Southlake divers Bryce Klein and Bradley Christensen finished fourth overall in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the Men’s Synchronized 3-Meter Springboard event. The finals took place Friday, June 22 and the duo was placed in fifth going in. The top three finishers ahead of Klein and Christensen have previously been in the Olympics or were NCAA winners.
Christensen is a senior-to-be at Argyle Liberty Christian and dives for GC Divers with Klein. Both are set to graduate high school in 2013. Klein, a senior-to-be at Carroll and former state diving champion, also competed individually in the finals for the U.S. Olympic Trials in diving. Going into the 3-Meter Springboard, he was in 16th place and finished 10th overall. Carroll diving coach Carolyn Hyorchuk said Klein will set his sights on the next Olympics in four years.
Carroll soon-to-be senior diver Bryce Klein competed in the 3-Meter Dive during the Olympic Trials Wednesday night. The Olympic Trials diving are being held in Federal Way, Wash.
Klein was in 17th place going into the semfinal round and moved up to 8th place Wednesday night to reach the finals. The top 12 compete in the finals Sunday, June 24 — only two qualify for the Olympics. Klein, 17, is the youngest and the only high school diver that reached the finals. He is also competing in the Synchronized 3-Meter during the trials and is currently in fifth place heading into the finals on Friday.
NBC will televise the finals. NBC Sports will air the Synchronized Finals at 10 p.m. Friday and NBC will air the 3-Meter Finals at 2 p.m. Sunday.