*2013 World Junior bronze medalist
*2013 U.S. junior silver medalist
*2009 U.S. intermediate bronze medalist
Began skating at age 7 after first being a swimmer.
Parents are James, an engineer, and Keiko, a Japanese school teacher ... Has one sister, Okran (21), and one brother, Kazu (19) ... Has a dog named Sophie and a cat named Mia ... Teaches classes at his rink.
IN MY WORDS
If I wasn't a figure skater, I would ... like to do track and field. I would like to also be a ballet dancer. I take ballet classes for skating and I really enjoy doing and watching ballet.
I look up to ... my parents. They work hard to support my skating and are there for me all the time.
My figure skating hero is ... Michelle Kwan. I look up to her because she was a very consistent skater and because of the joy that she is able to show and make the audience feel when she skates. I also look up to Evan Lysacek because he works very hard.
After I'm done skating, I want to ... become a physical therapist.
My hobbies are ... jogging and making homemade drinks and smoothies.
Something most people don't know about me is ... I played piano for four years when I was younger. I really like the ballet and would someday like to see a ballet performed at the Bolshoi Theatre in Russia.
Ways to condition: Jogging
Warm up music: Vanessa-Mae, movie soundtracks or pop
Skating maneuver: Triple flip-triple toe combination
Thing to do on a day off: Go to the beach with my friends
Snack: Trek Mix from Trader Joe's
TV genres: Drama, reality
Gloves or No Gloves
E-Reader or Book
Jump or Spin
Theater or Rental
Homecooking or Restaurant
Treadmill or Trail
Short Program or Free Skate
Pre-competition nap: No
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