Messing at the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy
|Former country(ies) represented||United States|
January 23, 1992 |
Girdwood, Anchorage, Alaska
|Former coach||Anne Durham|
|Skating club||Sherwood Fsc, Alberta, Canada|
|ISU personal best scores|
2010 Junior Worlds
2011 Junior Worlds
2010 Junior Worlds
Keegan Messing (born January 23, 1992) is a Canadian-American figure skater. He is a two-time (2011, 2012) International Cup of Nice champion and the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist. He placed 4th at the 2010 World Junior Championships.
Keegan Messing was born on January 23, 1992 in Girdwood, Anchorage, Alaska, USA. He has two brothers, Paxon and Tanner. He holds dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship. His mother was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His father is a firefighter.
Messing started skating at age 3 after watching the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Naming Elvis Stojko as his biggest influence, Messing said, "Watching him skate made me want to skate". In addition to singles, Messing formerly competed in pair skating with Ellie Gottstein.
Messing won the junior silver medal at the 2009 U.S. Championships. The following season, he made his senior national debut, finishing 9th. He finished 8th at the 2011 U.S. Nationals. He trains in Alaska.
In July 2014, Messing said that he would begin competing for Canada. In the 2014–15 season, he won bronze at the Skate Canada Challenge and qualified for the 2015 Canadian Championships. He placed fifth at Nationals, representing a club in Sherwood Park, Alberta.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|GP Skate Canada||11th|
|CS Nepela Trophy||5th|
For the United States
|Cup of Nice||1st||1st|
|JGP Czech Rep.||4th||4th|
|U.S. Champ.||3rd N.||5th J.||2nd J.||9th||8th||7th||16th||12th|
|U.S. Jr. Champ.||5th Jv.||6th I.||9th I.|
|Pacific Coast||1st N.||2nd J.||1st J.||2nd|
|Northwest Pacific||1st Jv.||1st Jv.||1st I.||1st I.||1st N.|
|Levels: Jv. = Juvenile, I. = Intermediate; N. = Novice, J. = Junior|
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