Katherine Copely

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Katherine Copely
Katherine COPELY Deividas STAGNIUNAS Nebelhorn Trophy 2009.jpg
Copely and Stagniunas in 2009.
Personal information
Full name Katherine Leigh Copely
Former country(ies) represented Lithuania
United States
Born (1988-01-09) January 9, 1988 (age 26)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Residence Canton, Michigan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Former partner Deividas Stagniūnas (LTU)
Patrick Connelly (USA)
Duke Wensel (USA)
Former coach Igor Shpilband
Marina Zueva
Elena Garanina
Valeri Spiridonov
Former choreographer Igor Shpilband
Marina Zueva
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 164.28
2008 Worlds
Comp. dance 29.85
2008 Worlds
Original dance 51.66
2008 Worlds
Free dance 82.85
2007 Cup of Russia

Katherine Leigh Copely[1] (born January 9, 1988) is an American ice dancer who competed internationally for Lithuania. With partner Deividas Stagniūnas, she is the 2007 Lithuanian national champion and 2006 & 2007 Golden Spin of Zagreb bronze medalist.

Copely teamed up with Duke Wensel in 2002.[2] They competed until 2004 on the novice and junior levels. From 2004 to 2006, Copely skated on the junior level with Patrick Connelly.[3] She teamed up with Stagniunas in 2006 to compete for Lithuania. They were unable to compete at the 2010 Winter Olympics because she was not granted Lithuanian citizenship.[1]

Her brother is American ice dancer Dean Copely. Katherine is now attending medical school. [3]

Programs[edit]

(with Stagniunas)

Season Original dance Free dance
2009–2010
[4]
  • Lithuanian Polka
2008–2009
[5]
2007–2008
[6]
2006–2007
[7]
  • Tango
    by Jaime Wilensky
  • Kalinka

Results[edit]

With Duke Wensel[edit]

Event 2003 2004
U.S. Championships 7th N. 12th J.
N. = Novice level; J. = Junior level

With Patrick Connelly[edit]

Event 2005
U.S. Championships 8th J.
J. = Junior level

With Deividas Stagniūnas for Lithuania[edit]

Results[8]
International
Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Worlds 23rd 14th 14th
Europeans 18th 12th 10th
GP Cup of Russia 5th 6th 8th
GP Skate America 8th
Golden Spin 3rd 3rd
Nebelhorn 6th 3rd
National
Lithuanian Champ. 1st 1st 1st 1st
GP = Grand Prix

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Granting Lithuanian citizenship to Katherine Copely would be in violation of the Constitution". Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania. November 6, 2009. Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ "INTERVIEWS: Katie Copely and Dean Copely". ice-dance.com. January 7, 2003. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. 
  3. ^ a b "Katherine Copely & Patrick Connelly". ice-dance.com. August 2004. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Katherine COPELY / Deividas STAGNIUNAS: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Katherine COPELY / Deividas STAGNIUNAS: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 28, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Katherine COPELY / Deividas STAGNIUNAS: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 9, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Katherine COPELY / Deividas STAGNIUNAS: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 29, 2007. 
  8. ^ "Competition Results: Katherine COPELY / Deividas STAGNIUNAS". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 15, 2012. 

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