Name: Jonathan Garcia
Sport: Long Track Speedskating
Discipline(s): Long Track Speedskating
Height: 5-7
DOB: 12/14/1986
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Olympic Experience
  • 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games - Team Pursuit 8th; 500m 23rd
  • Qualified for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team - came in 2nd in the 500m
  • 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games - 1000m 28th
World Championship Experience
  • 2017-18 World Sprint Championships - 1000m 13th; 1000m 16th; 500m 18th; overall 18th; 500m 19th
  • 2016-17 World Sprint Championships - 500m 16th; 1000m 6th; 500m 18th; 1000m 4th; overall 11th
  • 2016-17 World Single Distance Championships - 1000m 15th
  • 2014-15 World Sprint Championships - 500m 16th; 1000m 9th; 500m 23rd; 1000m 9th; overall 10th
  • 2014-15 World Single Distance Championships - 1000m 21st
  • 2012-13 World Sprint Championships - 500m 25th; 1000m 22nd; 500m 29th; overall 27th
Other Career Highlights
  • 2017-18 World Cup Salt Lake City - 1000m 7th; B 500m 11th; B 500m 17th
  • 2017-18 World Cup Calgary - B 1000m silver, B 500m 11
  • 2017-18 World Cup Stavanger - Team Sprint bronze, B 1000m 5th; B 500m 13; B 500m 18th
  • 2017-18 World Cup Heerenveen - B 500m 4th; Team Sprint 10th; B 500m 11th; 1000m 18th
  • 2017-18 Long Track World Cup Team
  • 2017-18 Long Track National Training Program
  • 2016-17 World Cup Heerenveen - Team Sprint gold
  • 2016-17 Long Track National Training Program
  • 2016-17 Long Track World Cup Team
  • 2016-17 U.S. Championships - 500m (1) silver; 500m (2) silver; 1000m bronze
  • 2015-16 Long Track National Training Program
  • 2015-16 Long Track World Cup Team
  • 2015-16 World Cup Calgary - Team Sprint silver
  • 2014-15 Long Track Winter World Cup Team
  • 2014-15 Long Track National Training Program
  • 2014-15 Long Track World Cup Team
  • 2013-14 Long Track National Training Program
  • 2013-14 Long Track World Cup Team
  • 2012-13 Long Track National Training Program
  • 2012-13 Long Track World Cup Team
  • 3x Short Track American Cup champion
  • 3x Short Track National Training Program
  • 2011-12 Short Track U.S. Time Trials - 1000m gold
Personal: Started speed skating when he was seven years old...Was inspired to start speed skating in 1994 when he saw Dan Jansen win the gold medal...Is a fan of the Houston Astros (MLB), Houston Texans (NFL), Houston Rockets (NBA), Real Salt Lake (MLS) and Arsenal (Soccer)...Plays guitar and loves going to concerts...Favorite quote: "Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it."...Favorite food: Barbecue & Tex-Mex...Favorite band/music: Pearl Jam, Janes Addiction, Soundgarden, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Black Crowes & A Tribe Called Quest