Matthews and Maxim Zavozin in 2006.
|Country represented||United States|
May 21, 1987 |
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Former partner||Leif Gislason
|Former coach||Elena Garanina|
|Former choreographer||Elena Garanina|
|Skating club||Skating Club of New York|
Matthews teamed up with Maxim Zavozin in 2001. The ice dancing duo became the 2003 and 2004 U.S. junior champions and went on to capture the 2005 World Junior title. They won the pewter medal at the 2006 U.S. Championships and were sent to the 2006 Four Continents where they won silver. The next season, they placed fifth at the 2007 U.S. Championships. Matthews and Zavozin announced the end of their partnership on February 26, 2007.
Matthews teamed up with Canadian Leif Gislason. They intended to represent Canada but Matthews' request for a release was denied by U.S. Figure Skating. Their partnership ended after two years and a 5th-place finish at U.S. Nationals. She began a partnership with Elliot Pennington, who last competed in 2005 with Jane Summersett.
Matthews had hip injuries due to a macerated labrum, acetabular dysplasia, and vascular necrosis. This led to her competitive retirement, in September 2009. In 2010, she joined the coaching staff at The Skating Club of Boston.
|Season||Original dance||Free dance|
|GP Cup of China||5th|
|GP Cup of Russia||6th|
|GP Skate America||4th|
|JGP United States||1st|
|U.S. Champ.||3rd N||1st J||1st J||5th||4th||5th|
|Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior|
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