CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS*2012 U.S. junior silver medalist, 2010 U.S. novice silver medalist
2013 SEASON NOTES
SP Music: "Montserrat" by Orquesta del Plata
FS Music: "Ave Maria" by William Joseph
Costumes designed by Denyse Frey and Darlene Cain
Formerly skated pairs with Joshua Reagan ... They ended their partnership in February 2012 ... started skating at age 2 because "my parents teach figure skating, and I would watch and it looked like fun" ... Participated in Basic Skills Program for two years ... Skated with Sergei Sidorov from 2007-08.
Older brother, Brendan, competed in pairs at the U.S. Junior Championships ... Mother, Darlene, is the skating programs manager and a coach and father, Peter, is the senior professional at the Dr. Pepper StarCenter in Euless, Texas ... Peter is also an ISU technical specialist ... Peter competed in the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in pairs with his sister, Liz, and was a five-time Australian national pairs champion, four-time World competitor and a World Junior bronze medalist ... Darlene competed at the national level for Canada, winning a bronze medal in junior ice dancing; she later skated for Ice Follies ... Pets are Snowball and Jingles (Siamese cats), Snowflake the hamster, gerbils Sugar and Spice (gerbils), Buns (bunny) and Mr Turtle ... Serves as the president of the Stars FSC Junior Board and as a junior coach for the Rising Stars program ... Volunteers for 6 Stones Mission and local rink and skating events ... Helps plan a benefit show every year to raise money for various causes.
CONNECT WITH ME
IN MY WORDS
If I wasn't a figure skater ... I would be a soccer player or a dancer.
I look up to ... my parents. They were skaters themselves so they know all the challenges I go through and are able to support me and help me through everything.
My favorite thing about being a figure skater is ... expressing myself through music.
I started skating because ... my parents used to take me out on the Rideau Canal in the winter.
My figure skating hero is ... Michelle Kwan. She is the ultimate athlete and role model!
I manage my pre-skate jitters by ... listening to music on my iPod.
After I'm done skating, I want to ... become an animal conservationist or a coach. First I want to perform in ice shows after my competitive career is over.
My hobbies are ... surfing, music, dancing, hanging out with my friends
Something most people don't know about me is ... my brother just won a national title in hockey.
The best moment of my skating career thus far was ... representing Team USA overseas.
I always ... put my left skate on first and have a peanut butter, banana and honey sandwich before I compete.
Ways to condition off-ice: Off-ice jumps, ballet, fast twitch, core and cords, Crull fitness, stretch
Music to listen to during practice/warm-ups: The latest top songs and the alternative genre
Jump: Triple loop
Skating maneuver: Spiral
Things to do on an off day: Nothing
Olympic sport: Gymnastics
Books: Nicholas Sparks and Sarah Dessen novels
Way to relax: Reading books
Program of my career: My free skate at the 2012 U.S. Championships
Costume of my career: My novice ladies free skate costume. It was very intricate and created in Russia.
Beverage: Hot tea
Sports team: My brother's hockey team
Gloves or No Gloves
Short Program or Free Skate
Book or E-reader
Restaurant or Homecooking
Rental or Theater
Spin or Jump
Trail or Treadmill
Pre-competition nap? No
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