Team USA in Europe and ready for world cup competitions

Jan. 31, 2019, 2:31 p.m. (ET)

U.S. speed skaters are chomping at the bit to get back to international racing. The last time the short track team competed at a world cup was in Salt Lake City in early November. And the last time the long track team raced at a world cup, it was mid-December in Heerenveen. To say they’re ready is an understatement!

The following short track skaters compete this weekend at the world cup in Dresden, Germany.

Ladies: Kristen Santos (Fairfield, Conn.), Corinne Stoddard (Lake Tapps, Wash.), 2018 Olympian Maame Biney (Reston, Va.), Julie Letai (Medfield, Mass.), Danielle Amos (Dayton, Ohio) and Jamie Jurak (Newington, Conn.).

Men: 2018 Olympians Aaron Tran (Federal Way, Wash.) and Thomas Hong (Laurel, Md.), Jonathan So (Reston, Va.), Adam Callister (Salt Lake City, Utah), and Aaron and Andrew Heo (Warrington, Pa.).


For the long track event, the following U.S. athletes will race in Hamar, Norway for World Cup 5.

Ladies: 2018 Olympic medalists Brittany Bowe (Ocala, Fla.), Carlijn Schoutens (Heemestede, NED) and Mia Kilburg (Crestview, Fla.), 2018 Olympian Erin Jackson (Ocala, Fla.), Brianna Bocox (Cheyenne, Wyo.), Paige Schwartzburg (Ocala, Fla.) and Kimi Goetz (Flemington, N.J.).

Men: Two-time Olympian Joey Mantia (Ocala, Fla.), 2018 Olympian Kimani Griffin (Winston-Salem, N.C.), Ian Quinn (St. Louis, Mo.) and Steven Hartman (Falcon Heights, Minn.).


Follow the action on NBC Sports Gold, ISU Short Track and live results for the long track event