Name: Michael Hixon
Sport: Diving
Event(s): 3-meter
Height: 5-8
DOB: 7/16/1994
Hometown: Amherst, Mass.
College: Indiana University (2018, majoring in economic consulting)
Team/Club: TriSynerG Diving
Coach(es): Drew Johansen
Olympic Experience
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games: silver (synchronized 3-meter), 10th (individual 3-meter)
World Championship Experience
  • 2015: Bronze (1-meter), 13th (3-meter)
  • 2013: 5th (synchronized 3-meter)
Youth Championship Experience
  • 2010: Bronze (3-meter)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 World Cup team member (finalist on 3-meter)
  • National Team member: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Two-time World Junior Championships medalist (1-meter bronze in 2012, synchronized 3-meter silver in 2010)
  • 2014 NCAA champion on 1-meter and 3-meter while competing at the University of Texas
  • Two-time national champion on 1-meter (best finish on 3-meter at a national championships is second)
  • Four-time Junior Pan American Championships medalist (2011: gold, 3-meter; bronze 1-meter; 2009: bronze, 1-meter and 3-meter)
  • Nine-time junior national champion
Personal: Son of Mandy and David Hixon...Has an older brother, Matthew...Michael started diving when he was 7 years old...His mom dove at Ohio State and is the diving coach at the University of Massachusetts...She coached Michael until he began his college career...Michael’s dad is the long-time basketball coach at Amherst College...Michael enjoys basketball, golf, running and biking, and he would like to be a diving coach when he is older...His favorite dive is 407C (inward 3 1/2 somersaults, tuck)...He says the mental aspect of the sport is the hardest part about his training...He likes to listen to rap music between dives when he is competing