Name: Bennett Greene
Sport: Diving
Event(s): 1-meter, 3-meter, platform
Height: 5'7"
DOB: 4/4/2006
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
High School: Homeschooled
Team/Club: Tennessee Diving
Coach(es): Michael Wright
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 Junior Pan American Championships: silver medalist, 3-meter; bronze medal, platform
  • 2017 Junior Pan American Championships: gold medalist, 3-meter and platform
  • Four-time junior national champion (three titles on platform, one on 1-meter)
Personal: Son of Dagan and Shannon Greene...He has three siblings: Garrett, Jackson and Josie...Outside of diving, Bennett enjoys playing video games, trampolining and hanging out with friends...He trains two and a half hours day, five days a week...Bennett hopes to have a strong collegiate diving career with Olympic possibilities...He began diving at the age of five...He previously played baseball and basketball...He holds a 4.0 GPA...His first junior nationals was in 2013...His greatest diving obstacle was when he tore a ligament in his ankle prior to competing in the 2017 Junior Pan Am games. He captured 2 gold medals despite his setback...Between dives, Bennett likes to relax and talk to his coach...While competing, he likes to listen to hype music and rock and roll music...His favorite dives is 305c from the 7-meter platform...For the 2019 season, Bennett is focusing on gaining more flexibility and utilizing more strength. He hopes to medal in all three events at nationals and be invited to compete at Junior Pan Ams...Because his coach (Michael Wright) is notorious for difficult conditioning and core training, Bennett considers having sore muscles the most difficult part of his training...He typically has a protein bar as a pre-competition meal...His favorite meal outside of competition is Chick-fil-A...His favorite diver is David Boudia...He describes himself as positive, competitive and an encourager...His favorite t.v. show is The Simpsons. His favorite movie is Grown Ups...If Bennett could meet anyone it would be Adam Sandler...He occasionally does print and commercial modeling