Long Track World Cup Qualifier and AmCup 1 concludes in Milwaukee

Nov. 04, 2018, 1 p.m. (ET)

Four days of tough skating finished at the Pettit National Ice Center as the Mens and Ladies 1500m, Ladies 5000m and Mens 10,000m races were completed.

Once again, two-time Olympian Brittany Bowe took the top spot, setting a season’s best time of 1:56.41 in her 1500m. Olympian Mia Manganello Kilburg finished second, followed by Kimberly Goetz and national team member Paige Schwartzburg. All four earned spots on the world cup team for their times.

Two-time Olympian Joey Mantia also set a season’s best time in his 1500m with 1:49.91. National team members Justin Stelly and Casey Dawson, and Olympian Kimani Griffin rounded out the next three world cup team positions.

Olympian Carlijn Schoutens dominated the Ladies 5000m with a time of 7:18.70, 13 seconds ahead of the next competitor, three-time Olympian Maria Lamb. Both Schoutens and Lamb qualified for the world cup team.

National team member Ian Quinn finished at the top of the group in the Mens 10,000m, but his time was not fast enough to qualify for a world cup spot. The complete team will not travel to the first two ISU World Cup Speed Skating events in Japan

 

The Fall Long Track World Cup Team

Ladies:

Kimi Goetz—500, 1000, 1500, Mass Start

Brittany Bowe—500, 1000, 1500

Mia Manganello Kilburg—1500, 3000, Mass Start

Brianna Bocox—500, 1000

Carlijn Schoutens—3000, 5000

Erin Jackson--500

Paige Schwartzburg—1500

Maria Lamb—5000

 

Men:

Joey Mantia—1000, 1500, Mass Start

Kimani Griffin—500, 1000, 1500

Ethan Cepuran—5000, Mass Start

Brett Perry—500

Austin Kleba—1000

Justin Stelly—1500

Casey Dawson—1500

 

Quotes:

“Overall, we had some great performances for our returning skaters and it was nice to see the developing, younger skaters step up their game,” said USS National Long Track Team Head Coach Ryan Shimabukuro. “Coming into a trials, it’s always interesting to see where everyone’s at. We’ve got a good mix of veterans and new faces. Every new skater will have freshman jitters. It can be tough. Rarely, do you have skaters come to their first world cup and do good right away.”

“I’m super excited,” said Briana Bocox. “It’s nice that my hard work is showing and paying off. I owe a lot of my progress to my coaches and my teammates. We push each other to be better.”

“That hurt, but I had fun,” said Carlijn Schoutens. “Overall, even though my times aren’t quite where they need to be yet, I think this weekend was a good stepping stone for me. I am definitely excited to skate world cups in Japan, Poland and The Netherlands.”

“I felt really good this week,” said Austin Kleba. “I came out here and had a plan and I executed it. I actually did better than I thought I’d do. I guess it shows that good training pays off.”

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