Jonathan Garcia

  • Jonathan Garcia, Long Track Spring National Team and 2014 Olympic Hopeful

    Jonathan Garcia

    Long Track Speedskating

    Birthday: December, 14, 1986
    Hometown: Houston, TX
    Current Residence: Salt Lake City, UT
    Coach: Ryan Shimabukuro
    Discipline: 500m, 1,000m, 1500m


     

    WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: 

    Competed at the 2013 World Sprint Championships in Salt Lake City, UT

     

    WORLD CUP HISTORY: 

    Made my 1st World Cup team in 2010 for Short Track.  

    Made my 1st Long Track World Cup Team in 2012.


     

    OLYMPIC TRIALS HISTORY: 

    I competed in the 2010 Short Track Olympic trials and ended up 14th Overall with my best race being the 2nd 1,000m where I was 8th.


     

    TEAMS:

    2013 Long Track World Sprint Championship team


    2012-2013 Long Track World Cup team 

    2010-2012 Short Track World Cup team 

     

    WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE 2013-14 SEASON?

    Making the 2014 Olympic Team


     

    HOW DID YOU GET INTO SPEEDSKATING?

    Through Inline speedskating.



     

    WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE SPEEDSKATING MOMENT?

    Winning the 3k race at US Chapionships in 2010 and making my 1st Short Track World Cup Team.


     

    WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH ON THE ICE?

    My turns


     

    WHAT IS A CHALLENGE THAT YOU HAD TO OVERCOME?

    Switching form Short Track to Long Track.


     

    WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF SPEEDSKATING?

    Going fast.


     

    WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PRE-GAME MEAL?

    Salmon, with pasta, veggies, and Acia Juice.


     

    WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CHEAT FOOD?

    Any type of Chocolate


     

    WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?

    Listen to music and play guitar.

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

    Go back home to Texas and see my Family.


     

    WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SPEEDSKATING?

    I play guitar, and I am a professional soccer player when I am not skating.


     

    WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE AND WHY?

    Michael Jordan, because he is the greatest athlete of all time.


     

    DO YOU HAVE A NICKNAME?

    Johansen, Johnny Tempo

     

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

    Recovery is just as important as training hard.


     

    WHAT ARE YOUR MOTIVATIONAL TOOLS?

    I like to watch certain movies to get motivated.


     

    WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE THAT YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

    Never give up.


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