Texas’ Jordan Windle Wins Platform Diving Title in Home Pool

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Texas sophomore Jordan Windle used a clutch final dive to win the platform diving title on Saturday night at the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas. Windle (447.00) scored 86 points on his final dive to overtake Miami junior David Dinsmore (440.75), who won the title in 2017. Dinsmore had the lead going into the final dive but his 77 points were not enough to overcome Windle’s final dive.

Windle actually took down the 2017 champ (Dinsmore) and the 2018 and 2016 champion in this event in Tennessee senior Colin Zeng (406.00). Windle won the first NCAA title in the platform board for the Longhorns as the sophomore won in his home pool.

Windle was one of two divers to make all three A-Finals this week. Zeng was the other.

Windle also took after fellow Longhorn Murphy Bromberg, who won the women’s platform title last week in Austin.

LSU’s Juan Hernandez (435.80) placed third for the Tigers, scoring 81 points on his fourth dive to put him in contention for the win.

Miami’s Zach Cooper (407.80), who competed in his only event this week in platform, placed fourth for the Hurricanes. Miami placed 21st as a team with only three total divers in the meet.

Tennessee’s Zeng (406.00), Purdue’s Ben Bramley (396.30), Ohio State’s Joseph Canova (368.95) and Kentucky’s Seb Masterson (321.30) also competed in the A-Final.

This is the first platform NCAA diving title for Texas.

 Event 20  Men Platform Diving
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         Meet: M 548.90  26-Mar-11 Nick McCrory, Duke
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
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                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Windle, Jordan         SO Texas              363.90     447.00   20  
  2 Dinsmore, David        JR Miami              459.90     440.75   17  
  3 Hernandez, Juan        JR LSU                356.20     435.80   16  
  4 Cooper, Zach           SO Miami              370.85     407.80   15  
  5 Zeng, Zhipeng          SR Tennessee          445.65     406.00   14  
  6 Bramley, Ben           FR Purdue             368.55     396.30   13  
  7 Canova, Joseph         SO Ohio St            362.80     368.95   12  
  8 Masterton, Sebastian   SR Kentucky           340.70     321.30   11
Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 20                  
 
  1. California                        528   2. Texas                             435
  3. Indiana                         355.5   4. NC State                          273
  5. Louisville                        186   6. Florida                           156
  7. Alabama                           124   8. Harvard                           118
  9. Virginia                          106  10. Ohio St                           100
 11. Tennessee                          99  12. Michigan                           97
 13. Stanford                           96  14. Missouri                           95
 15. Texas A&M                          93  16. Georgia                            86
 17. Minnesota                          84  18. Arizona                            83
 19. Southern Cali                      81  20. Florida St                         69
 21. University of Miami                62  22. Arizona St                       53.5
 23. Purdue                             51  24. Georgia Tech                       45
 25. Lsu                                25  26. Kentucky                           22
 27. South Carolina                     21  28. Penn                               18
 29. Duke                               17  29. Hawaii                             17
 29. Penn St                            17  32. Grand Canyon                       16
 33. Towson                             14  33. Columbia University                14
 35. Virginia Tech                      11  36. Notre Dame                          7
 36. Wisconsin                           7  36. Missouri St                         7
 36. Denver                              7  40. Auburn                              6
 40. Princeton                           6  42. Navy                                4
 42. Iupui                               4  44. University of North Carolina        2

7 comments

  1. Ken Minneman

    Congratulations to him. Is that really the best picture they find?

    • avatar
      Jerry Windle

      Hi Ken, I’m Jordan’s dad – this particular photo is of his front 4 1/2 somersaults off the platform (completed in 2 seconds). The speed with which he spins is so great that it takes ever muscle fiber to hold on to the tuck. I kinda think it is cool because it shows the intensity it takes for a diver to perform this.

  2. Jim Deitrick

    🏊‍♂️🤘🤘

  3. Mark Tierney

    Couldn’t post a better photo? 😂

    • avatar
      Jerry Windle

      I think understand what you are saying, but action shots of divers performing high degree of difficulty dives almost always show insane intensity. They have to squeeze literally every muscle fiber they have in order to hold on to and make the dive look effortless; this is due to the extreme centrifugal force the motion creates. In this photo, Jordan is completing 4.5 somersaults and descends 10 meters in a little less than 2 seconds. It isn’t s glamour shot for sure, but to me there is something very powerful about it.

      • avatar
        KA

        Glamour shots are overrated! Your son was stunning off the boards/platform and wonderful in the interviews after, and the photographic proof of how hard he worked for that is awesome. Here’s to many more successes for him in the years ahead!

  4. Kathy Hance

    This photo is a keeper! 😝😜🤪