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Ian Waltz

Ian Waltz

Event: Discus Throw
Height: 6-2
Weight: 265
PR: DT - 68.91m/226-1 (2006); SP - 20.10m/65-11.5 (2002)
Born: 04/15/1977
Current Residence: Chula Vista, Calif.
Hometown:
High School: Post Falls (Idaho) HS '95
College: Washington State '00
Coach: Ty Sevin
Agent: Peter Stubbs
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USA Championships
2008 Olympic Trials champion (65.87m/216-01)
Three-time USA Outdoor champion – 2005 (64.54m/211-9); 2006 (64.52m/211-8); 2008 (65.87m/216-01)
2007 USA Outdoor runner-up (63.60m/208-8)
2004 Olympic Trials runner-up (64.69m/212-3)
 
International Championships
2006 World Cup bronze medalist
 
Collegiate Championships
Two-time PAC-10 discus champion – 1997, 2000
1997 PAC-10 shot put champion
 
Awards and Honors
Eight-time NCAA Division I All-American
 
About Ian
A staple in the men’s discus on the national scene for more than a decade, Ian Waltz will be attempt to make his third Olympic team in 2012. The three-time USA Outdoor champion, Waltz spent each season since 2004 among the top five performers in the country. He won the 2008 Olympic Trials with a toss more than seven feet ahead of the runner-up. Twice in his career he has recorded the top throw in the country. A prep standout at Port Falls HS in Idaho, Waltz earned four track letters and three letters as a fullback and defensive end in football. The state record holder in the discus, Waltz was named the Idaho Athlete of the Year in 1995. A kinesiology major at WSU and is married to former pole vaulter Stacy Dragila, who gave birth to their daughter, Allyx Josephine, on June 21, 2010. His first name is pronounced “Eye-an.”
Results
2012: 11th at Adidas Grand Prix (58.52m/192-0)
2011: 5th at USA Outdoors (63.02m/206-09)
2010: 6th at USA Outdoors (58.25m/191-1); 5th at Chula Vista (61.91/203-1); 4th at Chula Vista (62.90m/206-4)
2009: 3rd at USA Outdoors (61.91m/203-1); 8th in Group A qualifying at World Outdoors (62.04m/203-6); 2nd at Chula Vista (64.47m/211-6)
2008: Olympic Trials champion (65.87m/216-01); 12th in Qualifying Group B at Olympic Games (60.02m/196-11); 1st at Reebok Grand Prix (66.17m/217-01); 2nd at adidas Track Classic (63.40/213-6); 1st at Salinas (68.90m/226-0, U.S. Leader)
2007: USA Outdoor runner-up (63.60m/208-8); 7th in qualifying Group A. at World Outdoors (62.67m/205-7); 2nd at Reebok Grand Prix (63.31m/219-3); 2nd at Maui (67.98m/223-0); 2ndat Modesto Relays (66.54m/218-4); 3rd at Salinas Discus Series (65.88m/216-2); 6th at Rethimno (62.97m/206-7); 6th at Madrid (62.29m/204-4); 2nd at Heusden-Zolder (64.33m/211-0)
2006: USA Outdoor champ (64.52m/211-8); 1st at Salinas (68.91m/226-1PR, U.S. Leader); 3rd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (65.27m/214-2); 4th at Athens Super Grand Prix (65.10m)
2005: 1st at USA Outdoors (64.54m/211-9); 5th at World Outdoor Champs (64.27m/210-10); 1st at LaJolla (66.95m/219-8); 1st at Aliso Viejo (66.76m/219-0); 2nd at Payton Jordan U.S. Open (63.02m/206-9)
2004: Runner-up at U.S. Olympic Trials (64.69m/212-3); 22nd in qualifying at Olympic Games (58.97m/193-5); 2nd at Chula Vista on July 3 (66.14m/217PR)
2003: 6th at USA Outdoors discus (60.18m/197-5)
2002: 3rd in DT at USA Outdoors (62.26m/204-3); 9th in SP at USA Outdoors (19.19m/62-11.5)
2001: 8th at USA Outdoors DT (59.40m/194-10); 12th in SP at USA Outdoors (18.67m/61-3)
2000: 1st in DT at Pac 10; 9th at NCAA Outdoors; 3rd in Pac-10 SP; 13th in SP at NCAA Outdoors; 20th in DT qualifying at Olympic Trials (56.13m/184-2)
1999: College redshirt
1998: 8th in DT at USA Outdoors (59.98m/196-9 ); 2nd at Pac-10 Outdoors; 3rd at NCAA Outdoors; 16th in SP at USA Outdoor; 3rd in SP at Pac-10 Outdoors; 5th in SP at NCAA Outdoor
1997: 1st in DT at Pac-10 Outdoors; 8th in DT at NCAA Outdoors; Pac-10 Outdoor SP champ; 8th at NCAA Outdoors
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2011: Outdoor bests – 65.43m/214-8 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 27 in the world)
2010: Outdoor bests – 62.90m/206-4 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 44 in the world)
2009: Outdoor bests – 64.47m/211-6 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 25 in the world)
2008: Outdoor bests – 68.90m/226-0 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 5 in the world)
2007: Outdoor bests – 67.98m/223-0 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 6 in the world)
2006: Outdoor bests – 68.91m/226-1 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 6 in the world)
2005: Outdoor bests – 66.95m/219-8 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 7 in the world)
2004: Outdoor bests – 66.14m/217-0 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 15 in the world)
2003: Outdoor bests – 62.55m/205-2 (No. 9 in the USA, No. 45 in the world)
2002: Outdoor bests – 63.85m/209-5 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 34 in the world); shot put, 20.10m/65-11.5 (No. 11 in the USA, No. 35 in the world)
2001: Outdoor bests – 60.30m/197-10; shot put, 18.79m/61-7.75
2000: Outdoor bests – 60.54m/198-7; shot put, 19.28m/63-3.25
1999: Outdoor bests – 58.50m/192-11
1998: Outdoor bests – 64.44m/211-5; shot put, 19.45m/63-9.75
1997: Outdoor bests – 59.85m/196-4; shot put, 18.80m/61-8.25
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