Kristian Ipsen, Jessica Parratto Capture Victories at USA Diving Winter National Championships

IOWA CITY, Iowa, February 4. KRISTIAN Ipsen (Clayton, Calif.) and Jessica Parratto (Dover, N.H./Indianapolis, Ind.) finished atop the men's 3-meter and women's 10-meter semifinal standings Thursday at the USA Diving Winter National Championships to lead the field of divers advancing to Saturday's finals.

Their scores won't carry forward to Saturday's finals for the purpose of declaring the national champion, but Ipsen and Parratto will have an edge in international team selection as cumulative scores from the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will be used to determine the divers who represent the U.S. at the AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix in May and the FINA World Championships in July.

Ipsen combined for 1,016.80 points in the men's 3-meter quarterfinals and semifinals, while his synchro partner Troy Dumais (Ventura, Calif./Austin, Texas), a three-time Olympian, finished second with 973.55. Drew Livingston (The Woodlands, Texas/Austin, Texas) ended the semifinals in third place with 937.90 points, and Harrison Jones (Spring, Texas/Los Angeles, Calif.) was fourth at 873.70.

Parratto totaled 680.70 points to lead after the semifinals; she was in fourth place after the quarterfinals but came through with 350.75 points in the semis to finish as the top qualifier to the finals. Brittany Viola (Orlando, Fla./Coral Gables, Fla.) took second with 670.15 points, followed by Katie Bell (Columbus, Ohio) at 652.30 and Anna James (Midland, Texas) at 651.50.

The four divers with the highest cumulative scores from the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals who also meet the degree of difficulty requirements will be named to the AT&T Grand Prix team.

The USA Diving Winter National Championships continue through Sunday, February 6. Friday's competition starts at 10 a.m. and features men's 10-meter quarterfinals and women's 3-meter quarterfinals and semifinals.

USA Diving Winter National Championships
Results – February 3, 2011

Women's 10-meter Semifinal (top 12 advance to Saturday's final)
1. Jessica Parratto, Unattached, 680.70;2. Brittany Viola, University of Miami, 670.15;3. Katherine Bell, Ohio State University, 652.30;4. Anna James, City of Midland, 651.50;5. Kelli Stockton, Dominion Dive Club, 613.40;6. Kara Cook, Purdue University, 595.35;7. Laura Ryan, Indiana University, 588.20;8. Michelle Cabassol, Woodlands Diving Academy, 585.80;9. Carrie Dragland, University of Miami, 576.50;10. Laura Winn, UCLA Diving, 566.15;11. Christina Gailey, Unattached, 561.80;12. Annika Lenz, Trojan Dive Club, 552.50;13. Lacey Houser, Starz Diving Club, 543.60;14. Amy Cozad, Indiana University, 539.75;15. Emma Ivory-Ganja, Woodlands Diving Academy, 536.70;16. Rachel Rubadue, Ohio State Diving Club, 526.20;17. Kellie Carmendy, Ohio State Diving Club, 512.05;18. Jacqueline Horner, Florida State University Diving Team, 448.00

Cut After Women's 10-meter Quarterfinal
19. Amy Korthauer, Indiana University/Indiana Diving, 252.20;20. Sydney Couch, Unattached, 251.55;21. Brooke Madden, Unattached, 246.30;22. Cassie Weil, Tualatin Hills Dive Club, 243.70;23. Katrina Young, Florida State University Diving Team, 232.65;24. Sydney Czaus, Mission Viejo, 226.40;25. Heidi Mahnken, Indiana University, 210.50;26. Victoria Ishimatsu, University of Southern California, 185.65;

Men's 3-meter Semifinal (top 12 advance to Saturday's final)
1. Kristian Ipsen, Diablo Divers, 1016.80;2. Troy Dumais, Longhorn Aquatics, 973.55;3. Drew Livingston, Unattached, 937.90;4. Harrison Jones, University of Southern California, 873.70;5. Brandon Watson, Unattached, 863.85;6. Michael Hixon, Unattached, 809.25;7. Aaron Fleshner, Unattached, 806.40;8. Benjamin Grado, Tucson Diving Team, 791.30;9. Dwight Dumais, Longhorn Aquatics, 791.25;10. David Bonuchi, Unattached, 772.70;11. Cameron Bradshaw, Unattached, 730.85;12. Thomas Neubacher, Florida State University Diving Team, 716.30;13. Michael Mosca, Montgomery Dive Club, 711.60;14. Bradley Christensen, GC Diving, 704.65;15. Zachary Nees, Indiana University, 699.90;16. Cole Young, McCormick Divers, 686.05;17. Darian Schmidt, Indiana University, 672.45;18. Michael Neubacher, Florida State University Diving Team, 669.05

Cut After Men's 3-meter Quarterfinal
19. Cory Bowersox, Dominion Dive Club, 348.10;20. Jordan Horsley, Florida State University Diving Team, 344.75;21. Rylan Ridenour, Univ South Carolina, 344.10;22. Landon Marzullo, Florida State University Diving Team, 343.00;23. Bryce Klein, GC Diving, 338.35;24. Jonathan Wilcox, Longhorn Aquatics, 332.75;25. David Dinsmore, Ohio State Diving Club, 325.05;26. Michael DellOrco II, Indiana University, 309.75;27. Bryan Bahr, Unattached, 309.30;28. Jakob (jb) Kolod, Pitt Aquatic Club, 304.35;29. Jordan Lesser, Montgomery Dive Club, 299.95;30. Timothy Faerber, Dominion Dive Club, 286.90;31. Kyle Butts, Montgomery Dive Club, 274.75;32. Nicholas Klein, Florida State University Diving Team, 272.35;33. Chris Heaton, Unattached, 270.45.

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