Two-time NCAA champion Brandon Wynn continued where he left off at the NCAA championships, claiming the rings gold medal at the 2011 Puerto Rico Cup this past weekend in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The former Buckeye captain easily won the rings title, notching a 15.925 score. Wynn, a native of Voorhees, N.J., also won the Puerto Rico Cup's all-around silver medal during the first night of competition.
“Brandon recently increased his start value to a 16.9 and I thought he did a great job scoring a 15.925 at the international level,” head coach Rustam Sharipov said. “With his second place finish in the all-around, it shows that he isn't just a rings specialist, but also can post some of the best performances on the other events.”
Led by Wynn, the U.S. senior national team won the silver medal during the team finals Friday night with a 348.800 total score.
In the final day of competition, Wynn, a six-time All-American at Ohio State, captured the silver medal on horizontal bar with a 14.600. On vault, Wynn completed a 14.875, which was good for sixth place overall.
The international competition featured 75 gymnasts from 12 countries – Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, United States and Venezuela.
The former Buckeye will prepare for the 2011 Visa Championships Aug. 17-20 in St. Paul, Minn., as Wynn will look to continue his quest for a spot on the Olympic team next summer.