Breaux Greer
World Athletics Championships 2007 in Osaka - Victory ceremony for the men's javelin competition. Andreas Thorkildsen, Tero Pitkämäki, Breaux Greer.
Personal information
Born (1976-10-19) October 19, 1976 (age 47)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight102 kg (225 lb)
Country United States
SportTrack and field
EventJavelin throw
Achievements and titles
Personal bestsNACACR 91.36 m (2007)
Medal record
Representing  USA
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Osaka Javelin

Breaux Greer (born October 19, 1976) is a retired American track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. After attending Ouachita Parish High School and the University of Louisiana at Monroe, he went on to be the current American record holder in the event, with a throw of 91.29 m (299.5 ft), achieved on June 21, 2007, at the 2007 USA Outdoor Championships. With it, he is currently ranked as the #15 thrower in history. This was also the best throw in the world for almost eight years until surpassed by Julius Yego in 2015. He is an eight-time American Champion, consecutively 2000 – 2007. His coach was Finnish javelin thrower Kari Ihalainen.

Greer appeared on the second season of the 2008 version of American Gladiators as Hurricane.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
1997 USA Outdoor Championships Indianapolis, Indiana 3rd 78.10 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 12th 82.63 m (qual)
79.91 m (final)
2001 USA Outdoor Championships Eugene, Oregon 1st 85.23 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 4th 87.00 m
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 2nd 85.86 m
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 3rd 79.21 m
World Championships Paris, France 14th 76.82 m
2004 World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 1st 87.68 m (NR)
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 12th 87.25 m (qual)
74.36 m (final)
2005 Mt. SAC Relays Walnut, California 1st 87.65 m
2006 Diamond League - Meeting de Paris Paris, France 3rd 85.45 m
2007 Diamond League - Bislett Games Oslo, Norway 2nd 88.73 m
USA Outdoor Championships Indianapolis, Indiana 1st 91.29 m (AR, NR)
World Championships Osaka, Japan 3rd 86.21 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 22nd 73.68 m


"Dude, I throw a stick. Come on. I get paid a pretty good salary to throw a stick."[2][3]

Personal life

Greer and his wife, actress Katy Mixon, had a son in May 2017[4] and a daughter in May 2018.[5]


  1. ^ Faraudo, Jeff (July 4, 2008). "American javelin icon Greer fails to qualify". East Bay Times. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  2. ^ "Breaux Greer Quote". A-Z Quotes.
  3. ^ Gregory, Sean (July 24, 2008). "100 Olympic Athletes To Watch" – via
  4. ^ "'American Housewife' Star Katy Mixon and Fiancé Breaux Greer Wel - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8". Archived from the original on August 16, 2017. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "Baby Girl on the Way for Katy Mixon and Breaux Greer". Retrieved November 29, 2017.