Name: Jacob Fielding
Sport: Diving
Height: 5'6"
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
College: Ohio State University (2022)
Team/Club: Ohio State Diving
Coach(es): Justin Sochor
Personal: Son of Bobbi and James Fielding...He has one sister, Myka...Jacob enjoys skydiving...His mom and sister used to dive competitively...Jacob trains 20 hours a week...He studies radiology...His mom trained with the Dumais brothers when she dove competitively...Jacob and his team likes to participate in recreational activities outside of diving, disc golf being the most notable of them...He began gymnastics at age four...Jacob shattered his elbow when he was six years old, so he is unable to extend it and bend it all the way. Through the help of both his parents and the Ohio State training staff, he has slowly regained the use of his elbow. He has also suffered from two ankle injuries...Jacob has been named BIG 10 diver of the week four times, as well as BIG 10 freshman of the week ...He competed in his first junior nationals in 2008 and his first senior nationals in 2015...He was crowned high school state champion in 2017 (California)...Between dives, Jacob will do anything that can keep his energy levels high...He tends to listen to rap in between dives because it does a good job at keeping him focused and helps maintain a good energy level. His favorite song is Drip Too Hard by Lil Baby x Gunna...His favorite dive is a 5154B in the 3-meter event...Jacob's goal for the 2019 season is to keep himself healthy...For the 2019 season, Jacob's goals are winning the BIG 10 and NCAA Championships...He considers the early mornings the hardest part about training...Before competition, Jacob will likely eat some fruit and some light carbs. Anything that is good at long lasting energy...Outside of competition, he enjoys a good plate of pasta with some chicken...If Jacob was 6" taller, he would be the best football player out there...He describes himself as dedicated, willing and persistent...His favorite t.v. show is How I Met Your Mother and his favorite movie is Monty Python and the Holy Grail. His favorite book is Edge of Tomorrow...If Jacob could meet anyone , it would be Danny Devito