Mosca Competes at USA Diving World Championships Trials
Mosca placed sixth in the three-meter synchro at the USA Diving World Championships Trials.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Rising junior Mike Mosca competed at the 2013 USA Diving World Championships Trials over the weekend, taking on the top divers from around the country in the one-meter, three-meter and three-meter synchro events.
Mosca's best result of the meet came Monday as he and partner Bryce Ogden of Indiana placed sixth in the three-meter synchro with a score of 672.72. Four-time Olympian Troy Dumais and Michael Hixon won the event with a score of 861.81 to earn the right to represent the United States at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona in July.
Mosca began the meet with an 11th-place finish on the one meter after totaling 293.10 points. He also competed on the three meter where he advanced to the semifinals after placing 13th in the preliminary rounds. His final score of 613.65 was good for 18th place overall. 2012 Olympic medalist Kristian Ipsen won both individual events and will compete for Team USA this summer at the World Championships.
Mosca, a three-time Ivy League champion, is the Harvard record holder on both the one- and three-meter boards. He was named the Karl B. Michael High Point Diver of the Meet following the conclusion of the 2013 Ivy League Championships after sweeping both diving events and last summer placed sixth in the three-meter synchro at the Olympic Team Trials.