the all-around and individual group, and four of those seven qualified to move on to individual finals Saturday night. Wynn is just the second gymnast in program history to win two straight national titles in rings, tying interim co-coach Blaine Wilson. “I’m real happy I won an All-American,” Wynn said. “I just did what I needed to do.” Also competing for the Buckeyes in Saturday’s individual finals were freshmen Kris Done and Jeff Treleaven… Read more

Men’s gymnastics team falls, but 7 individuals advance in NCAAs

April 14, 2011
The Ohio State men’s gymnastics team came in fourth in their qualifying round, failing to advance to the team finals of the NCAA championship. However, seven members of the team scored high enough to move on to the next round Friday at St. John Arena. If they place in the top 10 in their respective individual events, they’ll move on to the individual event finals at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Buckeyes earned a season-high 353.750 points Thursday night, trailing only seven points behind Michigan, with a score of 360.65, which was the third and final team to qualify to move on to the finals. Also qualifying that night were California,… Read more

Men’s gymnastics coach Miles Avery resigns

November 16, 2010
Ohio State men’s gymnastics coach Miles Avery resigned his position with the team Wednesday to pursue other opportunities. “We appreciate everything coach Avery has done to keep Ohio State as one of the elite men’s gymnastics programs in the nation,” said Heather Lyke, associate athletics director for sport administration, in a press release. “He has built traditions, sustained success and positively impacted the lives of our student-athletes, developing them into leaders academically, athletically and personally.” Avery will be exploring different ventures including gymnastics camps, clinics and public speaking. “If ever I was going to do it, now’s the time,” Avery told The Lantern. Avery served as assistant coach with the… Read more

Wynn reflects on championship season

May 5, 2010
Great athletes must often overcome great adversity to reach their full potential. Brandon Wynn, a junior gymnast for Ohio State, faced his biggest challenge following the 2009 season. After being ranked at the top of the nation on the rings all season, Wynn fell on his dismount in one of the qualifying events for the NCAA Championships. “Heartbreaking” is how Wynn described the incident. This season, the same story played out. Wynn was ranked No. 1 all season, and he won all 10 events that he participated in. But this time, Wynn succeeded, winning the national championship on rings in April. “It felt awesome,” Wynn said. Coach Miles Avery was… Read more

Ohio State falls short of expectations at Big Ten Championships

April 5, 2010
The historic St. John Arena played host to the Big Ten Championship for men’s gymnastics this past weekend. The last time Ohio State hosted its conference rivals was in 2003. After receiving a pre-season Big Ten ranking of fourth, Ohio State entered the tournament ranked fifth in the nation and boasting a powerful lineup with seven gymnasts ranked in the top 20 in the country. The Buckeyes ended the tournament in fourth place, with a final score of 346.95 points. This finish was the worst for the Buckeyes in 22 years, and it wasn’t the place that Coach Miles Avery expected. “We prepared to do a better job. Not being… Read more

Buckeye briefs for Mar. 30

Ohio State swimming and diving exceeded its goals on the season by not only taking home the Big Ten Championship, but earning a ninth-place finish at the 2010 NCAA Championships. The Top 10 finish is the team’s best in 36 years. The Scarlet and Gray added 16 athletes to the school-record 29 All-America or honorable mention All-America honors. This included a fifth-place finish for senior Wes Wieser, who earned three All-America honors at the meet to contribute to his fifth career All-America honor.   Shortstop Alicia Herron earned Big Ten Co-Player of the Week honors after a doubleheader sweep of Wisconsin made the No. 22 Buckeyes 2-0 in the conference.… Read more

Men, women top Penn State in co-ed gymnastics meet

February 27, 2010
With a vocal and almost twice the normal-size crowd in St. John Arena Saturday, the Ohio State men’s and women’s gymnastics teams won their annual co-ed meet against Penn State. The women’s team swept three of its four events while the men edged out No. 5 PSU in pommel horse, rings, parallel bars and high bar. Women’s coach Carey Fagan said the co-ed meet is an event both teams look forward to every year. Men’s coach Miles Avery agreed, crediting crowd size as one of the biggest advantages in a co-ed meet. “It’s tremendous in terms of doubling the size of the audience and the fans that come and see… Read more

Israeli gymnast finds home at OSU

February 17, 2010
Life was different for Shachar Tal in Israel. Tal took pride in his mandatory responsibility to serve as an Israeli soldier just as his father had. He served his country, but devoted his spare time to the passion that led him to the U.S. Tal has been a gymnast since he was old enough to attempt stunts in his house and attend the limited number of open gyms in Israel. At 14, he earned a spot to represent Israel’s gymnastics squad and he placed eighth of 60 in his first international competition. It was clear he had a gift. He traveled across his hometown of Tel Aviv to work out… Read more