CALGARY, Canada – Team USA has arrived in Calgary, where all 11 divers will compete at the Repsol Sport Centre for the 2019 FINA Diving Calgary Grand Prix, which begins Thursday, April 4 (local time) and concludes Sunday, April 7 (local time).
What to Watch For
Bridget O’Neil (Southlake, Texas)- The 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games bronze medalist will compete in her first international event since representing the Stars and Stripes in the Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 last fall. O’Neil will compete in the women’s 3-meter event.
Jacob Fielding (Los Angeles, Calif./Columbus, Ohio) and Jacob Siler (Knoxville, Tenn./Columbus, Ohio)- The Ohio State University teammates will pair up in the men’s platform synchro together, marking Siler’s first international competition. Siler, who is a member of the USA Diving Tier Two squad, will also compete in the men’s platform event. The pair previously dove together in the men’s platform synchro the 2018 USA Diving Winter Trials, where they earned bronze medals.
Fielding and Lyle Yost (Shaker Heights, Ohio)- Fielding will also compete with his 2018 FINA World Junior Diving Championships teammate, Yost, in the men’s 3-meter synchro. The duo won bronze medals at last year’s 2018 USA Diving Winter Trials in the men’s 3-meter synchro event.
Abigail Knapton (Omaha, Neb./Lincoln, Neb.)- In her first international competition, Knapton will compete for Team USA in the women’s platform. The Nebraska diver, who recently made the USA Diving Tier Two squad, placed fifth in both the 2018 USA Diving Winter Trials and the 2018 USA Diving Senior National Championships. Knapton will also dive with Ben Bramley (Wellesley, Mass./West Lafayette, Ind.) in the mixed platform synchro.
Daria Lenz (Altadena, Calif./Stanford, Calif.) and Carolina Sculti (Rye, N.Y./Stanford, Calif.)- The Stanford teammates will compete together in the women’s 3-meter synchro, marking their return to the Canada Cup, as both divers competed in last year’s competition. The pair earned bronze medals in the women’s 3-meter synchro in last year’s 2018 USA Diving Winter Trials. Sculti will also contend in the mixed 3-meter synchro with Bramley.
Bramley- Bramley, who was recently named to the 2019 USA Diving Tier Two squad, will compete in the men’s platform event. The Purdue diver, who brings Grand Prix experience, placed seventh in the men’s platform final at the 2018 USA Diving Winter Trials. He will also compete with Knapton in the mixed platform synchro and Sculti in the mixed 3-meter synchro events on Sunday.
Emma Ivory-Ganja (The Woodlands, Texas/Austin, Texas)- The Texas native will compete in the women’s 3-meter competition for Team USA. Ivory-Ganja placed in the top-10 of the women’s 3-meter event at the 2018 USA Diving Winter Trials, finishing eighth overall.
Greg Duncan (Oakton, Va./West Lafayette, Ind.)- Duncan will represent the Stars and Stripes in the men’s 3-meter competition this week. The Virginia native placed in the top-10 of the men’s 3-meter competition at last year’s Winter Trials, finishing seventh overall.
Ali Watson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)- The junior diver will contend in the women’s platform for the Red, White and Blue in this week’s Grand Prix, marking her first international competition. Watson placed in the top-10 in the 2018 USA Diving Winter Trials in the women’s platform, finishing seventh overall.
***Be sure to note that Calgary is 2 hours behind East Standard Time.