CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS*2012-13 U.S. bronze medalist
Trained in Chicago under David Santee until 2008, when she moved to Colorado Springs to be coached by Tom Zakrajsek ... Announced in June 2011 she would resume training with Santee as well as Christy Krall.
Graduated as a member of the High Honor Roll from Cheyenne Mountain H.S. (Colorado Springs) in 2012 ... Received an outstanding academic achievement award signed by President George W. Bush ... Was published in a book called Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans for a poem she wrote in sixth grade ... Family includes mother Jolanta, who is a nanny, brother Bart (26) and two nephews ... Says her father passing away has given her a new perspective in life - "I try not to take things for granted because you never know when it's your last day. So I like to give it my all." ... Has one dog, Sammy
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IN MY WORDS
If I wasn't a figure skater ... I'd probably be doing gymnastics or dancing. And thinking about it, horseback riding. I absolutely love horses!
My favorite thing about being a figure skater is ... traveling the world and getting to see different cultures. We get so stuck in our own worlds and ways that we sometimes forget there are others around the world living in different conditions and experiencing different struggles.
I started skating because ... my mom's friend took her daughter to a skating class and my mom decided to take me too. I've loved it ever since!
I always ... get a good luck kiss from my mom before I compete.
After I'm done skating, I want to ... go into psychology or forensics. I find forensics so interesting!
Ways to condition off-ice: Hiking, biking, swimming, playing tennis
Music to listen to during practice/warm-ups: Anything that pumps me up and gets me motivated!
Jump: Triple Lutz or triple toe
Way to relax: Hot yoga, laying on the couch, being outside
Olympic sport: Gymnastics, swimming
Book: Hunger Games series and Harry Potter series
TV: Dramas or reality shows
Skating move: Jumps!
Program of my career: My short program at 2012 U.S. Championships. It is my favorite because I felt so into the ice and one with my body and performed the best I ever had!Costume of my career: I love all my costumes and can't really pick out one that is my favorite. My dressmaker captures the mood and theme of the music so well and I've always fallen in love with each dress.
Gloves or No Gloves
Short Program or Free Skate
Book or E-reader
Treadmill or Trail
Restaurant or Homecooking
Pre-competition nap? No
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