Ohio State and Penn State Earn Weekly Men’s Gymnastics Awards

Feb. 6, 2017

Gymnast of the Week
Jake Martin, Ohio State 
Sr. - Oviedo, Fla. - Hagerty

  • Posted the fifth-highest all-around score (85.250) in the nation to take first in the event in Ohio State’s dual meet victory over Michigan
  • Finished at the top of the podium on high bar (14.850), and took third place on the parallel bars (14.350) and pommel horse (14.400)
  • The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree ranks fifth in the nation in the all-around, averaging 84.325 through three meets
  • Collects his fourth Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
  • Last Ohio State Gymnast of the Week: Jake Dastrup (Jan. 23, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
Favian Valdez, Penn State 
Kearny, N.J. - Kearny

  • Collected four top-five finishes in Penn State’s dual meet at Illinois
  • Earned his first collegiate all-around title, registering a score of 80.950
  • Took third on the pommel horse (13.850) and parallel bars (14.100), before finishing fifth in the floor exercise (13.500)
  • Earns his third Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Sam Zakutney (Jan. 30, 2017)

2017 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 16                   

G: Jake Martin, Sr., OSU

F: Favian Valdez, PSU

Jan. 23                   

G: Jake Dastrup, Jr., OSU

G: Chris Stephenson, Jr., NEB

F: Favian Valdez, PSU

Jan. 30                   

G: Alex Diab, So., ILL

F: Sam Zakutney, PSU



Feb. 6                     

G: Jake Martin, Sr., OSU

F: Favian Valdez, PSU