By Anna Kayser
Iowa junior Will Brenner competed in the senior 1-meter springboard competition at the USA Diving Winter National Championships on Wednesday.
Brenner placed No. 19 with a score of 243.85 in the 23-man preliminary round.
As a junior, he holds the Iowa school record on the 1-meter springboard with a 368.00, breaking his own previous record.
Last season, Brenner received the Wentworth “Lobbey” Lobdell Award, given to the top male diver after recording his school-best 1-meter score. In that season, he also posted NCAA Zone Diving standards on the 1-meter and the 3-meter.
At the NCAA Zones meet, Brenner placed 20th on the 1-meter with a score of 292.75. At the Big Ten Championships, he posted a 361.15 on the 1-meter, good for 10th overall.
During Brenner’s freshman year, he broke the 1-meter school score for the first time with a score of 365.00. He placed 16th on the platform at Zones and 11th on the 1-meter at the Big Ten Championships. In total, recorded four 1-meter titles for the season.
Freshman Anton Hoherz will continue to represent Iowa at the USA Diving Winter National Championships on the platform later this week.