US Speedskating Announces Short Track Olympic Team Trials Provisional Athletes.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Contact: Matt Whewell (mwhewell@usspeedskating.org)
Austin Controulis (acontroulis@usspeedskating.org)

U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Short Track Speedskating tickets now on-sale at all Smith’s Tix locations

KEARNS, Utah – US Speedskating announced today its provisional list of 32 athletes – 16 women and 16 men – who are eligible to compete at the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Short Track Speedskating. With support from the Utah Sports Commission and the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, the team trials will take place on December 15-17, 2017 at the Utah Olympic Oval, and will be used to determine members of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team.

Below are the eligible athletes in alphabetical order:

Women
Danielle Amos
Maame Biney
Lexi Burkholder
Lana Gehring
Kimi Goetz
Gabriella Hachem
Elizabeth Johnson
Jessica Kooreman
Julie Letai
Katy Ralston
Katherine Reutter-Adamek
Kristen Santos
April Shin
Corrine Stoddard
Taylor Wentz
Jerebelle Yutangco

Men
Adam Callister
Keith Carroll Jr.
J.R. Celski
Aaron Heo
Thomas Hong
Brandon Kim
John-Henry Krueger
Shaner LeBauer
Luca Lim
Casey Mullarkey
Benjamin Oh
Gunnar Olsen
Caleb Park
Ryan Pivirotto
Aaron Tran
Jae Jae Yoo

In addition, tickets for the three days of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Short Track Speedskating are on-sale now at all Smith’s Tix locations. General Admission tickets are $12, while children ages two and under are free. In addition, there will be a limited number of VIP tickets available for $75 per day or $175 for a three-day package.

The Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will be held in South Korea from February 9-25, 2018. Both Long and Short Track will be held in the Gangneung coastal cluster with all Olympic competitions for Short Track Speedskating to be held at the Gangneung Ice Arena, which will also be the host of Figure Skating, and has a seating capacity of 12,000.

Media interested in covering the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, click here or contact US Speedskating’s Communications Director, Matt Whewell (mwhewell@usspeedskating.org), for more information.

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About U.S. Olympic Team Trials 
A collaboration between the United States Olympic Committee and its National Governing Bodies, U.S. Olympic Team Trials are held in multiple sports prior to each edition of the Olympic Games and allow athletes to vie for the honor of representing Team USA. Often the last stop in an athlete’s journey to the Olympics, the Trials also offer fans an up-close experience with America’s sports heroes before they go on to compete on the world’s biggest stage. Selection procedures for each sport are developed by the NGBs in concert with the USOC and follow parameters set forth by each International Federation.