Leah Keiser

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Leah Keiser
2012-12 Final Grand Prix 3d 017 Leah Keiser.JPG
Keiser in December 2013
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1997-09-13) September 13, 1997 (age 19)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Home town Irvine, California
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Coach Tammy Gambill
Former coach John Nicks, Frank Carroll, Christa Fassi
Choreographer Lori Nichol, Justin Dillon
Former choreographer Phillip Mills
Skating club All Year FSC Ontario
Training locations Riverside, California
Aliso Viejo, California
Began skating 2001
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 156.33
2012 JGP Turkey
Short program 55.14
2012 JGP Germany
Free skate 105.63
2012 JGP Turkey

Leah Keiser (born September 13, 1997) is an American figure skater. She is the 2012 JGP Turkey gold medalist.

Personal life[edit]

Leah Keiser was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has a sister, Emily, a half-sister, Stephanie, and two half-brothers, Alex and Thomas, who play in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers.[1] Leah now attends Northwestern University studying chemical engineering with plans to graduate in the spring of 2020.

Career[edit]

Keiser debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in the 2012–13 season. She won gold in Istanbul,[2] Turkey and placed fourth in her next event, in Chemnitz, Germany. She qualified for the JGP Final in Sochi, Russia, where she finished 6th. She withdrew from the 2013 U.S. Championships.

Keiser finished tenth at the 2014 U.S. Championships. During the 2014–15 JGP series, she won a bronze medal in Ljubljana, Slovenia and then competed in Dresden, Germany.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2014–2015
[3]
2013–2014
[4]
2012–2013
[5]
2011–2012
[1]
  • Intro. and Rondo Capriccioso
    by Camille Saint-Saëns
2010–2011
[1]
2009–2010
[1]
  • Carmen
    performed by
    the British Symphony Orchestra

Competitive highlights[edit]

2009–present[edit]

International: Junior[6]
Event 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
JGP Final 6th
JGP Germany 4th 8th
JGP Slovenia 3rd
JGP Turkey 1st
Challenge Cup 1st J.
National[1]
U.S. Champ. 1st N. 12th WD 10th 12th
Pacific Coast 3rd N. 6th J. 1st 3rd 2nd
Southwest Pacific 2nd N. 3rd J. 1st
WD = Withdrew; Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

2007–2009[edit]

National[1]
Event 2007–08 2008–09
U.S. Junior Championships 1st Jv.
Southwest Pacific Regionals 2nd Jv. 6th I.
Jv. = Juvenile; I. = Intermediate

Detailed results[edit]

2014–15 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
November 19–22, 2014 2015 Pacific Coast Senior 1
59.57
2
102.77
2
162.34
October 1–4, 2014 2014 JGP Germany Junior 7
49.66
9
78.97
8
128.63
August 27–30, 2014 2014 JGP Slovenia Junior 8
47.66
3
101.58
3
149.24
2013–14 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
January 5–12, 2014 2014 U.S. Championships Senior 8
57.41
9
102.92
10
160.33
November 19–23, 2013 2014 Pacific Coast Senior 1
56.92
3
89.71
3
146.63
2012–13 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
December 6–9, 2012 2012-13 JGP Final Junior 6
47.23
6
90.21
6
137.44
October 10–13, 2012 2012 JGP Germany Junior 2
55.14
7
86.01
4
141.15
September 19–22, 2012 2012 JGP Turkey Junior 3
50.70
1
105.63
1
156.33
2011–12 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
March 8–11, 2012 2012 Challenge Cup Junior 1
51.64
1
93.63
1
145.27
January 22–29, 2012 2012 U.S. Championships Senior 10
52.44
11
93.11
12
145.55

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Leah Keiser". IceNetwork. 
  2. ^ http://www.isuresults.com/results/jgptur2012/jgptur2012_JuniorLadies_FS_Scores.pdf
  3. ^ "Leah KEISER: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Leah KEISER: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Leah KEISER: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Competition Results: Leah KEISER". International Skating Union. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Leah Keiser at Wikimedia Commons