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Watch these daring divers pull off big stunts at famous Texas cliffs

Watch these daring divers pull off big stunts at famous Texas cliffs

For the second consecutive year, Texas hosted the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Texas' Possum Kingdom Lake. Elite men and women divers competed for supremacy at the famous cliffs of Hell's Gate. This is the only U.S. stop and the third overall in the global competition.

Men dove from 90 feet above the water, while the women dove from a height of 65 feet, reaching speeds of up to 53 mph during their three-second free falls. San Antonio native Rachelle Simpson and the UK's Gary Hunt successfully defended their 2014 titles. The latter received two 10's from the judges and the highest-scoring three-second dive of the whole competition.

"Just to come back home and give them a good show, and with the weird, crazy start, I wasn't in my routine, but it felt good, and I just had so much fun," Simpson said.

On Saturday, following the competition, more than 2,000 floating spectators made it out to watch the thrills in a special showcase, featuring some highly technical dives. To see highlights — including a synchronized dive from the 92-foot platform — check out the video.

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2015 at Possum Kingdom Lake
The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series returned to Possum Kingdom Lake for its lone U.S. stop. Photo courtesy of Red Bull