Jessica Rose Paetsch

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Jessica Rose Paetsch
Paetsch Meekins 1a.jpg
Paetsch performs a spiral with Drew Meekins in 2008.
Personal information
Full name Jessica Rose Paetsch
Country represented  United States
Born (1993-01-31) January 31, 1993 (age 24)
Home town Centennial, Colorado
Height 4 ft 11 in (1.50 m)
Former partner Drew Meekins
Jon Nuss
Coach Dalilah Sappenfield
Laureano Ibarra
Choreographer Zuzanna Szwed
Tom Dickson
Skating club Broadmoor SC

Jessica Rose Paetsch (born January 31, 1993 in Denver, Colorado) is an American pair skater. With former partner Jon Nuss, she is the 2008 U.S. Junior Champion and a two-time bronze medalist at the Junior Grand Prix Final.


Paetsch first tried to compete with Brady Miller. She teamed up with Jon Nuss in May 2005.[1] Paetsch & Nuss are the 2006 US National novice champions and 2007 national junior bronze medalists. They won the bronze medal at the 2006 Junior Grand Prix Final.

Although they placed fourth on the day, they were later awarded the bronze medal from the 2007–2008 Junior Grand Prix Final following the retroactive disqualification of first-place-finishers Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov due to a positive doping sample from Larionov. This bronze medal guaranteed Paetsch & Nuss a spot on the 2008–2009 Grand Prix of Figure Skating. They were assigned to the 2008 Skate Canada International Grand Prix competition.

Paetsch and Nuss announced the end of their partnership on July 14, 2008.[2] Paetsch teamed up to compete with Drew Meekins. They placed 10th at the 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

After qualifying for the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Paetsch and Meekins announced the end of their partnership in December 2009.


Season Short program Free skating

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Meekins)

Event 2008–2009 2009–2010
U.S. Championships 10th
Midwestern Sectionals 3rd
Eastern Sectionals 3rd

(with Nuss)

Event 2005–2006 2006–2007 2007–2008
World Junior Championships 5th
U.S. Championships 1st N. 3rd J. 1st J.
Junior Grand Prix Final 3rd 3rd[3]
Junior Grand Prix, Germany 1st
Junior Grand Prix, USA 5th
Junior Grand Prix, Taipei 3rd
Junior Grand Prix, Hungary 4th
N. = Novice level; J. = Junior level


  1. ^ Mittan, Barry (February 19, 2006). "Paetsch and Nuss Win U.S. Novice Gold". SkateToday. 
  2. ^ "Pairs Team Jessica Rose Paetsch and Jon Nuss End Partnership". U.S. Figure Skating. 2008-07-14. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  3. ^ Entry/Resultlist

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