Youth Olympian – Elizabeth Rhodehamel


Elizabeth Rhodehamel, a Pinnacle Alumni, proudly represented the United States at the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Gangwon, South Korea, and was honored as the flag bearer for Team USA.

Team USA made history as four short track athletes stepped on the ice together to win Silver in the Mixed Relay.

All Images sourced from US Speedskating and Team USA

Pinnacle Alumni Brandon Liao, Andrea Cao, and Wesley Jones represented USA in the 2023 – 24 ISU Short Track Junior World Cups in the Netherlands





  • Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games U.S. Short Track Team Coach

  • Gangwon 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games U.S. Short Track Team Coach
  • US Speedskating Level 3 Coach

  • Head Short Track Coach of US Speedskating Junior National Development Program at Pettit National Ice Center

  • 2018 USOPC National Development Coach of the Year

  • 2021 US Speedskating Coach of the Year

  • U.S. World Cup, World Championship, Junior World Championship, and Junior World Cup Team Coach/Team Leader

  • Former China National Short Track Speed Skating Team Member; World Championships Medalist, ISU World Cup Champion, Winter Universiade Champion, and National Champion


Assistant Coaches
– Jori Kola
– Ming Gao

Program Director
– Kelly Liu