Long-term Skating Objective: To represent the USA in the Ladies Figure Skating events at the 2010 Olympics.
Short-term Objective: During 2005 to place in the top four at the South Atlantic Regional and compete in the Junior Olympics.
Career Highlights 1996 – Started private skating lessons at age 6 1997 – First Competition – 1st place 1998 – 2000 Eleven 1st or 2nd place finishes. 2001 – South Atlantic Regional Competition – 2nd place Prejuvenille Ladies. 1st place initial round. 2002 – South Atlantic Regional Competition – 13th overall out of 120 Juvenile Ladies. 1st place initial round, 6th place middle round, and 12th place final round. 2003 – Magnolia – 2nd place Intermediate Ladies Short Program and 2nd place Intermediate Ladies Long Program. Atlanta Open – 2nd long, 4th short. Peach Classic – 1st long, 1st short. South Atlantic Regional – 2nd long, 4th short, 10th overall out of 130 skaters. 2004 – Magnolia – 1st place Intermediate Ladies Long Program and 2nd place Intermediate Ladies Short Program. Atlanta Open – 2nd long and 3rd long final, 3rd short and 4th short final. Charleston Open – 1st long and 2nd long final, 1st short and 1st short final. Rocket City Classic, Huntsville – 1st long, 2 short. Peach Classic – 1st long, 2 short – 1st overall. South Atlantic Regional – 2nd long, 8th short, 14th overall out of 84 skaters. 2005 – Magnolia – 2nd place Intermediate Ladies Long Program. Gwinnett Gladiator Exhibition – Performed during intermission for over 2,000 people at the Gwinnett Arena. Champions on Ice Atlanta Press Conference – One of six skaters selected to skate with Sacha Cohen and Timothy Gabel to promote the Atlanta Champions on Ice event. Atlanta Open – 4th long and 6th long final, 3rd short.
Education: 8th grade - Home schooled – Alpha Omega Academy. Personal Information: I am 14 years old and I LOVE TO SKATE. I get up at 6 am almost everyday so that I can train. My training includes on-ice training, on-ice choreography, ballet, fitness and strength workouts, and running. It is a seven-day-a week routine. It is a lot of work, but I really enjoy it. I have learned so much about dedication, hard work, commitment, and goal setting. My favorite part of skating is the competitions. I really enjoy the thrill of skating before judges, family, and friends. I am now home schooling. It has provided much more flexibility in scheduling additional travel, practice, and other activities, such as church. I am enjoying the home school program very much and continue to keep my A average. My family is very important to me. I have one younger brother and two older sisters. Both of my sisters are in college. My brother is 10 years old and very active in sports. I really enjoy watching him compete and cheering for him. We all try to travel together to my competitions. My parents, my sisters, and my brother are my BIGGEST fans. I really appreciate their support.
Head Coach – Aren Nielsen 1985 US Championships, Novice Men – 2nd 1988 US Championships, Junior Men – 2nd 1988 Grand Prix International, Senior Men – 3rd 1988 Nebelhorn Trophy, Senior Men – 1st 1990 Golden Spin of Zagreb, Senior Men – 1st 1992 US Olympic Festival, Senior Men – 2nd 1994 US Championship, Senior Men – 3rd 1994 World Championships – 13th 1995 Pro-Am Team Challenge Various exhibitions, benefits, and TV events Coached US Novice National Men’s Competitor – 3rd Place Coached Junior Men International Competitor Coached Regional Champions and Sectional Competitors Coached 2003 Fourth Place Junior Intermediate Ladies Medallist
Choreography – Sherry Eddings Dance/Ballet – Teresa Dale Choreographed over 40 musical productions, television shows, and commercials Performed in professional cabaret reviews and musicals Choreographed professional dinner theatre and cabaret reviews Studies have included physical aspect of dance, physical therapy, and Pilates. Fitness/strength – Cathy Stahl Nationally Certified Trainer Aerobic Instructor Sports Rehabilitation Core Trainer – Kerri Hale
Plans/Goals for 2005
Training Increase Pilates, Core, and Plymetrics training Increase strength, aerobic, and anaerobic training Master double axel Learn triple jumps
Competition Events Atlanta Magnolia Atlanta Open Charleston Open Rocket City Classic - Huntsville Peach Classic South Atlantic Regional - Place in top 4 Compete at Junior Olympics
2005 Skating Expenses
Expenses Coaching fees Choreography Ice Time Equipment Costumes Competitions and Travel Off-ice Training Sports psychology Club dues Grand Total
Totals $6,500 $1,500 $4,400 $2,800 $2,000 $17,000 $2,600 $ 800 $ 175 $37,775