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US Speedskating Announces 2018 Long Track World Cup Team

By Todd Kortemeier | Nov. 04, 2018, 2:55 p.m. (ET)

(L-R) Carlijn Schoutens, Mia Manganello and Brittany Bowe celebrate after winning the bronze medal in team pursuit speedskating at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Eight women and seven men will make up the fall world cup team that will represent the United States at four ISU long track speedskating world cup events in November and December.

The team was determined based on the results of the U.S. Long Track Fall World Cup Qualifier/AmCup 1 at the Pettit Ice Center in Milwaukee.

Many of the expected names are on the team, including Olympic medalists Brittany Bowe (500-, 1,000- and 1,500-meter), Mia Manganello Kilburg (1,500, 3,000 and mass start) and Carlijn Schoutens (3,000 and 5,000) leading the women’s roster. The other five are Brianna Bocox (500, 1,000), Kimi Goetz (500, 1,000, 1,500 and mass start), 2018 Olympian Erin Jackson (500), three-time Olympian Maria Lamb (5,000) and Paige Schwartzburg (1,500).

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On the men’s side, Olympians Kimani Griffin (500, 1,000 and 1,500) and Joey Mantia (1,000, 1,500 and mass start) lead the way. They are joined by Ethan Cepuran (5,000 and mass start), Casey Dawson (1,500), 2016 Youth Olympian Austin Kleba (1,000), Brett Perry (500) and Justin Stelly (1,500).

The fall world cup season begins Nov. 16-18 in Obihirio, Japan. It concludes Dec. 14-16 in Heerenveen, Netherlands.

Todd Kortemeier is a sportswriter, editor and children’s book author from Minneapolis. He is a contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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