Taylor Wentz and Noah Smith from Elite Speed both made the trip to Omaha, Nebraska for US Speed skating Nationals. Taylor has been training at the Olympic oval in Salt Lake City and it shows. Taylor dominated the Junior A Ladies age division, winning every race she ran! These wins culminated in Taylor bringing home the National Championship for her age division!! This is the first for Taylor and the first for ESP! Noah Smith also had a successful meet, turning in personal bests in two of four races ran. Noah's mission was accomplished when he broke the 1 minute barrier in the 500 meter distance, quite an accomplishment for a young skater!
Speed skating at it's basic level is going fast on skates, it is one of the simplest forms of athletics and relatively easy to learn. If you like to skate, if you have outgrown figure skating, under grown hockey or decided that you still love skating but these sports are not for you, or you just think it is cool and don't know how to skate, you should give speed skating a try.
At some point you will need a U.S Speedskating membership: http://www.usspeedskating.org