Ian Waltz (born April 15, 1977) is an American discus thrower. He is originally from Post Falls, Idaho and attended Washington State University. His personal best distance is 68.91 metres, achieved in May 2006 in Salinas.

He married Olympic Pole Vault Gold Medalist, Stacy Dragila on December 12, 2009. Dragila welcomed daughter Allyx Josephine Waltz on June 21, 2010, in Chula Vista, California.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 6th Shot put 17.31 m
5th Discus 53.16 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 21st Discus 58.97 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th Discus 64.27 m
2006 World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 4th Discus 62.94 m
World Cup Athens, Greece 3rd Discus 62.12 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 25th Discus 60.02 m


  1. ^ Penny, Brandon (September 27, 2010). "A decade later: Stacy Dragila". trackfield.teamusa.org. Archived from the original on November 4, 2010. Retrieved February 6, 2011.

Author Tim Brookes mentioned Ian Waltz in his book ‘A Hell of a Place to Loose a Cow. An American Hitchhiking Odyssey’