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VIDEO | Speedskater Jordan Stolz sets 1 more Junior World Record in the 1500-meter

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. 

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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.

Click HERE to watch Stolz set a new 1500-meter Junior World Record

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.

Stolz has been racing in Europe, challenging track records and taking home one gold-medal finish after another. Stolz won three individual gold medals racing in Heerenveen, Netherlands.
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Last month, Stolz, picked up another three top finishes winning gold in the 1500 meter and silvers in the 500 meter and 1000 meter at the world junior championships.
With the top-notch performances Stolz, who is fondly referred to as the 18-wheeler in Europe, picked up junior and senior world titles in the same year.
Speaking from the arena at the ISU World Speedskating Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands, Stolz said 10 days of rest after skating in Poland really helped him peak at the right time.
The team at Collett Systems congratulates Jordan Stolz
“I feel really strong right now and the rest helps so much to set me up perfectly,” he said. “I wrote history because this has never been done before.”
Tom Schwai can do an impersonation of how fast Jordan Stolz skates.
Stolz is recognized nationally. He said the Dutch, especially, cheer for him even when he’s doing warmup laps. “It makes you feel like a celebrity,” he said. “Ten thousand people in here cheering for you.”
While in Europe, Stolz picked up so much hardware he may need a hand truck to move his luggage. “We have the overall World Cup racing stuff, and then the Junior World Championships, and now this,” said Stolz. “My suitcase is proud to be overweight.”
West Bend Children’s Theatre congratulates Jordan Stolz
At home local businesses across Washington County are rolling out the red carpet for Stolz, who will compete this weekend in Salt Lake before returning home.

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.

Click HERE to read more about Jordan Stolz and the family skate that led to World Cup success

On a history note: Do you know Jordan Stolz got his start setting records while a student at Addison Elementary School? To this day he still holds the pull-up record in 3rd grade and 4th grade.
Stolz returns home Tuesday. Feel free to add your photo congratulating Jordan Stolz and cheering his accomplishments.
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