Birth date- June 22, 1979; Greensboro, NC
Discipline- Speed Skating- 1000m, 1500m, 500m
Olympics- 2002, 2006
Medals- 2002: 1000m Bronze
2006: 500m Gold, 1000m Silver
Before Joey Cheek started speed skating he was an inline skater, setting records in 1500, and 3000m. He changed over to ice in 1995 to get a change. Joey also enjoys playing and writing music and is a self taught guitarist. Before Joey goes to a race he listens to Johnny Cash and his favorite musicians: Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Jeff Buckley. Now, after taking a bronze in the 1000m in the 2002 Olympics, Joey has taken gold in the 500m and silver in the 1000m behind Shani Davis.