My High School Repping in the Olympics

US bronze medalist Kristian Ipsen and Troy Dumais pose on the podium of the men's synchronised 3m springboard diving event at the London 2012 Olympic Games. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON

That’s Troy Dumais on the right, a high school friend of mine. I’ve been watching he and his brother, Justin, also a high school buddy, dive since I was about 12 years old. They had a chance for gold in the 2004 Greece Olympics and, sadly, botched the final dive. Most folks in my hometown city of Ventura thought the chances of Troy or Justin winning a medal were gone. We were wrong.

In his fourth Olympic games, he finally got his medal. Proud of you, Troy. Never gave up. A good day to be a Buena Bulldog.

Troy reminds me of somebody… can’t quite put a finger on it.


[lobbed by Joe C… and just about every other lobster from Ventura]

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