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J. P. Kepka

Full name: John Paul "J. P." Kepka
Gender: Male
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: USA United States
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Husband of Caroline Hallisey.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2006 Winter 21 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Relay United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's 5,000 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
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