INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -
Wyoming sophomore diver Austin Rettinghouse wrapped up an impressive 2015 at the USA Diving Winter National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., on Tuesday morning. After being named the Western Athletic Conference Diver of the Week on Dec. 8th, Rettinghouse qualified and teamed with Ian O’Rourke to compete in the men’s 3-meter synchronized diving competition.
The duo completed the preliminary round in 13th place with 277.50 total points, which was just short of a 12th place finish that would have qualified them for the final Tuesday night. Kristian Ipsen and Troy Dumais claimed the top score of the 14 teams in the event with a final score of 412.08. Ipsen and Dumais won the bronze medal in the synchronized 3-meter diving event at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
“This was the first time competing at Nationals for Austin,” UW head diving coach Kyle Bogner said. “He did a good job holding his poise and competed well against a number of great athletes in this event. Many of these athletes will be at NCAA Zones and Championships so this was not only a great experience for him, but shows what competition will be like down the road in his career.”
Wyoming swimming and diving will return to the pool at Denver on Jan. 9.