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The U.S. Short Track Speedskating Team will enter the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 with a solid mix of Olympic veterans and young, up-and-coming athletes who will set the course for the team's future. Three-time Olympic medalist J.R. Celski will look to lead the U.S. men in what would mark his third Olympic Games, while the U.S. will look to 2010 Olympian Katherine Reutter-Adamek and 2014 Olympian Jessica Kooreman to lead the women in PyeongChang. MORE
J.R. Celski | Short Track
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Hometown: Federal Way, Washington
Olympic Experience: 2010 (2 bronze), 2014 (1 silver)
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J.R. Celski is the most decorated Olympic skater on the 2017-18 U.S. World Cup Team. The two-time Olympian won the bronze medal in both the 1,500-meter and 5,000 relay at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. At the Sochi Games in 2014, Celski was part of the men's 5,000 relay that won silver. He has struggled with injuries over the last year but is back competing in world cup competition, winning a bronze in the men's 1,000 at the ISU World Cup Dresden during the 2016-17 season. Celski finished 13th overall for the men at the 2017 World Short Track Speedskating Championships..
About J.R.
Hidden talents: I can juggle and play guitar.

Something quirky: I have a thing for house plants.

Best advice received: Dad would tell me, "if you want it bad enough, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse."
Jessica Kooreman | Short Track
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Hometown: Melvindale, Michigan
Olympic Experience: 2014
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A 2014 Olympian, Jessica Kooreman just missed the podium in Sochi, finishing fourth in the 1,000-meter and sixth in the 1,500. During the 2015-16 season, she placed 10th overall in the women's 1,500 at world championships in Seoul, Korea. Heading into her Olympic debut, she swept the women's events at the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, winning gold in the 500, 1,000 and 1,500. She had the best finish among U.S. women at the 2017 World Short Track Speedskating Championships, placing 17th overall.
About Jessica
Hidden talents: I am good at selling houses.

Best advice received: Parents taught me to always give my best.

Earliest memory of sport: I started skating by age 1, and have always loved being competitive.
John-Henry Krueger | Short Track
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Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2018 Olympic hopeful
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John-Kenry Krueger has been making a name for himself on the world cup circuit in the men's 1,500-meter. The Pittsburgh native medaled on U.S. ice at the 2016 World Cup in Salt Lake City, Utah, placing third in the 1,500. He finished seventh overall in the 1,000 and 10th in the 1,500 at the 2015-16 ISU World Short Track Speedskating Championships. He had the fourth-most points in the men's 1,500 on the 2016-17 world cup circuit.
About John-Henry
Something quirky: I am easily grossed out when I touch dirty dishes.

Earliest Olympic memory: Watching the Torino 2006 Games, which inspired me to compete.

Best advice received: Experiment with everything to find what works best for you.

Katherine Reutter-Adamek
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Hometown: Champaign, Illinois
Olympic Experience: 2010 (1 silver, 1 bronze)
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A 2010 Olympian, Katherine Reutter-Adamek came out of retirement in 2016 to skate in her first competition in more than three years. She was forced to retire during the 2013-14 season due to multiple injuries, but recovered and returned to world cup form following her two years away from the ice. The two-time Olympic medalist is looking to add to her silver and bronze medals that she won in the 1,000-meter and 3,000 relay in Vancouver. With little race experience since her retirement, she is already impressing at international competitions, advancing to multiple A Finals on the 2016-17 world cup circuit. She will look to continue to build momentum as she seeks her second Olympic berth in 2018.
About Katherine
Something quirky: I have dad humor... you have to get to know me before you understand my jokes.

Earliest Olympic memory: My dad played VHS recordings of the 92 and 94 Olympics when I was home from school sick.
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