Jonathan Kuck is part of an American speed skating team that won silver in the team pursuit in Vancouver. Kuck helped win the medal at the 2010 Games and did the same in the 2011-2012 season at the World Single Distances Championships, where the United States finished second in the team pursuit. He finished eighth in the 10,000m race in Vancouver. Legendary speed skater Bonnie Blair and short track Olympic medalist Katherine Reutter are from the same hometown as Kuck. He started the 2013-2014 season with two silver medals in the team pursuit at the first two World Cup events of the season. The long distance specialist won the 5000m at U.S. Olympic Trials and finished fourth in the 1500m, securing his spot in Sochi in both distances.
- 2013/14 Olympic Trials- finished first in the 5000m and fourth in the 1500m
- 2013/14 World Cup Salt Lake City- second place finish in the team pursuit
- 2013/14 World Cup Calgary- second place finish in the team pursuit
- 2012 World Single Distance Championships- second place finish in the team pursuit
- 2011 World Single Distance Championships- first place in the team pursuit
- 2010 Olympic Games- silver medal in the team pursuit
Things to know
1. Started skating at 10 thinking it would be interesting and started taking it seriously at 13.
2. Says his hero is five-time Olympic gold medalist Eric Heiden.
3. Does cycling and inline skating to train.