Career Highlights: Blumel comes from a strong speedskating pedigree. His aunt, a two-time Olympian, introduced him to the sport when he was 12
years-old. Blumel was a member of the 2004 Junior World Team and was part of the unit that finished third in the Team Pursuit
at the 2005 Junior Worlds. Blumel joined the National Training Team in Salt Lake City in 2006.