Full name: John Paul "J. P." Kepka
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: March 6, 1984 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: UCCS Mountain Lions, Colorado Springs (USA)
Country: United States
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating
Related Olympians: Husband of Caroline Hallisey.
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
J. P. Kepka qualified for the US Winter Olympic team in 2002, but did not compete. In 2005 he placed eighth at the World Short-Track Championships. He has primarily been seen internationally by helping the US relay team reach the podium. In the 2004-05 World Cup season, he was on the relay teams that won silver in a Chinese event, and bronze in an Italian World Cup event. He placed second overall at the 2005 US Short-Track Championships. Kepka attended Northern Michigan University and continues to compete on the US Short-Track team.
Personal Bests: 500 – 41.661 (2001); 1,000 – 1:27.022 (2005); 1,500 – 2:17.238 (2003); 3,000 – 5:10.000 (1999).
|2002 Winter||17||Salt Lake City||Short Track Speed Skating||Men's 5,000 metres Relay||United States||USA||DNS|
|2006 Winter||21||Torino||Short Track Speed Skating||Men's 5,000 metres Relay||United States||USA||3||Bronze|
|2002 Winter||17||Salt Lake City||Short Track Speed Skating||United States||USA||Final Standings||DNS|
|2006 Winter||21||Torino||Short Track Speed Skating||United States||USA||Final Standings||3|
|2006 Winter||21||Torino||Short Track Speed Skating||United States||USA||Final Round||A Final||3|
|2006 Winter||21||Torino||Short Track Speed Skating||United States||USA||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||1|