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Ryan Pivirotto

United States

SportShort Track
NOCUnited States
Born14 May 1995 in Ann Arbor, MI 
ResidenceSalt Lake City, UT, USA
Higher educationBusiness Information Systems - Salt Lake Community College: United States
FamilyPartner Nikki
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    1000m 1:24.923 26 Nov 2021 Dordrecht  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis parents initially tried to introduce him to the sport when he lived in Michigan, United States of America, but he was focused on ice hockey at the time. He was eventually inspired to try short track after watching the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. "My first time, I was worried about adjusting to the skate blade since it is thinner than on hockey skates. I ended up not having any problems. Everyone was surprised at how well I did."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in March 2010 in Connecticut, United States of America.  
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General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe sustained a cut to his left ankle during the 2018/19 season and did not compete for one year. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Most influential person in careerUS short track skater Apolo Anton Ohno, Russian short track skater Victor An. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors just the same." [Rudyard Kipling] (, 01 Aug 2020)  
Other informationRETIREMENT
He retired from competition following the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. "It's something I've been trying to wrap my head around this entire year. Really deciding if I wanted to give it my all. And, I'm relieved to say that, yes, I'm retiring, yes, I'm ready to move forward and to just begin a new life." (, 19 Feb 2022)

He was an alternate at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, but did not compete. After this he questioned his abilities and considered quitting the sport. "I was asking myself, 'Am I really that good? I can't even skate at the Olympics'. I've asked that a lot. 'Is this all I can really do? Am I done?' I asked myself that a lot [during the 2018/19 season] because I just wasn't good. I still had the baggage from the Olympics. I think my talk with Wil [coach Wilma Boomstra] was the thing that really was the turning point. I was able to bury all my doubts, all my grudges, everything that happened to me at the Olympics and that season. I was able to bury it and just forget about it, or not have it affect me as a skater." (, 04 Jan 2020)
HobbiesPaddleboarding, baking bread. (, 16 Jul 2021)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Instagram profile, 18 Feb 2022)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2020/2021 World Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay8  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m11  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m13  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m14  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m16  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall23  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay7  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay9  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay10  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay10  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay10  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m11  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m12  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m14  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m14  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m15  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m15  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m16  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m21  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m22  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m25  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m25  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m27  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m30  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m30  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m30  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m30  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m30  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m32  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m33  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m33  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m33  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m33  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m35  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m37  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m41  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m46  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m47  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m52  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m54  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m55  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m70  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m88