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Ethan Cepuran

United States

SportSpeed Skating
NOCUnited States
Born13 May 2000 in  Glen Ellyn, IL
GenderMen
ResidencePark City, UT, USA
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish
Higher educationMechanical Engineering - University of Utah: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.01 14 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    1000m 1:10.95 25 Sep 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:45.40 22 Oct 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:12.37 03 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    10000m 13:02.94 22 Oct 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps     1  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Mass Start 10 Laps   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008504194840  
twitter.com/ecepuran  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe followed his older brother Eric into the sport from an early age. "It was about five years ago [2013] though that I realised that I had some potential to actually go somewhere with the sport."  
Training RegimeHe trains at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, UT, United States of America.  
Name of coachRyan Shimabukuro [national], USA; Gabriel Girard [national], CAN; Matt Kooreman [national], USA  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating at age two in Glen Ellyn, IL, United States of America.  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesSupporting US baseball team Chicago Cubs and US ice hockey team Chicago Blackhawks, playing cello, fishing, listening to music, golf. (teamusa.org, 31 Aug 2021; glenellyn4thofjuly.org, 04 Jul 2022)  
Most influential person in careerHis older brother Eric. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Shani Davis. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
InjuriesHe broke his left leg in 2010, resulting in him spending 12 weeks on crutches. He broke the same leg again in 2013, resulting in six weeks on crutches. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in team pursuit at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Instagram profile, 16 Feb 2022)  
Famous relativesHis older brother Eric has served as his coach. (teamusa.org, 31 Aug 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Fall down seven times, stand up eight." (Twitter profile, 13 May 2022)

"There's more lows than highs in this sport and every year it seems you hit more lows. [But] those highs are my favourite part of being a skater, because they don't come without hard work and dedication." (gwhsnews.org, 11 May 2018)
 
Other informationFOCUSING ON SKATING
After graduating from high school in 2018, he decided to defer attending university in order to focus on training for speed skating full-time with his older brother Eric. "I've always wanted to be an international speed skater ever since I could remember. I've been doing this since I was two years old and have loved it ever since." (gwhsnews.org, 11 May 2018)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022 Olympic Games Team Pursuit3  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2021/2022 World Allround Championships Allround8  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 5000m15  
    2022 Olympic Games 5000m17  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1500m22  
    2018/2019 World Allround Championships Allround24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 World Cup Stavanger Team Pursuit1  
    2021/2022 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit1  
    2020/2021 World Cup 5000m25  
    2021/2022 World Cup 5000/10000m27  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1500m30  
    2018/2019 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps36  
    2019/2020 World Cup 5000/10000m38  
    2019/2020 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps39  
    2018/2019 World Cup 5000/10000m51  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m54