Megan Wessenberg

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Megan Wessenberg
Megan Wessenberg - 2018 Skate America.jpg
Wessenberg at 2018 Skate America
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1998-07-07) July 7, 1998 (age 23)
Boston, Massachusetts
ResidenceMedway, Massachusetts
Height1.56 m (5 ft 1+12 in)
PartnerBlake Eisenach
CoachTodd Sand
Jenni Meno
Former coachMark Mitchell
Peter Johansson
Debra Leeming
ChoreographerJamie Isley
Former skating clubMitchell Johansson Method
Training locationsIrvine, California
Former training locationsRevere, Massachusetts
Began skating2003
ISU personal best scores
Combined total170.33
2018 Skate America
Short program60.20
2018 Skate America
Free skate110.13
2018 Skate America

Megan Wessenberg (born July 7, 1998) is an American figure skater. She placed sixth at a Grand Prix event, the 2018 Skate America. Earlier in her career, she was the 2016 U.S. junior national bronze medalist.

Early life[edit]

Wessenberg was born on July 7, 1998 in Boston.[1] After graduating from Newton North High School in 2017, she enrolled at Northeastern University, majoring in biology.[2]

Skating career[edit]

Wessenberg began learning to skate in 2003.[1] Coached by Mark Mitchell and Peter Johansson, she debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in September 2015.[3] In January, she won the junior bronze medal at the 2016 U.S. Championships.[2]

Wessenberg finished 14th in the senior ranks at the 2017 U.S. Championships.

Representing the Skating Club of Boston, Wessenberg won gold at the Lake Placid Figure Skating Championships in July 2018.[4] At the 2018 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy, she placed seventh in the ladies competition, scoring 143.47 points.[5] In October, she competed at a Grand Prix event, the 2018 Skate America.[6] She finished second-highest of the three American entries in the ladies' competition, in sixth place.

In June 2020, Wessenberg switched disciplines to pair skating and left longtime coaches Mitchell and Johansson to train with Todd Sand and Jenni Meno in Irvine, California.[7] While searching for a partner, she has been practicing pairs skills with Chris Knierim.[8]

In January 2021, it was announced that she had teamed up with Blake Eisenach.[9]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2019–2020
[10]
2018–2019
[1]
2017–2018
[2]
  • You Don't Own Me
    performed by Brenna Whitaker
2016–2017
[2][11]
2015–2016
[3]
  • I Put a Spell on You
    by Jay Hawkins
    performed by Annie Lennox

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

Pairs with Eisenach[edit]

National[2]
Event 21–22
U.S. Champ. 4th J

Ladies Singles[edit]

International[12]
Event 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
GP NHK Trophy 12th
GP Skate America 6th
CS Finlandia 8th
CS Golden Spin 12th
CS Lombardia 11th
CS Ondrej Nepela 7th
Philadelphia 5th
International: Junior[12]
JGP Czech Republic 6th
JGP Poland 7th
National[2][13]
U.S. Champ. 10th J 9th J 3rd J 14th 17th 6th
Eastern Sectionals 2nd J 3rd J 2nd 4th 2nd
Pacific Coast Sect. 3rd J
New England Reg. 1st J 2nd J 1st 1st
Central Pacific Reg. 3rd J
J = Junior level

Juvenile through novice career[edit]

National[2][13]
Event 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13
U.S. Championships 9th N
U.S. Junior Championships 12th V
Eastern Sectionals 4th N
New England Regionals 7th V 4th V 5th I 1st N
Levels: V = Juvenile; I = Intermediate; N = Novice; J = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Megan WESSENBERG: 2018/2019". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 24, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Megan Wessenberg". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on October 24, 2018.
    "Earlier versions". IceNetwork.com. Archived from the original on June 9, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Megan WESSENBERG: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 28, 2016.
  4. ^ Sausa, Christie (July 6, 2018). "Skaters launch season in Lake Placid". lakeplacidnews.com. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "Team USA Collects Five Medals at Two Challenger Series Events". usfsa.org. September 22, 2018. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  6. ^ Bowker, Paul D. (October 19, 2018). "Five For Friday: Figure Skating's Skate America". Team USA. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  7. ^ Sand, Todd; Meno, Jenni (June 8, 2020). "So fun to see how quickly Megan Wessenberg is learning pairs" (Instagram). Archived from the original on 2021-12-25.
  8. ^ "Megan Wessenberg". Ice Partner Search. Archived from the original on October 10, 2020. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  9. ^ Anything GOEs [@AnythingGOE] (January 30, 2021). "Megan Wessenberg / Blake Eisenach are a new pairs team" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ "Megan WESSENBERG: 2019/2020". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 18, 2019.
  11. ^ "Megan WESSENBERG: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 21, 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Competition Results: Megan WESSENBERG". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 24, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Megan WESSENBERG". rinkresults.com.

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