Four Synchronized Teams Crowned Junior National Champions

By USA Diving | Aug. 06, 2019, 12:45 p.m. (ET)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – Four synchronized teams punched their tickets to the Junior Pan American Championships after winning junior national titles as the USA Diving Junior National Championships wrapped up Tuesday.

Tyler Downs (RipFest) and Jordan Rzepka (Ohio State Diving Club) won a close synchronized 3-meter contest with 304.98 points, finishing 3.66 points ahead of Jack Matthews (Ohio State Diving Club) and Max Flory (Dominion Dive Club) for the gold. Noah Duperre (Ohio State Diving Club) and Samuel Duncan (Dominion Dive Club) were third with 283.89 points.

Daryn Wright (Indiana International School of Diving) and Sophia McAfee (Trojan Dive Club) won synchronized platform with 262.56 points. Lily Witte (Legacy Diving) and Bailee Sturgill (Ohio State Diving) were second at 195.00.

Hailey Hernandez (GC Diving) and Anne Fowler (Alexandria Dive Club) turned in 279.03 points to win the girls’ 3-meter synchronized title. Witte and Sturgill added a second synchro silver medal with 230.67 points. Ashley Bevan-Thomas (GC Diving) and Sydney Rice (GC Diving) were third at 220.71.

Quinn Henninger (Mile High Dive Club) and Max Weinrich (Montgomery Dive Club) won synchronized platform with 297.78 points. Downs and Rzepka scored 275.52 points, and Garrett Greene (Tennessee Aquatics Diving) and Jacob Reasor (Tennessee Aquatics Diving) came away with bronze at 180.00 points.

The four winning synchronized teams have qualified to represent the United States at the Junior Pan American Championships in Santiago, Chile from August 22-25.