Name: Steele Johnson
Sport: Diving
Event(s): 10-meter
Height: 6-1
DOB: 6/16/1996
Birthplace: Indianapolis , Ind.
Hometown: Carmel, Ind.
High School: Laurel Springs High School
College: Purdue University (2019)
Team/Club: Purdue University
Coach(es): Adam Soldati
Olympic Experience
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, silver (synchronized 10-meter), 13th (individual 10-meter)
World Championship Experience
  • 2019: 8th (synchronized 10-meter)
  • 2017: 6th (synchronized 10-meter), 7th (1-meter), 18th (3-meter)
  • 2015: 5th (synchronized 10-meter)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 Pan American Games team member
  • Three-time World Cup team member (2014, 2016, 2018)
  • 2014 FINA World Cup bronze medalist in synchronized 10-meter with David Boudia
  • 13-time senior national champion (five titles in individual, seven in synchronized 10-meter, one in individual 3-meter)
  • Won his first senior international medals with a bronze on 10-meter at the 2014 FINA Grand Prix Canada Cup and in synchronized 10-meter with David Dinsmore at 2014 FINA Grand Prix in Mexico
  • 2015 NCAA champion on 1-meter, platform; 2017 NCAA champion on 1-meter, 3-meter
  • Two-time Junior World Championships team member (2010, 2012)
  • Four-time Junior Pan American Championships team member (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
  • Nine-time Junior Pan American Championships medalist (four gold, four silver, one bronze)
  • 15-time junior national champion
Personal: Son of Bill and Jill Johnson...Has an older brother, Race, and a younger sister, Hollyn...His brother played football for Purdue University, the same school that Steele attends...Married to Hilary Nussbaum ...After winning two NCAA titles as a freshman, Steele redshirted the 2015-16 NCAA season in order to train for the Olympics...Steele started diving when he was 7 years old...His favorite dive is 307C (reverse 3 1/2 somersaults, tucked) on 10-meter...Enjoys playing guitar and making films (he has several YouTube Channels)...Likes to listen to post-hardcore music and says he is a pro at Super Smash Bros...Actively involved in his church...Favorite meal is cheeseburger and french fries...His dad played baseball at Sam Houston State and his mom was a professional singer and actress