Full Name: Cole Krueger

Birthday: 8/22/91            

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Current Residence: Salt Lake City, UT

Coach: Jae Su Chun

Career Highlights: Finishing top 10 at my first Junior Worlds, Finish 3rd in the 1000m at the 2014 Olympic Trials

Teams you have been/are on: 2010/2011 Junior World Team, 2014 World Cup Team

How did you get into speedskating? A coach from my local club saw me skating on a public session and asked if I would like to give short track a try.

What is your most memorable speedskating moment? Competing in my first Olympic Trials this past year.  

What movie or book have you seen/read recently you would recommend? Why? The movie the Good the Bad and the Weird. Its a Korean movie that is a modern remake of Clint Eastwood’s the Good the Bad and the Ugly. The story is a little different but the characters are great and dialogue is pretty funny.  

Favorite food? Korean food 

Who is your celebrity crush? I don’t have celebrity crushes. 

Dream job? I would love to have an engineering job with BMW or Audi.

Favorite city? Pittsburgh, PA. Greatest city on the planet

When I am not training, you can find me… Resting for the next training session

One thing I have promised myself to do someday is… BASE jump in a wing suit

What is your charity involvement? I am currently representing a local charity from back home in Pittsburgh called Ballou Skies. Their focus is to raise awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and to raise funds for research study at Ohio State University. They are a great group of people and I hope I can help their efforts.

What was the best thing that happened to you this past week? I found a pair of jeans that actually fit me.

What are your plans after speedskating? I really don’t have any specific plans just a broad idea of some things I would like to do, like attend university or maybe join the military. 

Do you have any good luck charms/superstitions/routines? I always get dressed the exact same way and put on my equipment in the exact same order. 

Favorite quote? Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. -George S. Patton

If you had one day to live over again, what day would you pick? Any day the Steelers won the Super Bowl.