Bowersox Claims 2nd Consecutive Synchro Title at USA Diving Winter Nationals

Texas All-America junior diver Cory Bowersox joined former Miami diver Zach Nees to win their second consecutive three-meter synchronized diving title Sunday on the final day of the 2014 USA Diving Winter National Championships.

Bowersox (Fairfax, Virginia) and Nees led the competition through the semifinal round and cruised to victory in Sunday’s finals as the duo posted a winning tally of 814.17 points. The tandem posted the meet’s top-scoring dive in the fifth round, a difficult four-and-a-half somersault that yielded 87.78 points from the judges.

Bowersox and Nees claim their second consecutive U.S. national title in the event after winning in August at the AT&T National Diving Championships. Former Longhorn Troy Dumais joined his brother, former Stanford diver Dwight Dumais, to place sixth in the three-meter synchro final with 719.49 points.

On the women’s side, UT senior Emma Ivory-Ganja and sophomore Murphy Bromberg placed second in the platform synchro final with 542.28 points. Ivory-Ganja also placed eighth in the individual three-meter final with 834 points. Texas-Ex Maren Taylor added a fourth-place finish on three-meter with 866.50 points.

UT sophomore Mark Anderson added an eighth-place finish in the men’s platform final with 1,080.55 points.

Diving News is courtesy of the University of Texas.

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