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David Boudia finishes fifth on 10-meter at FINA World Series in Dubai

David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) placed fifth in the men’s 10-meter final Saturday at the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Boudia scored 529.25 points in the final, highlighted by 102.60 points on his back 3 ½ pike. He earned 91.80 points on both his armstand double back somersault with 2 ½ twists and his back 2 ½ with 2 ½ twists. Boudia, who won the silver at the World Series event in Beijing a week ago, scored between 76.80 and 86.70 points on his other three dives in Saturday’s final in Dubai.

China’s Qiu Bo scored more than 100 points on four of his six dives to take the gold with 612.75 points. Great Britain’s Tom Daley scored 578.25 points for silver. China’s Yang Jian scored more than 100 points on four dives but earned just 57.80 points on his reverse 3 ½ tuck to settle for the bronze with a total of 563.90 points.

Boudia advanced to final after scoring 506.55 points for second place in semifinal A, in which Qiu was first. Yang was the top qualifier out of semifinal B.

Earlier in the week, both of the U.S. men’s synchronized teams finished seventh in their respective events, with Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) and Dwight Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) competing synchronized 3-meter and Jordan Windle (Morrisville, N.C./Durham, N.C.) and Toby Stanley (Conway, Ark./Durham, N.C.) diving synchronized 10-meter on Thursday.

China won nine of 10 gold medals awarded in Dubai, including both of the new mixed gender synchronized events. Great Britain’s Jack Laugher won men’s 3-meter on Friday to end China’s hopes for another sweep after Team China won all 10 events at last week’s World Series meet in Beijing­­.

U.S. divers are next in action at a FINA Grand Prix meet in Leon, Mexico, from April 2-5.

 

U.S. synchronized teams finish seventh at FINA World Series in Dubai

The 2015 FINA/NVC Diving World Series continued as the second stop on the circuit began Thursday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Both of the U.S. men’s synchronized teams finished seventh in their respective events, with Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) and Dwight Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) competing synchronized 3-meter and Jordan Windle (Morrisville, N.C./Durham, N.C.) and Toby Stanley (Conway, Ark./Durham, N.C.) diving synchronized 10-meter.

The Dumais brothers scored 397.23 points in the 3-meter synchro final, highlighted by 80.85 points points on their reverse 1 ½ with 3 ½ twists in round four.

The top three from last week’s World Series event in Beijing maintained their places a week later in Dubai. China’s Cao Yuan and Qin Kai scored 461.94 points for their second 3-meter synchro gold of the 2015 World Series. Russia’s Evgeny Kuznetsov and Ilya Zakharov picked up another silver medal with 453.66 points, while Germany’s Patrick Hausding and Stephan Feck scored 436.38 for bronze for the second week in a row.

Stanley and Windle placed seventh with 272.61 points in men’s 10-meter synchro but had to withdraw after five rounds as Windle could not continue diving due to injury.

China’s Chen Aisen and Lin Yue won the men’s 10-meter synchro gold for the second week in a row, finishing with 484.23 points. Mexico’s Ivan Garcia and German Sanchez improved their standing and scored 426.27 points for silver in Dubai after winning bronze in Beijing. Hausding and Sascha Klein, last week’s silver medalists, finished with 415.20 points and a bronze for Germany.

China also won both women’s synchronized events contested Thursday. The Chinese team won all 10 events last week.

David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) will compete in the individual 10-meter contest Saturday. Boudia won the 10-meter silver medal last week’s World Series event.

David Boudia wins 10-meter silver at FINA World Series in Beijing

David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) won the men’s 10-meter silver medal Sunday at the opening leg of the 2015 FINA/NVC Diving World Series in Beijing.

In the final, Boudia scored 534.70 points to finish second behind’s China’s Yang Jian, who dominated the contest with 587.40 points – including 123 points on a front 4 ½ pike that earned five 10s. Boudia was in fifth place after round one, when he scored 76.80 points on his inward 3 ½ tuck. He scored more than 85 points on each of his remaining five dives to finish with the silver medal. His second-round armstand double back somersault with 2 ½ twists earned him 95.40 points to move him into third place, and he jumped to second after 88.40 points on his reverse 3 ½ tuck in round three.

Heading into the final round, Boudia held a 1.5-point lead over Germany’s Sascha Klein for the second spot, and both divers were to perform a back 2 ½ with 2 ½ twists. Klein’s earned 86.40 points, while Boudia followed with 97.20 to secure the silver medal. Klein finished with 522.40 points for the bronze medal, edging China’s Qiu Bo by .2 for the final spot on the podium. Qiu nearly overtook Klein with 99.90 points on a front 4 ½ tuck in the final round, but it wasn’t enough as the 2013 world champion settled for fourth in the World Series final.

Boudia advanced to final after scoring 539.55 points for second place in semifinal A, in which Qiu was first and Klein third. Yang was the top qualifier out of semifinal B.

Earlier in the World Series, USA’s Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) and Dwight Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) were sixth in Friday’s men’s synchronized 3-meter final while Toby Stanley (Conway, Ark./Durham, N.C.) and Jordan Windle (Morrisville, N.C./Durham, N.C.) were seventh in men’s synchronized 10-meter that same day.

China won all 10 gold medals awarded at the first stop on the 2015 World Series, including both of the new mixed gender synchronized events.

Team USA now heads to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where the second stop on the 2015 World Series circuit begins Thursday.

Dumais brothers sixth, Stanley and Windle seventh at FINA World Series in Beijing

The first leg of the 2015 FINA/NVC Diving World Series began Friday in Beijing with the United States competing in both men’s synchronized diving events. Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) and Dwight Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) were sixth in synchronized 3-meter, and Toby Stanley (Conway, Ark./Durham, N.C.) and Jordan Windle (Morrisville, N.C./Durham, N.C.) were seventh in synchronized 10-meter.

The Dumais brothers scored 366.78 points for sixth, just 1.32 points behind the fifth-place Mexican team of Jahir Ocampo and Rommel Pacheco. China’s Cao Yuan and Qin Kai paired together for 442.41 points for the 3-meter synchro gold, with Russia’s Evgeny Kuznetsov and Ilya Zakharov scoring 417.30 for the World Series silver. Germany’s Patrick Hausding and Stephan Feck were third at 406.29.

Stanley and Windle, who won their first national title together with a victory at the 2014 USA Diving National Championships, competed together internationally for the first time. The duo scored 327.99 points for seventh in the synchronized 10-meter contest. China’s Chen Aisen and Lin Yue dominated the field with 486.75 points for gold, with Hausding and Sascha Klein scoring 410.28 as Germany won the silver. Mexico’s Ivan Garcia and German Sanchez took the bronze with 393.39 points.

China also won both women’s synchronized events. Chen Ruolin and Liu Huizia scored 345.36 to win the 10-meter synchro gold, and Shi Tingmao and Wu Minxia were first in synchronized 3-meter at 328.50.

Competition in Beijing continues through Sunday, when David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) dives in the individual men’s 10-meter event.

Following the meet in Beijing, the divers will head to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, next week for the second stop on the 2015 World Series.

32 divers selected to Junior National Squad for 2015

USA Diving has named 32 divers – 16 girls and 16 boys – to the Junior National Squad for 2015.

The Junior National Squad is comprised of talented junior divers who have met a challenging set of criteria required for selection. The program is aimed at providing these athletes the resources needed to help them continue to progress in their training, with the ultimate goal of developing into future senior national team members and potential 2020 and 2024 Olympic team members.

The following divers have been selected:

Boys (Hometown/Club)              
Benjamin Bramley (Wellesley, Mass./ Charles River Diving)
Grayson Campbell (Vienna, Va./Dominion Dive Club)
Andrew Capobianco (Holly Springs, N.C./Duke Diving)
Zachary Cooper  (Trafalgar, Ind./RipFest)
Joshua Davidson (Tomball, Texas/The Woodlands Diving Academy)
Noah Duperre (New Albany, Ohio/Ohio State Diving Club)
Maxwell Flory (Fairfax, Va./Dominion Dive Club)
Henry Fusaro (Scottsdale, Ariz./Clavadistas del Sol)
Denny Gulia Janovski (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Pine Crest Diving)
Gabriel Holladay (Indianapolis, Ind./The Indiana International School of Diving)
Kevin Mendez (Lighthouse Point, Fla./Pine Crest Diving)
Jackson Miller (Southlake, Texas/GC Divers)
Jordan Rzepka (Solon, Ohio/Cleveland Area Diving)
Cameron Thatcher (Powell, Ohio/Ohio State Diving Club)
Max Weinrich (Brookeville, Md./Montgomery Dive Club)
Colten Young (Coto de Caza, Calif./ Mission Viejo)

Girls (Hometown/Club)
Grace Cable (Winter Park, Fla./YCF Diving)
Maria Coburn (Round Rock, Texas/Longhorn Aquatics)
Remi Edvalson (Saratoga, Calif./Stanford Diving)
Alison Gibson (Austin, Texas/Team A&M)
Tarrin Gilliland (Liberty Hill, Texas/COM Aquatics)
Emily Grund (Keller, Texas/GC Diving)
Hailey Hernandez (Southlake, Texas/GC Diving)
Camryn Hidalgo  (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo Nadadores)
Johanna Holloway (Boynton Beach, Fla./Fort Lauderdale Diving Team)
Mya Kraeger (Willis, Texas/Team A&M)
Daria Lenz (Altadena, Calif./SoCal Divers)
Maggie Merriman (Orlando, Fla./YCF)
Bridget O’Neil (Southlake, Texas/GC Diving)
Brooke Schultz  (Cicero, Ind./RipFest)
Nikki Watters (New Albany, Ohio/Ohio State Diving Club)
Kianna Yancey   (Hatfield, Pa./TNT Diving)

As part of being selected to the programs, divers may receive prequalification to designated competitions.

For 2015, the following prequalifications have been set:

Pre-Qualifying For 2015 Junior National events:
1. Divers must be eligible for junior events according to USA Diving rules.

2. All members of the Olympic Performance Squad (OPS), Senior National Team (not on OPS but representing Team USA at a senior international event), Junior National Squad (JNS) and the 2014 Junior World Championship Team will be prequalified for the semi-finals in any junior events that they choose to enter at the 2015 AT&T USA Diving National Championships.

If any of these divers do participate at a 2015 Region Championship, they will not take an advancing position to zones from another competitor. If any of these divers participate at a Zone Championships, they will not take an advancing position to nationals from another competitor. They will, however, be included when considering junior divers who advance to the open finals at zones (For example, if a prequalified diver from Group A competes at zones and wins a junior event, divers in places 2-4 would advance to the national semifinals. Divers in places  1-3, including the prequalified diver, would advance to the open final at zones.).

USA Diving announces Nike as new apparel sponsor

INDIANAPOLIS – USA Diving has announced that Nike has been named its official apparel sponsor.

Nike will provide outfitting and competition gear to USA Diving national team members.

“Nike is an incredibly innovative brand and a global leader in athletic apparel and marketing. We are thrilled about the opportunities our new partnership with Nike will bring to USA Diving,” said USA Diving President and CEO Linda Paul.

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USA Diving announces rosters for 2015 FINA Diving World Series meets

INDIANAPOLIS – The United States will send 13 divers to various stops on the FINA Diving World Series, an invitation-only circuit based on results from the 2014 FINA World Cup.

Two-time Olympian and 2012 Olympic gold medalist David Boudia (Noblesville, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) will go to four meets, while four-time Olympian Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) will attend three World Series meets. Jordan Windle (Morrisville, N.C./Durham, N.C.) also will attend three events, while Steele Johnson (Carmel, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.), Sam Dorman (Tempe, Ariz./Coral Gables, Fla.), Dwight Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) and Toby Stanley (Conway, Ark./Durham, N.C.) each will attend two.

2008 Olympian Mary Beth Dunnichay (Elwood, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) will return to international competition for the first time since 2011 with one stop on the FINA World Series circuit, and 2012 Olympian Kristian Ipsen (Clayton, Calif./Stanford, Calif.) also will go to one meet. Also selected for one World Series meet are Bradley Christensen (Southlake, Texas/Stanford, Calif.), Bryce Klein (Southlake, Texas/Dallas, Texas), David Dinsmore (New Albany, Ohio/Coral Gables, Fla.) and Delaney Schnell (Tucson, Ariz.).

The U.S. qualified for all stops on the World Series circuit in both men’s synchronized events after Boudia and Johnson won bronze in synchronized 10-meter at last year’s World Cup, where Boudia and Dorman were fourth in synchronized 3-meter. Although he did not compete the event at the World Cup last year, Boudia was also given an invitation to dive individually on 10-meter at the World Series. The U.S. also will compete women’s synchronized 10-meter at one World Series meet after earning an invitation due to Amy Cozad (Indianapolis, Ind./Bloomington, Ind.) and Katrina Young (Shoreline, Wash./Tallahassee, Fla.) finishing eighth at the World Cup.

Synchronized teams can be substituted throughout the World Series circuit. Because of conflicts with availability due to the NCAA season and school schedules and because Boudia has chosen to focus solely on 10-meter this season after doing springboard events a year ago, the U.S. will send teams other than those who qualified to many of the events.

2015 FINA Diving World Series – Team USA Rosters
March 13-15 – Beijing, China
March 19-21 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Men’s 10-meter – David Boudia
Men’s synchronized  3-meter – Troy Dumais and Dwight Dumais
Men’s synchronized 10-meter – Toby Stanley and Jordan Windle

May 1-3 – London, Great Britain
Men’s synchronized  3-meter – Bryce Klein and Bradley Christensen
Men’s synchronized 10-meter – David Dinsmore and Jordan Windle
Women’s synchronized 10-meter –  Mary Beth Dunnichay and Delaney Schnell

May 22-24 – Windsor, Canada
Men’s 10-meter – David Boudia
Men’s synchronized 3-meter –  Sam Dorman and Troy Dumais
Men’s synchronized 10-meter –  David Boudia and Steele Johnson

May 29-31 – Mexico City, Mexico
Men’s 10-meter – David Boudia
Men’s synchronized 3-meter – Sam Dorman and Kristian Ipsen
Men’s synchronized 10-meter –  David Boudia and Steele Johnson

 

 

 

Kelci Bryant, Aurelie Gibson hired to join to USA Diving staff

INDIANAPOLIS – USA Diving has announced that Aurelie Gibson and Olympic silver medalist Kelci Bryant have been hired to join the national office staff. Gibson will serve as Director of Education, while Bryant has been hired as High Performance Athlete Services Coordinator.

“We are pleased to have both Aurelie and Kelci join our staff. The background and experience the two of them bring to USA Diving will be extremely valuable to our organization. Aurelie has more than 20 years of experience in coach education and development, and her knowledge will be incredibly beneficial in furthering the growth and progress of our coaches as she puts together a coach accreditation program in the U.S.,” USA Diving President and CEO Linda Paul said. “Kelci offers the unique viewpoint of having been an elite athlete. She understands the inner workings of the sport and our organization, and she brings a fresh perspective to the office.”

Gibson comes to USA Diving from New Zealand, where she has served as Director of Coach Development for Diving New Zealand and as head coach of the Auckland Diving Community Trust since 2011. As a club coach, Gibson has developed multiple national gold medalists and record holders in New Zealand as well as the first male diver to attend the FINA World Cup and Commonwealth Games in more than 16 years. Prior to moving to New Zealand, she spent nearly 20 years working as a National Coaching Certification Program consultant for Diving Plongeon Canada. During that time, she restructured reference materials, coach workbooks and learning facilitator guidelines to make Diving Plongeon Canada one of only three amateur sports governing bodies to be compliant with the country’s revised NCCP guidelines. She also served as NCCP Master Learning Facilitator for diving, facilitating all diving-specific courses in the program. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in physical and health education.

A two-time Olympian and 2012 Olympic silver medalist, Bryant has extensive national and international experience that will bring a new perspective to her position. A nine-time national champion, Bryant competed at four World Championships (2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011) and one World Junior Championships (2004, winning a silver medal on 1-meter). Bryant retired from competitive diving after the 2012 Olympic Games. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in communications in 2013. Bryant also coached Blaine High School during the 2013-2014 season, guiding her divers to school records and a 1-2-3 finish at sectionals to qualify for the state championships and achieve Blaine’s highest ranking in program history. As a result, Bryant was named the girls 7AA section coach of the year.

Gibson will begin her new job on March 30, while Bryant has already started her position. Bryant replaces long-time employee Molly Connolly, who resigned to stay at home to raise her new daughter. Connolly was a highly regarded and valuable member of the USA Diving staff for more than seven years, joining the staff as Events and Programs Coordinator and later becoming International Teams Manager.

 

 

 

USA Diving announces rosters for upcoming FINA Grand Prix meets

INDIANAPOLIS – USA Diving will send teams to two FINA Diving Grand Prix meets in April, with divers headed to Mexico and Puerto Rico to represent Team USA.

Three Olympians headline the nine-diver team that will compete April 2-5 in Leon, Mexico. Four-time Olympian Troy Dumais and 2008 Olympian Ariel Rittenhouse will compete individually on 3-meter in Mexico, while 2012 Olympic silver medalist Abby Johnston will dive synchronized 3-meter with partner Laura Ryan.

2014 World Cup team members and national champions Jessica Parratto and Amy Cozad are among the seven divers who will compete in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from April 16-19.

Complete rosters for the two meets can be found below.

Team USA rosters for FINA Grand Prix competition

April 2-5 – FINA Diving Grand Prix (Leon, Mexico)
Diver (Hometown/Trains) – Event(s)
Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas) – Men’s 3-meter
Abby Johnston (Upper Arlington, Ohio/Durham, N.C.) – Women’s synchronized 3-meter
Brandon Loschiavo (Huntington Beach, Calif./Mission Viejo, Calif.) – Men’s 10-meter
Ariel Rittenhouse (Santa Cruz, Calif./Stanford, Calif.) – Women’s 3-meter
Laura Ryan (Elk River, Minn./Athens, Ga.) – Women’s 3-meter, synchronized 3-meter
Delaney Schnell (Tucson, Ariz.) – Women’s 10-meter
Toby Stanley (Conway, Ark./Durham, N.C.) – Men’s synchronized 10-meter
Jordan Windle (Morrisville, N.C./Durham, N.C.) – Men’s 10-meter, synchronized 10-meter
Tori (Lamp) Wood (Knoxville, Tenn./Brown Deer, Wisc.) – Women’s 10-meter

Coaches: Nunzio Esposto, Dan Laak

April 16-19 – FINA Puerto Rico Grand Prix in alliance with USA Diving (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Diver (Hometown/Trains) – Event(s)
Amy Cozad (Indianapolis, Ind./Bloomington, Ind.) – Women’s 10-meter, synchronized 10-meter
Deidre Freeman (Grinnell, Iowa/Iowa City, Iowa) – Women’s 3-meter, synchronized 3-meter
Jessica Parratto (Dover, N.H./Bloomington, Ind.) – Women’s 10-meter, synchronized 10-meter, synchronized 3-meter
Samantha Pickens (Murrysville, Pa./Tucson, Ariz.) – Women’s 3-meter
Darian Schmidt (Bloomington, Ind.) – Men’s 3-meter
Toby Stanley (Conway, Ark./Durham, N.C.) – Men’s 10-meter, synchronized 10-meter
Jordan Windle (Morrisville, N.C./Durham, N.C.) – Men’s 10-meter, synchronized 10-meter

Coaches: Nunzio Esposto, Drew Johansen

USA Diving renews partnership with Colorado Time Systems

(Release courtesy of Colorado Time Systems)

LOVELAND, Colorado — Colorado Time Systems, a PlayCore company, is pleased to announce the renewal of the sponsorship agreement with USA Diving through 2018.

As the “Official Scoring and Display System,” Colorado Time Systems will provide scoring and display equipment and technical support for USA Diving’s major championship events including the USA Diving Synchronized National Championships, FINA/USA Diving Grand Prix, AT&T USA Diving National Championships, and the FINA Puerto Rico Grand Prix in alliance with USA Diving.

“USA Diving appreciates the loyal partnership of Colorado Time Systems,” said Linda Paul, USA Diving President and CEO. “We look forward to another four years working together for these elite events.”

“Our partnership with USA Diving is a wonderful testimony to the trust in our diving equipment and professional staff,” said Anita Sayed, PlayCore Senior Vice President and Colorado Time Systems’ General Manager. “We look forward to the continued success of USA Diving.”

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