Becky Bereswill

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Becky Bereswill
Becky Bereswill Spin 2008-2009 JGPF.jpg
Bereswill performs a Biellmann spin at the 2008 JGP Final.
Personal information
Full name Rebecca Ann Bereswill
Country represented United States
Born (1990-10-02) October 2, 1990 (age 24)
Houston, Texas
Home town Houston, Texas
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Former partner Trevor Young
Former coach Yuka Sato, Jason Dungjen, Johnny Johns, Megan Faulkner, Mark Janoschak
Former choreographer Igor Shpilband, Phillip Mills, Marina Zueva
Skating club Skating Club of New York
Retired Professional
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 146.69
2008–2009 JGPF
Short program 51.74
2008 JGP France
Free skate 98.01
2008–2009 JGPF

Rebecca Ann "Becky" Bereswill (born October 2, 1990) is an American figure skater. She is the 2008 Junior Grand Prix Final champion. In 2014, she was cast as Elsa in the Disney on Ice version of Frozen.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Rebecca Ann Bereswill,[1] nicknamed Becky, was born in 1990 in Houston, Texas. She is the elder of identical twins; her twin sister, Allison, is also a figure skater and track and field athlete.

Bereswill studied ballet with the Houston Ballet from age four to thirteen and appeared in a local production of The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.

She attended pre-school through middle school at The Post Oak School in Bellaire, Texas,[2] and then went next door to high school at the Episcopal High School in Bellaire, Texas.[3] She graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2009 and currently attends the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Figure skating career[edit]

Bereswill began skating at age seven with her sister.[4] She competed on the regional and sectional level in the United States for many years. In the 2003–04 season, competing on the novice level, she won the silver medal at her regional championships to qualify for the sectional championships, where she placed 12th. The following season, she remained on the novice level and again won the silver medal at her regional championship to advance to sectionals, where she moved up from the previous year to place 7th. She moved up to the junior level in the 2005–06 season and qualified for sectionals, where she placed 5th and missed qualifying for the national championships by one placement. In the 2006–07 season, remaining on the junior level, she again qualified for her sectional championship, where she placed 8th on the junior level.

In the 2007–08 season, having moved up to the senior level, Bereswill won her regional championship and won the silver medal at her sectional championship to qualify for the United States Figure Skating Championships for the first time in her career. At the 2008 United States Figure Skating Championships, she placed 10th on the senior level. Following the national championships, she made her senior international debut at the AEGON Challenge Cup spring competition in The Hague, Neatherlands and won the bronze medal.

In the 2008–09 season, she made her junior international debut. She won the silver medal at both her events on the 2008–09 ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit in Courcheval, France and Madrid, Spain. She qualified for the 2008–2009 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final in Seoul, Korea. At the Final, she won the gold medal overall by placing fourth in the short program and second in the free skate. She is the last American to win this title. At the 2009 U.S. Championships, Bereswill placed 18th and was not placed on the U.S. team to the 2009 World Junior Championships. During the 2009-10 season, she competed at the 2010 Finlandia Trophy and NHK Grand Prix in Nagano, Japan.

In May 2010, Bereswill began training in pair skating, teaming up with Trevor Young.[5][6] They finished 10th at the 2011 U.S. Championships and parted ways in March 2011.[7]

During the 2012-13 season, Bereswill won the Eastern Great Lakes Championship and won silver at the 2013 Midwestern Championships to qualify for the 2013 U.S. Championships in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2014, she was cast as Elsa in the Disney on Ice version of Frozen.[8]

Track and field career[edit]

Bereswill competed in track and field for her high school, Episcopal High School.

She medaled in cross country running in 2007 at the Southwest Preparatory Conference Championships. She competed in the 4x800-meter relay at the 2008 Texas Relays at the University of Texas and won the gold medal in the high school division and broke their high school record in the process.

Programs[edit]

Single skating[edit]

Bereswill performs a layback spin during her Tiny Dancer exhibition program at the 2008 JGP Final.
Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2009–2010
[1]
2008–2009
[9]
2007–2008

Competitive highlights[edit]

Single skating[edit]

Results[10]
International
Event 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
GP NHK Trophy 11th
Finlandia Trophy 12th
International: Junior
JGP Final 1st
JGP France 2nd
JGP Spain 2nd
National
U.S. Championships 10th 18th 13th
Midwestern Sectionals 12th N. 7th N. 5th J. 8th J. 2nd
Southwestern Regionals 2nd N. 2nd N. 4th J. 3rd J. 1st
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

Detailed results[edit]

Bereswill (center) with the other medalists at the 2008–09 Junior Grand Prix Final.
2009–2010 Season
Date Event SP FS Total
January 14–24, 2010 2010 United States Figure Skating Championships 15
44.60
13
83.36
13
127.96
November 5–8, 2009 2009 NHK Trophy 12
36.26
8
82.16
11
118.42
October 8–11, 2009 2009 Finlandia Trophy 12
45.06
13
72.05
12
117.11
  • SP = Short program; FS = Free skating
2008–2009 Season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
January 18–25, 2009 2009 United States Figure Skating Championships Senior 17
46.25
18
78.32
18
124.57
December 11–14, 2008 2008–2009 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Junior 4
48.68
2
98.01
1
146.69
September 24–28, 2008 2008 ISU Junior Grand Prix, Spain Junior 4
45.16
2
82.11
2
127.27
August 27–31, 2008 2008 ISU Junior Grand Prix, France Junior 2
51.74
2
83.24
2
134.98
  • SP = Short program; FS = Free skating
2007–2008 Season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
March 6–8 AEGON Challenge Cup Senior 2
48.00
3
79.08
3
127.08
January 20 – 27, 2008 2008 United States Figure Skating Championships Senior 14
46.52
10
91.13
10
137.65
November 14–17, 2007 2008 Midwestern Sectional Championships Senior 3
53.90
3
83.97
2
137.87
October 16–20, 2007 2008 Southwestern Regional Championships Senior 1
46.54
1
87.76
1
132.63
  • SP = Short program; FS = Free skating
2006–2007 Season
Date Event Level QR SP FS Total
November 16–18, 2006 2007 Midwestern Sectional Championships Junior 12
34.38
8
70.47
8
104.85
October 11–14, 2006 2007 Southwestern Regional Championships Junior 1
82.71
1
49.78
4
72.70
3
122.48
  • QR = Qualifying round; SP = Short program; FS = Free skating
2005–2006 Season
Date Event Level QR SP FS Total
November 17–19, 2005 2006 Midwestern Sectional Championships Junior 4
38.52
7
61.98
5
100.50
October 18–22, 2005 2006 Southwestern Regional Championships Junior 1 5 3 4
  • QR = Qualifying round; SP = Short program; FS = Free skating
2004–2005 Season
Date Event Level QR SP FS Total
November 18–20, 2004 2005 Midwestern Sectional Championships Novice 6 8 7
October 12–16, 2004 2005 Southwestern Regional Championships Novice 1 2 2 2
  • QR = Qualifying round; SP = Short program; FS = Free skating
2003–2004 Season
Date Event Level QR SP FS Total
November 20–22, 2003 2004 Midwestern Sectional Championships Novice 12 12 12
October 21–25, 2003 2004 Southwestern Regional Championships Novice 3 2 2 2
  • QR = Qualifying round; SP = Short program; FS = Free skating

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Becky BERESWILL: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.postoakschool.org/postoak/Free_the_Child%27s_Potential.asp
  3. ^ http://www.ehshouston.org/ehs/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=710&SnID=1873359134
  4. ^ Mittan, Barry (December 17, 2008). "Bereswill Runs Away with JGP Final Gold". Golden Skate. 
  5. ^ "Becky Bereswill set to make pairs debut this summer". Figure Skaters Online. May 9, 2010. 
  6. ^ Brannen, Sarah S.; Meekins, Drew (October 5, 2010). "The Inside Edge with Sarah and Drew – Oct. 5". Icenetwork.com. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  7. ^ Barnas, Jo-Ann (March 10, 2011). "Pairs figure skaters Becky Bereswill, Trevor Young split up". Detroit Free Press. 
  8. ^ Brannen, Sarah S.; Meekins, Drew (June 2, 2014). "The Inside Edge: 'Frozen' makes natural move to ice". IceNetwork. 
  9. ^ "Becky BERESWILL: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 22, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Competition Results: Becky BERESWILL". International Skating Union. 

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