Christopher Creveling is an American short track speed skater with four World Cup medals. Creveling began his career in inline skating and was an inline champion before making the transition to the ice. During his inline years, he skated with other American short track skaters such as Jordan Malone, Eddy Alvarez, J.R. Celski and Jeff Simon. Creveling was part of the relay team that finished first in the overall World Cup standings this season for the first time in history. The Pennsylvania native helped the relay unit to two first place finishes, one in Kolomna and one in Shanghai. Creveling didn't participate in the 2010 Winter Olympics despite skating at Olympic Trials. Maybe that experience paid off, because Creveling qualified for Sochi at the 2014 Olympic Trials. Creveling finished third in the overall men's rankings and third in the rankings for the 1500m, which was enough to secure him a spot on the U.S. team. Creveling won silver in the relay in Sochi.
- 2014 Olympic Games- finished second in the men's 5000m relay
- 2014 Olympic Trials- finished third in the 1500m and overall
- 2013/14 World Cup Kolomna- first in the 5000m relay
- 2013/14 World Cup Shanghai- first in the 5000m relay
- 2013/14 World Cup Seoul- second in the 5000m relay
- 2012/13 World Cup Quebec- third in the 5000m relay
Things to know:
1. Creveling is friends with the rest of the U.S. men's relay team from their days of skating inline together
2. Made his first World Cup team in the summer of 2012.
3. Had laser eye surgery to improve his vision to help his skating