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Michael Hixon

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Ipsen and Hixon

Kristian Ipsen and Michael Hixon

Photo: Woody Franklin

About Michael:

If you look up future potential in the dictionary, you are apt to see a picture of Michael Hixon. For that matter, if you look up current potential, you just might see his picture there also. You wouldn’t think that one of the best the U.S. has too offer would hail from Amherst, Mass. – Florida, Texas or California would probably be your first guess. But the athletic pedigree is just below the surface.

His mother was an All American diver at Ohio State and currently is the coach at UMass, and his father and grandfather are in the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. You can also bet that there is a Hall of Fame in his future if he keeps it up.

Age:

18 (July 16, 1994)

Hometown:

Amherst, Mass.

Education:

Amherst Regional High School

Club Team:

Unnattached

Coach:

Mandy Hixon

National Team:

2011-12

Personal Highlights:

  • Son of Mandy and Dan Hixon
  • Has an older brother, Matthew
  • Began diving at the age of seven
  • His mother dived at Ohio State University and is the diving coach at the University of Massachusetts
  • Father is the basketball coach at Amherst College

Diving Highlights:

  • Senior National Titles: 1
  • Junior National Titles: 8
  • Junior World Championship Medals: 2
  • Youth Olympic Games Medals: 1
  • Junior Pan American Games Medals: 4 (1 Gold)
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  • 2012 FINA Junior World Diving Championships: 1M - 3rd
  • 2012 AT&T National Diving Championships: 1M - 2nd, 3M - 4th
  • 2012 Junior National Diving Championships: 1M - 1st, 3M - 5th
  • 2012 USA Diving Winter National Diving Championships: 1M - 4th, 3M - 16th, 3M Synchro - 3rd (David Bonuchi)
  • 2011 Junior Pan Am Championships: 1M - 3rd, 3M - 1st
  • 2011 AT&T National Diving Championships: 1M – 1st, 3M - 15th
  • 2011 Speedo Junior National Diving Championships: 1M – 1st, 3M – 1st , 3M Synchro – 4th (Jack Nyquist)
  • 2011 USA Diving Winter National Diving Championships: 3M – 7th, 3M Synchro - 2nd (Bonuchi)
  • 2010 Junior World Championships: 3M – 10th, 3M Synchro – 2nd (Kristian Ipsen)
  • 2010 Youth Olympic Games: 3M – 3rd
  • 2010 Speedo Junior National Diving Championships: 1M – 5th, 3M – 2nd , 3M Synchro – 1st (Ipsen)
  • 2010 USA Diving Winter National Diving Championships: 3M – 14th
  • 2009 Junior Pan American Games: 1M - 3rd, 3M - 3rd
  • 2009 Speedo Junior National Diving Championships: 1M – 1st, 3M – 1st
  • 2008 Speedo Junior National Diving Championships: 1M – 1st, 3M – 1st
  • 2007 Speedo Junior National Diving Championships: 1M – 3rd, 3M – 13th

Source: USA Diving, DiveMeets.com

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