Name: Kristian Ipsen
Sport: Diving
Event(s): 3-meter
Height: 5-7
DOB: 10/20/1992
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, Calif.
Hometown: Clayton, Calif.
High School: De La Salle
College: Stanford University
Team/Club: Stanford Diving
Coach(es): Oleg Andriyuk
Olympic Experience
  • 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 5th (individual 3-meter)
  • 2012 London Olympic Games, bronze (synchronized 3-meter)
World Championship Experience
  • 2015: 6th (1-meter) 7th (synchronized 3-meter)
  • 2013: 12th (3-meter), 17th (1-meter)
  • 2011: 4th (synchronized 3-meter), 31st (3-meter)
  • 2009: silver (synchronized 3-meter)
Other Career Highlights
  • 14-time senior national champion
  • National team member 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • 2016 World Cup bronze medalist (3-meter)
  • 2010 World Cup silver medalist (synchronized 3-meter)
  • Three-time World Cup team member (2010, 2012, 2016)
  • 2011 Pan American Games, sixth (3-meter individual), second (3-meter synchro)
  • Three-time NCAA champion while competing for Stanford University
  • Five-time Junior World Championships medalist (two gold, one silver, two bronze)
  • 16-time junior national champion
  • Five-time Junior Pan American Championships medalist (three gold, two silver)
Personal: Son of Kent and Yvette Ipsen...Has a younger sister, Lauren...Kristian has a degree in science technology and society with a focus in innovation, organizations and technology from Stanford...His family owns a popular pizza restaurant, Skipolini’s Pizza, in the Bay Area...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...Dove for coach Phil Tonne at Diablo Divers before starting his collegiate career at Stanford the fall of 2011