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USA Diving names 24 divers to Junior Pan American Championships team

USA Diving has announced the 24 divers who have been named to the 2015 Junior Pan American Championships team. Competition is set for October 8-11 in Matanzas, Cuba. The Junior Pan American Championships are held every other year and feature competition on 1-meter, 3-meter and platform for boys and girls in four age groups: 11-and-under, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-18.

The U.S. squad includes 2015 World Championships team members David Dinsmore (New Albany, Ohio/Coral Gables, Fla.) and Jordan Windle (Morrisville, N.C.), 2014 junior world champion Brooke Schultz (Gainesville, Fla.) and several others who medaled for Team USA at the 2013 Junior Pan American Championships, including gold medalist Emily Grund (Keller, Texas). Team members Grayson Campbell (Vienna, Va.), Noah Duperre (New Albany, Ohio) and Alison Gibson (Austin, Texas) also medaled at the 2013 Junior Pan Ams, as did Windle and Schultz.

Divers were selected to the 2015 Junior Pan American Championships following a set selection criteria based off scores and performances at the recent AT&T USA Diving National Championships, held August 1-13 in Orlando, Fla.

2015 USA Diving Junior Pan American Championships Team

Individual events:

11 and under boys
Max Fowler (Burke, Va./Alexandria Dive Club) – 1-meter, 3-meter, platform
Denny Gulia-Janovski (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Fort Lauderdale Diving Team) – 3-meter, platform

11 and under girls
Supisara Shauntel Lim (Palo Alto, Calif./Stanford Diving) – 1-meter, 3-meter
Alexandra Warshaw (Glendale, Calif./Rose Bowl Aquatics) – 1-meter, platform
Elena Yeh (South Pasadena, Calif./Arrow Dive Club) – 3-meter, platform

12-13 boys
Tyler Downs (Ballwin, Mo./Clayton Diving Alliance) – 1-meter
Jordan Rzepka (Solon, Ohio/Cleveland Area Diving) – 1-meter, 3-meter, platform
Maxwell Weinrich (Brookeville, Md./Montgomery Dive Club) – 3-meter, platform

12-13 girls
Anne Fowler (Burke, Va./Alexandria Dive Club) – 1-meter
Maysi Richards (Weatherford, Texas/GC Diving) – 3-meter, platform
Daryn Wright (Plainfield, Ind./Indiana International School of Diving) – 3-meter

14-15 boys
Noah Duperre (New Albany, Ohio/Ohio State Dive Club) – 1-meter, 3-meter
Maxwell Flory (Fairfax, Va./Dominion Dive Club) – Platform
Lyle Yost (Shaker Heights, Ohio/American Flyers Diving) – 3-meter

14-15 girls
Emily Grund (Keller, Texas/GC Diving) – 1-meter, 3-meter, platform
Carolina Sculti (Rye, N.Y./Marlins Diving) – 1-meter, 3-meter, platform

16-18 boys
Grayson Campbell (Vienna, Va./Dominion Dive Club) – 1-meter, 3-meter
Andrew Capobianco (Holly Springs, N.C./Duke Diving) – Platform
David Dinsmore (New Albany, Ohio/Coral Gables, Fla.) – Platform
Jordan Windle (Morrisville, N.C./Duke Diving) – 1-meter, 3-meter

16-18 girls
Alison Gibson (Austin, Texas/Team A&M Diving) – 1-meter, 3-meter
Brooke Schultz (Gainesville, Fla.) – 1-meter

14-18 3-meter synchronized events:
Boys:
Cameron Thatcher (Powell, Ohio/Ohio State Diving Club)/Grayson Campbell (Vienna, Va./Dominion Dive Club)
Girls: Emily Grund (Keller, Texas/GC Diving)/Mackenzie Willborn (Flower Mound, Texas/Durham, N.C.)

Coaches: Jeff Bro, Stephanie Sutton, John Appleman

 

 

KAZAN

World Masters Championships in Kazan recap, Stabile sweeps in debut

KAZAN, Russia – The FINA World Championships continued with the Masters this week. Six divers from the U.S. traveled to compete in Kazan for their chance at a world title.

Jeff Stabile (Honolulu, Hawaii/Honolulu, Hawaii), 49-years-old, swept his three events, finishing first on 1-meter, 3-meter and platform in the 45-49 men’s diving events during his debut in the World Masters Championships.

On his social media, Jeff attributes his new world titles to the difficulty of his dives, which scored him a couple of solid 8s and three gold medals.

Ibo De Belausteguigoitia  also swept the podium, finishing first on 1-meter and 3-meter springboard, as well as platform, in the 85-89 age group. 85-years-young, she has been diving for over 75 years and in 1948 became one of the first six women from Mexico to compete in the Olympic Games.

71-year-old Jim Everroad (Columbus, Ind./Bloomington, Ind.) finished second on 1-meter and platform in the men’s 70-74 age group.  He lettered on the Indiana University swimming team under James “Doc” Counsilman and trained in diving under “the world’s greatest diving coach,” Hobie Billingsley. He is a 2011 inductee to the National Fitness Hall of Fame, and also a fitness enthusiast and bestselling author.

William Blevins (Trenton, NJ/Ewing, NJ), 33-years-old, finished second on both men’s 1-meter and 3-meter springboard in the 30-34 age group. William dove for Grinnell College from 2000-2004, becoming a 2-time All-American and the first diver to win eight Midwest Conference championships. He was inducted to the Grinnell Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014 and currently coaches diving at Rider University.

Maressa Voss (San Francisco, Calif./Menlo Park, Calif.) finished fourth on 1-meter and 3-meter springboard in the 25-29 age group. The 28-year-old trains with Stanford Diving.

54-year-old Luis Bahamon (Los Angeles, Calif./Pasadena, Calif.) finished 3rd on platform and fourth on both 1-meter and 3-meter springboard in the men’s 50-54 age group. Luis trains with the Rose Bowl Masters.

The FINA World Masters Championships are the competition in aquatic sports across different age categories. It brings together Olympic Champions and runners-up, world title holders, and winners of continental championships. The world’s best and most popular athletes gather for this tournament. Learn more at the official Masters Kazan website here.

Dinsmore, Cook win gold on final day at AT&T Nationals

ORLANDO, Fla. – 2015 World Championships team member David Dinsmore (New Albany, Ohio/Coral Gables, Fla.) won the men’s 10-meter title to close out the AT&T USA Diving National Championships on Thursday, while Kassidy Cook (The Woodlands, Texas) won women’s 3-meter earlier in the day.

Dinsmore, who was 15th on 10-meter at the World Championships earlier this month, won his first individual 10-meter national championship with 422.15 points in a contest that came down to the final dive.

“It came down to the last dive, and that’s what makes a great contest. It was a little tough for me coming back from worlds. You’re on such a high and then you’ve got to get ready for nationals a week later. It’s kind of hard to get yourself back up at the same level, but fortunately I was able to do that today. I came out with good results,” Dinsmore said.

Dinsmore had a 25-point lead with two dives remaining but missed his fifth dive, a reverse 3 ½ tuck, for just 37.40 points. Dinsmore’s miss put Zach Cooper (Greenwood, Ind.) ahead by .55 points heading into the final round. Cooper then scored 73.60 points on a back 2 ½ with 1 ½ twists, while Dinsmore countered with 90 points on a back 2 ½ with 2 ½ twists to secure the gold.

“I kept checking the scoreboard. I knew after my gainer that Zac and I were less than a point apart. I saw Zach nailed his last dive, so I knew I had to nail mine as well,” Dinsmore said.

Cooper finished second with 406.30 points, and Dominic Giordano (Wexford, Pa.) was third at 360.35.

On women’s 3-meter, Cook won her first national title on that event after finishing with 294.70 points. Maria Coburn (Austin, Texas) was second with 290.10 points, and Emma Ivory-Ganja (The Woodlands, Texas) scored 286.90 points for third.

Cook returned to individual 3-meter competition at a USA Diving meet for the first time since the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, where she just missed making the Olympic Team. She has been hampered with injuries since then and did not compete at nationals in 2013. In 2014, she competed individually only on 1-meter. In her return to 3-meter, she scored more than 60 points on three of her five dives – including 67.50 points on her front 2 ½ with one twist that clinched her victory in the final round.

“I’m really excited about my performance. I didn’t perform my greatest but it was good for this competition and a good start for the year going into the Olympics. This was actually my first 3-meter individual competition for USA Diving since the Olympic Trials where I was third or fourth – right on the brink of the Olympics – in both synchro and individual, so I’m really excited about the beginning of this year,” said Cook, who is taking the year off from Stanford University to train at home in The Woodlands, Texas.

Coburn and Ivory-Ganja represented Longhorn Aquatics, which won the overall team title and the women’s team title for the senior portion of the AT&T USA Diving National Championships. Stanford Diving won the men’s team title, led by Kristian Ipsen’s victory on 3-meter on Wednesday. GC Diving was the winner of the combined team title, encompassing both junior and senior events.

Ipsen, Schultz win springboard gold at AT&T National Championships

ORLANDO, Fla. – Olympian Kristian Ipsen (Clayton, Calif./Stanford, Calif.) won the men’s 3-meter title and Brooke Schultz (Gainesville, Fla.) won the women’s 1-meter title Wednesday at the AT&T USA Diving National Championships.

Ipsen scored 462.10 points to win the 3-meter title, his 12th career senior national title and fourth in the individual 3-meter event. Zac Nees (Hatfield, Pa./State College, Pa.) won the silver medal with 432.05 points, while Aaron Fleshner (Spring, Ala./Tuscaloosa, Ala.) won bronze with 428.95 points a day after taking the silver on 1-meter.

Ipsen, who returned home from the World Championships in Russia last week, was in ninth place after round one but moved into sixth after round two with 73.50 points on an inward 2 ½ pike. By round three, he had climbed his way to second place with a front 3 ½ pike that earned 77.50 points.

The 2012 Olympic bronze medalist took the lead in round four with an 81.60-point front 2 ½ with two twists and held onto first for the rest of the contest. He closed out the finals with 89.25 points on his reverse 1 ½ with 3 ½ twists for the highest scoring dive in the finals.

“Coming off World Championships, I was really tired. It was a long trip. It was so much fun, but it was a little tough getting back in competition mode mentally. Once I got here and I saw everyone though, I was excited to compete individually on 3-meter. I feel really confident going forward for the next year after having a good meet here,” said Ipsen, who was seventh in synchronized 3-meter and sixth on 1-meter at the World Championships. He did not compete individually on 3-meter at worlds.

Schultz, who won gold on 1-meter at the 2014 FINA World Junior Championships, scored 266.80 points to win her first senior national title in what was also her first senior national final. Maria Coburn (Austin, Texas) was second with 251.15 points, while Kassidy Cook (The Woodlands, Texas/Stanford, Calif.) scored 248.20 for bronze.

Schultz, the 16-year-old daughter of University of Florida diving coach Dale Schultz,scored more than 50 points on four of her five dives. Her final dive, an inward 1 ½ pike, scored 57.60 points for the highest scoring dive by any diver in the finals. Her opening round front 2 ½ pike scored 54.60 points, as did her fourth-round reverse 1 ½ with 1 ½ twists. Schultz also was first in the preliminaries earlier in the day.

“I dove fairly solid. I just wanted to be consistent and not try too hard, but just get all my dives in as well as I could. I’m super excited. This is my first time making finals at seniors, and I wasn’t really expecting much, but it turned out pretty good,” Schultz said.

The AT&T National Championships come to a close Thursday with men’s 10-meter and women’s 3-meter competition.

 

Herrera takes 1-meter title, Faulkner wins 10-meter at AT&T Nationals

ORLANDO, Fla. – Briadam Herrera (Miami, Fla/Coral Gables, Fla.) and Lisa Faulker (Irvington, Va./Orlando, Fla.) won their first national titles with victories on men’s 1-meter and women’s 10-meter as senior-level competition began Tuesday at the AT&T USA Diving National Championships.

Herrera dominated the men’s 1-meter event with 435 points, 60.85 points ahead of silver medalist Aaron Fleshner (Spring, Texas/Tuscaloosa, Ala.). Cory Bowersox (Burke, Va./Austin, Texas) was third with 356.05 points.

Herrera was consistent throughout the final, scoring no lower than 67.20 points on any of his six dives. He trailed Fleshner by 1.6 points after the first round and took the lead in round two with 76.50 points on his back 2 ½ tuck. He led for the duration of the contest, with his best marks coming in round five when he scored 81.60 points on an inward 2 ½
pike.

“I thought I did really well. My dives felt good, and I thought I was powerful. Everything went right,” said Herrera, a Cuban native who became a U.S. citizen last year. He represented the U.S. at the World University Games earlier this summer and won a bronze
medal on 1-meter.

Faulkner, a University of Kentucky graduate who moved to Orlando in 2014, scored 342.70 points to win the 10-meter platform gold at her home pool. Cheyenne Cousineau (Temperance, Mich./University of Miami) was second at 305.50, and Katrina Young (Shoreline, Wash./Florida State University Diving) scored 300.15 points for bronze.

Faulkner, who also finished first in the morning preliminaries and afternoon semifinals, was in fourth place after round one of the finals but jumped into first with 78.30 points on her back 2 ½ pike in the second round. She led for the remainder of the final.

“I was blessed to have such an awesome crowd and an awesome coach behind me today. It paid off. I felt great all day. It feels so awesome,” Faulkner said.

The AT&T USA Diving National Championships continue through August 13. Wednesday’s events feature men’s 3-meter and women’s 1-meter competition.

24 junior national champions crowned at AT&T USA Diving National Championships

The junior portion of the 2015 AT&T USA Diving National Championships has concluded in Orlando, and 24 junior national champions have been crowned.

Congratulations to all the medalists!

11-and-under boys
1-meter
Gold: Max Fowler (Alexandria Dive Club)
Silver: Nicholas Harris (West Chester Diving)
Bronze: Maxwell Miller (Woodlands Diving Academy)

3-meter
Gold: Max Fowler (Alexandria Dive Club)
Silver: Denny Gulia-Janovski (Unattached)
Bronze: Chase Marafioto (San Antonio Divers)

Platform
Gold: Denny Gulia-Janovski (Unattached)
Silver: Max Fowler (Alexandria Dive Club)
Bronze: Joshua Thai (SoCal Divers)

11-and-under girls
1-meter
Gold: Supisara Shauntel Lim (Stanford Diving)
Silver: Lily Witte (Legacy Diving)
Bronze: Kate Butler (McCormick Divers)

3-meter
Gold: Elena Yeh (Arrow Dive Club)
Silver: Supisara Shauntel Lim (Stanford Diving)
Bronze: Lily Witte (Legacy Diving)

Platform
Gold: Supisara Shauntel Lim (Stanford Diving)
Silver: Alexandra Warshaw (Rose Bowl Aquatics)
Bronze: Isabella George (Rose Bowl Aquatics)

12-13 boys
1-meter

Gold: Tyler Downs (Clayton Diving Alliance)
Silver: Jack Matthews (Ohio State Diving Club)
Bronze: Kevin Mendez (Pine Crest Diving)

3-meter
Gold: Jordan Rzepka (Cleveland Area Diving)
Silver: Maxwell Weinrich (Montgomery Dive Club)
Bronze: Jackson Miller (GC Diving)

Platform
Gold: Jordan Rzepka (Cleveland Area Diving)
Silver: Quinn Henninger (Mile High Dive Club)
Bronze: Maxwell Weinrich (Montgomery Dive Club)

12-13 girls
1-meter

Gold: Anne Fowler (Alexandria Dive Club)
Silver: Tarrin Gilliland (City of Midland)
Bronze: Sophia McAfee (Trojan Dive Club)

3-meter
Gold: Maysi Richards (GC Diving)
Silver: Tarrin Gilliland (City of Midland)
Bronze: Sophia McAfee (Trojan Dive Club)

Platform
Gold: Maysi Richards (GC Diving)
Silver: Tarrin Gilliland (City of Midland)
Bronze: Hailey Hernandez (GC Diving)

14-15 boys
1-meter

Gold: Noah Duperre (Ohio State Diving Club)
Silver: Max Flory (Dominion Dive Club)
Bronze: Lyle Yost (American Flyers Diving)

3-meter
Gold: Jacob Fielding (Trojan Dive Club)
Silver: Noah Duperre (Ohio State Diving Club)
Bronze: Lyle Yost (American Flyers Diving)

Platform
Gold: Max Flory (Dominion Dive Club)
Silver: Jacob Fielding (Trojan Dive Club)
Bronze: Noah Duperre (Ohio State Diving Club)

14-15 girls
1-meter
Gold: Carolina Sculti (Marlins Diving)
Silver: Maria Coburn (Longhorn Aquatics)
Bronze: Grace Cable (Unattached)

3-meter
Gold: Johanna Holloway (Fort Lauderdale Diving Team)
Silver: Maria Coburn (Longhorn Aquatics)
Bronze: Emily Grund (GC Diving)

Platform
Gold: Maggie Merriman (YCF Diving)
Silver: Carolina Sculti (Marlins Diving)
Bronze: Emily Grund (GC Diving)

16-18 boys
1-meter

Gold: Grayson Campbell (Dominion Dive Club)
Silver: Bradley Buchter (Soaring Eagles Dive Club)
Bronze: Henry Fusaro (Clavadistas del Sol)

3-meter
Gold: Grayson Campbell (Dominion Dive Club)
Silver: Jordan Windle (Duke Diving)
Bronze: Henry Fusaro (Clavadistas del Sol)

Platform
Gold: Andrew Capobianco (Duke Diving)
Silver: Zachary Cooper (RipFest)
Bronze: Christopher Law (Unattached)

16-18 girls
1-meter

Gold: Nikki Watters (Ohio State Diving Club)
Silver: Alison Gibson (Team A&M)
Bronze: Brooke Schultz (Unattached)

3-meter
Gold: Alison Gibson (Team A&M)
Silver: Camryn Hidalgo (Mission Viejo Nadadores)
Bronze: Mackenzie Willborn (GC Diving)

Platform
Gold: Mya Kraeger (Team A&M)
Silver: Camryn Hidalgo (Mission Viejo Nadadores)
Bronze: Alison Gibson (Team A&M)

Boys’ team champion: Dominion Dive Club

Girls’ team champion: GC Diving

Overall team champion: GC Diving

 

Grayson Campbell, Maggie Merriman win gold on final day of junior competition at AT&T Nationals

ORLANDO, Fla. – Grayson Campbell (Vienna, Va./Dominion Dive Club) won his 10th career junior national title and second this week with first place in the 16-18 boys’ 1-meter event, while Maggie Merriman (Orlando, Fla./YCF Diving) won the 14-15 girls’ platform title at her home pool as the junior portion of the AT&T USA Diving National Championships came to a close Sunday.

Merriman won her second career junior national title on platform with 357.95 points, securing the 2015 victory on her final dive. She finished out the finals with 86.40 points on an inward 3 ½ tuck that moved her into first place. Merriman also won a junior national title on the event in 2013. She is slated to compete on the 10-meter event at the senior portion of the AT&T national championships on August 11.

Carolina Sculti (Rye, N.Y./Marlins Diving Club), who won gold on 1-meter, won the platform silver with 358.95 points. Emily Grund (Keller, Texas/GC Diving) won her second bronze of the championships with 336.85 points on platform; she was third on 3-meter earlier in the week.

Campbell won his 10th career junior national title and fourth on 1-meter after scoring 569.95 points to edge Bradley Buchter (East Berlin, Pa./Soaring Eagles Dive Club) for the gold. Buchter finished second with 567.85 points. Henry Fusaro (Scottsdale, Ariz./Clavadistas del Sol) was third at 558.60; Fusaro also won bronze on 3-meter this week.

GC Diving won the overall team and girls’ team titles; Dominion Dive Club was the boys’ team champion.

With junior competition coming to a close at the AT&T Nationals, the focus shifts to the senior-level events. Senior events begin August 11 with women’s 10-meter and men’s 1-meter.

Nikki Watters, Jacob Fielding win gold at AT&T Nationals

ORLANDO, Fla. – Nikki Watters (New Albany, Ohio/Ohio State Diving Club) won gold in the 16-18 girls’ 1-meter contest and Jacob Fielding (Los Angeles/Trojan Dive Club) took first in the 14-15 boys’ 3-meter final Saturday at the AT&T USA Diving National Championships.

Watters scored 449.10 to edge Alison Gibson (Austin, Texas/Team A&M) by .30 points. With the 1-meter gold, Watters won her sixth career junior national title and third on 1-meter. Gibson was second with 448.80 points to conclude the junior portion of AT&T Nationals with a medal of every color, having already won gold on 3-meter and bronze on platform. Brooke Schultz (Fayetteville, Ark./Unattached) was third on 1-meter with 439.35 points.

After winning silver on platform, Fielding picked up the 14-15 3-meter gold with 459.25 points. Noah Duperre (New Albany, Ohio/Ohio State Diving Club), who earlier in the week won gold on 1-meter, scored 454.25 to take home the 3-meter silver. Lyle Yost (Shaker Heights, Ohio/American Flyers Diving) won his second bronze medal of the championships with 425.85 points on 3-meter after also placing third on 1-meter.

In preliminary action on Saturday, Jessie Creed (Northfield, Ill. /Chicago Dive Club) scored 305.80 points to finish first in the 14-15 girls’ platform event to lead the divers qualifying for the semifinals.

Austin, Alexander (Lincoln, Neb./Nebraska Diving Club) was the top qualifier out the 16-18 boys’ 1-meter preliminaries with 478.80 points.

The AT&T USA Diving National Championships continue through August 13, with junior events concluding Sunday with semifinals and finals in the 16-18 boys’ 1-meter and 14-15 girls’ platform events.

Four junior national champions crowned on day seven of AT&T Nationals

­ORLANDO, Fla. – Maysi Richards (Weatherford, Texas/GC Diving) and Supisara Shauntel Lim (Palo Alto, Calif./Stanford Diving) won their second gold medals this week, while Tyler Downs (Ballwin, Mo./Clayton Diving Alliance) and Denny Gulia Janovski (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Unattached) also won junior national titles Friday at the AT&T USA Diving National Championships.

Richards scored 330.40 points to win the gold medal in the 12-13 girls’ 3-meter contest after having also won the platform gold earlier in the championships. Tarrin Gilliland (Liberty Hill, Texas/City of Midland Aquatics) won her third silver medal of the championships after finishing second on 3-meter with 324.20 points. Sophia McAfee (San Marino, Calif./Trojan Dive Club) won her second bronze medal with 317.15 points on 3-meter after also taking third on 1-meter this week.

Lim won her second gold medal after finishing with 189.95 points in the 11-and-under girls platform event. She was first on 1-meter and second on 3-meter earlier in the week. Rose Bowl Aquatics teammates Alexandra Warshaw (Glendale, Calif.) and Isabella George (Los Angeles) were second and third on platform, finishing with 186.30 and 182.95 points.

After finishing second on 3-meter, Gulia Janovski picked up gold on platform with 205.11 points in the 11-and-under age group. Max Fowler (Burke, Va./Alexandria Dive Club), who won gold on 1-meter and 3-meter, was second with 199.80 points. Joshua Thai (Alhambra, Calif./SoCal Divers) was third with 197.65 points.

Downs scored 331.90 points on 1-meter for gold in the boys’ 12-13 age group. Jack Matthews (Powell, Ohio/Ohio State Diving Club) won silver with 318.15 points, and Kevin Mendez (Lighthouse Point, Fla./Pine Crest Diving) scored 304.85 points for bronze.

In preliminary action on Friday, Sam Stinson (Damascus, Ore./Tualatin Hills Dive Club) scored 381.65 points to finish first in the 14-15 boys’ 3-meter event to lead the divers advancing to the semifinals. Nikki Canale (Waxhaw, N.C./Carolina Diving Academy) was the top qualifier out the 16-18 girls’ 1-meter contest with 392.95 points.

The AT&T USA Diving National Championships continue through August 13, with junior events running through August 9. Saturday’s events include semifinals and finals for the 16-18 girls on 1-meter and the 14-15 boys on 3-meter.

Campbell, Kraeger win 16-18 titles on day six of AT&T Nationals

ORLANDO, Fla. – Grayson Campbell (Vienna, Va./Dominion Dive Club) won the boys’ 16-18 3-meter title and Mya Kraeger (Willis, Texas/Team A&M) took first in the girls’ 16-18 platform contest as the AT&T USA Diving National Championships continued Thursday.

Campbell scored 652.35 points to edge Jordan Windle (Morrisville, N.C./Duke Diving), who took the 16-18 3-meter silver with 649.55 points. Henry Fusaro (Scottsdale, Ariz./Clavadistas del Sol) was third with 609.60 points.

Campbell and Windle went back and forth atop the leaderboard throughout the contest before Campbell ultimately prevailed to win his ninth career junior national title and fifth on 3-meter. Windle led after the first two rounds, with Campbell taking over the top spot after round three. Windle reclaimed the lead after rounds four and five before Campbell closed out his list with 81.60 on his front 2 ½ somersault with 2 twists to secure the gold medal.

Kraeger won the 16-18 platform gold with 455.35 points for her first career individual junior national title. 2014 champion Camryn Hidalgo (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo Nadadores) took the silver with 443.30 points, and Kraeger’s Team A&M teammate Alison Gibson (Austin, Texas) scored 428.60 points for third. Gibson had won the 16-18 3-meter title earlier in the week, with Hidalgo also winning silver on that event.

In 12-13 girls’ 3-meter semifinal action, Maysi Richards (Weatherford, Texas/GC Diving) scored 321.25 points to lead the field of 12 divers advancing to Friday’s finals. Daryn Wright (Plainfield, Ind./Indiana International School of Diving) qualified in second with 316.65 points, and Hailey Hernandez (Southlake, Texas/GC Diving) was third with 309.25 points.

In 11-and-under platform preliminary competition, SoCal Divers had the top finishers in both the girls’ and boys’ events. Simone Beinlich (Fullerton, Calif.) scored 168.70 to lead the 12 girls advancing to Friday’s semifinals, while Joshua Thai (Alhambra, Calif.) scored 189.35 points to finish first in the boys’ preliminary event. Sadie Walkup (Pasadena, Calif./Rose Bowl Aquatics) was second at 161.75 in the girls’ prelim, and Jacob Fisher (Alexandria, Va./Alexandria Dive Club) scored 175.50 to finish second in the boys’ prelim.

Cole Sullivan (Campbell, Calif./Santa Clara Diving) scored 286.05 points to finish first in the boys’ 12-13 1-meter preliminary contest, while Christian Inman (The Woodlands, Texas/Woodlands Diving Academy) was second with 268.05 points. Their semifinal is set for Friday.

The top 12 divers in the junior preliminaries advance to the semifinals, where they will be joined by divers who qualified directly to the semifinals based on performances at zone championships. The top three finishers from each of six zone championships qualified directly to the semifinals.

The AT&T USA Diving National Championships continue through August 13, with junior competition running until August 9. Friday’s competition includes finals in four events: boys’ and girls’ 11-and-under platform, 12-13 girls’ 3-meter and 12-13 boys’ 1-meter.