Jack Matthews, Daryn Wright Lead USA Diving Squad for Junior Worlds, Junior Pan Ams

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Jack Matthews, Daryn Wright Lead USA Diving Squad for Junior Worlds, Junior Pan Ams

Jack Matthews and Daryn Wright have a busy finish to the year, leading the USA Diving delegation to both the 2021 FINA Junior World Championships and 2021 Junior Pan American Games.

Matthews and Wright will be part of the eight-athlete team competing in the 2021 Junior Pan Ams in Cali, Colombia, from Nov. 25-Dec. 5. Wright is one of five divers who earned a spot there via medals at the 2021 UANA Pan American Diving Championships in early October.

The duo will then travel to Kiev, Ukraine for World Juniors, which run from Dec. 2-9. Among the headliners in this contingent is Max Weinrich, who won the Pan American Championship in October.

“We have a great group of young divers,” Dan Laak, USA Diving’s High Performance Director, said in a press release. “As many of these athletes displayed in October at the Junior Pan American Championships, the future of diving in the U.S. is looking bright. We are looking forward to our athletes being top performers both in Cali and Kiev.”

The Pan Am Games adheres to the Olympic standard of 3-meter and platform competition. Worlds expands to include the 1-meter springboard, which is not an Olympic event. Wright is the only diver at Worlds who will compete on all three levels.

2021 Junior Pan American Games Roster

  • Carson Tyler (Moss Farms Diving/Indiana University) platform
  • Quinn Henninger (Mile High Diving/Indiana University) 3-meter
  • Josh Hedberg (Indiana International School of Diving) platform
  • Jack Matthews (Miami Diving /University of Miami) 3-meter
  • Joslyn Oakley (Carolina Diving Academy) 3-meter
  • Kaylee Bishop (Coral Springs Diving) platform
  • Emilie Moore (Coral Springs Diving) 3-Meter
  • Daryn Wright (Indiana International School of Diving) platform
  • Coaches: Sean McCarthy, Michelle Sandelin, John Fox, Jenn Hess (also team leader), Sara Paul (medical)

2021 Junior World Championships Roster

Men’s Group A

  • Max Weinrich (Dominion Dive Club) 3-meter, platform
  • Jack Matthews (Miami Diving/University of Miami) 1-meter, 3-meter
  • Joseph Victor (Ripfest/Princeton) platform

Men’s B Group

  • Joshua Sollenberger (Indiana International School of Diving) 1-meter
  • Max Miller (Woodlands Diving Academy) 3-meter
  • Kaden Springfield (ACES Diving) 3-meter, platform
  • Tyler Wills (Ripfest) platform

Women’s A Group

  • Margo O’Meara (Ripfest) 1-meter, 3-meter
  • Daryn Wright (Indiana International School of Diving) 1-meter, 3-meter, platform
  • Chloe Bishop (Coral Springs Diving/University of Texas) platform

Women’s B Group

  • Avery Worobel (The Woodlands Diving) 3-meter, platform
  • Jaiden Lynch (Mission Viejo Nadadores) platform
  • Bailee Sturgill (RipFest) 3-meter
  • Katerina Hoffman (Nebraska Diving Club) 1-meter

Coaches: John Wingfield, Mandy Eby, Gabi Chereches, Sean McCarthy, Leslie Adams (team leader), Dr. Amor Adams (medical), Steven Zook (medical)

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