Andy Gabel

Andy began winning National and North American Long Track and Short Track Championships as a Juvenile in 1979. He was a member of the National Short Track Team from 1979 to 1998, the longest in U.S. Speedskating history in either Long or Short Track. He was also a member of the National Long Track Team from 1981 to 1989. As a member of the World Short Track Team between 1987 and 1998 Andy won over 75 international medals. Andy is a four time Olympic Team member (1988, 1992, 1994, 1998) and holds a silver medal as a member of the 1994 5000m Short Track relay team. Andy was elected to the U.S. Speedskating Board of Directors in 1994 as an athlete representative, to the Office of Vice President in 1999, and to President in 2002. He has also served as a member of the ISU Short Track World Cup Management Commission (1998-2002), and as the Chairman of the ISU Short Track Technical Committee. Andy was the Director of Figure Skating and Short Track speed skating for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has inducted to the National Speedskating Hall of Fame on April 26, 2003 in Anaheim, California.