Castelli and Shnapir atop the medal podium at the 2013 U.S. Championships
|Country represented||United States|
August 20, 1990 |
Providence, Rhode Island
|Home town||Cranston, Rhode Island|
|Height||5 ft 0 in (1.52 m)|
|Former partner||Brad Vigorito|
|Coach||Robert Martin, Carrie Wall, Mark Mitchell|
|Former choreographer||Sheryl Franks, Carrie Wall, Robert Martin|
|Skating club||SC of Boston|
|ISU personal best scores|
2014 Winter Olympics
2014 Winter Olympics
2014 Winter Olympics
Marissa Castelli (born August 20, 1990) is an American pair skater. With partner Simon Shnapir, she is the 2013 Four Continents bronze medalist, the 2009 World Junior bronze medalist, and a two-time U.S. national champion (2013 & 2014). The pair won a bronze medal in the team event at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Castelli and Simon Shnapir teamed up in April 2006 and began training together in earnest in June. They train in Boston, coached by Bobby Martin, Carrie Wall (technical), Mark Mitchell (in-betweens, polishing), and Peter Johansson (throws).
In the 2009–10 season, Castelli was off the ice for a month after a collision with an Italian skater resulting in 15 stitches to her inner thigh. The pair placed tenth on the senior level at the 2010 U.S. Championships and were sent to the 2010 Four Continents Championships where they also finished tenth.
In 2012, Castelli/Shnapir split up for a month but decided to recommit to their partnership. They won gold at the 2012 Ice Challenge and then won bronze, their first Grand Prix medal, at the 2012 NHK Trophy. They won their first national title at the 2013 U.S. Championships. They were assigned to the 2013 Four Continents and won the bronze medal.
Castelli/Shnapir won their second national title at the 2014 U.S. Championships and were named in the U.S. team to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. They won a bronze medal in the team event and finished 9th in the pairs event.
Castelli was born in Providence, Rhode Island. She graduated from Cranston High School West. She studies at the Community College of Rhode Island. Her brother, Anthony Castelli, played football at Bryant University.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
by Russ Landau:
Pairs career with Shnapir
|GP NHK Trophy||7th||3rd||4th|
|GP Skate America||6th||5th||6th|
|GP Skate Canada||4th|
|JGP Czech Rep.||4th|
|JGP Great Britain||4th|
|U.S. Champ.||9th N.||3rd N.||3rd J.||10th||5th||5th||1st||1st|
|East. Sectionals||4th N.||1st N.||1st|
|GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior
T = Team result; P = Personal result; Medals awarded for team result only.
|Eastern Sectionals||9th N.||11th N.|
|New England Regionals||4th N.|
|N. = Novice level|
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- "Marissa CASTELLI / Simon SHNAPIR: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 7, 2014.
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- Rutherford, Lynn (January 15, 2013). "Road to Omaha: Door open for Castelli, Shnapir". IceNetwork.
- "Marissa CASTELLI / Simon SHNAPIR: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012.
- "Marissa CASTELLI / Simon SHNAPIR: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011.
- "Marissa CASTELLI / Simon SHNAPIR: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 20, 2009.
- "Marissa CASTELLI / Simon SHNAPIR: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 1, 2009.
- "Competition Results: Marissa CASTELLI / Simon SHNAPIR". International Skating Union.
Media related to Marissa Castelli at Wikimedia Commons
- Marissa Castelli / Simon Shnapir at the International Skating Union
- Marissa Castelli / Simon Shnapir at IceNetwork
- Official website