Julia Vlassov

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Julia Vlassov
Julia Vlassov & Drew Meekins 2005 Croatia Cup.jpg
Vlassov and Meekins
Personal information
Country represented  United States
Born (1990-08-29) August 29, 1990 (age 23)
Residence Tampa, Florida
Height 158 cm (5.18 ft)
Former partner Drew Meekins
Coach Alexander Vlassov
Skating club New England FSC
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 138.05
2006 World Juniors
Short program 49.83
2005 JGPF
Free skate 92.61
2006 World Juniors

Julia Vlassov (born August 29, 1990 in Saint Petersburg, Russia) is an American pair skater. She and former partner Drew Meekins are the 2006 World Junior Champions.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Vlassov is the daughter of Alexander Vlassov,[2] the 1977 World silver medalist and European bronze medalist in pairs.[3] The family moved to the United States in 1994.

Career[edit]

Vlassov started skating at the age of 5.[4] She competed as a single skater on the Juvenile and Intermediate levels before switching to pairs skating.[5] She teamed up with Drew Meekins in 2002.

Following a successful junior career that was highlighted by medaling in every event they entered including Junior Grand Prix's, Junior Grand Prix Final, and the US National Championships, Vlassov and Meekins made their senior Grand Prix debut in the 2006-2007 season at 2006 Cup of China and 2006 NHK Trophy. They were assigned to two Grand Prix events for the 2007-2008 season; however, they were forced to withdraw from the 2007 Skate Canada International before the event began due to an injury to Meekins's shoulder which occurred during an attempted lift in practice. Vlassov and Meekins announced the end of their partnership on November 8, 2007.[6]

Programs[edit]

(with Meekins)

Season Short program Free skating
2007–2008[2] Malaguena
by Ernesto Lecuona
Titanic Symphony
by Richard Clayderman
2006–2007[7]
  • Leelo's Tune
    by Maksim Mrvica
  • Sarabande
    by Maksim Mrvica
Warsaw Concerto
performed by Richard Clayderman
2005–2006[8] Picante
by Vanessa Mae
Paychek (soundtrack)
by John Powell
2004–2005[4][9] Picante
by Vanessa Mae
Paychek (soundtrack)
by John Powell
2003–2004[10] Beethoven's 5th
  • Mission Impossible
  • Pink Panther

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Meekins)

Event 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07
World Junior Championships 9th 1st
U.S. Championships 4th N. 1st N. 2nd J. 3rd J. 7th
Cup of China 6th
NHK Trophy 5th
Nebelhorn Trophy 2nd
Junior Grand Prix Final 4th 2nd
Junior Grand Prix, Croatia 3rd
Junior Grand Prix, Andorra 2nd
Junior Grand Prix, Ukraine 3rd
Junior Grand Prix, Belgrade 1st
NACS Waterloo 4th J.
NACS Ohio 1st N.
Eastern Sectionals 2nd N. 1st N.
New England Regionals 1st N. 1st N.
N. = Novice level; J. = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006 Junior Worlds results
  2. ^ a b "Julia VLASSOV / Drew MEEKINS: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ 1970 European Pairs results
  4. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (May 8, 2005). "Arctic Pair Vlassov and Meekins". Skate Today. 
  5. ^ Welcome to U.S. Figure Skating
  6. ^ "Pairs Team Vlassov and Meekins Announces Split". U.S. Figure Skating. 2007-11-08. Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  7. ^ "Julia VLASSOV / Drew MEEKINS: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 26, 2007. 
  8. ^ "Julia VLASSOV / Drew MEEKINS: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 14, 2006. 
  9. ^ "Julia VLASSOV / Drew MEEKINS: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 10, 2005. 
  10. ^ "Julia Vlassov & Drew Meekins". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on October 13, 2007. 

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