Potomac Speedskating Club wins national title 2012.04.24 18:09

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The first time Walter Johnson High School senior Jared Wood stepped foot onto the ice at the Wheaton Ice Rink more than a decade ago, his eyes welled up and tears began to stream down his face.

“I started crying when I couldn't move on the ice. You don't feel comfortable on skates at first,” Wood said. “My mom was like, ‘Jared, you've got to keep moving your feet, you can't just stop right there and cry.'”

Wood gave it a try and, sure enough, it worked.

The 2011 U.S. National Intermediate Men's Short Track Speedskating champion has no problem moving on the ice these days.

Wood last month was named to the U.S. Developmental Team following his performance at the 2012 U.S. Speedskating American Cup Finals and Short Track Age Group National Championships held at the Cornerstone Arena In Green Bay, Wisc. The competition featured 240 athletes from all 50 states.

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