J. W. Krumpholz Biography

American water polo player

James W. "J.W." Krumpholz (born September 22, 1987) is an American water polo player. He is a member of the United States men's national water polo team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In the championship game, the USA team won the silver medal, defeated by Hungary.

Krumpholz was born in Orange County, California. He attended Foothill High School in Tustin, California, and moved on to the University of Southern California. Krumpholz's father, Kurt Krumpholz, is a former world-record holder in the 400-meter freestyle.

Awards and honors

His USC Trojans men's water polo team won the 2008 National Collegiate Men's Water Polo Championship on December 7, 2008, at the Avery Aquatics Center, Stanford, California. The team beat Stanford, 7-5. Krumpholz was named the MVP of the NCAA Tournament.

He, UCLA senior Krsto Sbutega, and Stanford's Jimmie Sandman were the three finalists for the 2009 Peter J. Cutino Award, an accolade presented annually to the outstanding female and male collegiate water polo players in the United States.

Krumpholz and fellow Trojan Kami Craig won the 2009 awards.

See also

  • List of Olympic medalists in water polo (men)


    External links

    • J. W. Krumpholz at Olympics.com
    • J. W. Krumpholz at Olympedia
    • J. W. Krumpholz at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee
    • USC player bio