Nineteen Divers To Represent Team USA At FINA World Championships

By USA Diving | June 12, 2019, 7:27 p.m. (ET)

Five Olympians and a total of 19 divers will represent the United States at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Competition in the diving events runs July 12-20 and will serve as the first opportunity for countries to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games.

2016 Olympic silver medalist Michael Hixon (Amherst, Mass./Bloomington, Ind.) will compete in three events in South Korea after qualifying individually on 1-meter and 3-meter and with Andrew Capobianco (Holly Springs, N.C./Bloomington, Ind.) in synchronized 3-meter.

David Boudia (Lafayette, Ind.), who has won four Olympic medals in 10-meter competition, has qualified individually on 3-meter. Steele Johnson (Carmel, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.), who won silver with Boudia in synchronized 10-meter at the 2016 Olympic Games, has qualified to compete synchronized 10-meter with new partner Ben Bramley (Wellesley, Mass./West Lafayette, Ind.). 2016 Olympian Amy Cozad Magaña (Indianapolis, Ind.) will dive individually on 10-meter at the World Championships, and 2016 Olympian Katrina Young (Shoreline, Wash./Tallahassee, Fla.) has qualified for the team in synchronized 10-meter with Murphy Bromberg (Bexley, Ohio/Austin, Texas).

David Dinsmore (New Albany, Ohio/Miami, Fla.) and Brandon Loschiavo (Huntington Beach, Calif./West Lafayette, Ind.) will represent the U.S. in the individual men’s 10-meter event, and Delaney Schnell (Tucson, Ariz.) will join Magaña in the individual women’s 10-meter event.

Brooke Schultz (Fayetteville, Ark.) and Sarah Bacon (Indianapolis, Ind./Minneapolis, Minn.) will dive for Team USA in individual 3-meter competition, and Alison Gibson (Austin, Texas) and Krysta Palmer (Carson City, Nev./Reno, Nev.) will represent the U.S. in the synchronized 3-meter.

The top three synchronized teams and top 12 individuals in each Olympic event will secure quota spots for their countries to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games.

Briadam Herrera (Miami, Fla.) will join Hixon in the men’s 1-meter contest, a non-Olympic event. Bacon and Maria Coburn (Austin, Texas/Tucson, Ariz.) will dive women’s 1-meter. Zach Cooper (Greenwood, Ind./Miami, Fla.) and Olivia Rosendahl (Los Angeles/Evanston, Ill.) will dive mixed synchronized 10-meter, also a non-Olympic event.

Fourteen of the divers on the team have previous World Championships experience. Boudia will be competing in his seventh World Championships and has won five medals in previous World Championships (three in individual 10-meter and two in synchronized 10-meter). Hixon, who won bronze on 1-meter at the 2015 World Championships, will be competing in his fourth World Championships. Bromberg, Dinsmore, Johnson and Magaña will each be making their third trips to the World Championships. Capobianco, Coburn, Gibson, Herrera, Loschiavo, Palmer, Schultz and Schnell will all be competing in their second World Championships. This will be the first World Championships for Bacon, Bramley, Cooper, Rosendahl and Young.

The team was selected based on performances at the 2019 USA Diving Senior National Championships held May 19-26 in Indianapolis.

USA Diving World Championships Roster

Sarah Bacon
(Indianapolis, Ind./Minneapolis, Minn.) – 1-meter, 3-meter
David Boudia
(Lafayette, Ind.) – 3-meter
Ben Bramley
(Wellesley, Mass./West Lafayette, Ind.) – Synchronized 10-meter
Murphy Bromberg
(Bexley, Ohio/Austin, Texas) – Synchronized 10-meter
Andrew Capobianco
(Holly Springs, N.C./Bloomington, Ind.) – Synchronized 3-meter
Maria Coburn
(Round Rock, Texas/Tucson, Ariz.) – 1-meter
Zach Cooper
(Greenwood, Ind./Miami, Fla.) – Mixed synchronized 10-meter
David Dinsmore
(New Albany, Ohio/Miami, Fla.) – 10-meter
Alison Gibson
(Austin, Texas) – Synchronized 3-meter
Briadam Herrera
(Miami, Fla.) – Mixed synchronized 3-meter
Michael Hixon
(Amherst, Mass./Bloomington, Ind.) – 1-meter, 3-meter, synchronized 3-meter
Steele Johnson
(Carmel, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.) – Synchronized 10-meter
Brandon Loschiavo
(Huntington Beach, Calif./West Lafayette, Ind.) – 10-meter
Amy Cozad Magaña
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – 10-meter
Krysta Palmer
(Carson City, Nev./Reno, Nev.) – Synchronized 3-meter
Olivia Rosendahl
(Los Angeles/Evanston, Ill.) – Mixed synchronized 10-meter
Delaney Schnell
(Tucson, Ariz.) – 10-meter
Brooke Schultz
(Fayetteville, Ark.) – 3-meter
Katrina Young
(Shoreline, Wash./Tallahassee, Fla.) – Synchronized 10-meter

Coaches: Randy Ableman, John Appleman, Wenbo Chen, Dwight Dumais, Drew Johansen, Sean McCarthy, John Proctor, Dale Schultz, Matt Scoggin