Short Track World Championships will take place in a few short weeks

by US Speedskating

Recently U.S. short track athletes competed for spots on the 2021 Short Track World Championship Team that will head to Dordrecht, Netherlands. The men and women both earned two spots for individual competition, as well as a Men's and Women’s Relay Team which was qualified through last year's results.

Eight athletes were selected to be a part of the World Championship Team: 


Julie Letai

Kamryn Lute

Kristen Santos

Corinne Stoddard


Andrew Heo

Ryan Pivirotto
Caleb Park
Marcus Howard

World Championships will be held March 5-7, 2021. The first day will consist of qualifying rounds for both the Men’s and Women’s 500m, 1000m and 1500m. Day two will be jam-packed with Medal Rounds for both the Men's and Women’s 500m and 1500m, and Semi-Finals for the 3000m Women’s Relay and Men's 5000m Relay. The final day of the competition will round off with the Men’s and Women’s 1000m Medal Rounds, as well as a Women’s and Men’s 3000m Super-Final, and the Women’s 3000m Relay Finals and Men's 5000m Relay Finals. 

The US Short Track National Team Coach, Wilma Boomstra, will be coaching the eight athletes towards podium finishes at World Championships. Also, US Short Track National Team member, Andrew Heo, will be the social media ambassador for USS during the team’s stay in the Netherlands. Andrew will give us an inside look at what it's like at the World Championships inside the speed skating bubble! He will share how the athletes spend their free time, some behind-the-scenes race coverage, and much more! Click the links below to follow US Speedskating on social media to stay up-to-date!

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Good luck to all the athletes as they represent Team USA in the Netherlands!