*2010 U.S. novice champion
*2008 U.S. juvenile champion
Started skating at age 4 after watching it on TV ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program.
Sister, Emily, is a novice-level skater; half-brother, Thomas, plays football for the NFL's Carolina Pathers; half-brother, Alex, is on the crew team at Boston University; half-sister, Stephanie, played tennis at Penn State ... Parents are Tony and Betty ... Has two dogs, Tinkerbell and Annie ... Is a member of National Honor Society and is a recipient of Presidential Award of Academic Excellence.
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IN MY WORDS
If I wasn't a figure skater ... I would be a gymnast.
I look up to ... Michelle Kwan, Yu-Na Kim (Korea), Mao Asada (Japan)
Something most people don't know about me is that ... I come from an athletic family. My older brother Thomas plays for the NFL after playing at Stanford for four years. My older brother Alex is a national crew medalist and is a member of the Boston University Crew team. My older sister Stephenie played tennis. My younger sister Emily is a figure skater and competed at U.S. Junior Championships. She will compete at the novice level this year.
After I'm done skating, I want to ... become an archeologist.
The best moment of my figure skating career thus far was ... competing internationally at the 2012 Challenge Cup in The Hague, Netherlands. It a completely different and great experience, and I look forward to doing it again.
My hobbies are ... reading, riding my bike.
I manage my pre-skate jitters by ... playing games on an iPad.
Jump: Triple Lutz
Sports team: Carolina Panthers
Things to do on a day off: Go swimming
Beverage: Boba green tea
TV genre: Sitcom
Books: The Hunger Games series, The Inheritance Cycle
Gloves or No Gloves
Short Program or Free Skate
Homecooking or Restaurant
Spin or Jump
E-Reader or Book
Rental or Theater
Trail or Treadmill
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