If you want to truly master the art of falling off of a 35 foot high tower and artfully entering the water you come to Purdue. David Boudia won multiple national championships and eventually an Olympic Gold Medal doing this. Steele Johnson won multiple NCAA championships and an Olympic medal doing so. Today, Purdue’s Brandon Loschiavo joined them.
At the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships today in Raleigh, North Carolina the senior from Huntington Beach, California and three time Big Ten champion closed out his career with an NCAA Championship. His Finals score of 469.05 over six dives in the finals put him ahead of runner up Ben Bramley’s 450.20.
Oh, by the way, Bramley is a Boilermaker too and Loschiavo’s teammate. So, again, PURDUE IS VERY GOOD AT DIVING!
Loschiavo actually did not compete in 2019-20 for Purdue, as he was training for something called the Olympics. It is amazing that Purdue has clearly become one of the best places on the planet if you want to become a platform diver, and that is a credit to diving coach Adam Soldati. He will be busy this summer as Loschiavo, Johnson, Bramley, and Boudia are all expected to compete for the United States in Tokyo. Bramley is now Johnson’s partner in the 10-meter synchronized diving after Boudia moved to the springboard event, so basically if you see a male American diver at the Olympics this year he is from Purdue.