Joey Mantia was born and raised in the city of Ocala, Florida. As a youth, he was very athletically active and inspired by the competitive nature of sport. Blessed to be in the hands of two loving and selfless parents, from a young age Joey was encouraged, but never forced to partake in some form of athletics.read full bio
The olympic journey is a long hard road and it can't be traveled alone. A very special thanks those who have made, and still continue to make, this all possible. Please take a few moments to visit Joey's partners.View Joey's Partners
An athlete's dreams don't come true without a support system, whether it be coaching, fans, sponsors, or amazing parents that want nothing more than to see their children succeed, it cannot be done alone.
The amount of time and energy required to be a World Class athlete leaves little to no room for commitment to a steady income. Contrary to popular belief, a vast majority of Olympic caliber athletes receive little to no financial support from their governing bodies, which unfortunately holds true for Olympic speed skaters as well. With a typical training day demanding at least six hours of physical work divided into two blocks, the possibility of a steady job with the leniency to allow for travel for racing and training camps is virtually impossible. The expenses, although not astronomical, do become stressful given the circumstances.
Your support, in any form, is greatly appreciated.
show you support here by donating any amount you desire. reward levels allow fans to get a hold of some really cool gifts like personlized signed posters and even signed world champion jerseys.Visit Joey's GoFundme page to learn more
have your your company logo displayed on mantia's website front and center, as well as logo placement on his world cup race suit, possible appearances and motivational speechesLearn More about full partnership options
Hey guys, thanks for checking in. I have set up a completely new blog where I'll be posting everything from news, to results, to video blogs, and even some training videos to stay a little more connected. There are different categories, all of which are listed here, so you can easily access exactly what you're looking for or you can go to the main page to view the latest entry. I have included some entries from a previous training blog so if you come across something you think you've read before, that's probably why. Enjoy!
This will bring you directly to all the video blogs I've posted. This includes any training videos as well, if it's a video, you can find it in this section.
Here you can find some of my older blogs as well as any typed tips or inspirational pieces
These entries are all typed updates on training or life in general
Pure and simple, all race results will be posted in this section
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Use this form to contact Joey and he will try to get back with you as soon as possible, please be patient
The press package will consist of several high resolution images and a pdf packet with all of joey's info.
Technical & Training camps
Joey got his start with world class inline coach renee hildebrand, who developed dozens of skaters into national and world champions. She taught him the importance of hard work and dedication, as well as the necessity for pursuing technical perfection. Mantia has competed in nearly a decade's worth of inline world championships, and has picked up many successful training, and racing strategies along the way. He currently trains on the ice, skating long track, where he has picked up some very effective methods for dialing in proper skating form.
If you are interested in having mantia teach your team or run a training camp, below are the general details:
- Nearly all details are negotiable
- Typically, the duration of a camp is 2 days, consisting of several different sessions
- the host is responsible for setting up a venue (indoor or outdoor, track or road)
- each camp is customized for the desired skill level, and can easily incorporate athletes of any skill level
- for camps inside the US, mantia will cover his own travel
- for camps outside the US, travel compensation is required
- $90 per skater, minimum of $2000 (ex. if there are 40 skaters, the price is $3600, but if there are only 5 skaters the price is $2000)
To start communication about a camp in your area, please email this address with the subject of the email set as "mantia camp" :
Joey MantiaBirthday: february 7, 1986
Home Town: Ocala, FLorida
Current Residence: Salt lake city, utah
Coach: Kip Carpenter
Favorite Food: Sushi or pizza
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite movie: Fight club or lucky number sleven
Began Speed Skating: 1995
Joey Mantia was born and raised in the city of Ocala, Florida. As a youth, he was very athletically active and inspired by the competitive nature of sport. Blessed to be in the hands of two loving and selfless parents, from a young age Joey was encouraged, but never forced, to partake in some form of athletics. As a kid, he participated in gymnastics, karate, little league baseball, and inline roller speed skating, where ultimately he found his niche. Mantia was aware from a very early age that speed skating satisfied his naturally competitive thirst; it was a thrill that he had never experienced before and as a result, he possessed an undying motivation to be on his skates every minute of every day. That motivation spawned an atypical rate of development for Mantia, leading him to two national records and a national title in his first year of racing. Joey went on to build an illustrious career as an inline speed skater, becoming the most decorated athlete of his era, earning three Pan American Titles, twenty-eight World Titles, and five World Records.
Eventually, it became time for Mantia to move on and create new goals in a new sport, one that could finally satisfy his thirst for Olympic gold. In 2012, Joey moved from the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah to pursue his newly set goals in the sport of long track ice speed skating. With the help of new coach, Olympic Bronze Medalist Kip Carpenter, Mantia qualified for the 2012 World All-Around Championships, where he finished twenty-first in just his second competitive season on the ice. He also qualified for the US World Cup Team, competing overseas and attaining two b-group top three podium finishes. Mantia is using this momentum to kick off the 2013 season, and now has his eyes set on the Olympic Games, held in February in Sochi, Russia.
Joey's shoe of choice for his most dominate inline world championships ever. Mantia is proud to have worked side by side with this company in his career.
National Speedskating Circuit
The national speedskating circuit is a professional inline skating league, comprised of the best indoor speed skaters in the world. The NSC and Mantia work hand in hand to grow the sport.
Carpenter Boot Company
A skating shoe company that specializes in long track speed skating shoes. Mantia currently skates ice on the C6 Pro, built by CBC.
A company that has created a very convenient way for managing and protecting your passwords and private information, partners with mantia, and becomes a part of his olympic journey.
Long Track Speed Skating Personals
500m36,10 28 December 2012 Salt Lake City (USA) 1000m1.08,77 19 October 2013 Salt Lake City (USA) 1500m1.46,87 18 March 2012 Calgary (CAN) 3000m3.51,53 25 February 2012 Salt Lake City (USA) 5000m6.28,50 14 March 2012 Calgary (CAN) 10000m13.54,13 13 January 2013 Salt Lake City (USA)
Inline speed skating | 1995-present
Senior World Titles: 28
Pan American Games Titles: 3
World Records Broken: 6
Junior World Titles: 12
Pro Division Indoor Titles: 4
World Cup Victories: 15
National Titles: 90+
4 Time USOC Male Athlete of the Year for Roller Sports
Recipient of Elmer Ringeisen Sportsmanship Award
Long Track Ice Speed Skating | 2011-present
20th Overall at 2013 World All Around Championships
2nd Place Mass Start B group at Inzell World Cup 2013
2nd Place 1500m B group at Erfurt World Cup 2013
Joey has big dreams and he can't do it alone. He's asking for your help to reach his goals of representing his country at the Olympic Games and being able to hear his national anthem played while standing on the top of the podium in Sochi, Russia, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
There are no set-in-stone guidelines for partnership when it comes to athletes, every situation is unique and negotiable. Each of Joey's partners will be represented proudly with the utmost respect, and have their logos displayed on this website, as well as possibly having their logos placed on Mantia's race suit, depending on the level of support.
Mantia has 3 logo placements available on his race suit for the 2013-2014 race season that are reserved for Gold Level partners.
Below are the regulations set forth by US SpeedSkating, the national governing body of long track speed skating:
Athlete may display three (3) logos on the Competition Apparel subject to approval by USS and in compliance with ISU guidelines for uniforms and racing suits. Approved locations for Athletes logos are right leg (1) (entire spot) and left chest (1) and either side of hood (1). The total surface area of all logos on your speed suit cannot exceed 650 cm2. Logos on the left chest cannot exceed 45 cm2. Logos on the right leg cannot exceed 250 cm2. Logos on the hood cannot exceed 30 cm2.
There are a number of negotiable details involved in a full partnership other than logo placement. These options include company appearances, marketing rights, clothing representation at competions, and motivational speeches. Mantia is open to creative ideas other than those listed here.
If you or your company is interested in learning more or opening up communication about partnership, please email the following address.
Thank you for your time and consideration in helping Joey reach his goals and being a part of the Olympic journey.Partnership@JMantia.com