Ohio State's Michael Newburger Captures the 2013 NCAA Pommel Horse Title

By Jason Priestas on April 21, 2013 at 6:34p
Your 2013 NCAA pommel horse champion, Michael Newburger

Redshirt junior Michael Newburger captured the 2013 NCAA pommel horse championship Sunday, becoming just the second gynmast in program history to win a national championship in the event.

“A lot of hard work went into this, including a lot of hard work from the coaches to get me to this point,” Newburger said. “It doesn’t feel like it’s just me. As soon as I got off the pommel horse, everybody was congratulating me. I couldn’t think about what had happened yet. I wanted to congratulate everybody just as much as they were running up there to congratulate me.”

A hearty congratulations from all of us, Michael. Get that hardware.

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UrbanCulture's picture

As a former gymnast, I can confirm that pommel horse is a bitch. Very impressive feat by Michael!

Hovenaut's picture

Congrats to Michael, well done.

Gametime's picture

Congrats Mike!

Between goals and achievement is discipline and consistency. That fire you have inside to do whatever you love is placed there by God. Now go claim it. ~ Denzel Washington

USMC11917's picture

I know nothing about this event other than it requires much skill, strength and athleticism! Congratulations young man!!

SaltyD0gg's picture

Fantastic work! Nice to see him beat out 2012 Olympian and TTUN gymnast, Sam Mikulak. Glad to see some gymnastics news on 11W.

Pain of Discipline

Pain of Regret

Take Your Pick

thowen79's picture

Congratulations, Michael!