April 10, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The World Cup Synchro Trials are set to begin at the Morcom Aquatics Center on Friday and will run through Sunday. The top pair in each of the six events will represent USA Diving at the 2014 FINA Diving World Cup in Shanghai from July 15-20.
“This is a great event,” FSU head diving coach Patrick Jeffrey said. “We have a world-class facility equipped with a great staff and meets like this really put our school on the map. We have some of our own divers competing and we don’t get to compete synchro very often, so I can’t wait to see how they perform.”
“I’m very excited,” Rittenhouse said. “My partner and I were recently paired up and we’re learning how to dive together, but competing will be really fun.”
Young will take to her specialty and dive with Amy Cozad in the 10-meter event on Sunday.
“Amy is one of my really great friends,” Young said. “I’m really excited to compete and take on a different persona with her on the platform.”
Also included in the field are three other Olympians in addition to Rittenhouse. David Boudia – the 2012 10m Olympic Gold Medalist is scheduled to compete in both 3-meter and 10-meter, while Troy Dumais and Abby Johnson will compete in 3-meter. Both Dumais and Johnson medaled at the 2012 Games, Dumais took home the bronze alongside Kristian Ipsen in 3-meter synchro, while Johnson earned silver diving with Kelci Bryant in 3-meter synchro.
Prelims each day will begin at 10 a.m. and finals for Friday and Saturday’s events will start at 4 p.m. Finals for the women’s 10-meter on Sunday are scheduled for 3 p.m., while the men’s are slated to start at 4:15 p.m. however that schedule is subject to change.
Live results for each event can be found on divemeets.com or usadiving.org.
Tickets for each day are $5 for adults and $3 for children or fans can purchase a pass for the event at $15.
The competition schedule is as follows
Friday, April 11
10 a.m. – Women’s synchronized 3-meter preliminary
4 p.m. – Women’s synchronized 3-meter final
Saturday, April 12
10 a.m. – Men’s synchronized 3-meter preliminary
4 p.m. – Men’s synchronized 3-meter final
Sunday, April 13*
10 a.m. – Women’s synchronized 10-meter preliminary
11:30 a.m. – Men’s synchronized 10-meter preliminary
3 p.m. – Women’s synchronized 10-meter final
4 p.m. – Men’s synchronized 10-meter final
* Men’s and women’s 10-meter synchro events may be combined