2012 Fall World Cup Team Named

Sunday: Nov//04
  • Final Day Highlights From Milwaukee

The 2012 U.S. Single Distance Long Track Championships came to a close today in Milwaukee at the Pettit National Ice Center and the 2012 Fall World Cup Team has been named.  The following athletes will be representing the U.S. at World Cups 1-5:


Brittany Bowe (Ocala, FL)

Lauren Cholewinski (Rock Hill, SC)

Maria Lamb (River Falls, WI)

Elli Ochowicz (Waukesha, WI)*

Heather Richardson (High Point, NC)

Jilleanne Rookard (Woodhaven, MI)

Sugar Todd (Milwaukee, WI)



Shani Davis (Chicago, IL)

Tucker Fredricks (Janesville, WI)

Jonathan Garcia (Houston, TX)

Brian Hansen (Glenview, IL)

Jonathan Kuck (Champaign, IL)*

Emery Lehman (Oak Park, IL)

Joey Mantia (Ocala, FL)*

Trevor Marsicano (Ballston Spa, NY)

Patrick Meek (St. Louis, MO)

Mitch Whitmore (Waukesha, WI)

In today's competition, Heather Richardson, continued her dominance in the competition, by winning the 1500m (1:55.26) today--a clean sweep of all of the ladies' distances.  Brittany Bowe came in second (1:56.86) and Jilleanne Rookard took third (1:59.55).

Shani Davis took the top spot in the men's 1500m (1:44.94), followed by Brian Hansen in second (1:47.11) and Joey Mantia in third (1:48.31).

This weekend's competition saw many new records set, including a record number of athlete entries.  Here's a look at how this weekend finished up:

By The Numbers....

40 Number of additional athletes who competed in the event this year

2 Number of Pettit Track Records that were set

48 Number of USS Medals that were awarded this weekend

109 Number of total athletes who competed this weekend

17 Number of athletes who qualified for the World Cup team

650 Number of spectators who came to the Pettit to watch the event

Next up for the Long Track athletes is the first international event of the season, the Essent ISU World Cup in Heerenveen, Netherlands, November 16-18.  The Short Trackers will travel to Nagoya, Japan for the Samsung ISU World Cup, November 30-December 2.

Congratulations and good luck to all the athletes who will be representing the U.S. this season.