North By Northwest
Paint Branch High School’s Thomas J. Shinholser was the 2013 State Public High Schools Diving Champion with a score of 468.35. Shinholser, who came from a family of divers, went on to dive at Virginia Tech. I liked the grace exhibited in this dive, his exceptional form, the fact that he is ripped, his hair is spiked, his mouth is open, and he sports a distinctive compass tattoo on his rib cage, something you don’t often see on a diver. All these elements combined to create a nice image of a graceful sport that requires incredible discipline and concentration.