Wingle and McKernan began their partnership in July 2008 and announced the end of their partnership in January 2012 ... Won the junior pewter medal at the 2009 U.S. Championships.
Wingle began skating at age 4 ... Participated in the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program from 1995-98 ... Previously coached by Liz Coates and Mitch Moyer ... Formerly skated with Ryan Devereaux ... Previously partnered with Kurt Lingenfelter, with whom she was the 2002 U.S. juvenile ice dancing champion, and James Warren, with whom she won the 2002 U.S. novice ice dancing bronze medal ... Coaches Basic Skills and an adult ice dance team ... Graduated Lighthouse Christian Academy in June 2009 ... Hobbies include making crafts and jewelry ... Has a passion for dance ... Says she tends to reach out to new people to help them feel comfortable ... Not many people know that she usually eats dessert first when at a restaurant ... Biggest life-defining moment was realizing a sense of life purpose while on a mission trip to Mexico ... After skating, would like to coach figure skating or be an athletic trainer.
Favorite TV show: House
Favorite movie: A Knight's Tale
Favorite charity: World Vision for World Hunger
Favorite book: The Thor Conspiracy
Favorite web site: www.Godiva.com
Favorite food: Double Stuf Oreos and ice cream
Favorite drink: Polar hot chocolate
McKernan began to skate at age 9 ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program in 1999-2000 ... Previously skated with Alicia Wallace and Piper Gilles, winning the 2008 U.S. junior silver medal with the latter ... Has been coached by Susan Hermann, Patti Gottwein, Tom Dickson, Rich Griffin and Christopher Dean ... Both parents, Tim and Vicky, are officers in the US Army; Tim is a colonel, and Vicky is a lieutenant colonel ... Tim has been deployed overseas several times ... Has a younger sister (Lauren, 20) who also was an ice dancer; she now is studying physics at Eastern Michigan University ... Has two dogs, a Dani-toy poodle and a Bourke-cavalier spaniel/toy poodle ... Studying earth sciences Eastern Michigan University ... If he weren't a skater, he'd want to be a meteorologist ... The one skater he most looks up to is one of his former coaches, Christopher Dean ... Fancies himself a good Texas Hold 'Em player ... Always (subconsciously) ties his right skate before his left ... Hobbies include golf, tennis, poker, Xbox/PS3, ping pong, billiards and watching sports ... Defining life moment was purchasing his first home -- "It has certainly helped me grow as a person and has made me a more responsible human being." ... After skating, he wants to move to Las Vegas to finish his schooling at UNLV, coach and become a technical specialist in ice dancing.
2012 Season NotesSD Music: "Simarik" by Tarkan and "I Like it Like That!"
FD Music: "Warriors," "Nightmare" and music from Lord of the Dance by Ronan Hardiman
Costumes designed by Luanne Williams
2010 Season NotesOD Music: Selections from Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance and Riverdance - Feet of Flames by Ronan Hardiman
FD Music: Selections from the soundtrack of The Piano by Michael Nyman
2009 Season NotesOD music: Selections from the motion picture soundtrack Chicago
FD music: Selections from the motion picture soundtracks Vertigo and Psycho