Salt Lake City Plays Host To Junior World Cup Final And AmCup Final

March 05, 2018, 10:09 p.m. (ET)

Over 200 long track skaters took to the ice at the Utah Olympic Oval from March 2-4 to compete in either the Junior World Cup Final or AmCup Final.

Nine of the 10 Team USA World Junior Team members took part in the World Cup Final and came away with two medals, a new Junior National Record and 10 personal best times.

ASE skaters Conor McDermott-Mostowy (Washington, D.C.) and Ethan Cepuran (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) won their first international medals at the Junior World Cup Final, with McDermott-Mostowy finishing second and Cepuran placing third in the men’s Mass Start.

“The race went about as well as I could have wanted,” McDermott-Mostowy said. “It was my first international mass start, but I went into it pretty confident in my abilities considering my background in short track.”

"The mass start was awesome," Cepuran said. "I made a few mistakes in the mass start at worlds last year and I was happy I was able to learn from them to finish on the podium. It was even better to be able to share the podium with a teammate. As a team, there’s a lot of momentum heading into next weekend.”

McDermott-Mostowy and Cepuran joined Casey Dawson (Park City, Utah) in the junior men’s Team Pursuit, setting a new Junior National Record in a time of 3:54.31. The three bettered the old record of 3:58.91, which was set by Brian Hansen, Jonathan Kuck and Trevor Marsicano on February 22, 2008 at World Junior Speed Skating Championships in Changchun, China.

“The weekend as a whole went well, Cepuran said. "There’s parts of my skating that I can tune up heading into this next weekend and as a team we can improve our skating in the team pursuit."

The U.S. World Junior Team will compete at the World Junior Speed Skating Championships at the Utah Olympic Oval March 9-11. To see the full roster, click here.

For full Junior World Cup Final results, click here.

Team USA Junior World Cup Final Results

Ladies 500m
21. Jamie Nelson 41.30 (PB, SB)
27. Saree Han 41.95
29. Lindsey Woodbury (PB, SB)

Men’s 500m
11. Austin Kleba 35.97
24. William Gebauer 36.75
28. Ethan Cepuran 37.43

Men’s 3000m
7. Ethan Cepuran 3:48.61 (PB, SB)
15. Casey Dawson 3:50.56 (PB, SB)
24. Conor McDermott-Mostowy 3:58.02 (PB, SB)

Ladies 1000m
19. Lindsey Woodbury 1:23.32 (PB, SB)
20. Saree Han 1:25.73 (SB)

Men’s 1000m
14. Austin Kleba 1:11.39
17. William Gebauer 1:11.89 (PB, SB)
18. Casey Dawson 1:11.95 (PB, SB)

Men’s Team Pursuit
5. Team USA 3:54.31 (Junior National Record)

Ladies 1500m
18. Lindsey Woodbury 2:11.63 (PB, SB)

Ladies Mass Start
8. Lindsey Woodbury

Men’s Mass Start
2. Conor McDermott-Mostowy
3. Ethan Cepuran

 

At the AmCup Final, Bri Bocox (Cheyenne, Wyom.) was the women’s overall Sprint and Allround Champion for the 2017-18 season. Bocox finished first in the women’s 1000m, second in the 1500m and fourth in the 500m and 3000m.

On the men’s side, ASE’s Austin Kleba (Campton Hills, Ill.) was the overall 2017-18 Sprint Champion and Cepuran was the overall 2017-18 Allround Champion.

For full AmCup Final results, click here.

AmCup Final Top-3 Finishes

Ladies 500m
Allie Thunstrom USA 39.12
Paige Schwartzburgh USA 39.44 (SB)
Rebekah Bradford-Plath USA 39.54

Men’s 500m
Kyle Ronchak USA 36.07 (SB)
Marium Bratli NOR 36.248
Frank Roth CAN 36.249

Ladies 3000m
Laura Gomez COL 4:22.30
Danielle Wallish CAN 4:24.26 (PB, SB)
Rebecca Simmons USA 4;25.04 (PB, SB)

Men’s 3000m
Ian Quinn USA 3:49.01 (PB, SB)
Daniel Zapata COL 3:57.59
Matthew Laxton CAN 3:59.83 (PB, SB)

Ladies 1000m
Bri Bocox USA 1:17.30 (PB, SB)
Paige Schwartzburg USA 1:17.43
Laura Gomez COL 1:19.42 (NR, PB, SB)

Men’s 1000m
Kyle Ronchak USA 1:10.50 (PB, SB)
Ian Quinn USA 1:12.15 (PB, SB)
Vetle Stangeland NOR 1:12.29 (PB, SB)

Junior Ladies Mass Start
Danielle Dumouchel CAN
Sierra Johnson CAN
Sydney Terpening USA

Ladies 1500m
Paige Schwartzburg USA 1:58.38 (SB)
Bri Bocox USA 2:00.17 (PB, SB)
Laura Gomez COL 2:02.50 (NR, PB, SB)

Men’s 1500m
Vetle Stangeland NOR 1:48.36 (PB, SB)
Marius Bratli NOR 1:48.62 (PB, SB)
Ian Quinn USA 1:50.25