March 13, 2023 – Washington Co., WI – Town of Wayne speedskater Jordan Stolz picked up his third world record of the season Sunday while racing in Salt Lake. The 18-year-old phenom returned from an outstanding tour in Europe, where he set world titles in the 500, 1000, and 1500-meter.
At the same track in Salt Lake where he made his international debut during the 2021–22 ISU Speed Skating World Cup, Stolz set a new 1500-meter Junior World Record on Sunday, March 12, 2023, finishing in 1.42,26 breaking the old junior world record held by Allan Dahl Johansson by 0.87 seconds.
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Timing wise, Stolz was on track the entire race to beat Johansson. The opening lap Johansson clocked in at 24.58 and Stolz and cleared it in 23.08; which was 1.5 seconds faster.
At the half-way mark with a world record split of 1:16.30, Stolz’s time was 1:14.10 and the final lap he clipped off in 28.16 to set a new world record at 1:42.26.
A couple of bullet points about Stolz’s accomplishments:
- Stolz is the youngest skater ever to win a title at the single-distance championships.
- Stolz swept the 500, 1,000 and 1,500-meter titles and is the first male skater to win world titles at three different distances.
The buzz about speedskater Jordan Stolz from the Town of Wayne has quickly spread across Washington County, WI and the world. This weekend you will notice the local business community is rallying around the 18-year-old and displaying congratulatory notes on LED signs.
Some from businesses in Jackson, Hartford, Fredonia and even his alma mater Addison Elementary School gathered for a video message.
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Stolz competed in the 2022 Beijing Olympics and in November 2022 he earned the title ‘Fastest man on ice’ after becoming the youngest skater to record a time of 1:44:891 in the 1,500-meter race at the World Cup in race in Stavanger, Norway.
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