Delaney Schnell, Andrew Capobianco Take Titles at USA Diving Nationals

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Delaney Schnell, Andrew Capobianco Take Titles at USA Diving Nationals

Andrew Capobianco and Delaney Schnell have both parlayed NCAA titles this year into national championships at the USA Diving Nationals Tuesday.

Capobianco won the men’s 3-meter title on the penultimate day of nationals at the Aquatic Center at Mylan Park in Morgantown, West Virginia. Schnell added the 10-meter platform women’s title. It’s the second title of the week for Schnell, who also won platform synchro with Jessica Parratto.

Both divers qualify for the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan. Silver medalists Tyler Downs and Nike Agunbiade also booked worlds trips.


Andrew Capobianco; Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Capobianco, a silver medalist in 3-meter at the Tokyo Olympics and the reigning NCAA champion in the event for Indiana University, scored 887.20 points over his two lists. He sealed his fifth career national title (four of them on individual 3-meter) with a score of 94.50 on his reverse three-and-a-half tuck in the final.

“I thought I had some good things from each list,” Capobianco told USA Diving. “For me, I think the thing that I was most happy about was the consistency of my backs and reverses. That’s something that we’ve been really working on, especially after Montreal, where I had pretty big misses on those dives. It was nice that all the work we put in last week – I did a lot of backs and reverses last week – paid off. We just need to dial in on the little things.”

Downs, who won 3-meter synchro with Purdue teammate Greg Duncan earlier in the week, took silver with a score of 835.30. Capobianco’s Indiana teammate Quinn Henninger was third with 792.35 points, passed by Downs during finals. Jack Ryan of Stanford, winner of the 1-meter men’s and 3-meter mixed synchro crowns, finished fourth.

Schnell continued a hot spring that has included a long-awaited NCAA gold on platform, two medals at the World Aquatics World Cup meet in Montreal and platform synchro gold at nationals with Parratto, with whom she won an Olympic silver medal in Tokyo. Schnell scored 689.05 points to nab her fifth career national title. She was well clear of the field, with USC’s Agunbiade second in 613.95. The University of Texas’ Jordan Skilken finished third with 602.70 points.

USA Diving National Championships

Day 6

Women’s 10-meter Final
  1. Delaney Schnell, University of Arizona 689.05
  2. Nike Agunbiade, University of Southern California, 613.95
  3. Jordan Skilken, Longhorn Aquatics, 602.70
  4. Daryn Wright, Purdue Diving, 583.70
  5. Abigail Knapton, Knight Diving Academy, 552.25
  6. Sophia McAfee, Purdue Diving, 546.50
  7. Bayleigh Cranford, Triad Diving Academy, 542.20
  8. Katrina Young, Trojan Dive Club, 542.15
  9. Janie Boyle, Longhorn Aquatics, 535.30
  10. Taylor Fox, Mission Viejo Nadadores Dive, 503.40
  11. Avery Giese, Mission Viejo Nadadores Dive, 476.10
  12. Bailee Sturgill, RipFest, 465.25
  13. Gabrielle Filzen, RipFest, 453.10
Men’s 3-meter Final
  1. Andrew Capobianco, Johansen Diving Academy, 887.20
  2. Tyler Downs, RipFest, 835.30
  3. Quentin Henninger, Johansen Diving Academy, 792.35
  4. Jack Ryan, Unattached, 772.75
  5. Gregory Duncan, Purdue Diving, 752.90
  6. Noah Duperre, Longhorn Aquatics, 727.00
  7. Clayton Chaplin, Unattached, 724.35
  8. Nicholas Harris, Longhorn Aquatics, 708.70
  9. Luke Forester, RipFest, 687.65
  10. Jack Matthews, Unattached, 685.15
  11. Evan Moretti, New York Dive Club, 679.25
  12. Allen Bottego III, Unattached, 664.80
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