Angela Wang

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Angela Wang
2012-12 Final Grand Prix 3d 053 Angela Wang.JPG
Angela Wang in 2012
Personal information
Country representedUnited States
Born (1996-07-30) July 30, 1996 (age 25)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Height5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
CoachRavi Walia
Former coachChristy Krall
Damon Allen
Janet Champion
Scott Smith
ChoreographerKaren Kwan-Oppegard
Michelle Kwan
Tanith Belbin White
Former choreographerPhillip Mills
Jeffrey Buttle
Rachael Flatt
Tom Dickson
Damon Allen
Scott Brown
Skating clubSalt Lake City FSC
Training locationsEdmonton, Alberta
Former training locationsColorado Springs, Salt Lake City
Began skating2002
ISU personal best scores
Combined total183.85
2017 CS Finlandia Trophy
Short program62.54
2017 CS Finlandia Trophy
Free skate121.31
2017 CS Finlandia Trophy

Angela Wang (born July 30, 1996) is an American ladies' figure skater. She is the 2017 Bavarian Open champion, a three-time medalist on the ISU Challenger Series, and a three-time medalist on the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series. Her JGP medals include gold from a 2012 competition in Croatia.

Personal life[edit]

Angela Wang, an only child, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah.[1] Her mother, Shuyan, is an English-Mandarin translator, while her father, Laixin, is a pharmaceutical drug developer.[2] Her parents moved from China to the United States in 1994.[3]

Wang graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School in 2014.[2][4] She then majored in exercise science at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.[5][6]

Career[edit]

Wang began skating in 2002 because the Winter Olympics were held that year in her hometown of Salt Lake City.[2] She made her ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) debut during the 2010–2011 season, placing fourth at her sole assignment, the SBC Cup held in Japan.

Wang relocated to Colorado Springs in the summer of 2011 and joined Christy Krall and Damon Allen. Competing in the 2012 JGP series, she won bronze in Lake Placid, New York and gold in Zagreb, Croatia. She qualified for the JGP Final, where she placed fourth. She was coached by Christy Krall, Damon Allen, and Janet Champion in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[7]

The following season, Wang took silver in Gdańsk, Poland and placed fifth in Ostrava, Czech Republic, becoming the first alternate for the JGP Final. She was called up when Karen Chen withdrew and finished sixth.

Making her senior international debut, Wang medaled at two 2014–15 ISU Challenger Series events, taking bronze at the Lombardia Trophy and silver at the Autumn Classic. She placed 15th at the 2015 U.S. Championships and 10th at the 2016 U.S. Championships.

In October 2016, Wang withdrew from the 2016 Skate America due to a right ankle injury.[8] She finished 7th at the U.S. Championships in January 2017 and won gold the following month at the Bavarian Open.

In January 2018, Wang placed 7th again at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and was named as the third alternate for the 2018 Winter Olympics team. During the season, she was coached by Christy Krall, Ryan Bradley, and Erik Schulz in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[1] She then relocated to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to be coached by Ravi Walia.[2]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2018–2019
[2]
2017–2018
[1][9]
2016–2017
[10][5][11]
  • Over the Rainbow
    performed by Katharine McPhee
    choreo. by Phillip Mills
2015–2016
[12][13]
2014–2015
[2][14]
  • Paint It Black
    by Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà
    choreo. by Rachael Flatt
2013–2014
[4][15]
2012–2013
[7]
2011–2012
[2]
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    by Tan Dun
2010–2011
2009–2010
[2]
2008–2009
[2]

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

2010–2011 to present[edit]

International[16]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Four Continents 9th
GP Finland 11th
GP NHK Trophy 11th
GP Rostelecom Cup 9th
GP France 8th
GP Skate America WD
CS Autumn Classic 2nd
CS Finlandia 4th 8th
CS Golden Spin 5th
CS Lombardia 3rd
CS Nebelhorn WD
CS Ondrej Nepela WD
CS Tallinn Trophy 5th
CS U.S. Classic 3rd
Autumn Classic 3rd
Philadelphia 2nd
Bavarian Open 1st
International: Junior[16]
JGP Final 4th 6th
JGP Croatia 1st
JGP Czech Republic 5th
JGP Japan 4th
JGP Poland 2nd
JGP U.S. 3rd
National[2]
U.S. Champ. 8th 9th 15th 15th 10th 7th 7th WD
Pacific Coast 5th J 3rd
Central Pacific 1st J 1st
J = Junior level; TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

2005–2006 to 2009–2010[edit]

National[2]
Event 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10
U.S. Champ. 3rd N 7th J
U.S. Junior Champ. 7th V 9th I 4th I
Pacific Coast Sect. 2nd N 1st J
Central Pacific Reg. 1st V 1st I 1st I 2nd N 1st J
Levels: V = Juvenile; I = Intermediate; N = Novice; J = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Angela WANG: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 29, 2018.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Angela Wang". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on September 12, 2018.
    "Earlier versions: 2013–2018". IceNetwork.com. Archived from the original on July 1, 2018.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
    "Earlier versions: 2011–2013". Archived from the original on February 3, 2012.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ Rao, Anand (May 25, 2009). "Butterfly on Ice". Utah Stories. Archived from the original on March 23, 2012.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ a b Brannen, Sarah S.; Meekins, Drew (April 16, 2013). "The Inside Edge: Settlage's new art, Kerr's heart". IceNetwork.com. Archived from the original on January 8, 2014.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ a b Terry, Michael (August 1, 2016). "Aaron debuts 'Lion King' free at Collegiate champs; Wang cruises to ladies gold on strength of Buttle-choreographed free skate". IceNetwork.com.
  6. ^ Brannen, Sarah S. (March 3, 2017). "The Inside Edge: Skaters balance training, studies". IceNetwork.com.
  7. ^ a b "Angela WANG: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 9, 2013.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  8. ^ "Team USA announces Grand Prix series event withdrawals" (Press release). U.S. Figure Skating. October 12, 2016.
  9. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (August 7, 2018). "Dolensky, Tennell shine bright in Pennsylvania". IceNetwork.com.
  10. ^ "Angela WANG: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 28, 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  11. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (August 25, 2016). "Wagner, Gold hit Champs Camp in different places". IceNetwork.com.
  12. ^ "Angela WANG: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 28, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  13. ^ Slater, Paula (September 4, 2015). "USA's Wang staying healthy for 2015-16". Golden Skate.
  14. ^ "Angela WANG: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 22, 2015.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  15. ^ "Angela WANG: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 24, 2014.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  16. ^ a b "Competition Results: Angela WANG". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 21, 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Angela Wang at Wikimedia Commons