Name: Michael Hixon
Sport: Diving
Event(s): 3-meter
Height: 5-8
DOB: 7/16/1994
Hometown: Amherst, Mass.
College: Indiana University (2018)
Team/Club: TriSynerG Diving
Coach(es): Drew Johansen
Olympic Experience
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games: silver (synchronized 3-meter), 10th (individual 3-meter)
World Championship Experience
  • 2019: 7th (3-meter), 8th (synchronized 3-meter), 17th (1-meter)
  • 2017: 5th (1-meter), 20th (3-meter), 6th (synchronized 3-meter)
  • 2015: Bronze (1-meter), 13th (3-meter)
  • 2013: 5th (synchronized 3-meter)
Youth Olympic Games Experience
  • 2010: Bronze (3-meter)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 Pan American Games team member (bronze, synchronized 3-meter)
  • 2016, 2018 World Cup team member (finalist on 3-meter)
  • Two-time World Junior Championships medalist (1-meter bronze in 2012, synchronized 3-meter silver in 2010)
  • 2014 NCAA champion on 1-meter and 3-meter while competing at the University of Texas
  • Five-time national champion (two 1-meter, one 3-meter, two synchronized 3-meter)
  • Four-time Junior Pan American Championships medalist (2011: gold, 3-meter; bronze 1-meter; 2009: bronze, 1-meter and 3-meter)
  • Nine-time junior national champion
Personal: Son of Mandy and David Hixon...Has an older brother, Matthew...Michael started diving when he was 7 years old...His mom dove at Ohio State and was the diving coach at the University of Massachusetts...She coached Michael until he began his college career...Michael’s dad is the long-time basketball coach at Amherst College...Michael enjoys basketball, golf, running and biking, and he would like to be a diving coach when he is older...His favorite dive is 407C (inward 3 1/2 somersaults, tuck)...He says the mental aspect of the sport is the hardest part about his training...He likes to listen to rap music between dives when he is competing...Majoring in economic consulting at Indiana University