06 January 2018

Last 2 Days of the Olympic Trials -how/when to watch

Steve Penland
Brief recap, this past Tuesday Jeffrey raced the 5k and I, the 3k. I took 4th overall and Jeffrey placed 3rd, racing to a Personal Best on this lowland (slower) ice here in Milwaukee, a race that he was super happy about as you can tell from the picture above. So proud of him for going out and finishing strong! You can re-watch his full race below...




Now for the last 2 days of the Olympic Trials...
2 more races to go for Jeffrey, Brian and I at the US Olympic Trials here in Milwaukee, WI. Later today we will be racing the 1500m and tomorrow, the Mass Start.


For the 1500m today there are 3 spots for the men and 3 spots for the women to make the Olympic Team. The men race first. Races begin at 5:09pm CST. Jeffrey will be 9th pair going off at 5:34pm CST (approx) and Brian is 10th pair racing right after at 5:37pm CST.

For the women, start time is 6:06pm CST and I am racing in the 5th pair, going off at 6:20pm.

See below for the pairings of both the men and women's 1500m.


Tomorrow the Mass Start begins around 5pm CST. There are 2 spots for the men and 2 spots for the women to make the Olympic Team. Jeffrey, Brian and I will be racing this last race. For those attending, arrive an hour before for a chance to watch some of our warmup before we compete! 

For those that need a good explanation (super informative including history) on how the Mass Start works, thanks to Daniel Yeow, head here ---> https://www.danielyeow.com

For those of you not attending, check out the NBC schedule here on how to watch the next 2 days via live stream: http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/how-watch-us-olympic-speed-skating-trials

Pics from last Tuesday's race day...
Shelby Knowles

Shelby Knowles 
Shelby Knowles
Only some of the incredible crew that came out to support and cheer on Team Swider-Peltz! So thankful 
Shelley & Steven still repping the t-shirts that they had made for my 2010 Vancouver Olympics when they came to watch! 

Shelby Knowles 
Shelby Knowles


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Steve Penland
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