The Columbus Dispatch
Brandon Wynn knew everyone was aiming for him, as if he were a chalk-spattered gunfighter who must defend his honor by wielding still rings instead of a pistol.
In other words, the Ohio State senior gymnast was in his element on the final night of the three-day NCAA championship meet.
“He takes a lot of pride in that,” OSU co-head coach Blaine Wilson said. “He enjoys and thrives on knowing he can come in and get it done.”
Wynn did just that last night at St. John Arena and became the first Buckeye to win consecutive NCAA championships on the still rings since Wilson, a three-time Olympian, did so in 1996 and ’97.
The OSU senior’s methodical score of 16.000 wasn’t his career-high, but good enough for his 21st consecutive win in that event since September 2009.
“He was awesome, as always,” OSU co-coach Doug Stibel said. “He showed he’s clearly the best guy in the country on rings. He shows it week in and week out.”