Petoskey native hopes to make U.S. Olympic Speed Skating Team

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The Winter Olympic Games are just over a month away and a 21 year-old from Petoskey, hopes to speed skate his way onto Team U.S.A.

Tyler Cain has been training in the sport for years.

This week, Tyler will have his chance to make the U.S. Olympic Speed Skating Team in four different events.

Cain, a Petoskey native has been training for the past three years in Milwaukee.

Growing up in Petoskey, Tyler played hockey until he was 15 years-old, before finding he had a passion for speed skating.

The Winter Sports Park in Petoskey has the only speed skating rink it's size in Michigan an there are only a few like it around the country.

That's where he trained until he graduated high school and moved to a larger facility in Milwaukee.

At this week's trials, Tyler will compete in the 500 meter, 1,000 meter, 1,500 meter, and the mass start.

In order to make it to the Olympics, you need to land in the top three.