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Bart Hoolwerf

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
NOCNetherlands
Born27 Jan 1998 in  Eemdijk
GenderMen
ResidenceEemdijk, NED
OccupationAthlete, Construction Worker
LanguagesDutch, English
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.40 16 Oct 2016 Inzell  
    1000m 1:33.05 16 Mar 2013 Dronten  
    1500m 1:54.36 22 Jan 2017 Collalbo  
    5000m 6:24.34 26 Dec 2021 Heerenveen  
    10000m 13:39.23 28 Dec 2021 Heerenveen  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/bart.hoolwerf  
twitter.com/bart_hoolwerf  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis family were speed skating and roller speed skating enthusiasts.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age three.  
Name of coachRoy Boeve [club]  
Club / TeamTeam Reggeborgh: Netherlands  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsHe has represented the Netherlands in roller speed skating and competed at the 2018 World Championships in Arnhem, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Nov 2021; gooieneemlander.nl, 22 Aug 2021)  
Famous relativesHis older brother Evert Hoolwerf has competed for the Netherlands in speed skating at World Cup events. His cousin Willem has also represented the Netherlands in speed skating at junior international level, winning silver in the small combination event at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Bjugn, Norway. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Nov 2021; rtlnieuws.nl, 25 Feb 2021; gooieneemlander.nl, 03 Mar 2021)  
AmbitionsTo compete alongside his brother Evert at a World Cup event. (schaatsen.nl, 26 May 2022)  
HobbiesHunting, sailing. (schaatsen.nl, 26 May 2022; schaatsteamreggeborgh.nl, 02 Jun 2022)  
Other informationMASS START AMBITION
In 2022 he left Team Jumbo-Visma and joined Team Reggeborgh as he believed the switch would help him to progress in the mass start event. "[Mass start] is not a primary goal at Jumbo. They are just super good at the 5000m and the 1500m. So I've had conversations about what's possible. I could focus a bit more on the long track, but the thing is that I really remained part of that marathon team. But I see for myself that if I want to go for that mass start, you need a few people around you who will guide you in it and do everything with you. Reggeborgh wants to set up a mass start branch, a kind of mass start team. And they really want to get started on that. In principle, that does not yet exist, so that is a risk, there are still many things uncertain. The marathon team is up, the sprint team is up, but things still have to happen. I want to make that mass start my speciality and get the most out of it." (schaatsen.nl, 15 Feb 2022)

FAMILY BUSINESS
His family run Hoolwerf Heiwerken, a construction company in Eemdijk, Netherlands. (schaatsen.nl, 26 May 2022)
 
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2021/2022 World Cup Calgary, AB Mass Start1  
    2022/2023 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start1  
    2022/2023 World Cup Stavanger Mass Start2  
    2021/2022 World Cup Mass Start12  
    2021/2022 World Cup 5000/10000m57