Tucker Fredricks

  • Tucker Fredricks, World Cup Team Member and 2014 Olympic Hopeful

    Tucker Fredricks

    Long Track Speedskating

    Birthday: April 16, 1984
    Hometown: Janesville, WI
    Current Residence: Salt Lake City, UT
    Coach: Ryan Shimabukuro
    Discipline: 500m

     

    OLYMPIC HISTORY: 

    2006 Olympic Winter Games, 24th in men's 500m

    2010 Olympic Winter Games, 12th in men's 500m

     

    WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY:

    2007, World Single Distance Championships 500m bronze medalist

    2006-2007, bronze in men's 500m

     

    WORLD CUP HISTORY: 

    31-time World Cup 500m medalist (12 gold, 6 silver, 13 bronze)

    2002-Present World Cup team

    2010, World Cup overall 500m champion

    2007, World Cup overall 500m champion

     

    NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY:

    2-time National Champion

     

    NATIONAL RECORDS:

    500m, 34.31

     

    PERSONAL BESTS

     

    WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE 2013-14 SEASON?

    I'm just trying to be in really good shape.

     

    HOW DID YOU GET INTO SPEEDSKATING?

    My dad had a friend who did it so I decided to try it myself.

     

    WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE SPEEDSKATING MOMENT?

    Making my first Olympic team

     

    WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF SPEEDSKATING?

    The life style that goes with it.

     

    WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?

    Video games. Tv.  Movies

     

    WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN THE OFF-SEASON?

    Video games. Tv. Movies

     

    WHAT IS A TRAINING TIP THAT YOU WOULD GIVE TO OTHERS?

    Stay low