Angela Maxwell

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Angela Maxwell
Angela Maxwell 2007 JGP USA.jpg
Maxwell in 2007.
Personal information
Full name Angela Yuka Maxwell
Country represented United States
Born (1992-07-28) July 28, 1992 (age 25)
Arlington, Texas
Residence Arlington, Texas
Height 1.49 m (4 ft 11 in)
Coach Olga Orlova, Craig Maurizi, Natalia Mishkutenok, Alexey Letov, Cheryl Pascarelli
Choreographer Olga Orlova, Robin Wagner, Nick Traxler, Olga Ganicheva, Evgueni Nemirovskii, Scott Brown
Skating club SC of New York
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 147.46
2008 JGP Sheffield
Short program 51.25
2008 JGP Sheffield
Free skate 96.21
2008 JGP Sheffield

Angela Yuka[1] Maxwell (born July 28, 1992) is an American former competitive figure skater. She won five medals on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and the junior silver medal at the 2008 U.S. Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Angela Maxwell was born in Arlington, Texas.[2] She lived and trained in Dallas, Texas from the beginning of her career until 2008. In 2008, she moved to Hackensack, New Jersey to train.

Maxwell is Japanese-American. Her mother is of Japanese descent and her father is of European descent.[3][4]


Angela Maxwell began skating at age six.[5] She first performed a backflip on ice at age nine.

In the 2003–04 season, Maxwell won the Southwestern Regional Championships on the juvenile level to qualify for the 2004 U.S. Junior Championships, which are the national championships in the United States for juvenile and intermediate level skaters. She placed 11th at the 2004 Junior Nationals.

The following season, she moved up to the intermediate level. She won the silver medal at the 2005 Southwestern Regionals and qualified for the 2005 U.S. Junior Championships. She placed fourth at that competition and won the pewter medal.

In the 2005–06 season, Maxwell moved up to the novice level. She won the silver medal at the 2006 Southwestern Regionals behind Alexe Gilles and qualified for the 2006 Midwestern Sectional Championships. She won the silver medal at that competition behind Rhiana Brammeier, which qualified her for the 2006 U.S. Championships. At the 2006 Nationals, Maxwell placed 11th. She was coached by Cheryl Pascarelli.[6]

Maxwell made a coaching change and remained on the novice level in the 2006–07 season. She won both her regional and sectional competitions to qualify for the 2007 U.S. Championships. She won the national novice title and was invited to skate in the exhibition gala. Maxwell performed an exhibition to the music of Jock Jams and performed two backflips on the ice. She was coached by Alexey Letov.[7] After Nationals, she competed at the International Challenge Cup on the novice level and won the competition. It was her first international competition.

In the 2007–08 season, Maxwell moved up to the junior level and was coached by Natalia Mishkutenok. She won the bronze medal at the 2007–08 ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Lake Placid, New York, which was the first event of the series, and performed a backflip on the ice on her way to accepting the medal. She was part of a US sweep at that competition of the ladies podium along with gold medalist Mirai Nagasu and silver medalist Alexe Gilles. Although her medal put her in a position to potentially qualify for the 2007–08 JGP Final, she did not receive a second assignment. Because she did not qualify for the Final, Maxwell had to qualify for the 2008 U.S. Championships through regionals and sectionals. She won the silver medal at the Southwestern Regionals on the junior level behind Chaochih Liu. She won the Midwestern Sectionals. At Nationals, Maxwell won the silver medal behind Alexe Gilles. Maxwell was the second alternate to the 2008 World Junior Championships.[8]

Ahead of the 2008–09 season, Maxwell relocated from Dallas, Texas, to Hackensack, New Jersey, where she chose Olga Orlova as her new coach.[9] She began her season at the 2008–09 ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Ostrava, Czech Republic, and won the silver medal. She then competed at the JGP event in Sheffield in England, where she took the bronze. She, thus, qualified for the JGP Final, where she finished 5th overall. She competed for the first time as a senior at the 2009 U.S. Championships, where she finished in 8th place.

In the 2009–10 ISU Junior Grand Prix series, Maxwell won silver medals in Hungary and Germany, earning qualification to her second JGP Final, where she finished 6th.


Maxwell performs a Biellmann spin during her What Hands Can Do/Waltz Masquerade short program at the 2008-2009 Junior Grand Prix Final.
Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
  • Children of Dune
    by Brian Tyler
    choreo. by Olga Ganicheva

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10
JGP Final 5th 6th
JGP Czech Republic 2nd
JGP Germany 2nd
JGP Hungary 2nd
JGP United Kingdom 3rd
JGP United States 3rd
Challenge Cup 1st N
U.S. Championships 11th N 1st N 2nd J 8th
Midwestern Sect. 2nd N 1st N 1st J
Southwestern Reg. 2nd N 1st N 2nd J
Levels – N: Novice; J: Junior


  1. ^ "List of senior tests passed" (PDF). U.S. Figure Skating. March 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Angela MAXWELL: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Earlier versions". Archived from the original on August 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ Umeda, Yoko (July 15, 2008). "全米ジュニア2位 アンジェラ・マクスウェルインタビュー(1) バックフリップも見せる日系2世" (in Japanese). Iceblue. Archived from the original on October 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ Mittan, J. Barry (December 18, 2008). "Maxwell continues to excel on the ice". 
  6. ^ a b "2006 U.S. Championships: Angela Maxwell" (PDF). U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on February 19, 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "2007 U.S. Championships: Angela Maxwell". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on October 13, 2008. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Figure Skating Announces World, Four Continents and World Junior Teams". U.S. Figure Skating. January 28, 2008. Archived from the original on February 8, 2009. 
  9. ^ a b c "Angela Maxwell interview". October 6, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Angela MAXWELL: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 13, 2009. 
  11. ^ Wojdyla, Michelle (December 3, 2004). "Intermediate Ladies and Men Flirt with Perfection in Jamestown". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on February 7, 2005. 
  12. ^ Wojdyla, Michelle (December 5, 2004). "Sherry Barnes and Kevin Sun Win Intermediate Ladies and Men's Titles in Jamestown". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on February 8, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Competition Results: Angela MAXWELL". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 24, 2014. 

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