J.R. Celski

Speedskating

Name: JR Celski
Sport: Speedskating
Discipline(s): Short Track Speedskating
Height: 5’8”
DOB: 7/17/1990
Hometown: Federal Way, Washington
Olympic Experience
  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games 5000m relay silver; 4th 1500m; 6th 500m; 13th 1000m
  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games 5000m relay bronze; bronze 1500m; 8th 1000m
World Championship Experience
  • 2009-10 World Championships 5000m relay silver
  • 2009-10 World Championships 1000m bronze
  • 2008-09 World Championships overall silver
  • 2008-09 World Championships 5000m relay gold
  • 2008-09 World Championships 1500m bronze
  • 2008-09 World Team Championships bronze
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016-17 Short Track National Team Member
  • 2015-16 Short Track National Team Member
  • 2015-16 Short Track Fall World Cup Team Member
  • 2012-13 U.S. Short Track Speedskating Championships overall champion
Personal: Fought homesickness when he moved to California for training at age 14 ... Switched from inline skating to speed skating ... Filmed the documentary "The Otherside" ... Started skating at the age of 3 ... Enjoys traveling to Japan because of the culture and food ... Is a fan of the Seattle Seahawks (NFL), Seattle Sounders (MLS) and Seattle Mariners (MLB) ... Manny Pacquiao is his idol ... Has a dog named Cali ... When he isn't on the ice, he enjoys golfing, cycling and traveling ... He and his two brothers have a tattoo of their ethnic roots (Filipino & Polish) ... Knows how to play the guitar ... Favorite genre: Hip-Hop & Alternative Rock ... Favorite food: Sushi ... Favorite quote: "Everybody faces challenges. What defines you is how you overcome them."

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