Ohio State and Penn State Earn First Weekly Men's Gymnastics Awards

Jan. 16, 2017

Gymnast of the Week

Jake Martin, Ohio State
Sr. - Oviedo, Fla. - Hagerty High School

  • Posted the fifth highest all-around score (83.400) in the nation to take first in the event at the Windy City Invitational
  • Took third place in the high bar (14.250), pommel horse (13.800) and floor (14.300)
  • The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree registered scores of 13.450, 14.150, and 13.450 in the rings, vault, and parallel bars, respectively, to complete his winning all-around score (83.400)
  • Collects his third Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
  • Last Ohio State Gymnast of the Week: Sean Melton (March 21, 2016)

Freshman of the Week

Favian Valdez, Penn State
Kearny, N.J. - Kearny

  • Collected three top-five finishes to give Penn State its fourth straight West Point Open team title
  • Registered a trio of second-place results on the floor (14.300), pommel horse (14.250) and in the all-around (82.400)
  • Ranks seventh in the country and second in the conference in the all-around, posting a total score of 82.400
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Alexis Torres (March 16, 2015)

2017 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 16                   

G: Jake Martin, Sr., OSU

F: Favian Valdez, PSU