US Olympic Diving Trials Results 2012: Top Qualifiers, Updates and Highlights

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US Olympic Diving Trials Results 2012: Top Qualifiers, Updates and Highlights
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Four events in the U.S. Olympic diving trials got underway yesterday, with many more to come over the next week. 

The United States has not won a medal from the diving platform since Laura Wilkinson claimed gold in Sydney 12 years ago. Since then, China has dominated the diving ranks. 

This year's American squad doesn't feature any Olympic medal winners, but you can assess the group yourself on television throughout the week.

Let's check out the full TV schedule:

Date Time Network Event
Tues., June 19 12-2 a.m. ET NBCSN Semifinals: Men’s 10-meter (live)
Wed., June 20 10 p.m.-2 a.m. ET NBCSN Semifinals: Men’s 3-meter (live); Women’s 10-meter (live);Women’s 3-meter (next day coverage)
Thurs., June 21 10 p.m.-12 a.m. ET NBCSN Synchro Finals: Women’s 3-meter; Men’s 10-meter (live)
Fri., June 22 11 p.m.-12 a.m. ET NBCSN Synchro Finals: Men’s 3-meter (live)
Sat., June 23 4-6 p.m. ET NBC Men’s 10-meter—Finals (live)
Sun., June 24 3-6 p.m. ET NBC Men’s 3-meter, Women’s 10-meter, Women’s 3-meter —Finals (live; Women’s 3-meter is next-day coverage)

 

UPDATE: Monday, June 25, 7:12 a.m. ET by Ian Hanford

The winners of the Senior Women's Platform and the Senior Men's 3m Springboard have been determined. This action should have diving fans prepared for an eventful Olympics in London.

Brittany Viola captured the crown in the Senior Women's Platform over Katherine Bell, and Christopher Colwill held off Troy Dumais to win the Senior Men's 3m Springboard. Both events were neck-and-neck.

Sunday's action was the final stanza of this year's Olympic diving trial action. Let's see how things wrapped up.

For full results, check out Dive Meets.

 

Senior Women Platform (Final)

Diver Team Place Score Diff

Brittany Viola MIFL 1 1081.50 0.00
Katherine Bell OHIO 2 1024.40 -57.10
Amy Cozad INDI 3 1004.00 -77.50

 

Senior Men 3m Springboard (Final)

Diver Team Place Score Diff

Christopher Colwill GDC 1 1457.45 0.00
Troy Dumais LHA 2 1448.35 -9.10
Kristian Ipsen STAN 3 1447.10 -10.35

 

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UPDATE: Sunday, June 24, 8:30 a.m. ET by Donald Wood

With another wild day of US Olympic Diving Trials out of the way, it’s time to look back on a Saturday full of action and find out who the biggest winners were coming out of some key events.

The finals were settled for the Senior Women 3m Springboard and the Senior Men Platform, and the action was enough to get even the biggest non-fan of diving excited about what was going on.

Sunday marks the end of the action for now, so don’t be the one fan that misses all of the wild fun that the US Olympic Diving Trials can provide. Good luck to all of the participants trying to represent our great nation and congratulations for making it this far.

For full results, check out Dive Meets.

 

Senior Men Platform
Diver Team Place Score Diff

David Boudia BOIL 1 1642.40 0.00
Nick McCrory DAD 2 1582.55 -59.85
Thomas Finchum U 3 1463.20 -179.20
David Bonuchi MIZZ 4 1227.45 -414.95
Logan Shinholser H2OA 5 1216.30 -426.10
Steele Johnson U 6 1178.00 -464.40
Benjamin Grado TCSN 7 1170.80 -471.60
Dashiell Enos U 8 1154.55 -487.85
Toby Stanley U 9 1147.65 -494.75
Harrison Jones U 10 1142.20 -500.20
Christopher Law AAAD 11 1125.10 -517.30
Zachary Nees U 12 1081.80 -560.60

 

Senior Women 3m Springboard
Diver Team Place Score Diff

Cassidy Krug STAN 1 1094.85 0.00
Christina Loukas TWDA 2 1017.85 -77.00
Kelci Bryant MDA 3 967.05 -127.80
Kassidy Cook TWDA 4 962.55 -132.30
Bianca Alvarez OSU 5 949.00 -145.85
Summer Allman LDA 6 900.90 -193.95
Gracia Leydon-Mahoney DAD 7 876.50 -218.35
Meili Carpenter WNGS 8 852.00 -242.85
Sarah Bacon U 9 851.70 -243.15
Victoria Ishimatsu TROJ 10 848.60 -246.25
Lindsay Lester MIFL 11 841.35 -253.50
Samantha Pickens TCSN 12 827.00 -267.85

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UPDATE: Saturday, June 23, 9:18 a.m. ET by Donald Wood

If you missed Friday’s action at the 2012 US Olympic Diving Trials, there is a lot you have to catch up on. Not only did the Synchronized Women Platform go down, the Synchronized Men 3m Springboard was also decided.

With only two teams in the synchronized women’s platform trial, the excitement was not trumped as both teams put on amazing shows. Ashley Buchter and Natalie Kalibat had the better finish, but it wasn’t by much.

Eight teams entered the synchronized men’s 3m springboard trial, but there was a clear pecking order of who would be the eventual winner. In the end, Troy Dumais and Kristian Ipsen proved they were the best with an amazing performance.

For full results, check out Dive Meets.

 

Synchronized Men 3m Springboard
Diver Team Place Score Diff

Troy Dumais / Kristian Ipsen LHA 1 1296.21 0.00
Christopher Colwill / Drew Livingston GDC 2 1263.51 -32.70
Justin Dumais / Dwight Dumais YCFT 3 1151.46 -144.75
Bryce Klein / Bradley Christensen GCD 4 1091.40 -204.81
Aaron Fleshner / Chris Heaton ALAB 5 1054.38 -241.83
Michael Mosca / Toby Stanley HARV 6 1042.77 -253.44
Zachary Nees / Samuel Dorman U 7 1028.73 -267.48
Justin Youtsey / Clark Thomas REDH 8 957.18 -339.03

 

Synchronized Women Platform
Diver Team Place Score Diff

Ashley Buchter / Natalie Kalibat SEDC 1 701.73 0.00
Allie Alter / Andrea Acquista OHIO 2 699.27 -2.46

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Update 6/22/12 at 9:35 AM:

Day five of the US Olympic diving trials featured the final round of two major events.

The Synchronized Women's 3m Springboard and the Synchronized Men's Platform events reached their conclusion.

In the women's event, Abby Johnston and Kelci Bryant held off all challengers with a 956.40 performance.

The Men's Platform was won by star performers Nick McCrory and David Boudia. They blew away the competition with a 1387.86 performance.

For full results, check out Dive Meets.

 

Synchronized Women's 3m Springboard (Final)

Diver Team Place Score Diff

Abby Johnston / Kelci Bryant DAD 1 956.40 0.00
Kassidy Cook / Christina Loukas TWDA 2 955.98 -0.42
Amanda Burke / Summer Allman MDA 3 806.10 -150.30

 

Synchronized Men's Platform (Final)

Diver Team Place Score Diff

Nick McCrory / David Boudia DAD 1 1387.86 0.00
Toby Stanley / Steele Johnson2 U 2 1207.08 -180.78
Steele Johnson / Dashiell Enos U 3 1170.12 -217.7

 

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Update 6/21/12 at 8:50 AM:

Day four of the US Olympic diving trials are in the books.

On Tuesday, we saw the Senior Men's Platform and the Senior Women's 3m Springboard. On Wednesday the events flipped the other way.

In the Senior Women's Platform, standout performer Brittany Viola (highlighted below) leads the way after the semifinals with a 734.30 score. Katherine Bell is in second place with 703.75.

On the men's side of things, Kristian Ipsen (993.80) is in first place with Troy Dumais (954.20) nipping at his heels.

For full results, check out Dive Meets.

 

Senior Women Platform (Prelim/Quarterfinal)

Diver Team Place Score Diff

Brittany Viola MIFL 1 380.55 0.00
Katherine Bell OHIO 2 339.25 -41.30
Amy Korthauer INDI 3 323.10 -57.45
Laura Ryan U 4 323.00 -57.55
Anna James COM 5 316.90 -63.65

 

Senior Women Platform

Diver Team Place Score Diff

Brittany Viola MIFL 1 734.30 0.00
Katherine Bell OHIO 2 703.75 -30.55
Haley Ishimatsu TROJ 3 674.05 -60.25
Amy Cozad INDI 4 660.50 -73.80
Victoria Lamp TD 5 641.15 -93.15

 

Senior Men 3m Springboard (Prelim/Quarterfinal)

Diver Team Place Score Diff

Kristian Ipsen STAN 1 511.90 0.00
Troy Dumais LHA 2 465.70 -46.20
Christopher Colwill GDC 3 458.90 -53.00
Justin Dumais YCFT 4 419.35 -92.55
Thomas Finchum U 5 412.50 -99.40

 

Senior Men 3m Springboard

Diver Team Place Score Diff

Kristian Ipsen STAN 1 993.80 0.00
Troy Dumais LHA 2 954.20 -39.60
Christopher Colwill GDC 3 951.15 -42.65
Thomas Finchum U 4 836.85 -156.95
Justin Dumais YCFT 5 822.60 -171.20

 

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Update 6/20/12 at 8:30 AM: 

Another day of US Olympic diving trials brings a fresh batch of results your way. 

Senior Women's 3m Springboard and Senior Men's Platform events took place yesterday. The events were completed through the semifinals. 

Cassidy Krug's 718.85 3m Springboard score leads the way for the women. Nick McCrory led the Senior Men's Platform after the quarterfinals, but David Boudia's 1083.75 score eventually overcame his mark. 

For full results, check out Dive Meets.

 

Senior Women 3m Springboard (Prelim/Quarterfinal)

Diver Team Place Score Diff

Cassidy Krug STAN 1 359.40 0.00
Christina Loukas TWDA 2 321.85 -37.55
Bianca Alvarez OSU 3 312.20 -47.20
Kassidy Cook TWDA 4 300.15 -59.25
Abby Johnston DAD 5 293.60 -65.80

 

Senior Women 3m Springboard (Semifinal/Semifinal A)

Diver Team Place Score Diff

Cassidy Krug STAN 1 718.85 0.00
Christina Loukas TWDA 2 679.65 -39.20
Kassidy Cook TWDA 3 653.25 -65.60
Bianca Alvarez OSU 4 626.00 -92.85
Kelci Bryant MDA 5 610.70 -108.15

 

Senior Men Platform (Prelim/Quarterfinal) 

Diver Team Place Score Diff

Nick McCrory DAD 1 512.80 0.00
David Boudia BOIL 2 508.80 -4.00
Thomas Finchum U 3 496.95 -15.85
Christopher Law AAAD 4 410.95 -101.85
David Bonuchi MIZZ 5 408.90 -103.90


Senior Men Platform (Semifinal/Semifinal A)

Diver Team Place Score Diff

David Boudia BOIL 1 1083.75 0.00
Nick McCrory DAD 2 1043.95 -39.80
Thomas Finchum U 3 974.95 -108.80
David Bonuchi MIZZ 4 820.60 -263.15
Logan Shinholser H2OA 5 790.10 -293.65

 

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Update 6/19/12 at 11:00 AM:

The men and women competing have completed the semifinal round of platform and three meter springboard.

While most of the leaderboard has remained the same, the Men's Synchronized 3m Springboard has a new pair of leaders. Troy Dumais and Kristian Ipsen have turned a 4.86 point deficit to a 26.67 point lead after the semifinals.

Here are the full results courtesy of Dive Meets:



Synchronized Women 3m Springboard
Diver Team Place Score Diff

Abby Johnston / Kelci Bryant DAD 1 637.80 0.00
Kassidy Cook / Christina Loukas TWDA 2 631.29 -6.51
Deidre Freeman / Veronica Rydze IA 3 531.90 -105.90
Carrie Dragland / Bianca Alvarez MIFL 4 524.40 -113.40
Amanda Burke / Summer Allman MDA 5 516.84 -120.96

 

Synchronized Men Platform

Diver Team Place Score Diff

Nick McCrory / David Boudia DAD 1 919.86 0.00
Toby Stanley / Steele Johnson2 U 2 805.02 -114.84
Steele Johnson / Dashiell Enos U 3 782.16 -137.70
Mark Murdock / Dashiell Enos2 U 4 711.72 -208.14
Logan Shinholser / Ryan Hawkins H2OA 5 702.96 -216.90

 

Synchronized Women Platform

Diver Team Place Score Diff

Ashley Buchter / Natalie Kalibat SEDC 1 482.52 0.00
Allie Alter / Andrea Acquista OHIO 2 462.42 -20.10

 

Synchronized Men 3m Springboard

Diver Team Place Score Diff

Troy Dumais / Kristian Ipsen LHA 1 876.00 0.00
Christopher Colwill / Drew Livingston GDC 2 849.33 -26.67
David Bonuchi / Michael Hixon MIZZ 3 779.28 -96.72
Justin Dumais / Dwight Dumais YCFT 4 749.82 -126.18
Bryce Klein / Bradley Christensen GCD 5 731.55 -144.45

 

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Now that you know when to watch, let's take a look at yesterday's results. 

*For full results click here.

 

Synchronized Women 3m Springboard (Prelim/Quarterfinal)

Diver
Team Place Score Diff

Abby Johnston / Kelci Bryant DAD 1 314.10 0.00
Kassidy Cook / Christina Loukas TWDA 2 313.83 -0.27
Deidre Freeman / Veronica Rydze IA 3 258.24 -55.86
Amanda Burke / Summer Allman MDA 4 250.95 -63.15
Carrie Dragland / Bianca Alvarez MIFL 5 250.80 -63.30
Maren Taylor / Meghan Houston THE 6 246.54 -67.56
Kelly Markle / Kara Mccormack TWDA 7 244.32 -69.78
Gabriella Agostino / Logan Kline INDI 8 243.60 -70.50
Phoebe Lamay / Chloe Helmink CDC 9 237.96 -76.14
Eszter Pryor / Rachel Rubadue OHIO 10 235.80
-78.30

 

 

Synchronized Women 3m Springboard

Diver Team Place Score Diff

Abby Johnston / Kelci Bryant DAD 1 637.80 0.00
Kassidy Cook / Christina Loukas TWDA 2 631.29 -6.51
Deidre Freeman / Veronica Rydze IA 3 531.90 -105.90
Carrie Dragland / Bianca Alvarez MIFL 4 524.40 -113.40
Amanda Burke / Summer Allman MDA 5 516.84 -120.96
Gabriella Agostino / Logan Kline INDI 6 490.20 -147.60
Eszter Pryor / Rachel Rubadue2 OHIO 7 488.64 -149.16
Maren Taylor / Meghan Houston THE 8 488.46 -149.34
Kelly Markle / Kara Mccormack TWDA 9 483.42 -154.38
Rachel Rubadue / Olivia Ball OHIO 10 475.68 -162.12


 

Synchronized Men Platform (Prelim/Quarterfinal)

Diver Team Place Score Diff

Nick McCrory / David Boudia DAD 1 463.83 0.00
Toby Stanley / Steele Johnson2 U 2 415.80 -48.03
Steele Johnson / Dashiell Enos U 3 387.18 -76.65
Logan Shinholser / Ryan Hawkins H2OA 4 342.12 -121.71
Mark Murdock / Dashiell Enos2 U 5 340.56 -123.27
Zachary Cooper / Jordan Windle2 U 6 333.75 -130.08
Nicholas Klein / Andrew Cramer TDC 7 314.55 -149.28
Christopher Law / Samuel Smith AAAD 8 310.11 -153.72

 

Synchronized Men Platform

Diver Team Place Score Diff

Nick McCrory / David Boudia DAD 1 919.86 0.00
Toby Stanley / Steele Johnson2 U 2 805.02 -114.84
Steele Johnson / Dashiell Enos U 3 782.16 -137.70
Mark Murdock / Dashiell Enos2 U 4 711.72 -208.14
Logan Shinholser / Ryan Hawkins H2OA 5 702.96 -216.90
Zachary Cooper / Jordan Windle2 U 6 686.16 -233.70
Nicholas Klein / Andrew Cramer TDC 7 634.47 -285.39
Christopher Law / Samuel Smith AAAD 8 622.29 -297.57

 

 

Male Diver to Watch: David Boudia

Boudia currently holds the silver medal in international diving's toughest event: 10-meter platform. He represents the United States' best hopes for a medal in London this summer. 

He, along with his teammate Nick McCrory, are heavy favorites to earn the United States' Olympic bid. 

NBC analyst and former Olympic diver Cynthia Potter had this to say in an interview with Sports Illustrated about Boudia and the men's team:

I don't see any roadblocks for David. [Finchum] doesn't quite have the degree of difficulty as the others, but he is in line to be competitive with Nick and David if there are any problems.

 

Female Diver to Watch: Brittany Viola

 

Viola will not compete until later in the week, but she may be the United States' most consistent female diver. Her platform performances nearly sent her to the Olympics in 2004 as a 17-year-old. 

She's the daughter of 1988 Cy Young winner Frank Viola, and she hopes to continue her families strong athletic bloodlines well into the summer. 

Viola won the 2011 winter national title and has finished in the top 20 in each of her last two world championship appearances. 

She also wants to be here. She said this in an interview with Sports Illustrated: "This Olympic Trials coming up, I've been training my mind, body, spirit, soul -- everything has been in my training. I want to be at Olympic Trials, and I want to be at the Olympics."

 

Olympic Prediction

The United States doesn't enter the summer games with China's recent pedigree, but they will compete for sure.

Viola and Haley Ishimatsu can hold their own on the women's side of things, and the men will rely on the tandem of McCrory and Boudia. 

With their combined efforts, I would be surprised if the United States didn't find themselves holding at least one medal by the time the London games draw to a close. 

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