Two Overall Podiums for Team USA at the ISU World Cup Final

By Tom Haraldsen | March 08, 2020, 2:59 p.m. (ET)

The 2019-20 ISU Long Track World Cup season concluded Sunday afternoon with two US athletes bringing home medals at the World Cup Finals at Thialf Stadium in Heerenveen, Netherlands.

On Saturday, two-time Olympian and Olympic medalist Brittany Bowe (Ocala, Fla.) won the silver medal in the 1000m (1:13.981), culminating a season where she won her fourth overall World Cup 1000m title.

Then on Sunday, two-time Olympian Joey Mantia (Ocala, Fla.) earned a bronze medal in his specialty, the Mass Start, just missing a second-place finish by .07 seconds. That would prove significant in the overall World Cup season standings, as Belgium’s Bart Swings edged him in that race and in the season points total by just one point. Mantia was awarded second-place in the overall Mass Start points race.

Over the final weekend of the season, Bowe also had seventh and eighth place finishes in the 500m, and an eighth-place finish in the 1500m. Kimi Goetz (Flemington, N.J.) skated to a pair of 10th place finishes in two 500m races, and Olympic medalist Mia Kilburg (Crestview, Fla.) finished 16th in the Mass Start, after falling with less than 4 laps to go. Ian Quinn (St. Louis, Mo) had a strong 12th place finish in the Mass Start.

"My biggest takeaway of the season is finding myself as an athlete," Goetz said. "I feel like this season, I really honed in on my routines for race week and race day. Knowing what my body needs to feel prepared for each distance and race."

"I [was] looking forward to racing my first World Cup Final and gaining some experience," Quinn said. "It is always awesome to skate in Heerenveen in front of the amazing crowd. It's been a great season."

 

Complete results

For the 2019-2020 World Cup season, Team USA won a total of 11 World Cup medals:

Bowe: 1000m - 3 golds and 1 silver; 1500m -a bronze and silver

Mantia: Mass Start - gold, silver and bronze; 1500m - bronze

Kilburg: Mass Start bronze

 

In overall 2019-20 ISU World Cup total standings, Team USA finished:

Bowe – 1st in 1000, 6th in 500 and 9th in 1500

Mantia - 2nd in Mass Start, 13th in 1500 and 25th in 1000

Kilburg -6th in Mass Start, 27th in 3000 and 43rd in 1500

Goetz - 11th in 500, 16th in 1000 and 32nd in 1500

Quinn - 15th in Mass Start.

Kimani Griffin (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 21st in 1000

Erin Jackson (Ocala, Fla.) 22nd in 500

Paige Schwartzburg (Ocala, Fla.) 24th in Mass Start and 49th in 3000

Brianna Bocox (Cheyenne, Wyo.) 28th in 1000, 37th in 500 and 41st in 1500

Emery Lehman (Oak Park, Ill.) 34th in 1500.

Ethan Cepuran (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) 38th in 5000.