Crown Valley Divers hosted the USA Diving Spring Region 9 Championships on March 16-17, 2013. Region 9 was the largest attended region in the United States bringing 267 divers from Central and Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada to Laguna Niguel. The athletes competed for the top 6 coveted spots in their respective age group that would advance them to USA Diving West National Championships in San Antonio, Texas on April 12-14, 2013. The competition was difficult, over 60 girls competed in the 16-18 age group one meter event.
The USA Diving West National Championships will have the top 30 divers in each age group west of the Mississippi river. Crown Valley Divers have 10 divers traveling to San Antonio this week to compete: Charlotte Bowen, Caitlyn Casper, Jaclynn Fowler, and Rhiannon Yanda 12-13 girls. Kaelyn Casazza 14-15 Girls. Caleb Dixon and Jake Greenberg 14-15 Boys. Ally Caplan and Makena Chamoures 16-18 Girls. Adam Gross 16-18 Boys. Head Coach Curt Wilson and Coach Dave Mickle will be traveling to Texas to lead the CVD team in this prestigious competition.
Region 10 was the largest in attendance than any year previous. Of the 16 teams competing including Stanford Divers, Santa Clara Divers, and Trojan Divers, Crown Valley Divers won first place team in overall team points. It was a head to head battle with Stanford Divers going into the third day of competition as they had the lead by 4 points. CVD had a great show of talent, strength, and grace earning them a total of 292 points at the end of the competition just ahead of Stanford Diving with 278.
The coaching staff at Crown Valley Divers could not be more pleased with the teams performance in Santa Clara. We had a few standout performances by Caleb Dixon, Ally Caplan, Charlotte Bowen, and Madeline Wiese who all won Regional Champion Titles in their respective age groups. This is the start of a very exciting summer for the Crown Valley Divers of Laguna Niguel.