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Chris Nilsen Net Worth, Age, Wiki, Height, Wife, & Family

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Chris Nilsen is an American Pole Vaulter and a high jump athlete with an estimated net worth of $2 million. He was born on January 13, 1998 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.

Nilsen is a silver medalist at the 2020 Summer Olympics where he jumped 5.97m (19ft 7in). He is a two times champion in American & NACAC outdoor and indoor pole vault championship.

He has been honored as 2017 Summit League Indoor Field Athlete of the Year. In this article, we will discuss how Chris Nilsen gained popularity, his early life and biography, education, personal life, Chris Nilsen net worth, achievements, career, and more. So read till end!

Quick Facts

Net Worth:$2 Million
Full Name:Christopher Nilsen
Age:24 Years Old
Date of Birth:January 13, 1998
Birth Place:Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Height:6ft 5in (1.96m)
Weight:84 Kg (185lbs)
Chest Size:N/A
Waist Size:N/A
Biceps Size:15inches
Hair Color:Brown
Eyes Color:Brown
Skin Color:White
Salary:$1 million +
Monthly Income:$83,333 +
Weekly Income:$20,833 +
Daily Income:$2,777 +
Shoe Size:N/A
Siblings:Sister- Nicole Nilsen
Father:Mark Nilsen
Mother:Karen Nilsen
Marital Status:Divorced
Ex-Wife/Spouse:Kelly Vogel
Dating/Girlfriend:Breanna Swee
University:Park Hill High School
Profession:Track and Field Athlete
Zodiac Sign:Capricorn
Coach:Derek Miles
Favorite Color:Pink, White, and Black
Favorite Food:Pizza, Ice Cream, and Chocolates
Favorite Drink:Coconut Water and Fresh Fruit Juice
Favorite Pets:N/A
Active Since:2016 to Current
Last Updated:2022

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Early Life & Biography

Chris Nilsen is an American pole vault and high jump athlete. He was born on January 13, 1998 to his parents Mark Nilsen and Karen Nilsen in Kansas City, Missouri. He has one younger sister named Nicole Nilsen.

Nilsen graduated from Park Hill School in Kansas City, Missouri. For higher education, he joined University of South Dakota. Nilsen set school record in pole vault at the Missouri Class 5 sectional meet with a clearance of 5.61 m (18 ft 5 in).

Like many other top pole vaulters and high jumpers, he grew up training with his father, Mark and Coach. He also had a very typical life in that he grew up as an All-American kid wanting to play basketball, do well at school, be best friends with everyone and have lots of friends.

Chris started out his sporting career playing football but quickly became bored with it. So, instead of sitting around twisting his thumbs waiting for something exciting to happen, he decided to give track and field a try. In the beginning, Chris he spend time as a high jumper. Due to not much improvement in high jump, he shift to pole vault. It was his best decision which changed his life and career.

Personal Life


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Nilsen was married with Kelly Vogel and couple has one child Roman. He got divorced from his ex-wife and is married again. Chris Nelson’s has shared pictures with his girlfriend on social platform Instagram. His girlfriend is Breanna Swee but Nelson call her Bree Swee. The couple is not married and has no children yet but in future they may got married.

Nilsen is a active most of the time on Instagram and regularly share pictures of his achievements, his family & friends, and girlfriend.

He is a tall person with attractive looks and great body figure. He stands at the height of 6ft 4in and is 23 years old. The young athlete has maintained his health very well by doing regular exercise. He has won 2 times NCAA Championships in outdoor pool vault in 2018 and 2019. He is a six times NCAA Division First Team All-American and has also won NCAA track and field Pole Vault championships 3 times.

There is not much information about his personal life because he has not shared much. If he updates his social profiles, we will share complete details about his personal life here.

Age, Height, & Weight

Chris Nilsen was born on January 13, 1998 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. As of June 2022, he is 24 years old. He is 6ft 5in (1.96m) tall and weight around 84kg.

Professional Career

Chris Nilsen Professional Career & Highlights

Christopher Nilsen’s professional career started in Fall 2016 under coach Derek Miles. He placed 13th at 2017 World Championships in Athletics in London with pole vault cleared 5.60m. He was honored as 2017 Summit League Indoor Field Athlete of the Year and 2017 Summit League Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year.

In 2018, Nilsen won with clearing 5.80m at Texas Relays. Later he compete with Sam Kendricks and cleared 5.78m at 2018 Drake Relays. He won gold medal at 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru with clearing of 5.76m.

He placed second at 2019 NCAA Division Indoor Track and Field Championships. He has also won the title of Pole Vault in an NCAA Men’s Division Outdoor Track and Field Championships at 2019 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

In 2019, Nilsen won 9th time Summit League student-athlete of the week honors. Due to his three consecutive league pole vault title with record of 5.81m, he was titled as men’s most outstanding performer of the championships.

Later in 2020, he improved his performance and did personal best of 5.93m at the Devaney Sports Complex. This record was previously hold by LSU Freshman, Mondo Duplantis which was later cleared by KC Lightfoot with 6.00m.

In 2020, Nilsen sign a contract with Nike and is working with his agent Karen Locke. In 2020 Olympics, Nilsen was the only pole vaulter who cleared 5.90m which placed him on first position and helped in getting to Olympics team alongside Sam Kendricks and KC Lightfoot. He break his personal best with 2 centimeters at Olympics Games in Tokyo with jump of 5.97m. This lead him to win silver medal in the championship. Nilsen cleared an indoor North American Record of 6.02m at Golden Pole Vault Special Meeting in Tourcoing, France on 5th February 2022. He is now training himself for Oregon 2022.


  • Silver medalist at 2020 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo
  • Bronze medalist at 2022 World Indoor Championships held in Belgrade
  • Gold medalist at 2019 Pan American Games held in Lima
  • Olympics Game Finalist
  • 6 times NCAA Division First Time All American Champion
  • 3 times NCAA Track And Field Pole Vault Champion
  • Currently Holds NACAC Pole Vault Record

Net Worth Insight of Chris Nilsen

As of November 2022, Chris Nilsen’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $2 million. He has earned his wealth entirely as athlete from pole vault and high jump. He has not yet sponsoring any brands.

According to our research, he is earning $1 million per year and $83,333+ per month. His weekly and daily earning is $20,833+ and $2,777+ respectively.

He has competed for South Dakota Coyotes under his coach Derek Miles in 2016. He has won gold, silver, and bronze medals in his entire career. Now he is waiting to show his skills in Oregon 2022.

Chris Nilsen Net Worth in Different Currencies

Currency:Net Worth
Dollars:$2 Million
Australian Dollar:AU$2,838,370
Canadian Dollar:CA$2,554,810

Chris Nilsen’s Path To Olympic Pole Vault Silver Medal

Chris Nilsen Social Media Profiles

Social Platform:Profile Links
Facebook:Chris Nilsen Facebook
Instagram:Chris Nilsen Instagram
Twitter:Chris Nilsen Twitter
World Athletics:Chris Nilsen World Athletics
Team USA:Chris Nilsen Team USA
USATF:Chris Nilsen USATF
Wikipedia:Chris Nilsen Wikipedia

FAQs About Chris Nilsen

Q: Who is Chris Nilsen dating?

A: Nilsen took divorced from his ex-wife Kelly Vogel. The couple has one child Roman. He is now dating Breanna Swee.

Q: How tall is Chris Nilsen?

A: Nilsen’s height is 6ft 5in (1.96m). Due to his height, he has successfully won many pole vault and high jump championships.

Q: How tall is Chris Nilsen pole vaulter?

A: Nilsen at the age of 13 was qualified for preliminary round held in Tokyo. He vaulted a height of 5.75m (18ft 8in). Unfortunately, he didn’t win because he tied with German Bo Kanda Lita Baehre.

Q: Where is Chris Nilsen pole vault?

A: Nilsen is currently vaulting in Tourcoing, France. He has set an indoor new record of 6.02m (19ft 9in) at the Perche en Or. The record was previously set of 6.01m (19ft 8.5in) by Sam Kendricks in 2022.

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