Carolina Sculti (L) and Anne Fowler (R), seen here at the 2016 Junior World Championships, won gold in the 14-18 synchronized girls' 3m at the 2017 Junior Pan American Championships
Team USA ended the 2017 Junior Pan American Championships with a four-medal performance on the final day of competition in Victoria, British Columbia, including two golds, one silver and one bronze. The synchronized pair of Anne Fowler (Burke, Va./Alexandria Dive Club) and Carolina Sculti (Rye, N.Y./Marlins Diving) forged gold for the U.S. as did Avery Worobel (Cary, N.C./Duke Diving Club) while Nick Harris (Chester Springs, Pa./Westchester Diving) earned a silver medal. Aiden Sadler (Lithia, Fla./Team Colwill Diving) was the lone bronze medalist. The Americans leave Canada with 20 total medals including nine golds, six silvers and five bronzes.
Fowler and Sculti dazzled in the 14-18 girls’ synchronized 3-meter event, scoring 65.70 on their final dive to earn gold. The duo posted a mark of 261.18, followed by Canada (254.43) and Cuba (244.95). This was the third medal of the meet for Fowler, having won bronze in both the 14-15 girls’ 1-meter and 3-meter.
Worobel bested the 11-and-under girls' platform field with a top score of 271.00, finishing 28.35 points ahead of her closest competitor. Worobel completed the meet with two gold medals, having already won gold in the 11-and-under girls’ 3-meter. American teammate Lanie Gutch (Orlando, Fla./YCF Diving Team) came in fourth in the event with 228.60 points.
Harris secured silver in the 12-13 boys’ 1-meter contest with a score of 344.85 points with compatriot Max Fowler (Burke, Va./Alexandria Dive Club) taking fourth overall with 332.35 points.
Sadler’s bronze came in the 11-and-under boys’ 1-meter final as he amassed 217.20 points. Bennett Greene (Knoxville, Tenn./Tennessee Diving) sealed fifth place with a mark of 200.55 points.
Lily Witte (Dexter, Mich./Legacy Diving) and Elena Yeh (South Pasadena, Calif./Arrow Dive Club) went 4-5 in the 12-13 girls’ 3-meter final, Witte scoring 282.15 and Yeh posting 276.15 points.
Jack Matthews (Powell, Ohio/Ohio State Diving Club) cracked the top five in the 14-15 boys’ 3-meter final with a fourth-place score of 434.55 points. Tyler Downs (Ballwin, Mo./RipFest) came in eighth with a total of 411.70 points.
Max Flory (Fairfax, Va./Dominion Dive Club) and Noah Duperre (New Albany, Ohio/Ohio State Diving Club) closed out the meet in the 16-18 boys’ platform final where Flory scored 447.10 points for sixth and Duperre earned 441.35 points for seventh.
U.S. medal breakdown from the 2017 Junior Pan American Championships is provided below:
Avery Worobel (11-and-under girls’ 3-meter, Platform)
Josh Davidson (16-18 boys’ 3-meter)
Brooke Schultz (16-18 girls’ 1-meter, 3-meter)
Bennett Greene (11-and-under boys’ 3-meter, Platform)
Hailey Hernandez (14-15 girls 1-meter)
Anne Fowler & Carolina Sculti (14-18 synchronized girls’ 3-meter)
Jack Matthews (14-15 boys’ 1-meter)
Denny Gulia-Janovski (12-13 boys’ Platform)
Hailey Hernandez (14-15 girls’ Platform)
Aiden Sadler (11-and-under boys’ 3-meter)
Josh Davidson (16-18 boys’ 1-meter)
Nick Harris (12-13 boys’ 1-meter)
Anne Fowler (14-15 girls’ 1-meter, 3-meter)
Lyle Yost (16-18 boys’ 1-meter)
Noah Duperre & Lyle Yost (14-18 synchronized boys’ 3-meter)
Aiden Sadler (11-and-under boys’ 1-meter)