Purdue Represented by 11 Divers at U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Purdue Boilermakers (2024)

Purdue Divers at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials

Tuesday, June 18 to Sunday, June 23
Allan Jones Aquatic Center / Knoxville, Tennessee
Watch Prelims & Semis Live on Peaco*ck & NBCOlympics.com
Watch Finals Sessions Live on NBC, Peaco*ck & NBCOlympics.com

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue will be well represented by Boilermakers of all ages at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials as 3-meter and 10-meter are the events in the spotlight at the Olympic qualifier.

Active student-athletes Holden Higbie, Sophie McAfee, Max Miller, Jordan Rzepka and Daryn Wright join alumni Greg Duncan and Brandon Loschiavo plus incoming freshmen Kaden Springfield, Zach Welsh, Tyler Wills and Avery Worobel to give the Boilermakers 11 entries. All will be aiming to emerge as the best of the United States' best, joining Purdue teammate Maycey Vieta (10-meter for Puerto Rico) as Olympians this year.

The University of Tennessee's Allan Jones Aquatic Center is serving as the host site of the Olympic Trials this year, marking only the fourth time since 1984 the Olympic qualifier is not being held in Indianapolis. It was also held elsewhere than Indy in 2000, 2004 and 2012. The aquatic center in Knoxville also hosted the 2023 Women's NCAA Championships, at which McAfee and Wright both competed.

Greg Duncan (Alum) – 3-Meter, 3-Meter Synchro (with Tyler Downs)
Holden Higbie – 3-Meter
Brandon Loschiavo (Alum) – 10-Meter
Sophie McAfee – 10-Meter
Max Miller – 3-Meter, 3-Meter Synchro (with Luke Sitz)
Jordan Rzepka – 10-Meter
Daryn Wright – 10-Meter

Incoming Boilermakers
Kaden Springfield – 10-Meter
Zach Welsh – 3-Meter, 3-Meter Synchro (with Jacob Welsh)
Tyler Wills – 10-Meter
Avery Worobel – 3-Meter

Scoring is cumulative throughout the week as the top 18 in the preliminaries advance to semifinals and the top 12 go on to finals (in the individual events). The top two finishers in the individual events at trials generally qualify for the Olympic team, but this year it is thought to be just the champion in both 10-meter events. The top-scoring team in the synchro events also become Olympians.

Vieta qualified for the Olympics when she finished ninth for Puerto Rico in the 10-meter prelim at the World Aquatics Championships in February. Later that week in Qatar, Olympian Brandon Loschiavo earned the U.S. an Olympic quota bid on 10-meter when he finished eighth as a finalist at Worlds. This week, Loschiavo looks to repeat as champion at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials after winning on the tower in 2021, becoming a two-time Olympian in the process.

Duncan, Rzepka, Wright and Wills have also competed for the U.S. at the World Aquatics Championships during their careers. Meanwhile, McAfee medaled for the USA on 10-meter at the 2023 World University Games in China.

Unfortunately, the U.S. did not qualify for the Olympic Games in 10-meter synchro this year, with only seven berths available (host France plus the top three from Worlds in 2023 and top four from Worlds in 2024). Purdue will be represented in men's 3-meter synchro this week.

The Olympic Team Trials will mark the final meet in which Adam Soldati will be on deck actively coaching the Boilermakers. He and Olympic champion David Boudia have prepared the Boilermakers for the Olympic Trials and Boudia takes the torch as head coach this month. Soldati's focus moving forward will be his health and family while combating an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) diagnosis that was made public last month.

This list will be updated with results throughout the meet

Tuesday, June 18
Men's 3-Meter Synchro Prelim at 12:10 p.m. – Greg Duncan (1st, 404.10), Max Miller (4th, 338.97), Zach Welsh (6th, 329.43)
Men's 3-Meter Synchro Final at 9:15 p.m.– Greg Duncan (1st, 811.41), Max Miller (4th, 689.46), Zach Welsh (5th, 671.04)
Thursday, June 20
Women's 3-Meter Prelim at 10 a.m. – Avery Worobel (11th, 269.30)
Men's 10-Meter Prelim at 12:30 p.m. – Brandon Loschiavo (2nd, 410.30), Jordan Rzepka (6th, 363.90), Tyler Wills (7th, 351.85), Kaden Springfield (9th, 349.70)
Women's 3-Meter Semifinal at 5 p.m. – Avery Worobel (14th, 243.90)
Men's 10-Meter Semifinal at 7 p.m. – Tyler Wills (2nd, 429.90), Brandon Loschiavo (3rd, 424.75), Jordan Rzepka (4th, 414.65),KadenSpringfield (7th, 379.45)
Friday, June 21
Men's 3-Meter Prelim at 10 a.m. – Greg Duncan (8th, 348.70), Zach Welsh (11th, 340.15), Holden Higbie(28th, 306.30),Max Miller (32nd, 289.05)
Women's 10-Meter Prelim at 1:15 p.m. – Daryn Wright (2nd, 287.25), Sophie McAfee (6th, 255.30)
Men's 3-Meter Semifinal at 5 p.m. – Greg Duncan (9th, 377.70), Zach Welsh (14th, 341.05)
Women's 10-Meter Semifinal at 7:20 p.m. – Daryn Wright (2nd, 307.75), Sophie McAfee (3rd, 275.10)
Saturday, June 22 – Scoring Cumulative Across Semifinal & Final
Men's 10-Meter Final at 1 p.m. – Brandon Loschiavo (2nd, 892.30), Tyler Wills (4th, 850.30), Jordan Rzepka(5th, 839.60),KadenSpringfield (9th, 741.30)
Women's 3-Meter Final at 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 23 – Scoring Cumulative Across Semifinal & Final
Men's 3-Meter Final at 1:50 p.m. – Greg Duncan (8th, 731.70)
Women's 10-Meter Final at 7 p.m. –Daryn Wright (2nd, 596.35), Sophie McAfee (3rd, 581.70)

Purdue Represented by 11 Divers at U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Purdue Boilermakers (2024)


Purdue Represented by 11 Divers at U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Purdue Boilermakers? ›

Active student-athletes Holden Higbie , Sophie McAfee , Max Miller , Jordan Rzepka and Daryn Wright join alumni Greg Duncan and Brandon Loschiavo plus incoming freshmen Kaden Springfield, Zach Welsh, Tyler Wills and Avery Worobel to give the Boilermakers 11 entries.

Who is the girls swim coach at Purdue? ›

John Klinge

Does Purdue have a diving team? ›

Official Insta for the Purdue Divers, led by coach Adam Soldati.

Did Carolyn Peck coach at Purdue? ›

Peck cemented her legacy as one of college basketball's greats when she led Purdue to the 1999 NCAA National Championship, becoming the first Black head coach to win a women's basketball national title.

How deep is the diving well at Purdue? ›

lanes, 17 feet deep and has two 1 meter and two 3 meter springboards as well as 1, 3, 5, 7.5, and 10 meter diving platforms.

How much is Purdue out of state tuition? ›

Purdue University--Main Campus' tuition is $9,992 for in-state and $28,794 for out-of-state students.

What are Purdue athletes called? ›

Boilermakers. The moniker for the University's athletics teams has become a popular reference for all things Purdue. A reporter first used the name in 1891 to describe the year's winning football team as “Burly Boiler Makers from Purdue.” The nickname quickly gained approval from students. Boilermaker Special.

Where is coach Mendenhall now? ›

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico hired Bronco Mendenhall as its new head football coach. The 57-year-old Mendenhall compiled a 135-81 record over 17 seasons at BYU and Virginia and was 7-7 in bowl games before he stepped away from coaching following the 2021 season.

Who is Purdue's women's coach? ›

The Boilermakers have reached the postseason in each of Katie Gearlds' first two seasons back in West Lafayette. Purdue returned to the NCAA Touranment for the first time since 2017 and the 27th time in program history during the 2022-23 campaign.

Where did Craig Bohl go to college? ›

He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Nebraska (1982). Bohl and his wife, Leia, reside in Fargo.

Who did Vivian Stringer coach for? ›

C. Vivian Stringer
Biographical details
1972–1983Cheyney State
Head coaching record
17 more rows


Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Jeremiah Abshire

Last Updated:

Views: 5373

Rating: 4.3 / 5 (74 voted)

Reviews: 89% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Jeremiah Abshire

Birthday: 1993-09-14

Address: Apt. 425 92748 Jannie Centers, Port Nikitaville, VT 82110

Phone: +8096210939894

Job: Lead Healthcare Manager

Hobby: Watching movies, Watching movies, Knapping, LARPing, Coffee roasting, Lacemaking, Gaming

Introduction: My name is Jeremiah Abshire, I am a outstanding, kind, clever, hilarious, curious, hilarious, outstanding person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.