Name: J.R. Celski
Sport: Speedskating
Discipline(s): Short Track Speedskating
Height: 5’8”
DOB: 7/17/1990
Hometown: Federal Way, Wash.
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
  • 2016-17 World Championships - 7th 1000m; 7th 5000m relay; 8th 1500m
  • 2013-14 World Championships - overall silver
  • 2013-14 World Championships - 500m silver
  • 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
  • 2017-18 Short Track National Training Program
  • 2016-17 World Cup Dresden - 1000m bronze
  • 2016-17 World Cup Gangneung - 5000m relay bronze
  • 2016-17 Short Track National Team
  • 2016-17 Short Track Fall World Cup Team
  • 2015-16 Short Track National Team
  • 2015-16 Short Track Fall World Cup Team
  • 2013-14 World Cup Kolomna - 1500m gold; 5000m relay gold; 1000m bronze
  • 2013-14 World Cup Shanghai - 5000m relay gold
  • 2013-14 World Cup Seoul - 5000m relay silver
  • 2012-13 U.S. Short Track Speedskating Championships overall champion
  • 2012-13 World Cup Calgary - 500m gold; 1000m bronze
  • 2012-13 World Cup Nagoya - 1000m silver
  • 2012-13 World Cup Montreal - 1500m silver; 5000m relay bronze
  • 2012-13 World Cup Calgary - 1000m bronze
  • 2012-13 World Cup Sochi - 1000m bronze
  • 2011-12 World Cup Nagoya - 1000m silver
  • 2011-12 World Cup Moscow - 1500m bronze
  • 2011-12 World Cup Dordrecht - 1000m bronze
  • 2008-09 World Cup Dresden -- 1500m gold; 1000m silver;
  • 2008-09 World Cup Vancouver - 5000m relay gold
  • 2008-09 World Cup Beijing - 5000m relay gold
  • 2008-09 World Cup Salt Lake City - 5000m relay silver
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 music: Hip-Hop & Alternative Rock...Favorite food: Sushi...Favorite quote: "Everybody faces challenges. What defines you is how you overcome them."