Midknight Robin, interviews Sean Melton, 2017 Big Ten all-around champion, about his expectations the team and preparations for the upcoming season.

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2017 (Redshirt Junior)

Earned All-America honors in the all-around (season-best 86.400/fourth place), rings (14.900/second place) and high bar (14.500/third place) at the NCAA Championships to help Ohio State earn runner-up honors … also placed 11th of floor (14.300), 25th on pommel horse (season-high 13.550), ninth on vault (season-best 14.700) and 10th on parallel bars (14.450) at the NCAA Championships … became third athlete in program history to win back-to-back all-around titles at the Big Ten Championships with a score of 85.050 … his all-around title helped propel Ohio State to back-to-back conference titles … highest scorer of any athlete at the Big Ten team finals on the floor (career-best 15.050) and rings (14.600) … his 15.050 on floor is the fifth best in program history since 2008 … earned silver at Big Ten individual finals on rings with a 14.600 … captured a trio of titles on the rings throughout the season at Penn State (14.750), at Oklahoma (14.950) and at Illinois (season-high 15.200) … won event titles on the floor against Michigan (14.400), Penn State (career-best 15.050) and at the Arnold Challenge (14.800) … took gold at the dual meet at Illinois on parallel bars with a readout of 14.600 … captured second-place finishes on the parallel bars against UIC (14.400), Michigan (14.600) and at Penn State with a season-best readout of 14.700 … paced the field at the NCAA Qualifier with a 14.950 on the rings to help Ohio State qualify for the team finals … named to the 2017 U.S. National Team after Winter Cup performance where he placed third on parallel bars (28.000), fourth on rings (29.250), fifth on high bar (26.950) and sixth place on floor (28.150) … earned a pair of second-place finishes on the high bar with season-best scores of 14.550 against Michigan and at the Arnold Challenge … registered a second-place finish on the rings against Michigan with a 14.100 … received bronze on the parallel bars with a tally of 14.450 at the Arnold Challenge … earned a fourth-place showing on the high bar at Penn State with a readout of 13.650 … garnered a pair of fifth-place finishes on the floor (14.200) and high bar (13.950) at Illinois.


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