Height: 5' 7"
Birthdate: October 20, 1992
Hometown: Clayton, Calif.
Current Residence: Stanford, Calif.
Education: Stanford University
Club: Stanford Diving
Coach: Oleg Andriyuk
National Team: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Kristian is the son of Kent and Yvette Ipsen. He has a younger sister, Lauren. Kristian has been diving since 1998 and was featured in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd. At age 8, he became the youngest diver to final on all three boards at the Junior National Championships and later became the youngest diver to win a junior national title. He dove for coach Phil Tonne at Diablo Divers before starting his collegiate career at Stanford the fall of 2011.
- 2012 U.S. Olympic Team - Men's synchronized 3-meter (bronze medalist)
- 14-time senior national champion (most recently winning 3-meter and synchronized 3-meter at Winter Nationals)
- 16-time junior national champion
- Two-time junior world champion
- Four-time World Championships team member (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
- 2009 World Championships silver medalist (synchronized 3-meter)
- 2010 World Cup silver medalist (synchronized 3-meter)
- Three-time NCAA champion while competing for Stanford University
17 Must-See Photos From Olympic Diving Trials
June 28, 2016
Check out some of the best moments from the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Diving.
Ipsen, Hixon, Parratto, Young secure individual spots as U.S. Olympic Team Trials continue
USA Diving June 25, 2016
Ipsen, Hixon qualify in men's 3-meter; Parratto, Young will compete in women's 10-meter in Rio de Janeiro
Kristian Ipsen Makes Second Olympic Team, Michael Hixon Adds Second Event
Craig Bohnert June 25, 2016
Ipsen qualified for his first individual Olympic event after winning synchro bronze in 2012.
10 Divers To Watch At The U.S. Olympic Team Trials For Diving
John Blanchette June 16, 2016
The field ranges from Olympic champions to newcomers to returning veterans.
Dorman, Ipsen win 3-meter synchro bronze at FINA World Series in Beijing
USA Diving March 11, 2016
Boudia, Johnson place fourth in synchronized 10-meter
Could Diver Kristian Ipsen End Team USA’s 3-Meter Medal Drought? (Hint: He Thinks So)
John Blanchette March 09, 2016
Ipsen won bronze at the FINA World Cup at the Olympic pool in Rio.
4 Lessons Team USA Learned At The Diving World Cup
John Blanchette Feb. 25, 2016
Team USA divers earned eight new quota spots for the Rio Games and now have 10 of 12.
Kristian Ipsen Wins Bronze At Diving World Cup, His First Individual International Medal
Scott Guthrie Feb. 24, 2016
The Olympic medalist ended a 10-year drought for the U.S.
Kristian Ipsen wins bronze medal on 3-meter at FINA World Cup
USA Diving Feb. 22, 2016
U.S. also secures women's 3-meter quota spot for 2016 Olympics
U.S. grabs three more Olympic spots; Bromberg advances to World Cup 10-meter final
USA Diving Feb. 21, 2016
U.S. qualifies for 2016 Olympics in men's synchronized 10-meter, men's 3-meter
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