Looking back at a great speedskating season

March 16, 2020, 12:40 p.m. (ET)

Even though the short track speed skating season was cut short, there is a lot to celebrate from the 2019-2020 season!

The U.S. National Long Track Team brought home 11 World Cup medals, plus an overall world cup title and a second place in the Mass Start overall World Cup Finals.

  • Brittany Bowe - World Cup Overall Title – 1000m
  • Joey Mantia– World Cup Mass Start - 2nd place overall
  • Brittany Bowe: 1000m - 3 golds and 1 silver; 1500m -a bronze and silver
  • Joey Mantia: Mass Start - gold, silver and bronze; 1500m - bronze
  • Mia Kilburg: Mass Start bronze (her first individual world cup medal)

Additionally, five U.S. skaters landed in the top-16 for ISU World Cup Standings

  • Brittany Bowe – 1st in 1000, 6th in 500 and 9th in 1500
  • Joey Mantia - 2nd in Mass Start, 13th in 1500
  • Mia Kilburg -6th in Mass Start
  • Kimi Goetz - 11th in 500, 16th in 1000
  • Ian Quinn - 15th in Mass Start.

At the ISU World Single Distance Championships, 15 U.S. skaters/teams finished in the Top 16 for the event:

  • Joey Mantia – 1500m bronze, 1000m – 12th, Mass Start – 5th
  • Kimi Goetz – 500m – 5th, 1000m – 5th
  • Men’s Team Pursuit – 5th
  • Ladies Team Pursuit – 6th
  • Mia Kilburg – Mass Start – 7th
  • Brittany Bowe –1000m – 8th, 500m – 13th, 1500m – 14th
  • Brianna Bocox – 1000m – 12th
  • Ian Quinn – Mass Start – 12th
  • Emery Lehman – 1500m – 16th
  • Mia Kilburg – 3000m – 16th

At the ISU World Sprint Championships, Brittany won bronze in the 1000m and finished sixth overall. Kimi finished 11th overall.

The inaugural Four Continents event had four individuals and the ladies relay team bringing home eight medals, including five gold.

  • Mia Kilburg – 3000m – Gold, Mass Start – Gold, 1500m – Bronze
  • Brianna Bocox – 1000m – Gold, 1500m – Gold
  • Ladies Team Pursuit – Gold
  • Emery Lehman – 1500m – bronze
  • Ian Quinn – Mass Start – bronze

Casey Dawson led the junior team at the Long Track Junior World Championships with a bronze medal in the 5000m. There were also six Top-10 finishes from Team USA.

  • Casey Dawson - 5000m - Bronze
  • Men's Team Pursuit - 5th
  • Men's Team Sprint - 5th
  • Giorgia Birkeland - Mass Start - 8th
  • Ladies Team Sprint - 10th
  • Casey Dawson - 1500m - 9th 

At the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Switzerland, Jonathan Tobon became the first U.S. speedskater to ever medal at the YOG. Team USA consisted of five skaters, Tobon, Jordan Stolz, Jonathan So, Hailey Choi and Jenell Berhorst.

  • Jonathan Tobon – 1500m Bronze, Mixed NOC Sprint Team – Bronze
  • Jonathan So – Mixed NOC Relay Team - Gold

Although the ISU World Short Track Championships were canceled due to COVID-19, the U.S. Short Track National Team made great strides this season, winning two world cup medals with several skaters ranked in the Top-25 World Cup Standings.

Short Track World Cup Medals

  • Kristen Santos – 1000m – Bronze – National Record
  • Ladies 3000m Relay – Bronze 

Overall World Cup Classification – Top-25

  • Ladies Relay – 7th
  • Mixed Relay – 7th
  • Kristen Santos – 1000m – 11th
  • Men’s Relay – 11th
  • Maame Biney – 500m – 16th
  • Andrew Heo – 1500m – 21st

At the ISU World Junior Short Track Championships, Corie Stoddard brought home two medals.

  • Corie Stoddard – 500m – bronze, 1000m – silver (Current National Record in the 1000m)

 Athletes competing at the inaugural short track speedskating Four Continents event brought home three medals.

  • Maame Biney – 1500m – Bronze
  • Thomas Hong – 1500m – Bronze
  • Men’s 5000m Relay – Bronze

US Speedskating thanks the athletes who spent countless hours training for these events and the coaches who helped build the teams both physically and mentally. USS also thanks the officials, volunteers, parents and fans who continue to make this sport successful.

Enjoy the off-season!