Ann Patrice McDonough

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Ann Patrice McDonough
Personal information
Full name Ann Patrice McDonough
Country represented United States
Born (1985-05-29) May 29, 1985 (age 29)
Osan, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Home town Colorado Springs, Colorado
Residence Newark, Delaware
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Former coach Tom Zakrajsek
Janet Champion
Former choreographer Rostyslav Sinitsyn
Nikolai Morozov
Skating club Broadmoor SC
Began skating 1996
Retired 2004
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 139.97
2003 Cup of China
Short program 57.00
2003 Cup of China
Free skate 82.97
2003 Cup of China

Ann Patrice McDonough (born May 29, 1985) is an American retired competitive figure skater. She is the 2002 World Junior Champion and the 2003 U.S. pewter medalist. McDonough retired from skating in 2004.

Personal life[edit]

Ann Patrice McDonough was born in Osan, South Korea[1] and adopted as an infant. Her mother, Julie McDonough, grew up in Korea and wanted to be a skater, and designs skating costumes for her daughter and other competitive skaters. The McDonough family moved to the United States in 1986.

She graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School in 2002, at age 16.

Career[edit]

In the 1996–1997 season, McDonough won the bronze medal at the novice level at the 1997 U.S. Championships. The following season she moved up to Junior, but placed 5th at sectionals and did not qualify for the Nationals.

In the 1998–1999 season, McDonough won both her regional and sectional championship to qualify for the 1999 U.S. Championships, where she placed 6th on the junior level. She remained Junior for the 1999-2000 season and won the Junior national title at the 2000 U.S. Championships. This trip earned her an assignment to the Gardena Spring Trophy, which she won.

In the 2000–2001 season, McDonough made her debut on the ISU Junior Grand Prix. She won the bronze medal at her first event and the silver at her second, which qualified her for the Junior Grand Prix Final. She went on to win the Junior Grand Prix Final. McDonough made her senior national debut at the 2001 U.S. Championships and placed 7th. She went on to the 2001 World Junior Championships, where she won the silver medal.

In the 2001–2002 season, McDonough made her senior international debut. She won the silver medal at the Nebelhorn Trophy and placed 6th in her Grand Prix debut at the 2001 NHK Trophy. At the 2002 United States Figure Skating Championships, she placed 6th. She was assigned to the 2002 Four Continents, where she placed 5th, and to the 2002 World Junior Championships, which she won.

In the 2002–2003 season, McDonough won the silver medal at the 2002 Skate America. She withdrew from 2002 Cup of Russia due to visa problems.[2] McDonough won the pewter medal (4th place) at the 2003 U.S. Championships. She was assigned to the 2003 Four Continents, where she placed 4th.

In the 2003–2004 season, McDonough placed 4th at the 2003 Cup of China. She placed 6th at the 2004 U.S. Championships. She retired from competitive skating following that season.

Following her retirement, she has skated in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular with former pairs competitor Jonathon Hunt. She is also coaching in Westchester, New York, while working toward a biology degree.[3]

In 2012, McDonough starred in ice shows on Royal Caribbean International cruises.[3]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2003–2004
[1]
2002–2003
[4]
2001–2002
[5]
  • Étude Op. 25, No. 1
    by Frédéric Chopin
2000–2001
[6]
  • The Turning Point (soundtrack)

  • Cinderella
    by Sergei Prokofiev
1995–1996

Competitive highlights[edit]

Results[1][2][4][5]
International
Event 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
Four Continents 5th 4th
GP Cup of China 4th
GP Cup of Russia WD
GP NHK Trophy 6th
GP Skate America 2nd
Nebelhorn 2nd
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 2nd 1st
JGP Final 1st
JGP Mexico 3rd
JGP Norway 2nd
Gardena 1st J.
National
U.S. Champ. 3rd N. 6th J. 1st J. 7th 6th 4th 6th
Midwest. Sect. 1st N. 5th J. 1st J. 1st J. 1st 3rd
Southwest. Reg. 1st N. 1st J. 1st J. 1st J. 1st 1st
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ann Patrice McDONOUGH: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 23, 2004. 
  2. ^ a b "Ann Patrice McDonough". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on October 19, 2004. 
  3. ^ a b Cox, Jocelyn Jane (December 16, 2008). "Skaters onstage at Radio City Music Hall". Icenetwork. 
  4. ^ a b "Ann Patrice McDONOUGH: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 3, 2003. 
  5. ^ a b "Ann Patrice McDONOUGH: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 11, 2002. 
  6. ^ "Ann Patrice McDONOUGH: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 24, 2001. 

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