Jordan Stolz Bio And Facts

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Jordan Stolz

Jordan Stolz is an American speed skater who is currently the youngest world champion in the history of the sport, as well as the first male skater to win three gold medals in individual events at one World Speed Skating Championship. An up-and-coming Olympian who represented the United States in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Stolz’s accomplishments on the ice have taken the skating world by storm, and he is poised to continue his meteoric rise as the 2026 Milano-Cortina Games approach.

Born in West Bend, Wisconsin, Stolz was inspired to pursue skating at an early age, after watching American phenoms Apolo Ohno and Shani Davis succeed at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. With the help of his father, Dirk Stolz, Jordan began to skate on the frozen pond in his family’s backyard at just five years old. Skating became a family activity for Stolz, and soon he began to feel the desire to compete in the sport. From there, his fortunes have only risen, and despite his young age, his awards have begun to rack up in earnest.

  • Birthdate: May 21st, 2004 (21-05-2004)
  • Education: Homeschooled
  • Net Worth: $250,000
  • Occupation: Professional Speed Skater
  • Height: 6’ 3/4” (2.06 m)
  • Years Active: 2 (2021 - Present)
  • Career Awards: 3 gold medals (2023 World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships), 5 gold medals (2023 World Junior Speed Skating Championships), 2 bronze medals (2023 World Junior Speed Skating Championships)
  • Teams: Team USA

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Net Worth

Currently, Jordan Stolz’s net worth is estimated to be around $250,000, though some sources suggest that it may be as high as $1-2 million. However, Stolz’s net worth is undoubtedly set to grow as he continues to up his skating game, earning endorsements and deals to match his rising fame and accolades.

Skating Career

Jordan Stolz began skating at the age of five, in his hometown of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Even as a young boy, he treated skating competitively, and soon, he began to train as an aspiring skater. As he improved, he joined a number of speed skating clubs, including the Badger Speed Skating Club and the West Allis Speed Skating Club (now the Wisconsin Club at the Pettit National Ice Center). Skating was often hard work, not only for Jordan, but for his parents, who worked opposing hours to facilitate the 90-minute commute to Jordan’s club meetings and training sessions. They also homeschooled Jordan online for four-and-a-half hours each day, beginning in fifth grade, in order to give him more time to train.

All of Jordan’s hard work and family sacrifices paid off. In 2021, Stolz made his international debut as a speed skater, participating in the 2021–22 ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Salt Lake City, Utah. There, he set both the junior and American world records in the 500-meter event, and also the junior world record in the 1,000-meter event. In 2022, Jordan qualified for the Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, joining Team USA and participating in the 500 meters (finishing 13th) and the 1,000 meters (finishing 14th).

At the first event of the 2022–23 ISU Speed Skating World Cup, Stolz won the 1,500-meter event, becoming the youngest man to win an individual race at the Speed Skating World Cup. He also won a gold medal in the 1,000 meters at the same competition, as well as a third gold and two silvers at the fourth event of the competition. He also set multiple records at the event.

In 2023, Stolz’s accomplishments have continued to accumulate. He won four gold medals at the 2023 World Junior Speed Skating Championships (500m, 1000m, 1500m, and team sprint), along with two bronze medals, and later, at the 2023 World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships, he won three gold medals (500m, 1000m, 1500m). These wins cemented him as the youngest world champion in speed skating history, at only 18 years old, beating out age records set by Femke Kok and Martina Sáblíková.

Titles and Awards

Despite his young age, Jordan Stolz has already acquired a number of prestigious race wins, medals, and awards. His numerous accolades include:

  • 2023 World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships: 3 gold medals (500m, 1000m, 1500m)
  • 2023 World Junior Speed Skating Championships: 4 gold medals (500m, 1000m, 1500m, team sprint), 2 bronze medals
  • 2022–23 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: 3 gold medals (1500m, 1000m x 2), 2 silver medals (500m, 1500m)
  • 2021–22 ISU Speed Skating World Cup: Junior World Record and American Record (500m: 34.11 seconds), Junior World Record (1000m: 1:07.62)
  • 2022 Olympic Trials: Track Record (500m, 1000m)
  • Youngest Man to Win an Individual World Cup Speed Skating Race
  • Youngest World Champion in History
  • First Male Speed Skater to Win Three Individual Gold Medals at a Single World Championship
  • Youngest Gold Medalist at the Speed Skating World Championships

Personal Life

Jordan Stolz was born on May 21, 2004, in West Bend, Wisconsin, and was raised in the village of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. His father, Dirk, is a police officer who is formerly from Germany, and his mother, Jane, is a dental hygienist. Jordan has an older sister, Hannah, and the family shares a pet feral, long-haired cat that they discovered outside their home on a very cold night. Jordan’s love of skating was inspired by the performances of American speed skaters Apolo Ohno and Shani Davis, and when preparing for his Olympic trials, he actually got the chance to stay with and train under Shani Davis, who became his mentor.

Jordan is homeschooled, and has been since the fifth grade. He has not yet announced if or where he will attend college. Outside of skating, Stolz has a number of hobbies, including hunting, fishing, and camping trips to Alaska, where his family fish for halibut and salmon, and also hunt moose. As with many speed skaters, Stolz is an avid cyclist, as the bicycling helps perfect his balance on the ice. He can maintain an average speed of 22 mph on the roads and hills of his home state, Wisconsin, and can cover 30 miles within 90 minutes.

Fun Facts

  • Jordan Stolz’s pet cat, Silver, is a feral cat that he and his sister rescued outside of their home on a -10°F night.
  • Jordan’s father, Dirk, put outdoor lightning on the frozen pond his children used to skate on in their backyard so they could skate at night. His mother was not pleased by this.
  • Jordan’s favorite restaurants include Jimmy John’s Sandwiches, Texas Roadhouse, and The Fox and Hounds Restaurant and Tavern, a local restaurant in his hometown of Kewaskum.
  • Stolz’s typical training day involves awakening at 9:00-10:00 a.m., eating breakfast, doing online schooling until around 1:00 p.m., eating lunch, going to the training center for warm-ups at 3:00 p.m., training, and returning home to eat dinner at 8:00 p.m. and go to bed.
  • One of Jordan’s desires for skating is to see more live coverage of the sport.


How many gold medals has Jordan Stolz won?

Jordan Stolz has won seven gold medals at various speed skating events. This figure includes three gold medals at the 2023 World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships, as well as four gold medals at the 2023 World Junior Speed Skating Championships. These gold medals are impressive, but they likely represent only the tip of the iceberg for Stolz’s future career.

Has Jordan Stolz won any Olympic medals?

Jordan Stolz has not yet won any Olympic medals. At the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Stolz finished in 13th and 14th place in the 500 and 1,000 meters, respectively. However, given his many gold medals in the years since the Winter Games, it will likely not be long before Stolz captures his first Olympic medal.

Who is Jordan Stolz’s coach?

Jordan Stolz’s coach is Bob Corby, a former Team USA speed skating coach. Corby coached Team USA from 1980 to 1984, including for the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. Cirby has gone on record saying that Jordan’s performance in 2023 was an amazing surprise, even to him, stating that their goal at the start of the year was for Jordan to win only the Junior World Championships, a goal which he greatly exceeded.