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Jordan Stolz

United States

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSUSA12105200401
NOCUnited States
Born21 May 2004 in  West Bend, WI
GenderMen
LanguagesEnglish
OccupationAthlete
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.08 17 Dec 2022 Calgary  
    1000m 1:06.47 22 Oct 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:42.26 12 Mar 2023 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:20.76 28 Oct 2023 Milwaukee, WI  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    500m 1      
    1000m 1      
    1500m 1      
    5000m     1  
    Mass Start 10 Laps     1  
    Team Sprint 1      
    Allround 1      
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    500m 1      
    1000m 1      
    1500m 1      
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesHunting, fishing. (nytimes.com, 10 Feb 2022)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 500m, 1000m, and 1500m events at the 2023 World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (eu.jsonline.com, 03 Mar 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe and his sister Hannah were encouraged to try ice skating by their father Dirk after they watched the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver on television. Dirk developed a backyard pond for the siblings to skate on, complete with lighting. "I was watching the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and was amazed by the passes at high speeds and the lean in the turns."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (wptv.com, 20 Feb 2022)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Shani Davis, US short track skater Apolo Anton Ohno. (usspeedskating.org, 31 May 2023; si.com, 10 Feb 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachBob Corby [personal]  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating on a frozen pond at age five. The following year he joined Badger Speedskating Club in Wisconsin, United States of America.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"I listen to my coach and then I can still do my own thing and figure out things for myself, something that the coach wouldn't understand." (nytimes.com, 10 Feb 2022)  
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/stolz_jordan_/  
General Interest
General Interest
MilestonesHe became the first male speed skater from any nation to win three individual events at a single edition of the world single distances championships when he was victorious in the men's 500m, 1000m, and 1500m at the 2023 edition of the tournament in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Oct 2023; eu.jsonline.com, 03 Mar 2023)

At age 18 years and 286 days, he became the youngest speed skater from any nation to win a gold medal at the world single distances championships when he was victorious in the men's 500m at the 2023 edition of the tournament in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Oct 2023; isu.org, 01 Mar 2023)

At age 18 years and 174 days, he became the youngest male speed skater from any nation to have won an individual race at a World Cup event. He claimed victory in the 1500m in 2022 in Stavanger, Norway. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Nov 2022; tmj4.com, 17 Nov 2022)
 
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamTeam Albert Heijn Zaanlander: Netherlands  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (Instagram profile, 01 Jun 2023)  
Awards and honoursIn 2023 he received the Oscar Mathisen Award, which recognises the outstanding speed skating performance of the season. (usspeedskating.org, 31 May 2023)

In 2023 he was named Athlete of the Year by US Speedskating. (usspeedskating.org, 01 May 2023)
 
Social Media
Social Media
twitter.com/JordanStolz4  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 1500m1  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 500m1  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 1000m1  
    2021/2022 World Sprint Championships Overall4  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m13  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m14  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2023/2024 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 1000m1  
    2023/2024 Stavanger 1500m1  
    2022/2023 Stavanger 1500m1  
    2022/2023 Calgary, AB 1000m1  
    2022/2023 Stavanger 1000m1  
    2022/2023 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 1500m1  
    2021/2022 Calgary, AB 1000m2  
    2022/2023 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 1000m2  
    2022/2023 Calgary, AB 1500m2  
    2022/2023 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 500m2  
    2022/2023 Calgary, AB 500m2  
    2023/2024 Obihiro 1500m2  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m3  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m3  
    2022/2023 Heerenveen Team Sprint3  
    2023/2024 Obihiro 500m3  
    2023/2024 Obihiro 1000m3  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m5  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m23  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification Mass Start27  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m34  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m45