Melissa Militano

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Melissa Militano
Personal information
Full name Melissa Mary Militano
Country represented United States
Born (1955-04-26) April 26, 1955 (age 59)
Height 153 cm (5.02 ft)
Former partner Johnny Johns
Mark Militano
Former coach Peter Dunfield
Ron Ludington
Skating club SC of New York
Retired 1975

Melissa Mary Militano (married name: Warkmeister; born April 26, 1955, in Rockville Centre, New York) is an American figure skater who competed as a single skater and pair skater. As a pair skater, she won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships three times, in 1973 with her brother Mark Militano and in 1974 and 1975 with Johnny Johns. Their coaches included Peter Dunfield and Ron Ludington.

Melissa and Mark Militano represented the United States at the 1972 Winter Olympics where they placed 7th .

Militano was also a talented singles skater. At the 1970 United States Figure Skating Championships, she became one of the first female skaters to successfully perform a triple toe loop jump in competition, in a performance that won her the bronze medal in the junior ladies division.[1] At the 1971 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, she won the junior ladies title, again landing a clean triple toe loop.[2] She later gave up competing in singles skating to focus on pairs.

Militano and Johns retired from competitive skating in 1975 and toured with Ice Capades. After her marriage in 1979, she had little involvement with skating for many years, but currently works as a part-time coach in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Competitive highlights[edit]

Singles career[edit]

Event 1970 1971 1972
U.S. Championships 3rd J. 1st J. 8th
  • J = Junior level

Pairs career[edit]

(with Johns)

Event 1974 1975
World Championships 8th 6th
U.S. Championships 1st 1st

(with Militano)

Event 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973
Winter Olympic Games 7th
World Championships 8th 8th 6th 9th 8th
North American Championships 4th 2nd
U.S. Championships 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Championships", Skating magazine, Apr 1970
  2. ^ "Nationals", Skating magazine, Apr 1971