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A Vet and A Rookie Head to West Champs

As posted on Gazettes.com here…

By Jessica Pollack

McCormick Divers Jenna Sonnenberg and Jake Butler are heading to San Antonio, Texas for USA Diving Junior West National Championships April 12-14.  The two Long Beach residents both earned places at Nationals at the Region 9 Championships in Laguna Niguel in March.

This is ten-year old Sonnenberg’s third time competing in the Spring Junior West National Championships in three years.  This is her last year competing in the 11&Under Girls 1-meter and 3-meter events before moving up to a new age group in 2014.  Coaches Debby McCormick and Charly Collins believe Continue reading

McCormick Divers Up-and-Coming Athletes

During this year’s 2012 Glenn McCormick Memorial Diving Invitational, Debby was approached by a man that was curious on our event.  I never did get the chance to meet this gentleman, but from Debby’s recollection, he was a very nice and cordial and genuinely wanted to know the happenings of us, McCormick Divers, and the meet.  Well, a few days later after our meet, I get a link to this story about our divers and Debby from a slightly different perspective.  Needless to say, its a short but fine article and make a case for our sport in Long Beach.

So here it is, and enjoy:

Future Olympic and Diving Champs Being Trained in California @ SeeCalifornia.com

McCormick Divers Win 4 AAU National Titles

by Jessica Pollack – As originally posted on gazettessports.com

McCormick AAU National Team (L to R) Back Row: Brandon L. Lauren S. Erica C. Coach Charly Collins. Front Row: Mary S. and Jenna S.

Brandon Loschiavo and Jenna Sonnenberg dominated their age groups at the 2012 AAU Diving National Champions in Huntersville, North Carolina.  Ten-year old Sonnenberg won gold in the 10-Year-Old Girls Events on both 1-Meter and 3-Meter Springboard. Fifteen-year-old Loschiavo won gold in the 15-Year Old Boys 3-meter Springboard and the 14-15 Year Old Boys Platform event and silver in the 1-Meter 15-Year Old Boys event.

Long Beach resident, Sonnenberg, earned her highest score of the meet on an Inward one-and-one-half somersault in tuck position on the 1-Meter Springboard.  Her total score of 50.60 points is at a level of divers in much higher age groups. Continue reading

Loschiavo Shines At AAU Nationals

by Jessica Pollack – Originally posted on Huntington Beach Community News

Brandon Loschiavo of McCormick Divers with the hardware from AAU Nationals.

HUNTINGTON BEACH…Brandon Loschiavo of Huntington Beach is the AAU Diving National Champion in his age group on the 3-meter Springboard for the second year in a row. In 2011, he won the 14-Year Old Boys 3-Meter Championship. This year, he stood on the winners’ podium in all three of his events adding gold in the 14-15 Year Old Boys Platform event and silver in the 1-Meter 15-Year Old Boys event to his second National’s title on the 3-Meter Springboard.

Loschiavo earned his best overall scores of the meet with his Back one-and-one-half Somersault with two-and-one-half Twists on 3-Meter for a total of 67.20 points. His highest base score overall was on a front one-and-one-half somersault off the 7.5-Meter Platform. He averaged 9 out of 10 points from all judges earning 40.5 total points for the dive.

In diving, the more difficult the trick, the higher Continue reading

Sonnenberg Wins Springboard Title at AAU Nationals

Jenna at the ready for her dive.

by Jessica Pollack – Originally posted on Gazettessports.com

London isn’t the only place for divers to go for the gold.  McCormick diver Jenna Sonnenberg is the AAU Diving 10-year-old Girls’ National Champion in the 3-meter Springboard Competition this week in North Carolina at the 2012 AAU National Championships.

Sonnenberg earned her best scores on her back dive in pike position with 21 points before adding the degree of difficulty of 1.8.  Her most difficult dive (a front two-and-one-half somersaults in tuck position) earned her 42.90 points after adding the 2.2 degree of difficulty.  She easily surpassed the competition with 47.10 points between her and the second place finisher.

Debby McCormick, McCormick Divers owner, is especially proud of Sonnenberg’s accomplishment since she just Continue reading