Carmel Native and former Boilermaker great, Steele Johnson, has decided to pull out from the Olympics due to lingering foot pain he has had.
In the 2016 Olympics, Steele teamed up with another Boilermaker, David Boudia, to earn a Silver Medal for the United States in the 10 Meter Synchronized Diving Event.
At Purdue, Steele was dominant. In 2017-2018, he was the NCAA Champion in the 3 meter dive, was named the Purdue Male Athlete of the Year, Big Ten Champion, All-American and all Big Ten.
In 2016-2017, Steele was a NCAA Champion in the 3 Meter and 1 Meter Dives, was the CSCAA Diver of the Year, was an All-American and Big Ten Champion.
His 2015-2016 year was his waiver year for the Olympics, as previously mentioned, he was also the USA Diving National Champion that year in the 10 Meter and the Synchronized 10 Meter.
As a Freshmen at Purdue, he was a NCAA Champion in the 3 meter and platform. Was named the Purdue Male Athlete of the Year, CSCAA Diver of the Year, Big Ten Diver of the Year and was an All-American.
Steele Johnson is a God Damn Rockstar.
It will hurt not having him in the Olympics this year, but his health is his number one priority. He is still very young and has plenty of years ahead of him, but needs to get this foot injury in order first.
Best Wishes, Steele!