*2013 U.S. silver medalist
*2012 World junior silver medalist
*2012 U.S. junior champion
2013 SEASON NOTES
SP Music: "Hernando's Hideaway" by various artists
FS Music: Life is Beautiful soundtrack by Nicola Piovani
Costumes designed by Brad Griffies.
Began skating at age 8 ... Competed in the pairs event at the 2007 U.S. Junior Championships with partner Sean Hickey
Twin sister Carly is also a competitive skater at the senior level ... Is a member of the National Honor Society and won the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence ... Has a Mastiff named Stella and a hairless cat named Rex ... Volunteered at a hospital in Guatemala at age 9 ... Has participated in multiple charity ice shows and volunteers at school and church functions ... Served as student council president.
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IN MY WORDS
If I wasn't a figure skater ... I would be a gymnast or a cheerleader.
I look up to ... Helen Keller. She overcame so many challenges to survive. She is one of the most brave and courageous people to have ever lived.
My favorite thing about being a figure skater is ... defying gravity!
I started skating because ... I went to my best friend’s birthday party at the local ice rink. After opening presents, all of us skated. There were some figure skaters on the ice doing spins and jumps. I was amazed! We signed up for skating lessons the next week.
After I'm done skating, I want to ... graduate from college and become an orthodontist.
My figure skating hero is ... Michelle Kwan. She is so elegant and graceful, on and off the ice.
The best moment of my figure skating career thus far was ... winning the junior ladies title at the 2012 U.S. Championships in San Jose, Calif.
My hobbies are ... reading, juggling, tennis, listening to music and hanging out with friends.
I always ... like to juggle and eat a small square of chocolate before competing.
I manage my pre-skate jitters by ... juggling and listening to my iPod .
Music to listen to during practice/warm-ups: "Starships" by Nicki Minaj, "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepson
Skating maneuver: Triple Lutz
Olympic sports: Rhythmic gymnastics
Way to relax: Reading
Books: The Hunger Games series, The Help
Things to do on a day off: Swimming in my pool and hanging out with friends
Snack: Chobani yogurt
Beverage: Chai tea latte
Gloves or No Gloves
Free Skate or Short Program
Restaurant or Homecooking
E-Reader or Book
Theater or Rental
Spin or Jump
Trail or Treadmill
Pre-competition nap? No
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