Omaha Dive Club went to Columbia, MO this past weekend to compete in the Tigertown Challenge. Here they are getting ready to head out to practice bright & early on day 1 before the meet begins. So proud of everyone from ODC... they all did amazing!
At the hotel, 6:00 am breakfast call... getting ready to head out to practice before the competition starts.
ODC stretching bright & early... too early for me!
Setting up for his first warm up dive... front jump straight on the 3M.
Preparing for a back jump straight during warm ups on the 3M.
Getting ready to practice a front fall in dive on the 3M.
Heath & his friend and dive mate Jacob during warm ups on the 3M.
Warming up on the 3M...
Heath waiting in the stands for his event to start after warm ups. This is the picture I got when I asked him to "look normal" :)
Heath's front jump straight on the 3M.
Heath's back jump straight on the 3M.
Heath's front fall in dive on the 3M.
Walking with his coach, Peter, to the medal area...
Patiently waiting to be called to the medal stand.
Heath was so proud of himself. He ran right over to show me his gold medal... it was unbelievably cute!
Two proud little boys!
Heath & Jacob walking back with their golds... Heath in the 7 & under age group, Jacob in the 9 & under age group.
Celebrating at the Columbia, MO mall with Jacob by going on a carousel ride!
He was so excited to ride the wild boar...
Day 2 of the competition. ODC on the 10M platform... Heath got off of there as quick as he could!
Heath's front jump straight on 1M.
Heath's back jump straight on the 1M.
Heath's front fall in dive on the 1M.
Here is a video of Heath receiving his gold medal on the stands... it was so cute, after they got their medals, they all started waving to the crowds. Such cuties... wish I caught more of it on the video!
He was so proud of that gold medal... he ran right over again to show me. At 5 years old, he was the youngest diver at the meet! So proud of his accomplishments both days!