Brandon Loschiavo, Jordan Windle Clinch Men’s 10m Diving Olympic Spots

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Photo Courtesy: University of Texas Athletics

University of Texas senior Jordan Windle and Purdue alum Brandon Loschiavo punched their tickets at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Diving. Loschiavo earned the top spot with an 18-dive total score of 1421.00 points, while Windle claimed runner-up honors at 1401.40 points. Windle easily out-distanced David Dinsmore, who finished third with 1278.50 points.

Windle becomes the third Longhorn diver to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team, joining former UT star Alison Gibson (Women’s Synchronized 3-meter Springboard) and incoming freshman Hailey Hernandez (Women’s 3-meter Springboard).

Loschiavo joins David Boudia and Steele Johnson as Purdue divers to qualify for the Olympic Games. Boudia will go for his fourth career Olympic bid in Sunday’s 3-meter final, entering the day with a 16-point lead on third place. Purdue alumnus Mark Virts was also an Olympic diving qualifier in 1980 before the U.S. boycott.

Windle, a two-time NCAA champion and 12-time All-American in his first four years at Texas, will make his Olympic debut in July. The top-two finishers in the individual diving events at the U.S. Olympic Trials earn spots on the roster. Windle will represent Team USA in the event in Tokyo on August 6, with the competition scheduled to begin at 1 a.m. Central.

Loschiavo entered Saturday’s finals with a 50-point edge over Windle (956.60-906.10), as scores carried over from Tuesday’s preliminary and semifinal rounds, and Windle held a nearly 80-point cushion over Dinsmore (906.10-827.70). Windle’s performance during Saturday’s finals was highlighted by a score of 96.00 on his first of six dives, an inward 3 ½ somersault tuck. The dive was awarded a perfect score of 10 by five of the seven judges. He sealed his runner-up finish by registering scores of over 81.00 points on his third (84.15), fourth (88.80) and fifth (81.60) dives of the finals.

In March, Loschiavo also joined Boudia and Johnson among Purdue’s NCAA champions. Now he continues the program’s 10-meter legacy at the Olympic Games.

  1. 1421.00, Brandon Loschiavo
  2. 1401.40, Jordan Windle
  3. 1278.50, David Dinsmore
  4. 1235.70, Joshua Hedberg
  5. 1207.30, Tyler Downs
  6. 1144.80, Jacob Siler
  7. 1141.85, Zach Cooper
  8. 1127.40, Jordan Rzepka
  9. 1113.10, Maxwell Flory
  10. 1094.65, Carson Tyler
  11. 1085.50, Chase Lane
  12. 1066.00, Benjamin Bramley

 

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