Beatrisa Liang

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Bebe Liang
Beatrisa Liang 2008.jpg
Personal information
Full name Beatrisa Liang
Country represented United States
Born (1988-03-31) March 31, 1988 (age 26)
Tarzana, California
Residence Granada Hills, California
Height 5 ft 0 in (1.52 m)
Former coach Frank Carroll, Ken Congemi, Tiffany Chin, Christy Ness
Former choreographer Renée Roca, Braden Overett, Lori Nichol
Skating club All Year FSC
Former training locations El Segundo, California
Began skating 1994
Retired 2010
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 159.91
2006 Four Continents
Short program 61.04
2006 Four Continents
Free skate 98.87
2006 Four Continents

Beatrisa "Bebe" Liang (born March 31, 1988) is an American figure skater. She is the 2006 Four Continents bronze medalist, 2006 Nebelhorn Trophy champion, and 2007 U.S. national pewter medalist.

Career[edit]

Liang was coached by Tiffany Chin for ten years until 2004.[1]

Making her senior national debut, Liang placed sixth at the 2001 U.S. Championships, at the age of thirteen. She was assigned to the 2002 World Junior Championships and placed fourth. The following season, Liang won a pair of silver medals on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and qualified for the JGP Final, where she placed fourth. She finished sixth at the 2003 World Junior Championships.

Liang debuted on the senior Grand Prix series in the 2003–04 season, placing fourth at the 2003 Trophée Lalique and fifth at the 2003 Cup of Russia.

In 2004, Liang changed coaches to Christy Ness in Oakland, California, commuting five hours each way.[1] She placed fifth at the 2005 U.S. Championships and was assigned to the 2005 Four Continents Championships where she placed seventh.

In May 2005, Liang changed coaches to Frank Carroll and Ken Congemi at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California.[1] She won bronze at the 2005 Nebelhorn Trophy and placed fourth at the 2005 Skate America. After another fifth place finish at the U.S. Championships, Liang was sent to the 2006 Four Continents Championships and won the bronze medal. She was one of four figure skaters featured on the 2006 TLC series Ice Diaries.

In the 2006–07 season, Liang won gold at the 2006 Nebelhorn Trophy and pewter at the 2007 U.S. Championships. The following season, she came in fifth nationally, eleventh at Four Continents, and tenth in her only appearance at the senior World Championships.

Liang retired from competition in 2010.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Liang is also a pianist. She graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a B.S. in kinesiology and an option in exercise science.[3]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2009–2010
[4][5]
2008–2009
[5][6]
2007–2008
[5][7]
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice
    by Paul Dukas
2006–2007
[5][8]
2005–2006
[5][9]
  • Firedance
    by David Foster
2004–2005
[5][10]
2003–2004
[5][11]
2002–2003
[12]
  • Always
    by Sting
2001–2002
[13]
2000–2001
  • Scene d'Amour
    by Sarah Brightman
  • Symphony No. 6
    by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  • Anytime Anywhere
    by Sarah Brightman

Competitive highlights[edit]

Results[5][14]
International
Event 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Worlds 10th
Four Continents 7th 3rd 11th
GP Cup of China 5th 6th 10th
GP Cup of Russia 5th 8th
GP Lalique/Bompard 4th 5th
GP NHK Trophy 4th
GP Skate America 4th
GP Skate Canada 6th
Nebelhorn Trophy 3rd 1st
International: Junior or novice
Junior Worlds 4th 6th
JGP Final 4th
JGP China 2nd
JGP USA 2nd
Triglav Trophy 1st N.
National
U.S. Champ. 3rd N. 6th J. 6th 9th 7th 7th 5th 5th 4th 5th 14th 7th
Pac. Coast Sect. 2nd N. 3rd J. 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st
SWP Regionals 1st J. 1st 1st 1st
Team events
Japan Open 2T / 6P
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; SWP = Southwest Pacific
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior
T = Team result; P = Personal result; Medals awarded for team result only.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c DeWall, Lindsay (May 25, 2005). "FIGURE SKATING: BB Liang Joins HealthSouth Team of Ken Congemi and Frank Carroll". United States Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on January 7, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Beatrisa Liang retires from competitive skating". Figure Skaters Online. May 7, 2010. Archived from the original on March 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ Brannen, Sarah S.; Meekins, Drew (June 8, 2012). "The Inside Edge: Young Artists Showcase". Icenetwork. 
  4. ^ "Beatrisa LIANG: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 14, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Bebe Liang". IceNetwork. ; Earlier versions: "2007–2010". ; "2004–2008". 
  6. ^ "Beatrisa LIANG: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 19, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Beatrisa LIANG: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 14, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Beatrisa LIANG: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 28, 2007. 
  9. ^ "Beatrisa LIANG: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 7, 2006. 
  10. ^ "Beatrisa LIANG: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 4, 2005. 
  11. ^ "Beatrisa LIANG: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 3, 2004. 
  12. ^ "Beatrisa LIANG: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 3, 2003. 
  13. ^ "Beatrisa LIANG: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 18, 2002. 
  14. ^ "Competition Results: Beatrisa LIANG". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. 

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