Full Name: Tamara Lin Frederick
Birthday: August 15, 1989
Hometown: Park Ridge, IL
Current Residence: West Jordan, UT
Coach: Jae Su Chun
Career Highlights: Silver medalist, World Cup 2012, Moscow; Silver medalist, World Cup 2012, Dordretch; Silver medalist, World Championship 2012, Shanghai
Teams you have been/are on: 2012 World Cup team; 2012 World Championship team; 2013 World Cup team
How did you get into speedskating? The Park Ridge Speedskating Club had practices after my figure skating lessons and I made the switch.
What is your most memorable speedskating moment? Being on the podium at the World Championships with my teammates.
What movie or book have you seen/read recently you would recommend? Why? I’ve been reading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. Why? Jamie Fraser. The series has also been recently made into a TV show and I recommend it for the same reason: Jamie Fraser.
Favorite food? Chocolate chip cookies
Who is your celebrity crush? Sean Connery and many fictional characters.
Dream job? Working for a supercar company doing any work that involved calculus.
Favorite city? So far Seattle has been my favorite but there’s a lot of world to see yet.
When I am not training, you can find me... At home or in a coffee shop reading.
One thing I have promised myself to do someday is… To visit as many UNESCO Heritage sites as possible.
What is your charity involvement? I participate in the UNICEF Tap Project.
What was the best thing that happened to you this past week? I went to the library, returning my books before incurring a fine and left with only 3 new ones.
What are your plans after speedskating? I want to earn a doctorate in applied mathematics.
Do you have any good luck charms/superstitions/routines? I’ve noticed that I always put my left skate on first. However, I start by tying the right first.
Favorite quote? Never judge a run by the first mile.
If you had one day to live over again, what day would you pick? I don’t have one. I’d like to think that my best days are yet to come and that Groundhog Day is just a movie.
Krueger Takes Silver in the Mens 500
Dec. 14, 2014
Team USA Shines in Apolo Ohno Invitational
Nov. 25, 2014
Team USA displayed an exceptional performance in the Inaugural Apolo Ohno Invitational. A gold-medal-winning skate in the 1000m by recent World Cup Champion, John-Henry Krueger, highlighted the event.
ISU Short Track World Cup Final Recap
Nov. 09, 2014
U.S. Short Track Speedskaters Line Up For 2014-15 Season
Paul D. Bowker Nov. 06, 2014
The short track ISU World Cup season kicks off in Utah
USS Announces Fall World Cup Team
Oct. 14, 2014