Event: Speed Skating Long Track
Weight: 175 lbs
Birthplace: Urbana, Ill.
Current Residence: West Allis, Wis.
Coach: Paul Marchese
- 2010 Olympic Winter Games - Silver Team Pursuit; Placed 8th in the 10,000m with a time of 13:31.78
- 2009 World Junior Speedskating Championships - Silver
- 2008 and 2009 U.S. Junior Speedskating Champion
At 10 years old, Jonathan Kuck thought it would be interesting to try speedskating, and 10 years later, Kuck made his Olympic debut, winning silver Kuck in the Team Pursuit at the Olympic Games.
Kuck was the 2008 and 2009 U.S. Junior Speedskating Champion and took second overall at the 2009 World Junior Speedskating Championships. During the 2009- 2010 season, Kuck competed in the 1000m, 1500m 5/10,000m in World Cup events. Kuck won a silver medal at the 2010 World Allround Championships
During the 2010-11 season, Kuck consistently placed in the top 10 on the World Cup circuit. He capped the season with a World Championship title in the Team Pursuit. In November 2011, Kuck won the 3000m title at the U.S. Single Distance Championships.
Kuck credits much of his success to his parents’ influence and support. He’s currently attending the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana, majoring in engineering physics with a minor in computer science.
Please visit the following link for Jonathan’s competitive history