At the conclusion of the U.S. Speed Skating Championships Wednesday evening, the U.S. rosters for the Vancouver Olympics were announced.
The biggest surprise is Shani Davis, who decided not to skate in the team pursuit at the Games. Davis, who skipped the event at the 2006 Olympics in Torino, said in early December that he was looking forward to competing in the pursuit in Vancouver. He is the only U.S. athlete that will skate in all five individual events.
Below are the men's and women's rosters, courtesy of US Speedskating.
Ryan Bedford - 10,000m
Shani Davis - 500m, 1000m 1500m, 5000m, 10,000m
Tucker Fredricks - 500m
Brian Hansen - 1500m, team pursuit
Chad Hedrick - 1000m, 1500m, 5000m, team pursuit
Jonathan Kuck - Team pursuit
Trevor Marsicano - 1000m, 1500m, 5000m, team pursuit
Nick Pearson - 500m, 1000m
Mitchell Whitmore - 500m
Rebekah Bradford - 1000m
Lauren Cholewinski - 500m
Maria Lamb - 5000m
Elli Ochowicz - 500m, 1000m
Catherine Raney - 3000m, team pursuit
Heather Richardson - 500m, 1000m, 1500m
Jennifer Rodriguez - 500m, 1000m, 1500m, team pursuit
Jilleanne Rookard - 1500m, 3000m, 5000m, team pursuit
Nancy Swider-Peltz Jr. - 3000m, team pursuit