Weight: 175 lbs.
Education: Home-Schooled High School Graduate May, 2011
Other Accomplishments: Earned Eagle Scout Rank April 20, 2011
Clubs/Assn: National Racing Program - Coaches: Jae-Su Chun, Jun Hyung Yeo, Byun Woook
FAST – Coaches: Anthony Barthell, Alex Izykowski
Honorary Team Leader for Prince William Speed Skating Club, Dale City,VA
Jim is a 19 year old native of Annapolis, MD. He first started speed skating at 9 years old, after watching a segment about California speed skaters on the Disney Channel. After giving the sport a try at a local club, he’s been skating ever since. In May 2010, at age 17, he moved to Salt Lake City to train with the National Racing Program. A two time Junior World Team member, Jim is looking forward to competing at the Junior World Championship this February in Melbourne, Australia.
Off the ice, Jim works part-time as a life guard at the Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center. He enjoys swimming, golfing, fishing/crabbing and video games. He is also an Eagle Scout. Future career plans include possibly entering the Coast Guard or working as a fireman/paramedic. He hopes to have a physically active career that helps other people, and wants to stay involved as a volunteer in skating and scouting.
- 2011-12 Jr. World Team Member – competing in Melbourne, Australia Feb. 24-26
- 2011-12 Jr. Championship – 3rd
- 2011-12 Am Cup Series: Currently ranked 7th Overall (as of January 2012)
- 2010-11 Am Cup Series: 8th for Senior Men; 2nd for Junior Men
- 2010-11 Jr. World Championship, Courmayer, Italy – 25th
- 2010-11 Jr. Championship – 2nd
- 2009-10 Am Cup Series: 12th
- 2008-09 Am Cup Series: 13th
- 2008-09 North American Champion for Junior Men
- 2007-08 National Champion for Juvenile Men
- 2007-08 North American Championship -3rd Place for Junior Men
- 2006-07 North American Champion for Juvenile Men
- 2007 – Awarded Grant from William E. Simon Olympic Endowment
- Category One Athlete: 2007 to Present