Town of Kewaskum, WI – Local Olympic speedskater Jordan Stolz, 18, collected 4 gold medals and one silver during a recent Junior World Cup in Germany.
Dressed in his signature dark blue uniform with white stars on the sleeve, Stolz took off like a bolt in the 500 meter and finished in 34.89 seconds. That time was .81 seconds slower than Stolz’s personal best of 34.08 which he skated Dec. 17, 2022 in Calgary.
Stolz’s time was 1.89 seconds faster than his competition from Korea who finished in 37.83 seconds.
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In the men’s mass start Stolz and USA teammate Carl Tatelli finished one and two topping the field with times of 5:29.84 for Stolz and 5:30.04 for Tatelli.
Stolz also finished first in the 1,000 meter with a time of 1:07.82. He beat the next two skaters, both from Japan.
In the 3,000 meter Stolz secured a silver medal finishing with a time of 3:42.96. The winner, Sigurd Henriksen (NOR), finished with a personal best of 3:40.61.
In the team sprint, the USA took first with a time of 1:22.25. Stolz was featured on a team with Jonathan Tobon and Auggie Herman. They finished nearly 3 full seconds faster than the second place finisher from Kazakhstan.
Stolz is from the Town of Kewaskum and has been setting speedskating records since competing in the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Coming up next, the Junior World Championships this weekend. Stolz has 8 events on tap with 7 podium opportunities. Early word is he is trying to win best junior skater in the world. Stay tuned!