*2009 U.S. junior silver medalist
*2007 U.S. novice bronze medalist
*Won two medals (one gold, one silver) on the Junior Grand Prix Series and qualified for the 2010 Junior Grand Prix Final
Started skating at age 3 after watching the 1994 Olympics ... Formerly skated pairs with Ellie Gottstein ... Previously coached by Anne Durham (1995-99).
Younger brother, Paxon, is a competitive snowboarder and has qualified for the USASA National Championships several times ... Older brother is Tanner ... Parents are Bob and Sally ... Has a Siberian husky named Eela ... Volunteers at the Girdwood Forest Fair ... Supports Make a Wish and Toys for Tots .
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IN MY WORDS
If I wasn't a figure skater ... I probably would be competing in freestyle skiing and moguls. I'd also enter the extreme skiing where they drop you off on top of a mountain by helicopter then you pick your line and ski, catch some air and scare your mom then ski some more. That'll be fun!!!
I manage my pre-skate jitters by ... turning the jitters into excitement with some good ole rock-n-roll .
My favorite thing about performing is ... the crowd. I love to get them into the program and take them for a ride.
After I'm done skating, I'd like to ... become a firefighter like my dad, granddad and great-granddad.
My hobbies are ... skiing, mountain biking, camping (both summer and winter), yo-yoing, stilt walking, a bit of social fishing (I never catch anything).
Something most people don't know about me is ... I love Alaska! I love Girdwood! I'm very proud to represent where I come from!
Warm up music: Classic rock, dubstep
Thing to do on a day off: Triple Axel
Skating maneuver: Slide spread eagle, death drop
Thing to do on a day off: Anything outside
Olympic sport: Moguls
Beverage: Root beer
Program of my career: My Pirates of the Caribbean program from when I was a novice. It was so much fun and it was the first program in which I landed a triple Axel.
Gloves or No Gloves
Homecooking or Restaurant
Short Program or Free Skate
Theater or Rental
Book or E-Reader
Trail or Treadmill
Pre-competition nap: Yes
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