by Jessica Pollack – As originally posted on gazettessports.com
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.Read More »McCormick Divers Win 4 AAU National Titles
by Jessica Pollack – Originally posted on Huntington Beach Community News
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 higherRead More »Loschiavo Shines At AAU Nationals