*2013 U.S. junior silver medalist
*2011 U.S. novice bronze medalist
Began skating at age 4 because her older sister, Morgan, also skates ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program from 2000-03.
Morgan is a senior-level competitive figure skater ... Parents are Andy and Kendra ... Has one dog named Dakota ... Volunteers at an animal hospital ... Supports Kempe Child Abuse Prevention Center and the Livestrong Foundation ... Four years ago, her family moved to Colorado but her dad's job remains in Houston ... He visits his family in Colorado every other weekend.
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IN MY WORDS
My figure skating hero is ... Joannie Rochette. She overcame a tragic event at the Olympics and skated her best to earn a medal.
My hobbies are ... riding a unicycle and ripstick to help with my balance and core.
The best moment of my figure skating career thus far was ... representing Team USA at the 2012 Gardena Spring Trophy in Italy.
I always ... have my lucky Smurf on the boards at competitions. You can often see me holding it in the kiss and cry.
Ways to condition off ice: Running hills and stairs
Jump: Triple Lutz
Skating maneuver: Russian split jump
Thing to do on a day off: Go to Water World (the water park in Denver)
Olympic sport: Gymnastics
Snack food: Ice cream
Meal: Loaded baked potato
Foods: Grapes, kiwi, pizza
Sports team: Tim Tebow's team ... so currently, the New York Jets
Gloves or No Gloves
Short Program or Free Skate
Homecooking or Restaurant
Spin or Jump
Trail or Treadmill
Rental or Theater
Pre-competition nap: Yes
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