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Zach Stoppelmoor

United States

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSUSA11105199901
NOCUnited States
Born11 May 1999 in  Des Moines, IA
GenderMen
ResidenceSalt Lake City, UT, USA
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.67 20 Jan 2024 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:08.41 22 Oct 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:47.91 27 Oct 2023 Milwaukee, WI  
    5000m 6:53.69 15 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    10000m 14:43.77 29 Dec 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsHe has represented the United States of America in roller speed skating, competing at the world championships in 2018 and 2019. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Nov 2022; who13.com, 15 Jun 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe was a roller hockey player and roller speed skater before he began skating on ice. "I originally played roller hockey and my coach told me to try speed skating and I have stuck with it ever since."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerRoller speed skating coach Mark Muse. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachRyan Shimabukuro [national], USA  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'." (Team USA - Inline Speed Skating Facebook page, 30 Jun 2018)

"Skate fast and turn left." (Athlete, 17 Nov 2023)
 
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/zach.stoppelmoor  
twitter.com/zachthespdsk8er  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn 2022 a stress fracture in his lower leg sidelined him for six weeks. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2023)

He sustained a broken arm in 2015. The injury required a two-month recovery period. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2023)

In 2012 he suffered a broken leg and needed five months to recover. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2023)
 
Hero / IdolUS roller speed skater Christopher Springer. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2023)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age seven. Having first begun roller speed skating in Des Moines, IA, United States of America, he moved to Utah, United States of America, in 2019 and took up ice speed skating.  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 Four Continents Championships Team Sprint1  
    2021/2022 Four Continents Championships Mass Start3  
    2022/2023 Four Continents Championships Team Sprint3  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint6  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 500m20  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2023/2024 Beijing Team Sprint1  
    2023/2024 Stavanger Team Sprint2  
    2023/2024 Quebec, QC Team Sprint3  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m22  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m26  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m52  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m58