ROSS Reuben < Back  
Sport Diving
CGA Canada   
Gender Men
Born 05 Dec 1985 in Regina, CAN
Height1.72 m
Weight 67 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Montreal, QC, CAN
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Civil Engineering - University of Miami: Miami, FL, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started at the Regina diving club at a young age. At the age of 16, he moved to Edmonton to take his sport to another level.
Why this sport? As a young child, he always wanted to fly. He dreamt of being an astronaut whilst jumping on his trampoline so his parents enrolled him in diving.
Club / Team Unattached: Miami Beach, FL, USA
Name of coach Arturo Miranda
Coach from which country? Cuba
Training Regime A training session usually involves abdominal work, stretching, trampoline work and between 25-35 dives per practice.
General Interest
Nicknames Reub, Reuby. (canadianathletesnow.ca, 14 Oct 2010)
Hobbies Enjoys music and woodworking. (Team Canada Pan American Guide, 17 Aug 2007)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the Canada Cup international competition in 2009. "Standing on the top of the podium and hearing O Canada will not be matched until I can do it again." (canadianathletesnow.ca, 14 Oct 2010)
Injuries He had a back injury that affected his performances in the 2011 Grand Prix. (diving.ca, 16 Jul 2011)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He has a nine step routine for each competition dive that involves warming his legs up, talking to his coach, the actual dive and getting in a hot tub to stay warm. (reubenross.ca, 29 Oct 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto His favourite quote belongs to Martin Luther King. "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." (canadianathletesnow.ca, 14 Oct 2010)
Awards and honours He was named 2008 Saskatchewan Athlete of the Year and 2009 Male Athlete of the Year by Diving Plongeon Canada. (diving.ca, 16 Jul 2011)
Ambitions To win an Olympic medal. (canadianathletesnow.ca, 14 Oct 2010)
Other information SUCCESSES
He has won five national championships, and an international gold at the 2009 Canada Cup. He earned the silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi in the 3m event. His synchronised diving partner, Alexandre Despatie, won the gold. (diving.ca, 16 Jul 2011)

TEAMMATE
His synchronised diving partner has been Alexandre Despatie since 2009. They won bronze medals at the 2009 World Championships in the 3m event and gold a year later at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. (diving.ca, 16 Jul 2011)

STAGEFRIGHT
He admits to always being nervous before an event but recalls a coach advising him to stop fighting it. He said: "Being nervous is a good thing, you just have to learn how to use it." (reubenross.ca, 26 Oct 2011)