As the anticipation builds for the 2024 NCAA gymnastics season, the Ohio State Buckeyes showcased their talent at the annual Scarlet & Gray meet this past Friday at the Covelli Center in Columbus, Ohio, offering fans a glimpse of what to expect in the coming months. Before the 2024 season, The Big Ten announced that Payton Harris and Tory Vetter were Big Ten Gymnasts to Watch, and the Buckeyes were voted third in the preseason coaches’ poll.
Coming off an impressive freshman campaign, Payton Harris displayed her prowess at the 2023 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships, finishing 11th overall in the all-around. With such a remarkable start to her collegiate career, expectations are high for Harris in the upcoming season.
Tory Vetter, a redshirt sophomore for the Buckeyes in 2024, was one of the team’s most reliable performers last season. Throughout the season, she earned six scores of 9.900 or higher, including a crucial 9.925 on beam that played a pivotal role in Ohio State’s advancing to the regional final. As Vetter enters her redshirt sophomore year, Buckeye fans eagerly await her continued contributions to the team’s success.
In a nod to the team’s talent and potential, the Ohio State Buckeyes find themselves in the third spot in the Big Ten preseason coaches poll for the second consecutive season. The Buckeyes will kick off their 2024 season with a matchup against LSU in Baton Rouge on January 5th. Facing a formidable opponent in the season opener will test the Buckeyes’ readiness and set the tone for the rest of the campaign. Fans can expect an intense and thrilling competition as Ohio State aims to make a statement right from the start.
The Scarlet and Gray scrimmage provided a sneak peek into the Buckeyes’ preparation. Below are photos capturing the energy the Ohio State gymnasts displayed during this past weekend’s event. The countdown to January 5th has begun, and Buckeye Nation is ready to see the team in action in the 2024 season.