Andy Jones (diver)

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Andy Jones
Born Andrew Francis Jones
(1985-04-21) April 21, 1985 (age 32)
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Nationality American
Occupation High diver, acrobat, stuntman

Andrew Francis Jones (born April 21, 1985 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American high diver, acrobat, and stuntman.[1]

Education

Jones graduated from Jordan High School in 2003. He went on to receive a B.Sc. from the University of Utah while also a member of the University Dive Team.[2]

College

Jones began competitive diving his senior year in high school. He was a walk member of the University of Utah Swimming and Diving team in his freshman year, 2003-2004. He excelled quickly and competed all four years during his collegiate education. In 2007 he was placed 3rd in the Mountain West Conference 10m Platform Championships.[2]

Cirque du Soleil

Jones was a member of the O show of Cirque du Soleil from 2009-2014.[1]

Red Bull Cliff Diving

Jones started diving as a wildcard with the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2011 and has dived as a member of the tour since 2014 tour.[1][3]

Notable Finishes:

  • Azores, Portugal (2015): 3rd [4]
  • Azores, Portugal (2016): 2nd [5]
  • La Rochelle, France (2016): 2nd[5]
  • Dubai, UAE (2016): 1st

USA Diving

In 2014 Jones was selected to Team USA in 2014.

FINA World Cup

27m Platform

2014: 9th[6][7]

2015: 6th [8]

2016: 4th [9]

FINA World Championships

27m Platform

2015: 5th [10]

References

  1. ^ a b c Kantowski, Ron (May 3, 2014). "Atop cliff diving platform, there’s only one way down". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-24. Retrieved 2014-11-10. 
  3. ^ Redbullcliffdiving.com
  4. ^ Redbullcliffdiving.com
  5. ^ a b Redbullcliffdiving.com
  6. ^ Usadiving.org
  7. ^ Results
  8. ^ Fina.org
  9. ^ Fina.org
  10. ^ Fina.org
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