Name: Heather Bergsma
Sport: Long Track Speedskating
Discipline(s): Speedskating, Long Track Speedskating
Height: 5-10
Weight: 149
DOB: 3/20/1989
Birthplace: High Point, N.C.
Hometown: High Point, N.C.
Olympic Experience
  • Qualified for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team - won the 1000m and Mass Start, and finished 2nd in the 500m and the 1500m
  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games, 6th in women's team pursuit, 7th in women's 1000m, 7th in women's 1500m, 8th in women's 500m
  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games, 6th in women's 500m, 9th in women's 1000m, 16th in women's 1500m
World Championship Experience
  • 2017 World Single Distance Championships - 1000m gold; 1500m gold; Mass Start bronze
  • 2017 World Sprint Championships - overall silver medalist
  • 2016 World Single Distance Championships - 1000m silver; 1500m silver
  • 2016 World Sprint Championships - overall silver medalist
  • 2015 World Single Distance Championships - 500m gold; 1000m silver; 1500m bronze
  • 2015 World Sprint Championships - overall silver medalist
  • 2014 World Sprint Championships - overall bronze medalist
  • 2013 World Sprint Championships overall champion
  • 2011 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships 1000m bronze medalist
Other Career Highlights
  • 2017-18 World Cup Calgary - 1000m gold; Mass Start 7th: 500m 14th
  • 2017-18 World Cup Stavanger - 1500m silver; 1000m bronze; 500m 11th; 500m 12th
  • 2017-18 World Cup Heerenveen - 1000m 6th; 1500m 6th; 500m 9th; Mass Start 12th; 500m 13th
  • 2017-18 Long Track World Cup Team
  • 2016-17 Long Track Fall World Cup Roster
  • 2016-17 World Cup Grand Champion
  • 2016-17 World Cup 1000m overall Champion
  • 2016-17 World Cup 1500m overall Champion
  • 2016-17 U.S. National Sprint Champion
  • 12-time 2016-17 World Cup medalist - 9 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze
  • 34-time World Cup 500m medalist (6 gold, 12 silver, 16 bronze)
  • 34-time World Cup 1000m medalist (20 gold, 11 silver, 3 bronze)
  • 14-time World Cup 1500m medalist (7 gold, 6 silver, 1 bronze)
  • 18-time 2015-16 World Cup medalist - 3 gold, 9 silver, 6 bronze
  • 2014-15 Grand World Cup Champion
  • 14-time 2014-15 World Cup medalist - 8 gold, 6 silver
  • 2013-14 Grand World Cup Champion
  • 14-time 2013-14 World Cup medalist - 6 gold, 3 silver, 5 bronze
  • 10-time 2012-13 World Cup medalist - 4 gold, 5 silver, 1 bronze
  • 2013 World Cup overall 1000m champion
  • 6-time 2011-12 World Cup medalist - 1 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze
  • 2012 U.S. Long Track Speedskating Championships sprint champion
  • 2012 U.S. Single Distance Long Track Championships gold medalist (500m, 1000m, 1500m, 3000m)
  • 8-time 2010-11 World Cup medalist - 2 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze
  • 2011 World Cup overall 1000m champion
  • 2011 U.S. sprint Champion
  • 2009-10 500m bronze medalist at World Cup Erfurt
Personal: Favorite food is Chick-Fil-A...Wants to go to dental school after speedskating...Plays volleyball and softball