Keegan Messing

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Keegan Messing
Keegan Messing NT2012 bronze.jpg
Messing at the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy
Personal information
Full name Keegan Messing
Country represented United States
Born (1992-01-23) January 23, 1992 (age 22)
Girdwood, Alaska
Residence Girdwood, Alaska
Coach Ralph Burghart
Anne Durham (1995-99)
Choreographer Rory Flack
Skating club Alaska Association of Figure Skaters
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 197.03
2010 Junior Worlds
Short program 72.58
2011 Junior Worlds
Free skate 128.13
2010 Junior Worlds

Keegan Messing (born January 23, 1992 in Girdwood, Alaska) is an American figure skater. He is a two-time (2011, 2012) Coupe de Nice champion and the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist. He placed 4th at the 2010 World Junior Championships.


Messing at the 2010 Junior Worlds.

Messing started skating at age 3 after watching the 1994 Olympics. The biggest influence in his life has been Elvis Stojko, of whom Messing said, "Watching him skate made me want to skate". Messing also formerly skated pairs with Ellie Gottstein.

Messing won the silver medal at the 2009 U.S. Junior Championships. The following season, he made his senior national debut, finishing 9th. He finished 8th at the 2011 U.S. Nationals. He trains in Alaska.[1][2]

Messing won the 2011 Coupe de Nice after placing first in the short program and fourth in the free.[2] He won the bronze medal at the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy.[3]


Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
  • Clubbed to Death
    (from "Matrix" soundtrack)
    by Rob Dougan
  • Pirates of the Caribbean

Competitive highlights[edit]


Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Coupe de Nice 1st 1st
Nebelhorn 3rd
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 4th 4th
JGP Final 5th
JGP Czech Rep. 4th 4th
JGP Great Britain 13th 2nd
JGP Poland 6th
JGP Romania 1st
Gardena 6th J.
U.S. Champ. 3rd N. 5th J. 2nd J. 9th 8th 7th 16th 12th
Pacific Coast 1st N. 2nd J. 1st J. 2nd
NWP Region. 1st N.
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior
JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew
NWP = North West Pacific Regionals


Event 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
U.S. Junior Champ. 5th Ju. 6th I. 9th I.
NWP Regionals 1st Ju. 1st Ju. 1st I. 1st I.
Levels: Ju. = Juvenile; I. = Intermediate
NWP = North West Pacific Regionals


  1. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (July 17, 2011). "Messing's 'Pirates of the Caribbean' takes home gold". icenetwork. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Brannen, Sarah S.; Meekins, Drew (November 9, 2011). "The Inside Edge: Gilles and Poirier skate, play; Snow in Alaska". Ice Network. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ Flade, Tatjana (September 30, 2012). "2012 Nebelhorn Trophy". Golden Skate. 
  4. ^ "Keegan MESSING: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Keegan Messing". Icenetwork. 
  6. ^ "Keegan MESSING: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Competition Results: Keegan MESSING". International Skating Union. 

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