Athlete Profile - Joey MANTIA

Birth Date:  07 Feb 1986
Age:  32
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  173
Weight (Kg):  77

Joey MANTIA - Schedule

Start Time Event Status
Tue, 13 Feb 20:00
Men's 1,500m
Sun, 18 Feb 20:00
Men's Team Pursuit Quarterfinals
Wed, 21 Feb 21:13
Men's Team Pursuit Final D
United States of America
Fri, 23 Feb 19:00
Men's 1,000m
Sat, 24 Feb 21:00
Men's Mass Start Semifinal 2
Sat, 24 Feb 22:00
Men's Mass Start Final

Biographical Information

Highlights Olympic Winter Games
YearLocation1,000m1,500mTeam Pursuit
2014Sochi, RUS15th (1:09.72)22nd (1:48.01)7th (3:46.50)

World Single Distances Championships
YearLocation1,000m1,500mMS 16 laps
2017Gangneung, KOR10th (1:09.53)7th (1:46.70)1st (60)
2016Kolomna, RUS12th (1:09.58)DSQ12th (0)
2015Heerenveen, NED10th (1:09.87)21st (1:48.67)-

World Sprint Championships
YearLocationSprint Combination
2016Seoul, KOR17th (142.610)

World Cup Rankings overview - All rankings from 2014/2015, top three for earlier seasons
YearOverall1,000m1,500mMS 16 laps

World Cup overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015
Year1,000m1,500mMS 16 lapsTeam PursuitTSP
2017/20181 x 6th1 x 2nd1 x 2nd1 x 5th1 x 3rd
2016/20171 x 4th1 x 1st1 x 1st1 x 9th-
2015/20164 x 4th1 x 1st2 x 12th1 x 7th1 x 2nd
2014/20151 x 18th1 x 11th---

World Cup - Ten best performances in current season
22017/20181,500mStavanger, NOR1:45.28
22017/2018Mass StartHeerenveen, NED
32017/2018Team SprintStavanger, NOR1:20.58
42017/20181,500mSalt Lake City, UT, USA1:42.77
42017/20181,500mCalgary, AB, CAN1:42.54
52017/20181,500mHeerenveen, NED1:46.09
52017/2018Team PursuitSalt Lake City, UT, USA3:37.97
62017/20181,000mStavanger, NOR1:09.31
82017/2018Team PursuitHeerenveen, NED3:45.75
92017/2018Mass StartCalgary, AB, CAN

MS - Mass Start, TSP - Team Sprint, MC - Mini Combination, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DSQ - Disqualified
Nickname Supermantia (, 03 Oct 2017)
Hobbies Riding motorcycles, playing computer games, playing the piano, photography, trail running. (, 03 Oct 2017)
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner
Languages spoken English
Coach Matt Kooreman [national], USA (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)
Other sports He has represented the United States of America in roller speed skating, winning a total of 25 gold medals at the world championships between 2004 and 2010. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Sep 2017)
Start He began roller speed skating in 1996, and switched to speed skating in 2011 in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017; Athlete, 10 Dec 2013)
Reason Previously a roller speed skater, he took up speed skating because he wanted a new challenge. "I began to feel stagnant. It was such a feeling of redundancy that I was spiralling into a mental state of fatigue and I knew it was time for a change. It was a thrill I had never experienced before, and as a result I possessed an undying motivation to be on skates every minute of the day." (Athlete, 10 Dec 2013;, 12 Jun 2011)
Ambition To win a gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 03 Oct 2017)
Training He trains for at least five hours per day for five days of the week. The other two days are a rest day and a light training day usually consisting of a long bike ride. (, 03 Oct 2017)
Hero US speed skaters Eric Heiden and Brittany Bowe, US distance runner Steve Prefontaine. (, 03 Oct 2017)
Influence His parents, and roller speed skating coach Renee Hildebrand. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017;, 03 Oct 2017)
Philosophy "If you ain't first, you're last." (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)
Awards He was named Team USA Athlete of the Month in November 2015. (Facebook page, 07 Dec 2015)

He was given the Elmer Ringeisen Sportsmanship Award in 2007 for his embodiment of sportsmanship, respect for fellow skaters and good behaviour on and off the track. (, 18 Feb 2008)
Additional information General
He owns the coffee shop 'Coffee Lab', located inside the College of Pharmacy at University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. "I opened it with a friend of mine who is an incredible barista from Portland, not because I have a love for coffee, but because I have a strong ambition to be my own boss and jumped on an opportunity when it presented itself. I recognised my business partner's passion for making coffee by the way he talked about it, his love for it reminded me of how I am with speed skating. We are just a small shop, so for me it isn't a viable means of income yet, but more a great project to learn the business and have something to focus on after the Olympics." (, 03 Oct 2017)

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