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Title: 2004 Competitive Year End Review


1

Edmonton Springboard and Platform Diving Club
2003 2004 Competitive Year End Review
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  •   In the past year over 40
  • competitive divers from our club
  • entered 438 events in over a
  • dozen provincial, national and
  • international diving competitions.

3
At these competitions our divers won over 156
medals with 55 of these medals being gold.
4
At the National Junior Diving Championships our
divers won 8 medals, two of them being
gold medal national champions.
5
  • At this meet our club placed third with the score
    of 236 points which was more than double the
    fourth place finisher. The previous year we had
    only 137 points and the year before that in 2002,
    131 points

6
  • Our best placing for our senior divers was a 4th
    place in the mens 3 meter event at both Senior
    Nationals and Olympic Trials and a 6th place in
    the womens 3 meter event at the Senior Nationals

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The E age Group Category
  • The E Age Group divers are 9 years old and
    younger.
  • Of the more than 40 competitive divers, a quarter
    of them were from the age group of 11 and under
    including the 9 and under E group.

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  • Paige Sawyer
  • Paige Sawyer had a 3rd place on the 1 meter at
    the Summer Provincials and a silver medal on the
    3 meter.
  • Paige was continually and rapidly improving on
    all of her skills throughout the year but
    unfortunately before the start of this coming
    year she had to move to Ottawa where she is
    currently training with the Nepean, Ottawa diving
    team. We wish her the best of luck.
  • ADAM

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  • Keanna Battistoni
  • Keanna Battistoni dove in the E age group and had
    a second place, silver on the 1 meter in the
    Winter Provincials and another silver at the
    Summer Provincials.
  • Keanna made some amazing changes last year by
    going from A group to I group and being a
    competitor in 2 of the Alberta Provincial meets.
    This year looks like it could be a great year for
    her in her first year of D.
  • ADAM

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  • Becky Deacon
  • Becky Deacon won a gold medal on the 1 meter and
    3 meter in both the Winter and Summer Provincials
    in the E age group. Becky also dove in the D
    category at the Summer Provincials where she
    placed 7th on the 1 meter with 142.70 and 5th on
    3 meter with 153.80.
  • Becky had a great season in the E category,
    winning gold medals at both the winter and summer
    provincial championships. Becky started to travel
    in April at the Saskatoon Western Canadians and
    the Summer Provincials in Calgary. She also dove
    in the D category with a basic list and did
    them well. Becky is a strong diver with great
    form and with her harder dives she will be
    learning in 2005 she should have an even better
    season.
  • STEVE

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The D age Group Category
  • This group consists of divers who are 11 and
    younger.

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  • Teala Peden
  • Our newest diver in the competitive group was
    Teala Peden who dove both 1 meter and 3 meter in
    the Alberta Summer Provincial Diving
    Championships in Calgary and placed 19th on the 1
    meter with a score of 137.70, and she was also
    19th on the 3 meter with 115.70. Teala competes
    in the D age group
  • Teala had an amazing year last year. Teala not
    only moved up from A group to I group but she
    also learned a full list on 1 meter and the 3
    meter board and competed both of them at the
    Calgary, Summer Provincials. Remarkable for being
    such a new diver.
  • ADAM

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  • Keanna Kutchinski
  • Another one of our newer divers, Keanna
    Kutchinski also diving in D, competed on the 1
    meter in our Winter Provincials in Edmonton and
    placed 5th with a score of 167.30.
  • Keanna had a good season on the 1 meter board
    making her national standard in the March
    Provincials in Edmonton. She was working on her 3
    meter list last year but was having some
    difficulties with one dive and missed the summer
    Provincials in Calgary. With one more year in the
    D category, Keanna should have a good season on
    all boards in 2005, and compete in the National
    Championships
  • STEVE

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  • Mackenzie Albert
  • Also competing at the Alberta winter provincial
    championships was Mackenzie Albert in the same
    age group. Mackenzie had a 9th place with a score
    of 152.55.
  • Mackenzie moved into my group mid way through
    last season. When she came into my group we
    started off with nothing but basics which has
    helped her gain confidence. This year she has
    done many new dives and there will be many to
    come and I feel that she is ready to step up to
    new challenges and have a successful year.
  • ADAM

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  • Brent Sagert
  • Brent Sagert had his first competition at the
    provincial level with our club, placing 5th at
    the Winter Provincials with a score of 128.00.
  • Brent loves to dive and has been working on
    being more tight, and needs more experience in
    competitions. When he has done enough
    repetitions of his list his scores will improve
    this year.
  • MARK

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  • Igor Tomasevic
  • At the Alberta Winter provincials Igor placed 3rd
    in Alberta and 1st on 3 meter tying with Denzil
    with a score of 146.40. Both boys won the gold
    medal.
  • Igor then traveled to the Western Canadian
    Championships where he placed 4th, 4th and a 3rd
    on the 1 meter, 3 meter and platform events
    respectively
  • At the Summer Provincials, Igor had a 2nd place
    on the 3 meter with 180.75, and a 1st place on
    the platform with 125.25.
  • Igor had a great year starting in Edmonton. Igor
    traveled to Saskatoon and Calgary and had a great
    meet in May where he made his national standard
    on 3 meter and set a provincial record on tower.
    With one more year in the D category, Igor should
    have a strong season in 2005.
  • STEVE

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  • Denzil Pullock
  • In Denzils first meet of the year he competed on
    the 1 meter and the 3 meter boards where he
    placed first on the one meter and tied for 1st
    with Igor on the 3 meter. He then set the
    provincial record for the platform event in the D
    age group.
  • Denzil then competed in the Victoria Speedo Sting
    meet, placing 8th on 1 meter and 6th on 3 meter.
  • He then went to the Western Canadian Diving
    Championships, where he placed 2nd on all 3
    boards.
  • At the Alberta Summer Provincials Denzil placed
    first in Alberta on both springboards with 187.20
    on the 1 meter and 186.40 on the 3 meter. He had
    an amazing meet since he qualified for the
    National Age Group Championship on both boards
  • Denzil qualified to go onto the Age Group
    National Diving Championships where he was a
    finalist on both the 1 meter and the 3 meter. He
    was 11th on 1 meter with 171.40 and 12th on 3
    meter with 166.25.

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  • Denzil had a great year last year. He not only
    qualified for nationals for the first time but by
    doing so he also qualified for the Alberta
    Provincial Team that will be traveling to Cuba in
    2005.
  • Because of his lack of fear and willingness to
    learn new dives he remarkably made a 57
    improvement in his 1 meter scores and a 63
    improvement on his 3 meter score from the start
    of the year to the end. He then went on to
    compete at his first Nationals that were held in
    Victoria, BC.
  • We are really looking forward to seeing what
    Denzil has to come for 2005.
  • ADAM

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  • Christine Hiron
  • Christine Hiron moved up from E to D this
    year and competed at the Polar Bear Classic in
    Winnipeg and had a 12th, 13th and 9th place on
    the 1 meter, 3 meter and 5 meter platform
    respectively.
  • Christine competed in the Victoria Speedo Sting
    meet where she had a 20th, 18th and 14th placing
    on the 1 meter, 3 meter and 5 meter.
  • She then competed in our Edmonton Winter
    Provincial Championships where she had a 7th, 5th
    and 5th placing.
  • Then she went to the Saskatoon Western Canadians
    and had a bronze medal on both the 1 meter and 3
    meter with scores of 184.45 and 182.35 and placed
    4th on the platform.
  • At the Summer Provincials in Calgary she had a
    6th, 4th and 5th respectively. Her 4th place
    scored her 183.65 on the 3 meter and qualified
    her to go to the Age Group Nationals.
  • At the Age Group Nationals, Christine placed 17th
    with a score of 170.70.

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  • Christine had a slow start to the season but in
    April, she went to the Saskatoon Western
    Canadians and had a bronze medal on both the 1
    meter and 3 meter.
  • Then her diving started to improve and at the
    Summer Provincials in Calgary, she qualified on
    the 3 meter to go to the Age Group Nationals, and
    kept improving all the way to the Age Group
    Nationals.
  • With one more year in the D category, Christine
    should have a great season in 2005.
  • STEVE

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  • Jade Linaker
  • Jade Linaker started off her season in December
    03 going to the CAMO Invitational in Montreal
    where she placed 24th, 20th, and 22nd against
    divers from all over the world.
  • Jade went on to the Orlando Invitational in
    Florida, an international competition, and had
    two gold medals on 1 meter and 3 meter, and a 4th
    place on the platform. She had the score of
    182.65 on the 1 meter, 184.30 on 3 meter and
    183.35 on the platform.
  • She then went on to the Speedo Sting in Victoria
    and had a 2nd place on the 1 meter, 1st place on
    the 3 meter with scores of 223.65 and 237.60 and
    a bronze medal on the platform with a score of
    161.65.
  • Jade then came back in March to our Alberta
    Provincial Championship where she won all three
    boards with scores of 242.90, 234.20 and 179.45
    on the 1 meter, 3 meter and 5 meter respectively.
  • Jade went to the Summer Provincials in Calgary
    and again came 1st on all three boards with
    236.40, 247.60 and 180.10 on the 1 meter, 3 meter
    and 5 meter.
  • Jade competed at the Age Group Nationals in
    Victoria and won two bronze medals on the
    springboards and a 6th place on the platform.
    Her scores were 218.75 on the 1 meter, 255.24 on
    the 3 meter and 187.75 on the platform.

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  • Jade is a pleasure to coach. She arrives at the
    pool with one thing in mind and that is She is
    going to give it 100. She is a very hard worker
    and results from her meets proved that hard work
    does pay off.
  • In 2004, Jade placed 1st on at least one board at
    each of her meets except the National
    Championships. Jade did however place in the top
    three at Nationals bringing home two bronze
    medals.
  • Jade now holds two Provincial Records to her name
    which she set at the Provincial Championships.
  • Jade is one of the strongest Group D divers this
    country has seen in a while which will help make
    her one of the favorites for the Junior team that
    will compete at the 2005 Junior Pan Am
    Championships in Cuba next summer. Jades
    strongest event is the 1 meter board, but as we
    saw at Nationals it was Jades weakest event and
    yet she still earned a bronze medal on an off
    day!
  • I expect Jade will have another strong year this
    year and it wont be long before she will be
    representing Canada at upcoming International
    championships.
  • DAVID

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  • Angelina Kroupko
  • Angelina Kroupkos first meet of the year was the
    Polar Bear Classic in Winnipeg and she had a
    silver medal, bronze medal and a 7th place on
    the platform with 215.25 on the 1 meter, 196.00
    on the 3 meter and 129.40 on the platform.
  • Angelina then competed in the Sting competition,
    she had a 6th place on 1 meter with 174.70, a
    bronze medal on 3 meter with 199.25 and was 12th
    on 5 meter with 123.45.
  • Angelina competed in our Winter Provincials with
    a 2nd place on 1 meter, a 4th place on 3 meter
    and a bronze medal on platform. Her scores were
    209.70, 170.55 and 149.30.
  • At the Summer Provincials in Calgary, Angelina
    received two silvers and a bronze with 212.70 on
    1 meter, 206.00 on 3 meter and 161.05 on the 5
    meter.
  • Angelina then went on to the Age Group National
    Diving Championships where she became the
    National Champion on the 1 meter with a score of
    239.85. On 3 meter she was 15th, with 184.35 and
    on platform 14th with 140.95.

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  • Angelina is our clubs newest National Champion!
    Congratulations Angelina. Her 1 meter score at
    Nationals was one of the Top 5 scores ever at
    Nationals for that event and this was at her very
    first Nationals!
  • Angelina is one of the toughest divers, I have
    ever coached. She has more than enough strength
    to complete her dives. Sometimes too much!
    Angelina has a very distinct diving style that
    judges love to see. This style will help her when
    she moves up to challenge for medals next year in
    Group C. Angelina besides her great flexibility
    and toe point is one of the fastest spinners for
    her age which will allow her to perform one of
    the hardest lists of dives in her age category.
  • Angelina earned at least one medal in each of her
    competitions that she competed at in 2004!
  • Angelina surprised a lot of people at Nationals
    and one coach from Calgary mentioned how her
    performance was determined, deliberate and
    HOT!!!  Fire in the eyes you might say. 
    Surprised a few people I would think. 
  • I expect Angelina to surprise even more people
    this year when she adds a couple more dives to
    her list!
  • DAVID

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The C age Group Category
  • The C age group, consists of divers who are 12
    or 13 and who havent had their 14th birthday
    before December 31st of the year of competition.

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  • Deanna Dumur
  • Deanna Dumur competed in the 1 meter C girls
    event at the Alberta Winter Provincials she was
    12th making finals and had 157.20 points.
  • At the Alberta Summer Provincials, Deanna placed
    9th on 1 meter with 183.00 and 9th on 3 meter
    with 231.20.
  • Deanna had a good start to the season but
    leveled off in the winter. She started to improve
    again in April and in May competed at the Alberta
    Summer Provincials where Deanna placed 9th on 1
    meter with 183.00 and 9th on 3 meter with 231.20.
    With one more year in the C category, Deanna
    should have a good season in 2005.
  • STEVE

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  • Brittany Weigel
  • Brittany Weigels first competition of the year
    was the CAMO Montreal International where she
    placed 19th on 1 meter and 22nd on 3 meter and
    20th on the platform.
  • Brittanys next competition was in Florida at the
    Orlando International where she was 5th on 1
    meter, 3rd on 3 meter and 3rd on platform, with
    the scores of 179.85, 196.70 and 186.25
    respectively.
  • Brittany competed at the Speedo Sting in
    Victoria where she had a 7th place on 1 meter
    with 271.85, 9th on 3 meter with 267.25 and 8th
    on platform with 192.85.
  • At our Winter Provincials in Edmonton, Brittany
    was the bronze medal winner in Alberta on the 1
    meter with 263.00, she was 8th on 3 meter with
    242.20 and on platform she was 5th with 211.05.
  • In Saskatoon at the Western Canadian
    Championships, Brittany was the silver medal
    winner on all three boards with 272.70 on 1
    meter, 295.80 on 3 meter and 219.90 on platform.
  • At the Alberta Summer Provincials in Calgary,
    Brittany had a 3rd place, 3rd place and a 2nd
    place with 277.15 on the 1 meter, 318.15 on the 3
    meter and 233.35 on platform.
  • At the Age Group Nationals in Victoria, Brittany
    was an 11th place finalist on 1 meter with
    253.45, 17th on 3 meter with 167.95 and 16th on
    the platform with 133.40.

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  • Brittany had a very successful first year of
    group C. She qualified to compete on all three
    boards at the National Championships even with
    the new stricter qualification standards.
    Brittany really turned it on towards the end of
    the year when she placed in the medals on all
    three boards at the Summer Provincials. However
    she did not perform quite as well at Nationals.
    Brittany did qualify for the final on the 1 meter
    event but struggled a little in the other two
    events.
  • Brittany will be at the top of her age category
    in the 2005 season and I believe this will be the
    year that she breaks out for a memorable year.
    Brittany is a very powerful and compact diver who
    already has the big dives on 3 meter and with
    another year of perfecting those dives, I know
    she will be in the mix when the hardware is
    handed out at Nationals.
  • On a personal note Brittany is a great addition
    to the group as she always has a smile on her
    face and she is also very supportive towards her
    teammates. She is also there for the
    congratulatory hugs (especially the boys, right
    Brit!).
  • DAVID

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  • Lindsey Madsen
  • Lindsey Madsen competed in the C age group at
    the CAMO International meet in December and was
    25th on 1 meter, 15th on 3 meter and 17th on
    platform.
  • Lindsey competed in the Orlando Invitational and
    was 7th on 1 meter and won the gold medal on the
    3 meter with her excellent rips and was 5th on
    the platform.
  • Her scores were 178.60, 226.05 and 180.75
    respectively.
  • Lindsey went on to the Sting in Victoria and was
    10th on the 1 meter with 250.70, 4th on the 3
    meter with 297.55 and 6th on platform with
    204.30.
  • Lindsey then competed at our Provincials in
    Edmonton in March where she placed 5th on 1 meter
    with 260.45, 3rd in Alberta on 3 meter with
    293.10 and she won the Alberta championship on
    platform with 223.80.
  • In the Summer Provincials in Calgary, Lindsey had
    the silver medal on 1 meter with 283.35, the gold
    medal on the 3 meter with 336.40 and a bronze
    medal on platform with 209.10.
  • At the Age Group Nationals she was 15th on 1
    meter with 162.15, 8th on 3 meter with 294.25 and
    8th on the platform with 225.45.

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  • Lindsey is a fierce competitor. You wouldnt know
    that from looking at her but she has that tiger
    inside of her. Miss Consistency is what I would
    call her. With her awesome rip entry that all
    divers are jealous of, she has shown that she
    will always be a contender. What she lacks in
    power she definitely makes up for with her
    lineups.
  • She has already scored over the magical 200.00
    points on her compulsory dives on 3 meter and
    that is in Group C! That is tough test for most
    senior divers to perform.
  • I expect Lindsey will be our next representative
    for the Rip Contest at the 2005 Junior
    Nationals. I know that she wont disappoint when
    she goes in with her winning dive next summer!
  • Lindsey also was a member of the Alberta
    Provincial Team that traveled to Orlando Florida.
    She already has won an International event when
    she took home the gold medal on the 3 meter
    board. She also had a great finish to the year,
    placing 8th on both the 3 meter and tower events
    at last summers Junior Nationals. Lindsey showed
    that the CAMO girls are within striking
    distance for the upcoming year.
  • DAVID

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  • Tanis Chomyn
  • Tanis Chomyn in the same age group, C girls,
    had a 16th place finish on 1 meter at the CAMO
    International, 10th on 3 meter and 25th on the
    platform.
  • Tanis then competed in Victoria at the Sting
    meet. She was 6th on 1 meter with 272.40, 8th on
    3 meter with 272.35 and 5th on platform with
    218.70.
  • At our Winter Provincials in Edmonton, Tanis was
    the Alberta silver medalist with 269.20 on 1
    meter, she won the Alberta championship on 3
    meter with 315.30 and had a bronze medal on the
    platform with 219.35.
  • Tanis competed in Calgary at the Alberta Summer
    Provincial Championships, she had a 5th on 1
    meter with 268.90, 5th on 3 meter with 303.50 and
    won the platform with 257.30.
  • At the Age Group Nationals, Tanis came 7th on 1
    meter with 280.75, 12th on 3 meter with 274.00
    and 6th on platform with 230.40.

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  • Tanis had an outstanding year. Taniss dynamic
    diving style with her long body lines and great
    toe point will always standout in the judges
    eye.
  • Tanis who has only really been diving full time
    for less than 1 ½ years, has already accomplished
    some amazing things. She broke a 12 year old
    provincial record last May at the Summer
    Provincials in the tower event. Tanis was 1 of
    only 7 group C girls who made all 3 finals at the
    Junior Nationals showing that she is a very
    versatile athlete. Tanis best showing was
    placing in the top 6 in the platform event. Being
    a former gymnast, Tanis showed that there is more
    to a dive than just the entry as she spins
    extremely fast and finishes dives higher up in
    the air than most others. Tanis will be adding a
    couple of new dives to her list that will help
    her challenge the top six again even though she
    is moving up an age group.
  • Tanis had a great Winter Provincial Championships
    were she was selected to the Provincial Team
    based on her Gold medal performance on the 3
    meter board. She will be traveling to Cuba next
    March for a training camp and competition against
    a tough Cuban team.
  • Tanis always has a way of making her teammates
    laugh. She has shown that there is more than the
    love of a sport to keep you coming to the pool
    and that is having fun with your diving friends
    is just as important. Now if I can only get her
    to work as hard at her diving as she does making
    other people laugh we will all be happy!
  • DAVID

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  • Leah Suley
  • Leah Suleys first meet of the year was the Polar
    Bear meet in Winnipeg where she had a bronze
    medal on 1 meter with 254.65, 4th place on 3
    meter with 289.45 and she dove open 1 meter and
    was 25th with 165.50.
  • Leah went to Florida for the Orlando
    International and on 1 meter she came 1st with
    218.35 and was 2nd on 3 meter with 206.95. At
    the Sting in Victoria, Leah had a bronze medal on
    the 1 meter with 284.85 and 6th on 3 meter with
    286.40.
  • In our Winter Provincials, Leah was the
    provincial champion on 1 meter with 269.40, she
    was the runner up with the silver medal on 3
    meter with 313.65 and another silver medal on the
    platform with 220.15.
  • At the Summer Provincials, Leah won the 1 meter
    with 305.70, was 2nd on 3 meter with 334.70 and
    4th on the platform with 205.70.
  • At the Age Group Nationals, on 1 meter, Leah was
    5th with 294.55, 4th on 3 meter with 323.55 and
    10th on the platform with 216.90.

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  • Leah had a great year! I can only say a little
    since I wasnt her personal coach last year. I
    would like to say that I had the opportunity to
    coach Leah in Orlando at the All Star
    Invitational and she showed me that she can
    compete with the best. She placed 1st on 1 meter
    and 2nd on 3 meter. A month later she again made
    the Provincial Team based on her gold and two
    silver medal performances.
  • Leah can say that she has competed against all
    the top girls in Canada her age and has beaten
    all but two at some point during the 2004 year!
    That is quite amazing considering the quality and
    depth of the CAMO diving club.
  • Leah narrowly missed getting her first medal at
    the Junior Nationals when she placed 4th on the 3
    meter and 5th on the 1 meter, missing a medal by
    about 10 points on both boards.
  • Looking ahead, Leah moves into a group of hard
    working girls who will help push and challenge
    her so that she can achieve even better things
    during the 2005 season.
  • DAVID

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  • We had three boys competing in the
  • C age group last year,
  • Julien Cousineau, Ritchie Brostrom and Cody Yano.

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  • Julien Cousineau
  • Juliens first competition of the year was the
    Polar Bear in Winnipeg in January. He had a 3rd
    place on the 1 meter, 3rd place on 3 meter and a
    5th place on the platform. His score on 1 meter
    was 248.50, on 3 meter 267.40 and on the
    platform, 183.20.
  • Julien also attended the competition in Victoria,
    the Sting, where he had a 4th place on 1 meter
    with 274.80, 7th on 3 meter with 289.50 and 7th
    place on platform with 215.65.
  • In our Winter Provincials, Julien had a 4th place
    on 1 meter with 273.65, another 4th on the 3
    meter with 274.65 and went 201.20 for the bronze
    medal in the Boys C Platform. Julien competed
    in the open events and was 7th on 1 meter with
    213.30 and 7th on the 3 meter with 374.40 and won
    the silver medal on platform with 355.35 which
    helped him qualify to go to the Canada Games
    training camp.
  • In Saskatoon at the Western Canadian
    Championships in April, he had a 3rd place on the
    1 meter with 271.35, 4th place on 3 meter with
    282.35 and a 2nd place on platform with 215.80.
  • In our Summer Provincials in Calgary, Julien had
    a 4th place on 1 meter with 266.05, a bronze
    medal on the 3 meter with 295.65 and placed 2nd
    on platform with 223.10. Julien also dove in the
    open 1 meter event and was 7th with 181.40.
  • At the Age Group Nationals, Julien had a 16th
    place on 1 meter with 158.20, 25th on 3 meter
    with 142.85 and 20th on the platform with 124.70.

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  • Julien improved gradually through the competitive
    season. In February at the Sting, he had a 4th
    place on 1 meter and dove well on 3 meter and
    platform only missing one dive on each board.
  • At our Winter Provincials, he competed in the
    open event on platform with a score of 355.35,
    which helped him qualify to go to the Canada
    Games training camp in Mission Viejo, California.
  • Julien dove well thru to July but ran out of
    steam just before the Age Group Nationals.
  • 2005 will be a new challenge for Julien in the B
    category, with more dives, harder dives and
    diving in the reverse order, doing his hard dives
    first. We will be using new strategies this year
    to build his endurance.
  • STEVE

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  • Ritchie Brostrom
  • Ritchie Brostroms first competition of the year
    was in Montreal in December at the CAMO
    Invitational. He was 25th on the 1 meter with
    168.25 and 20th on 3 meter with 178.25 and 19th
    on the platform with 176.10.
  • Ritchie competed in Orlando, Florida for the
    Invitational, he was 10th on 1 meter with 182.25,
    9th on the 3 meter with 184.35 and 7th on the
    platform with 183.90. Ritchie competed at the
    Sting in Victoria where he was 8th on 1 meter
    with 243.90, 5th on 3 meter with 300.20 and 8th
    on the platform with 193.95.
  • Back at our Provincial Championships, Ritchie had
    a 2nd place on the 1 meter with 299.65, and had a
    bronze medal on the 3 meter with 293.20 and he
    won the platform event with 250.50. This was an
    amazing list which broke the provincial record.
  • In Saskatoon, Ritchie was 2nd on the 1 meter with
    264.75, 3rd on 3 meter with 307.20 and 3rd on
    platform with 214.35.
  • At the Summer Provincials in Calgary, Ritchie was
    3rd on 1 meter with 280.05, 4th on 3 meter with
    278.90 and 3rd on platform with 221.55.
  • At Age Group Nationals, Ritchie was 10th on 1
    meter with 266.60, 18th on 3 meter with 171.90
    and 18th on the platform with 139.05. Ritchie did
    some amazing dives this year especially on
    platform. Ritchie is still in the same age group
    this coming year and we expect him to be doing
    even better as his list becomes more consistent.
  • HERB

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  • Cody Yano
  • Cody Yanos first competition of the season was
    in Montreal, where he had a 7th place on 1 meter
    with 212.30, 14th on 3 meter with 196.30 and 16th
    on the platform with 183.90.
  • Cody then went to Orlando and had a bronze medal
    on the 1 meter with 221.15, 6th place on the 3
    meter with 213.45, he missed the platform event
    because of the flu.
  • In Victoria at the Sting, Cody had a 3rd place on
    1 meter with 284.90, 4th place on the 3 meter
    with 315.15 and 4th on platform with 228.30.
  • At the Winter Provincials in Edmonton, Cody
    placed 3rd on the 1 meter with 296.50, 2nd on the
    3 meter with 319.05 and 2nd on the platform with
    241.50. Cody also dove in the open event placed
    4th on 1 meter with 228.25 and on 3 meter he had
    a 6th place with 380.65 and on platform he had a
    bronze medal with 333.65.
  • In Saskatoon, Cody won the 1 meter with 292.10,
    2nd place on the 3 meter with 330.20.

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  • In Calgary at the Summer Provincials, Cody had a
    2nd place on 1 meter with 283.30, he won the gold
    medal on the 3 meter with 339.60. Cody did not
    compete platform over the past few months because
    of a back problem.
  • At the National Age Group Championships, Cody was
    7th on the 1 meter with 274.75, on 3 meter he was
    6th with 309.20.
  • With having Codys back healed up this coming
    year, we expect him to be doing even bigger and
    better things.
  • Cody has amazing power for his age and has a full
    senior list on both springboards. This year he
    will learn a senior platform list as well.
  • HERB

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The B age Group Category
  • This group consists of divers who are 14 and 15
    years old.
  • Amongst our competitive divers this year, seven
    of them were in the B category, with six girls
    and one boy.

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  • Genevieve Laurent
  • Genevieve Laurent entered the 1 meter even at the
    Alberta Winter Provincials and was a finalist,
    placing12th place with a score of 222.95. She
    could not compete for the rest of the year
    because she had to have an operation on her foot.
    However she is back this year, and we expect big
    things from Genevieve.
  • Last year Genevieve was continually improving
    and getting a full list off on 1 meter and was
    working towards a list on 3 meter but an
    unfortunate injury stopped her hopes of achieving
    this goal. But this year she is ready to pick up
    from where she left off.
  • ADAM

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  • Eden Gresiuk
  • Eden Gresiuks first competition of the year was
    the Polar Bear Classic in Winnipeg. She placed
    10th on the 1 meter with 310.95 and placed 11th
    on the 3 meter with 213.35. It was Edens first
    year in the B category.
  • Eden then competed in Victoria at the Sting and
    was 15th on the 1 meter with 300.95, 17th on 3
    meter with 155.60 and 13th on the platform with
    208.30.
  • At our Winter Provincials in Edmonton, Eden had a
    9th place on 1 meter with 303.30, 7th place on 3
    meter with 340.10 and 7th place on the platform
    with 202.10. Eden also competed in the Open 1
    meter and placed 24th with a score of 160.00 and
    in the Open 3 meter where she placed 21st with a
    score of 319.55.
  • Eden came on the bus with us to Saskatoon and
    competed in the Western Canadians, she was 7th on
    1 meter with a score of 324.15 and 5th on the
    platform with 208.35.
  • At the Alberta Summer Provincials in Calgary,
    Eden was 9th on 1 meter with 333.10 and 11th on 3
    meter with 331.45, Eden also competed on the 3
    meter in the open event where she placed 19th
    with a score of 358.40.
  • At the Age Group Nationals she competed on 1
    meter and placed 26th with a score of 143.49 and
    25th on the 3 meter with 153.03.

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  • Eden is one of 4 new additions to my group this
    year. I really didnt coach her at all last year
    but as far as this year goes she is extremely
    motivated to become a better diver.
  • She has taken a new look at things and feels it
    is time to start doing some of those bigger
    dives.
  • Eden has a lot of talent and I am looking forward
    to a very successful year and another qualifier
    for the Nationals.
  • ADAM

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  • Cindy Medynski
  • Cindy Medynskis first meet of the year was the
    Polar Bear Classic in Winnipeg where she had a
    9th place on 1 meter with 318.35, 11th place on 3
    meter with 314.75 and she dove Open 1 meter and
    was 32nd with 150.15.
  • Cindy competed at the Sting and had an 18th place
    on 1 meter with 164.30, 15th on 3 meter with
    159.35 and dove 3 meter open where she was 40th
    with 152.90.
  • At our Winter Provincials, Cindy placed 6th on 1
    meter with 315.35, 5th on 3 meter with 358.85 and
    in the Open events, she was 26th on 1 meter with
    155.20 and 25th on 3 meter with 298.60.
  • In Saskatoon, Cindy placed 5th on 1 meter with
    332.70, 5th on 3 meter with 335.25 and 6th on
    platform with 192.75. In the 1 meter Open she
    was 13th with 163.10.
  • In Calgary at the Summer Provincials, Cindy was
    6th on 1 meter with 347.75, 8th on 3 meter with
    355.75, she dove in the Open events and was 22nd
    on 1 meter with 162.75 and 20th on 3 meter with
    348.30.
  • At the National Championships she was 18th on 1
    meter with 175.59 and 24th on 3 meter with 164.31.

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  • Cindy is another new addition to my group this
    year and so far so good. I can see she is a hard
    worker and strives very hard to improve on her
    diving skills.
  • Last year she worked very hard and it all paid
    off with her qualifying to go to the nationals. I
    am hoping for the same results from her this year
    even though it will be her first year in the A
    Age Group.
  • ADAM

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  • Anne Seath
  • Anne Seaths first competition of the year was
    the Polar Bear Classic and she was 11th on 1
    meter with 290.55, 12th on 3 meter with 285.55
    and 12th on the platform with 212.95.
  • Anne competed at the Sting and she was 20th on 1
    meter with 155.20, 21st on 3 meter with 128.60
    and 12th on the platform with 215.95. She also
    dove 3 meter Open where she placed 43rd with
    134.20.
  • At our Winter Provincials in Edmonton, Anne was
    7th on 1 meter with 313.45, 9th on 3 meter with
    267.65 and 6th on the platform with 250.80. She
    dove Open 1 meter and placed 28th with 133.75 and
    Open 3 meter placing 23rd with 308.30.
  • Anne competed in Saskatoon and came 8th on the 1
    meter with 298.90, 6th on 3 meter with 331.95,
    2nd on the platform with 245.25. In Open 1 meter
    she was 17th with 145.45 and 16th on the 3 meter
    with 130.40.
  • At the Summer Provincials, Anne specialized on
    platform and had a 2nd place in Alberta, a silver
    medal, with 255.30.
  • She then went on to the National Age Group
    Championships where she was qualified to dive
    platform in the B event, she was 8th with an
    8.5 on her back 2½ somersault which thrilled the
    crowd, her total score was 269.88.

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  • Annes determination finally paid off last year.
    She had one of those breakout meets that builds
    confidence. Anne qualified just for 1 event for
    the Junior Nationals (platform), but she made it
    a memorable one. She had all her teammates on
    their feet when she nailed a difficult Back 2 ½
    ss from the 7.5 meter tower. She received 8s and
    8 ½s enabling her to make her first National
    final and vaulted her into an 8th place final
    finish.
  • Anne too will be moving into the same group with
    Leah and I expect to see Anne continue where she
    left off, showing the rest of Canada that she
    will not only be challenging for the top spots on
    tower but showing that she performs just as well
    on the springboards.
  • DAVID

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  • Katie Routledge
  • Katie Routledges first competition of the year
    was the CAMO Invitational and she was 18th on 1
    meter with 170.30 and 22nd on 3 meter with
    180.00.
  • Katie competed in Florida at the Orlando
    International Invitational, she had a 2nd place
    on the 1 meter with 271.90 and a 6th place on the
    3 meter with 281.55.
  • At the Speedo Sting, Katie placed 9th on 1 meter
    with 335.25, 5th on 3 meter with 388.60 and dove
    3 meter open and had 19th place with 198.45.
  • At our Alberta Winter Provincials, Katie was 8th
    on 1 meter with 312.70, and won the bronze medal
    in Alberta on the 3 meter with 387.85. She dove
    open 1 meter and was 13th with 182.25 and 18th on
    3 meter with 330.70.
  • In Saskatoon she won the bronze medal on both the
    1 meter and 3 meter boards with the scores of
    369.55 on 1 meter and 382.00 on 3 meter. She
    placed 4th on the platform with 227.50.

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  • Katie had an excellent meet in Calgary at the
    Summer Provincials where she won the gold medal
    on the 1 meter with 395.45 and a silver medal on
    the 3 meter with 385.60. She also dove in the
    open events and was 18th on 1 meter with 179.20
    and 13th on 3 meter with 399.75.
  • Katie was not able to attend the Age Group
    National Championships because of an injury but
    we are looking forward to seeing her do great
    things this upcoming year as she is now healing
    up.
  • Her improving fundamentals will allow her to use
    her natural strength to do the big dives this
    year.
  • HERB

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  • Aniesa Debaji
  • Aniesa Debajis first competition of the year was
    the CAMO Invitational where she was 14th on 1
    meter with 180.55 and 12th on 3 meter with
    282.00.
  • Aniesa went to the Polar Bear Classic and was 4th
    on 1 meter with 337.90, 3rd on 3 meter with
    377.20, 8th on platform with 242.95 and dove open
    1 meter and was 14th with 180.25.
  • Aniesa went to the Sting in Victoria, where she
    had a 6th place on 1 meter with 354.75, 6th on 3
    meter with 378.95 and 11th on the platform with
    231.55. She also competed in the open 3 meter
    and was 20th with 197.15.
  • In our Alberta Provincials in Edmonton, Aniesa
    won the silver medal on 1 meter with 332.90, and
    also won the silver medal on the 3 meter with
    390.75, she also had a 4th place with a score of
    265.90 on the platform. Aniesa dove in the 1
    meter and 3 meter open, where she was 16th with
    178.60 on 1 meter and 10th with 371.30 on the 3
    meter.
  • In the Summer Provincials in Calgary, Aniesa was
    4th on 1 meter with 366.00 and 1st on 3 meter
    with 409.40.
  • At the Age Group Nationals, Aniesa was 9th on 1
    meter with 358.05, 4th on 3 meter with 410.28 and
    11th on the platform with 262.47.

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  • Aniesa surprised a lot of people in her first
    year of Group B and in only her second year of
    diving! She started off the year at the CAMO
    International event, competing against some of
    the best 14 and 15 year old divers in the world.
    Not only did she make the finals on the 3 meter
    she was the 2nd best Canadian diver beating out 3
    or 4 CAMO divers which we all know has the
    strongest junior program in the country. She
    almost duplicated that feat when she placed 4th
    at the Junior Nationals again on 3 meter. Aniesa
    was in medal contention up until the last couple
    of dives.
  • Aniesa has already qualified to compete at the
    Senior Nationals in Quebec City next March but
    instead will stay home and focus on improving her
    lineups so that she can improve on her 4th place
    finish from last year.
  • Aniesa thrives on competitions. She loves to
    perform and as usual I am proven wrong at meets
    as she always pulls out her best dives under
    pressure. I am not sure how she does it but as
    long as she knows how thats all that matters.
    She is a true competitor. She can step up to the
    plate and hit a home run when she needs to and it
    is that type of determination that will develop
    her into an force to watch out for next year as
    she will be trying to again battle it out with
    the CAMO divers for some medals.
  • DAVID

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  • Brook Nash
  • Brook Nashs first competition of the year was
    the Florida International competition in Orlando.
    He had a 12th place on the 1 meter with 202.65
    and 10th place on 3 meter with 226.10.
  • He then competed in the Sting where he had a 12th
    place on 1 meter with 244.65 and a 10th place on
    3 meter with 301.60.
  • At our Winter Provincials in Edmonton, Brook was
    4th on 1 meter with 310.45 and won the bronze
    medal on 3 meter with 320.30.
  • At our Summer Provincials in Calgary, Brook won
    the silver medal on 1 meter with 357.20 and also
    won the silver medal on 3 meter with 380.95.
  • Brook had an injury which prevented him from
    competing at the Age Group National
    Championships.
  • Brook last year grew stronger and became a more
    consistent diver as the year progressed. He
    learned many new dives such as the reverse 2.5
    tuck and a Back 2.5 pike, which is not an easy
    dive for someone of his age. He unfortunately was
    injured just before the Junior Nationals and was
    unable to compete.
  • ADAM

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The A age Group Category
  • In the A category, which is the 16, 17 and 18
    year olds, we had six divers competing in A
    this year with our club. Four girls and two
    boys.

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  • Andrea Odenbach
  • Our newest diver in this category, Andrea
    Odenbach, improved rapidly throughout the year.
    Her first meet was the Alberta Winter Provincials
    in Edmonton where she just dove on the 1 meter
    board, while developing her newer dives.
  • She placed 15th with a score of 252.55. She dove
    in the 1 meter open event as well and was 29th
    with a score of 132.35. The Open events only
    have 5 dives.
  • In Saskatoon, in April, Andrea improved her
    scores considerably and had 317.60 on 1 meter for
    8th place and was 9th on the 3 meter with 352.65.
    She also dove in the Open, she was 19th on 1
    meter with 137.10 and 12th on 3 meter with
    345.85.
  • In the Alberta Summer Provincials in Calgary, she
    placed 19th on 1 meter with 313.05 and 19th on
    the 3 meter with 346.65. Andrea also dove in the
    open 3 meter where she was 17th with 362.05.

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  • Andrea is another one of the new additions to my
    group. Last year Andrea joined the ESP diving
    club with hopes to improve on the talent that she
    already had.
  • Andrea supplied us with a great year, constantly
    getting better from the start of the year right
    to the very end. She very quickly got better with
    increasing training.
  • This year she will be working hard to hopefully
    gain a spot on the team that travels to
    nationals, and maybe even putting together a
    tower list!
  • ADAM

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  • Amy Gallant
  • Amy Gallants first meet of the year was the
    Polar Bear Classic in Winnipeg where she placed
    15th on 1 meter with 166.00, 25th on 3 meter with
    142.55 and 34th on the open 1 meter with 144.20.
  • Amy then went to Victoria for the Speedo Sting
    and was 29th on 1 meter with 118.55, 25th on 3
    meter with 143.30 and 41st in the open 1 meter
    with 147.40.
  • At our Winter Provincials in Edmonton, Amy placed
    14th on 1 meter with 287.55, 12th on 3 meter with
    284.90. She dove in both of the open events and
    had 23rd on 1 meter with 160.25 and 24th on 3
    meter with 304.40.
  • At the Saskatoon Western Canadians, Amy placed
    10th on 1 meter with 296.25, 10th on 3 meter with
    337.90. She also dove open 1 meter and placed
    15th with 159.50.
  • Amy dove in Calgary at the Summer Provincials and
    was 17th on 1 meter with 340.15 and 20th on 3
    meter with 323.70.

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  • Amy worked very hard last year improving her
    scores from competition to competition and by
    doing so she almost reached her goals in
    qualifying for the Junior National Championships.
  • Just narrowly missing out on the qualifying score
    by only 0.5 points at the Calgary Summer
    Provincials.
  • ADAM

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  • Morgan Haley
  • Morgan Haley came back to the sport this year
    after a long lay off and started her first
    competition in March at the Edmonton Winter
    Provincials where she went 361.25 on 1 meter for
    6th place, she was 11th on the 3 meter with
    326.25. She dove in the open events and was 14th
    on 1 meter with 180.55 and 17th on 3 meter with
    340.50.
  • Morgan then went on to the Saskatoon Western
    Canadians and was 7th on 3 meter with 371.65 and
    7th on the 3 meter open with 371.40.
  • At the Summer Provincial Championship, Morgan
    placed 8th on the 1 meter with 387.05 and 9th on
    the 3 meter with a score of 400.40.
  • Morgan went to the Age Group National
    Championships with an injury and was not able to
    dive any of the boards except an attempt on the 1
    meter where she was 30th with 168.00 on 5 dives.
  • Morgan has recovered from her injury and is
    looking very fit this year and is learning some
    new very difficult dives.
  • HERB

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  • Taryn Zack
  • Taryn Zacks first meet of the year was at the
    CAMO Invitational in Montreal where she dove in
    the A age group on 1 meter and was 4th with
    347.45. She dove in the international open 3
    meter event and was 11th with a score of 225.69
    (this was only optional scores). All of the
    other finalists in that meet were either national
    team members from Canada or national champion
    medalists from the other nations.
  • Taryn dove in the Sting in February and was 5th
    on 1 meter with 402.60, 4th on the 3 meter with
    437.55. Taryn also dove 3 meter open where there
    was almost a three way tie, she ended up in 3rd
    with a score of 462.70, which was a personal best
    at the time.
  • Taryn dove in our Alberta Winter Provincials and
    had a bronze medal on 1 meter with 397.05, silver
    on the 3 meter with 464.10, she had a 2nd in the
    open 1 meter with 228.80 and she won the 3 meter
    with a score of 479.95, again another personal
    best.

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  • At the Western Canadian Championship in
    Saskatoon, she was 2nd on the 1 meter with
    404.70, 2nd on 3 meter with 480.90. She dove in
    the open events and was 4th on 1 meter with
    196.70 and won the 3 meter event with a personal
    best score of 489.00.
  • In the Alberta Summer Provincials, Taryn dove 3
    meter in the A age group and went 482.75 for
    2nd, she dove open 1 meter and had bronze medal
    with a score of 240.65, then on the 3 meter open
    she had a score of 497.95 and won the event with
    another personal best.
  • At the Age Group National diving championships
    Taryn was injured and was not able to dive for a
    month or so before that, she had only done her
    dives one time each but still won two bronze
    medals, 414.63 on the 1 meter and 466.56 on the 3
    meter.
  • HERB
  • Look for Taryn under Senior International
    Divers as well.

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  • Kelly Dee
  • In the boys A category, we have Kelly Dee who
    went to Montreal for his first meet of the year.
    He was 17th on 1 meter with 225.20 and 21st on 3
    meter with 161.90.
  • Kelly went to the Orlando meet and had a 17th on
    1 meter with 158.55 and 12th on 3 meter with
    187.25.
  • Kelly went to the Speedo Sting, where he placed
    11th on 1 meter with 361.75 and 12th on 3 meter
    with 353.85. He dove in the Open events and had
    a 19th on the 1 meter with 186.10 and placed 17th
    on 3 meter with 342.05.
  • Kelly competed here in our home town for the
    Winter Provincials, he was 2nd on 1 meter with
    389.65 and 2nd on 3 meter with 438.20. In the
    Open event, he was 5th on 1 meter with 220.55 and
    8th on 3 meter with 364.05.
  • In Saskatoon he had a 5th place in both A
    events with a 365.00 on 1 meter and 412.95 on 3
    meter. In both of the Open events he placed 6th
    with 214.00 on 1 meter and 377.65 on 3 meter.
  • At the Alberta Summer Provincials, Kelly dove 3
    meter A and had a score of 380.65 for 4th place
    and dove 3 meter Open with a score of 376.55 for
    9th place.

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  • At the Age Group Nationals, Kelly had a very good
    meet, making finals on both the 1 meter and the 3
    meter, with an 11th place on 1 meter with 404.82
    and a 12th place on 3 meter with 390.51.
  • Kelly had a very successful year last year
    competing at many of the more major competitions,
    such as the CAMO invitational and the Orlando All
    Star with the Alberta Provincial Team.
  • Kelly competed at the Junior Nationals in
    Victoria where he went on to compete a personal
    best score on 1 meter, what a great place to do
    so. He will also be traveling with the Alberta
    Provincial Team that will be going to Cuba in
    2005.
  • ADAM

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  • David Ovelson
  • David Ovelson, another A boy, was off most of
    the year with injuries and sickness and was not
    able to compete until April at the Western
    Canadian Championships in Saskatoon. David was
    2nd on the 1 meter with 477.40 and won the 3
    meter with a score of 499.35.
  • A months later at the summer provincials, David
    won both the boards in Alberta and had 486.45 on
    the 1 meter and 530.55 on the 3 meter.
  • He went on to the Age Group Nationals where on 1
    meter he won the silver medal with a score of
    493.35, which would have qualified him to go to
    the Brazil championships if he had 1.65 points
    more to make the 495.00 standard. On the 3
    meter, David placed 3rd with a score of 516.30.
  • David is healthy this year and he is back doing
    many much harder dives, he has a pike list and
    some 3.4 dives, we can expect great things from
    David at the senior level in 2005.
  • HERB

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  • Cory Watson
  • Cory Watson had and exceptional year. This was
    his first year in the A age group. Cory used his
    physical strength advantage to compete a full
    pike list on the 3 meter springboard and some
    very difficult dives on the 10 meter platform as
    well.
  • Cory started off the season in Montréal at the
    CAMO Invitational with a 7th place on the 3 meter
    and a 7th place on the 1 meter with almost
    identical scores of 408.65 on the 1 meter and
    408.55 on the 3 meter.
  • Cory was on the Alberta team, and competed in
    Orlando, Florida at the International
    Invitational Competition and had an 11th place on
    the 1 meter with 361.50 and on the 3 meter had
    7th place with 203.55 (these were optional only
    scores).
  • In Victoria at the Speedo Sting International
    Invitational Cory had a bronze medal on the 1
    meter in his age group with a score 458.65, and
    10th place on the 3 meter with 386.55 on
    platform. He was fifth with 399.65, in the open
    event he had an 11th place on 1 meter with
    243.95, 15th place on the 3 meter with 420.25,
    and 8th place on the on the tower with 399.65.

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  • At our Winter Provincials in Edmonton, Cory was
    1st on the 1 meter with 471.30 and 1st on the 3
    meter with 494.60. In the open events he was 2nd
    on 1 meter with 283.10 and he had a 2nd place on
    the 3 meter with 535.05, which is an excellent
    score.
  • Cory went on to Calgary to the Senior National
    Diving Championships. Cory scored 258.36 on the 3
    meter placing19th, 283.77 on the 1 meter placing
    9th.
  • In April Cory went to the Saskatoon Western
    Canadian Diving Championships and he had a 1st
    place on 1 meter in A with 483.35 and a bronze
    medal on the 3 meter with 476.85 and he won the
    platform with 474.25. In the open event's Cory
    had a 2nd place on 1 meter with 291.40 had a 2nd
    place on the 3 meter with 510.90 and he had a 2nd
    place on the platform with 474.25.
  • At the Summer Provincial Championship Cory had a
    2nd place on the 1 meter with 476.95, a second
    place on the 3 meter with 494.00 and a first
    place on the platform with 431.70. In the open
    events Cory had a bronze medal and was 2nd in
    Alberta on 1 meter with a score of 300.05, and on
    the 3 meter he had a score of 486.80 with a 6th
    place, and on the platform he had a 3rd place
    with 431.70.

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  • At the Age Group National Diving Championships
    and trials for the World Junior Championship in
    Brazil, Cory was 5th on the platform with 486.72,
    and 4th place on the 3 meter with a score of
    511.92 and on the 1 meter he had to make a score
    of 495.00 in order to qualify for the team and
    also be 1st or 2nd Cory was 1st in the Canadian
    Championship with 500.19 points. Cory was
    selected to the team to represent Canada in
    October in Brazil at the World Junior Diving
    Championships. This was Corys first National
    Championship title.
  • We will be looking toward even better results for
    Cory in the next two years while he remains in
    the same age group. At the Senior Championship
    especially on 10 meter and 3 meter we expect him
    to be a finalist with no particular limitations
    there as he will probably be doing amongst
    hardest dives of anybody in the country, along
    with his senior teammates.
  • HERB

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Senior International Level
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  • Reuben Ross
  • At the Senior level, we had Reuben Ross whos
    first event of the year was the CAMO Invitational
    where he placed 18th on the 3 meter with 293.46
    and 15th on platform with 343.14, this qualified
    him to be a member of the Senior International
    traveling team, as was the same case with Taryn
    Zack from her score on the 3 meter at the same
    meet.
  • Reuben went on to the Orlando competition and was
    3rd on the 1 meter with 433.85, 3rd on 3 meter
    with 346.35 and 3rd on platform with 525.45, a
    personal best.
  • At the Speedo Sting, Reuben placed 2nd on the 1
    meter with 328.95, 3rd on 3 meter with 552.70 and
    3rd on platform with 471.95.
  • In the Alberta diving championship, Reuben won
    the 1 meter with 355.05, bronze medal on 3 meter
    with 521.75 and he won the platform with a score
    of 520.90.

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  • Reuben and Taryn then traveled to Madrid, Spain,
    where they represented Canada with the other
    members of our Canadian team, which were
    basically all our Olympic team members.
  • Reuben had a 21st place on platform and Taryn had
    a 21st place on 3 meter and Reuben had a 15th
    place on the 3 meter. This was Reuben and
    Taryns first international diving experience and
    they learned a number of things which helped them
    in other events.
  • The experience that Reuben and Taryn gained was
    very helpful, because the following week back in
    Calgary at the Senior National Diving
    Championships, Taryn placed 6th on the 3 meter
    which qualified her to go to the Canada Cup and
    Reuben placed 4th on the 3 meter which qualified
    him to go to Canada Cup and the US Grand Prix in
    Texas.
  • Reuben attended the Western Canadian Championship
    in Saskatoon, where he won gold medals on all
    three boards with 329.10 on 1 meter, 616.55 on 3
    meter and 494.45 on the platform.

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  • At the Canada Cup in Victoria, Taryn placed 25th
    with a score of 213.18 with optionals only.
    Reuben was 20th with 327.93. Again Reuben and
    Taryn were learning to dive against the very best
    divers in the whole world and still maintain
    their focus.
  • Reuben then went to Texas the following week
    where he was 24th with a score of 302.07.
  • All of this experience paid off because at the
    Olympic trials in June, in Winnipeg, Taryn was
    able to place 9th in the Womens 3 meter Olympic
    Trials even though she was suffering from a back
    injury and was not able to train properly. She
    learned to maintain her focus from the experience
    of the year and not miss any of her dives.
  • Rueben on the other hand was not injured and came
    4th at the Olympic Trials just behind three
    divers all of whom are Olympic veterans. His
    score was 608.52 in the prelims and an additional
    390.12 points on top of that for a total of
    998.64. It looks like Reuben can be thinking
    very seriously about being on that Olympic Team
    in 2008 in Beijing as well can Taryn.
  • HERB

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  • My thanks goes out to Scott Richardson, Steve
    Flewwelling, Adam Marsh, Marc Lussier and David
    Flewwelling for their part in developing this
    very successful 2003-2004 Competitive Team.
  • Herb Flewwelling
  • Head Coach

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2003 2004 Competitive Year End Review
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