Name: J.R. Celski
Sport: Short Track Speedskating
Discipline(s): Short Track Speedskating
Height: 5’8”
DOB: 7/17/1990
Hometown: Federal Way, Wash.
Olympic Experience
  • 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games - 5000m relay 5th; 1500m 22nd; 1000m 24th
  • Qualified for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team - finished second in the men's 1000m, 1500m and overall at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials
  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games 5000m relay silver; 1500m 4th; 500m 6th; 1000m 13th
  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games 5000m relay bronze; 1500m bronze; 1000m 8th
World Championship Experience
  • 2016-17 World Championships - 1000m 7th; 5000m relay 7th; 8th 1500m; 13th overall
  • 2013-14 World Championships - 500m silver; 1500m 12th; 1000m 6th; 5000m relay 6th; silver overall
  • 2009-10 World Championships - 1000m bronze; 1500m 4th; 500m 9th; 5000m relay silver; 4th overall
  • 2008-09 World Championships - 5000m relay gold; 1000m bronze; 1500m bronze; 500m 16th; silver overall
  • 2008-09 World Team Championships - bronze
Other Career Highlights
  • 2017-18 World Cup Seoul - 1500m bronze; 5000m relay bronze; 500m 8th; 1000m 26th
  • 2017-18 World Cup Shanghai - 5000m relay gold; 1000m 12th; 500m 18th; 1500m 39th
  • 2017-18 World Cup Dordrecht - 5000m relay 6th; 1500m 8th; 500m 14th; 1000m 20th
  • 2017-18 World Cup Budapest - 5000m relay 6th; 1000m 8th; 500m 20th
  • 2017-18 Short Track World Cup Team
  • 2017-18 Short Track National Training Program
  • 2016-17 World Cup Dresden - 1000m bronze
  • 2016-17 World Cup Gangneung - 5000m relay bronze
  • 2016-17 Short Track National Training Program
  • 2016-17 Short Track World Cup Team
  • 2015-16 Short Track National Training Program
  • 2015-16 Short Track World Cup Team
  • 2013-14 World Cup Kolomna - 1500m gold; 5000m relay gold; 1000m bronze
  • 2013-14 World Cup Shanghai - 5000m relay gold
  • 2013-14 World Cup Seoul - 5000m relay silver
  • 2012-13 U.S. Short Track Speedskating Championships - overall champion
  • 2012-13 World Cup Calgary - 500m gold; 1000m bronze
  • 2012-13 World Cup Nagoya - 1000m silver
  • 2012-13 World Cup Montreal - 1500m silver; 5000m relay bronze
  • 2012-13 World Cup Calgary - 1000m bronze
  • 2012-13 World Cup Sochi - 1000m bronze
  • 2011-12 World Cup Nagoya - 1000m silver
  • 2011-12 World Cup Moscow - 1500m bronze
  • 2011-12 World Cup Dordrecht - 1000m bronze
  • 2008-09 World Cup Dresden - 1500m gold; 1000m silver
  • 2008-09 World Cup Vancouver - 5000m relay gold
  • 2008-09 World Cup Beijing - 5000m relay gold
  • 2008-09 World Cup Salt Lake City - 5000m relay silver
Personal: Fought homesickness when he moved to California for training at age 14...Starting his second year as an Athlete Mentor for Classroom Champions, a non-profit organization partnering Olympic and Paralympic athletes with students and teachers in underserved communities. J.R. mentors 6th grade students in Concord CA...Switched from inline skating to speed skating...Filmed the documentary "The Otherside"...Started skating at the age of 3...Enjoys traveling to Japan because of the culture and food...Is a fan of the Seattle Seahawks (NFL), Seattle Sounders (MLS) and Seattle Mariners (MLB)...Manny Pacquiao is his idol...Has a dog named Cali...When he isn't on the ice, he enjoys golfing, cycling and traveling...He and his two brothers have a tattoo of their ethnic roots (Filipino & Polish)...Knows how to play the guitar...Favorite music: Hip-Hop & Alternative Rock...Favorite food: Sushi...Favorite quote: "Everybody faces challenges. What defines you is how you overcome them."