Corie Stoddard, left, and Maame Biney pictured at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah, last week. Photo courtesy of US Speedskating

Corie Stoddard, left, and Maame Biney pictured at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah, last week. Photo courtesy of US Speedskating

Federal Way’s Tran among short track speedskaters to represent Team USA at Fall World Cups

Local speedskater Corinne Stoddard makes Team USA; Auburn’s Jenell Berhorst nominated for spot at the Youth Olympic Games.

After three days of intense competition at the Utah Olympic Oval, the Team USA 2019-20 fall short track world cup team has been selected — with a few local athletes making the cut.

Representing Team USA at the Fall World Cup women’s events will be:

Corinne Stoddard (Lake Tapps)

Maame Biney (Reston, Va.)

Hailey Choi (Oakton, Va.)

April Shin (Rockville, Md.)

Julie Letai (Medfield, Mass.)

Kristen Santos (Fairfield, Conn.)

Stoddard and Pivirotto each won the overall classification for the event and it marks the first time since the 2018 Olympic Games that Pivirotto will be on a world team.

“I like to be on top after a race and this feels good because I’m never been on top before,” said Stoddard.“A year ago, I was definitely not as fast as I am right now. It’s a lot easier for me to chill out in the race.”

Representing Team USA at the Fall World Cup men’s events will be:

Ryan Pivirotto (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

Thomas Hong (Laurel, Md.)

Aaron Tran (Federal Way)

Brandon Kim (Fairfax, Va.)

Andrew Heo (Warrington, Pa.)

Jonathan So (Reston, Va.)

Under the direction of US Speedskating National head coach Wilma Boomstra, the team will compete at the following events:

World Cup #1 in Salt Lake City – Nov. 1-3

World Cup #2 in Montreal, Canada – Nov. 8-10

World Cup #3 in Nagoya, Japan – Nov. 29-Dec. 1

World Cup #4 in Shanghai, China – Dec. 6-8

Additionally, after this weekend’s results, So, Choi and Jenell Berhorst (Auburn) will be nominated for spots at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Lausanne, Switzerland, Jan. 9-22.


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