Hunt was the second British man to finish atop the podium so far in this year's World Series, as Blake Aldridge took the title in the competition's first stop, May 10, in Havana, Cuba.
"It was amazing," Hunt told the Index about winning in Possum Kingdom. "It was a really good competition. To be in a competition like that is fun and then to win it is incredible."
Having never visited Texas before, Hunt said he was wowed by the beautiful landscape in and around Hell's Gate.
"It was really cool," he said. "I couldn't believe this location. I just thought [Texas] was very dry and hot, but this place is perfect for cliff diving. [The water] was lovely."
Other American divers David Colturi and Steven LoBue reached the final round of competition and earned seventh and third place finished, respectively.
American diving legend and four-time Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis served as a judge for the event. He remarked that many of the more experienced divers reaped the benefits by going out of their way to attempt more challenging dives at the Texas location.
“The divers are really upping their game,” Louganis said. “It’s a lot more technical and they are going beyond what they are doing in the Olympic Games. Adding the women’s competition just furthers that cause.“
Perhaps that classic Texas grandeur had something to do with it.
The Brazos River Authority reported no incidents as 600 boats and personal water craft carried the nearly 7,000 spectators who journeyed to Hell's Gate sporting Texas and American flags to take in the spectacle and cheer primarily for the US diving contingent. Cody Robbins Band and 106.1 KISS FM's Billy the Kid were also on hand to provide music and ambiance.