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Update on some of our All County 2017 aquatic athletes

Cami Hidalgo Capistrano Valley
2017 All County Diving
2017 Division 1 CIF-SS Diving 2nd place
2016 USA Olympic Team Trials qualifier
Will be attending Georgia Tech

Michael Smith Dana Hills
2017 All County Swimming
2017 Division 1 CIF Champion
Will be attending Purdue

Colten Young Crean Lutheran
2017 All County Diving
2017 Division 2 CIF Champion
2016 Division 2 CIF Champion
2015 Division 2 CIF Champion
2014 Division 3 CIF Champion
Will be attending Princeton

Jake Greenberg Dana Hills (Junior)
2017 All County Diving
2017 Division 1 CIF SS Champion

Congratulations to all of you.

The following athletes were selected to the Orange County Register All-County Swimming and Diving Team:

Camryn Hidalgo, Capistrano Valley, Sophomore
Haley Farnsworth, San Clemente, Junior
Colten Young, Crean Lutheran, Sophomore
Jake Greenberg, Dana Hills, Freshman

Congratulations to all of you.

Michael Vasquez of Servite High School, was named to the Orange County Register's 2nd team All County in wrestling.

Andrew Bastien - Irvine Valley College Basketball was selected to the All Conference First Team in the Orange Empire Conference.

Andrew BastienIrvine Valley's athlete of the week for the week of Feb. 23 is sophomore men's basketball player Andrew Bastien. Bastien, a 6-9 center, had 25 points and 20 rebounds total in two wins last week for the Lasers.

He finished with 12 points, 12 rebounds, two steals and four blocks in a 73-62 victory over Santa Ana at home and then had 13 points, eight rebounds and one block in a 70-49 win for the Lasers on the road at Fullerton to finish up the regular season.

Bastien made 5 of 8 shots from the floor in the win over Santa Ana and then 6 of 8 shots in the victory over Fullerton. Bastien shot 53.6 percent from the floor for the season.
Bastien averaged 8.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks a game during the regular season. He ranked third in the Orange Empire Conference in rebounding and third in field goal percentage. He was first in blocked shots in the conference.

He shot at least 50 percent from the field in IVC's final five games, including back-to-back 66.7 percent shooting clips in wins at Riverside and home against Cypress.
Irvine Valley won its final four games of the regular season to finish up with a record of 16-11 overall and 9-3 in conference. IVC was second in the conference standings.

Bastien scored in double figures in nine games for Irvine Valley this season. He had a season-high 19 points in an overtime win over Canyons in the final of the Irvine Valley Classic last November.
He scored 15 points in a double-overtime loss at Santa Ana in January.
Bastien recorded double-figure rebound totals in five games. He had at least eight rebounds in 15 contests.
He had a season-best 13 rebounds in a loss to Chaffey in December.

Michael Vasquez, Servite Wrestling (182 pounds), was named an Orange County Register Athlete of the Week (2/10/15) having gone 4-0 with three victories by fall and one by technical fall Saturday to lead the Friars to their first CIF Dual Meet championship.

Ryan Eisendrath was selected to the Orange County Register All County First Team in football. He is also playing basketball at Woodbridge High school.

Carolyn Chaney, of Boca Raton, Florida has won her fourth consecutive Florida state diving title.

Carolyn Chaney, of Boca Raton, Florida, has been awarded a scholarship to dive at the University of Miami 4 months after reconstructive surgery on her shoulder.

Maria Ahumada of Loara High School has been offered a scholarship for wrestling at Missouri Baptist University.

Congratulations to our patients who were named to the All Orange County Team in Swimming and Diving for Diving: Cami Hidalgo, Haley Farnsworth, Colten Young, and Tarek Abdelghany

Jake Greenberg took first place on both the 1 and 3 meter boards at the Spring Regional Diving Championships in Chicago.

Former USA Diving Olympian Mary Beth Dunnichay, now less than one year after repeat shoulder surgery, competed in the Big 10 Diving Championships and finished in 3rd place (bronze medals) in both 1 meter and 3 meter springboard.

Michael Vasquez is back wrestling for the Servite Friars who are ranked #1 in Orange County after recovering from an ACL reconstruction.

Annie Whelan has signed a letter of intent to dive at USC.

Tarek Abdelghany has signed a letter of intent to dive at Stanford.

Congratulations to Sam Adams who will be diving at USC after coming back from shoulder surgery.

Our Mission Viejo Nadadores diving athletes that have done well at recent competitions:

2012 Junior National Championships

  • Cami Hidalgo - 1st on 1meter and 2nd in platform for the 14-15 girls
  • Mark Anderson - 3rd on 3m synchronize, 4th on 1 meter and 2nd in platform for the 16-18 boys
  • Annie Whelan - 1st on platform for the 16-18 girls
  • Colton Young - 1st on 1 meter, 3rd on 3 meter and 4th on platform for 12-13 boys

Other diving patients that did well at this event include: Sam Adams, Jake Greenberg, and Hayden Tavoda.

2012 Hilton Honors JO West Nationals

  • Colton Young - 1st on 1 meter and 3 meter for 12-13 boys
  • Cami Hildalgo - 1st on 3 meter and 3rd on 1 meter for 14-15 girls
  • Mark Anderson - 2nd on 3 meter and 3rd on 1 meter for 16-18 boys
  • Zack Perry - 5th on platform for 16-18 boys
Other diving patients that did well at this event include: Jake Greenberg, Hayden Tavoda, and Annie Whelan.

Katie Bell placed second on 10 meter platform at the USA Diving Olympic Trials and will be competing at the Olympic Games in London 2 years after undergoing reconstructive surgery on her shoulder.

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Thomas Finchum placed third on 10 meter platform at the USA Diving Olympic Trials 2 years after shoulder reconstructive surgery

Testimonial from Michelle Cooke

I was very thankful when my mom found Dr. Rubin. My left elbow had been bugging me for some time. Finally I went to see Dr. Rubin and I got x-rays and an MRA to make sure that I didn't have a fractured radial cap. After the results came back, showing that it was just my growth plate closing and that it was just an elbow strain, I went to physical therapy for a couple weeks. By the time I was done with physical therapy, my elbow felt so much better. I was really thankful that it was just an elbow strain and that I was still able to compete my gymnastics. I was 2nd in the All-Around at the 2012 Regional Championships and Western Nationals. The Region is Northern California, Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. Western Nationals is every state west of the Mississippi. I was the 2012 State and Western Nationals beam champion! Without Dr. Rubin's help, I wouldn't have been able to have such a successful season! Thanks!

Michelle Cooke

Arizona's Ben Grado Claims Platform Title

FEDERAL WAY, Washington, March 24. ARIZONA's Ben Grado secured the platform diving title by more than 30 points at the NCAA Division I Men's Championships.

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Zachary Parry and Andrew Laing- Zach (on 3 meter) and Andy (on 1 and 3 meter) have qualified for the Spring National Diving Championships to be held in Oklahoma City in April.

Jenna Bonutto Jenna helped the Laguna Hills High School girls basketball team win the CIF Southern Section Division 3 Championship recently.

Thomas Finchum, Katie Bell, and Haley Ishimatsu represented the USA on 10 meter platform at the 2012 World Cup in London, England

Ben Grado and Katie Bell will compete on 10 meter platform at the Canada Cup in April.

Sports shorts: UA's Grado sweeps Pac-12 diving titles

Arizona's Ben Grado won the platform championship Saturday in Federal Way, Wash., giving the Wildcat senior a sweep of all three Pac-12 men's diving titles.

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Ashley Herrera of the University of Arizona made the finals in 10 meter platform diving at the Pac 12 Swimming and diving Championships

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