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Kristian Ipsen

Diver Kristian Ipsen

Photo: USA Diving

About Kristian:

With 20 national titles, 1 world championship silver medal, 1 world cup silver and another junior world title, Kristian is a very accomplished diver at the young age of 19. Teaming with another accomplished diver in synchro doesn't hurt either as he and Troy Dumais have been dominant in synchro ever since they teamed up. Despite not winning a medal in synchro at the 2011 World Championships, the pair appear to be one of the best hopes for a U.S. medal at the Olympics in 2012, and he will get his chance as a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team.

Age:

19 (October 20, 1992)

Hometown:

Clayton, Calif.

Training Residence:

Palo Alto, Calif.

Education:

Stanford University

Club Team:

Stanford Diving

Coach:

Rick Schavone

National Team Member:

2006, 2008-2012

Personal Highlights:

  • Son of Kent and Yvette Ipsen
  • Has a younger sister, Lauren
  • Also plays piano, baseball, tennis, golf and basketball
  • Has been diving since 1998
  • Has been featured in Sports Illustrated’s "Faces in the Crowd"
  • At age 8, 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
  • Currently has 16 junior national titles and 8 senior titles to his credit

Diving Highlights:

Source: USADiving.org

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