Jill Sawyer

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Jill Sawyer
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born 1962 or 1963
Former coach Kathy Casey
Former skating club Lakewood Winter Club
Former training locations Tacoma, Washington
Retired 1979

Jill Sawyer is an American former competitive figure skater. She is the 1978 World Junior champion[1] and the 1978 Prague Skate champion.

Sawyer trained in Tacoma, Washington, coached by Kathy Casey.[2] As a 14-year-old, Sawyer drew attention for her ability to land the triple lutz, then a rare jump in ladies' singles. After observing her in February 1977, Carlo Fassi said, "She is ready for Senior Ladies right now."[2] In 1978, Sawyer won gold at the World Junior Championships and Prague Skate but ceased competing soon after.

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 1976–77 1977–78 1978–79
World Junior Championships 1st
Prague Skate 1st
U.S. Championships 1st N. 1st J.
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior


  1. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships Results: Ladies". International Skating Union. 
  2. ^ a b Bruce, Jeannette (February 14, 1977). "Great, Big Wonderful Whirl". Sports Illustrated (CNN).