Megan Williams-Stewart

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Megan Williams-Stewart
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Williams-Stewart at the 2007 Nebelhorn Trophy
Personal information
Full nameMegan Williams-Stewart
Country represented Puerto Rico
Former country(ies) represented United States
Born (1987-06-27) June 27, 1987 (age 32)
Takoma Park, Maryland
Home townEllicott City, Maryland
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Former coachJeff DiGregorio, Jeff Merica, Pam Gregory
Former choreographerIrina Romanova, Tom Dickson, Catarina Lindgren
Skating clubUniversity of Delaware FSC
Began skating1990
Retired2010
ISU personal best scores
Combined total108.11
2005 JGP Andorra
Short program42.69
2005 JGP Andorra
Free skate65.42
2005 JGP Andorra

Megan Williams-Stewart (born June 27, 1987) is an American former competitive figure skater. She is the 2006 Ondrej Nepela Memorial champion and 2007 Nebelhorn Trophy silver medalist. She began representing Puerto Rico in the 2008–09 season and became the 2009 Puerto Rican national silver medalist.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Williams-Stewart was born on June 27, 1987 in Takoma Park, Maryland.[2] She was raised in Ellicott, Maryland. Her mother, Ellen Williams, competed in speed skating, appearing five times at the U.S. Speed Skating Championships and winning a medal at the North American Speed Skating Championships.[3]

Career[edit]

Williams-Stewart first qualified for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in the 2002–03 season. Skating on the junior level, she finished 13th at the 2003 U.S. Championships.

In the 2004–05 season, she qualified for the 2005 U.S. Championships on the senior level and placed 10th. Because of that placement, she was given a Junior Grand Prix assignment the following season.

In the 2005–06 season, Williams-Stewart competed at the 2005–06 ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Andorra and finished 5th. At the 2006 U.S. Championships, she repeated her 10th-place finish from the previous year.

In the 2006–07 season, having aged out of Juniors, Williams-Stewart was no longer eligible to compete on the Junior Grand Prix. She was sent to the 2006 Ondrej Nepela Memorial, a senior international competition, and won the event ahead of former European Champion Júlia Sebestyén. At the 2007 U.S. Championships, she placed 13th.

In the 2007–08 season, Williams-Stewart was assigned to another senior international competition, the Nebelhorn Trophy. There, she won the silver medal behind reigning European Champion Carolina Kostner and ahead of Finnish skater Laura Lepistö, who would go on to win the bronze medal at the 2008 European Championships. At the 2008 U.S. Championships, Williams-Stewart repeated her 13th-place finish of the previous year.

Following the 2007–08 season, Williams-Stewart switched to compete representing Puerto Rico. She was released by the U.S. Figure Skating Association in the summer of 2008 and began representing Puerto Rico in club competitions over the summer.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2009–10
[2]
  • Love Theme of Romeo and Juliet
2007–08
[3]
2006–07
[3]
2005–06
[3][4]

Competitive highlights[edit]

Williams-Stewart (left) at the 2007 Nebelhorn Trophy with Carolina Kostner (center) and Laura Lepistö (right).

JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[5]
Event 02–03
(USA)
03–04
(USA)
04–05
(USA)
05–06
(USA)
06–07
(USA)
07–08
(USA)
08–09
(PUR)
09–10
(PUR)
Nebelhorn Trophy 2nd 25th
Nepela Memorial 1st
JGP Andorra 5th
National[3]
U.S. Champ. 13th J. 10th 10th 13th 13th
Puerto Rican Champ. 2nd
Eastern Sectionals 4th J. 6th 4th 3rd 4th 3rd
South Atlantic Regionals 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st
North Atlantic Regionals 4th J.
J. = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 Puerto Rican Championships
  2. ^ a b "Megan WILLIAMS STEWART: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ a b c d e "Megan Williams-Stewart". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007.
  4. ^ "Megan WILLIAMS STEWART: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 17, 2006.
  5. ^ "Competition Results: Megan WILLIAMS STEWART". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 24, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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