- Andy Jones
- Wohnaft in:
- Santa Monica, California
A stuntman in James Cameron's upcoming Avatar Sequels, the Southern California resident wishes for one superpower: putting things in slow motion. Just to being able to do a perfect dive: "You're striving for a ten, but I've never seen one in competition, so I'm working more for the 9s; those are pretty attractive to me at this point."
10 podium finishes, including one victory and two overall thirds in 49 competitions between 2011 and 2019 mark the main milestones in the cliff diving career.
Andy Jones, who describes himself as sarcastic, clever and genuine, lists baseball, acrobatics and freestyle skiing as his major drivers.
Over the past few years, the tall ginger-haired athlete has taught himself the art of filmmaking and is the creative mind of USA Cliff Diving, who aim to raise awareness for their sport through a candid approach to documenting their experiences. Together with his fellow Americans David Colturi, Steven LoBue and Kyle Mitrione, he gives an insight into the lifestyle of a cliff diver.
The Alaska-born has got talent in so many fields, that it doesn't surprise he's pursued careers as an acrobatic performer in Cirque du Soleil, delved into stunt performing and is an established character in the sport of cliff diving. Ever since his debut victory during the first-ever night event in Dubai, the 'master of aerial awareness' earned the respect from all his competitors.
• 2019 - 2nd Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Italy
• 2019 & 2016 - 3rd overall Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series
• 2016 - Winner Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Dubai (UAE)
• 2007 - University of Utah 'Diver of the Year'
Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series ranking
2019 - 3rd overall
2018 - 5th overall
2017 - 5th overall
2016 - 3rd overall
2015 - 6th overall
2014 - 9th overall