Orscher and Lucash in 2004.
|Full name||Kathryn Orscher|
|Country represented||United States|
June 18, 1984 |
|Home town||Glastonbury, Connecticut|
|Height||1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)|
|Former partner||Garrett Lucash|
|Former coach||Vadim Naumov
|Former choreographer||Elena Petrenko
|Skating club||Charter Oak FSC|
|Retired||April 5, 2006|
|ISU personal best scores|
2005 Four Continents
2005 Four Continents
Kathryn "Katie" Orscher (born June 18, 1984) is an American figure skater who competed as a single skater and pair skater. With partner Garrett Lucash, she is the 2005 U.S. national champion and 2005 Four Continents bronze medalist.
Orscher was originally a single skater. She won the junior bronze medal at the 2000 U.S. Championships. She retired from singles in November 2000 to compete in pairs.
From 2000 through 2006, she competed with partner Garrett Lucash. Lucash remembered her during his search for a partner and gave her a call. They both rotate clockwise. They trained in Simsbury, Connecticut.
In 2005, Orscher and Lucash won the gold medal at the U.S. Championships. They went on to win the bronze medal at the 2005 Four Continents Championships. At the 2005 Worlds, their placement combined with that of Rena Inoue / John Baldwin earned the United States two entries to the 2006 Winter Olympics.
In the summer of 2005, Orscher broke her foot, causing them to lose training time before the 2005-06 season. In January 2006 at the U.S Championships in St. Louis, Missouri, they were in first after the short program but dropped to third after the long program and missed the Olympic team by .66 points.
Orscher and Lucash announced their retirement from competitive skating in April 2006.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
Pair skating with Lucash
|GP Cup of China||6th|
|GP Trophée Eric Bompard||5th|
|GP Skate America||7th||8th||6th|
|GP Skate Canada||7th||9th|
|GP = Grand Prix|
|Junior Grand Prix, Mexico||6th|
|Triglav Trophy||1st J.|
|U.S. Championships||3rd J.|
|J. = Junior level|
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- "Katie ORSCHER / Garrett LUCASH: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 30, 2002.
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