Tucker Fredricks

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Tucker Fredricks (born April 16, 1984, Janesville, Wisconsin) is an American speed skater and the US record holder in the 500 meter event. He competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics, 2010 Winter Olympics, as well as being slated the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Tucker is a 2002 graduate of Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville. He began skating in 1994 when a friend of his father's took him skating in lieu of playing hockey. He considers his greatest accomplishment to be winning gold medal in 500m at 2003 World Junior Championships. Tucker cites his parents as his strongest influence, along with everyone he has skated with.

On November 17, 2007 at the World Cup Race in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Tucker beat the previous American 500m record (34.42) which was originally held by 2002 Olympic Gold Medalist Casey Fitzrandolph, with a time of 34.31.

Current Record[edit]

Personal records
Men's speed skating
Distance Time Date Location Notes
500 m 34.31 November 17, 2007 Calgary, Canada American Record
500 m x 2 68.98 November 17, 2007 Calgary, Canada American Record
1000 m 1:09.65 December 31, 2005 Salt Lake City, Utah
1500 m 1:51.84 November 25, 2001 Calgary, Canada
3000 m 4:02.39 November 24, 2001 Calgary, Canada

Career wins[edit]

  • 1st, 500m 2003 World Junior Speedskating Championships
  • 3rd, 500m 2002 World Junior Speedskating Championships
  • 1st, overall 2002 U.S. Junior Speedskating Championships
  • 1st, overall 2003 U.S. Junior Speedskating Championships
  • 1st, overall 2003 U.S. Junior Speedskating Championships
  • 25th, 2006 Olympic Winter Games, Men’s 500m
  • 12th, 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Men’s 500m (World Cup overall 500m champion)
  • 26th, 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Men’s 500m

Highlights[edit]

Fredericks has been a World Cup 500m medalist winner 30 times (11 times gold, six times silver and 13 times bronze). In addition, in 2007 he won the bronze for the World Single Distance Championships as well as the World Cup overall 500m champion.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tucker Fredericks US SpeedSkating". Team USA. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 

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