Sandi Sweitzer

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Sandi Sweitzer
Personal information
Full name Sandi Sue Sweitzer
Country represented United States
Born (1946-09-16) September 16, 1946 (age 70)
Santa Monica, California
Partner Roy Wagelein
Skating club Pickwick Center Skating Club
Retired 1968

Sandi Sue Sweitzer (born September 16, 1946) is an American former figure skater who competed in pairs with Roy Wagelein. They won the silver medal at the 1968 U.S. Championships and competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Sweitzer was born on September 16, 1946, in Santa Monica, California.[1] She married Roy Wagelein following the 1968 Olympics and the two had a daughter, Kristia, before divorcing.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Sweitzer was a member of the Pickwick Center Skating Club.[1] She teamed up with Wagelein ahead of the 1967–68 season.

Sweitzer/Wagelein were awarded the silver medal at the 1968 U.S. Championships, having finished second to Cynthia Kauffman / Ronald Kauffman. They were included in the U.S. team to the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. The pair placed 8th in the short program, 6th in the free skate, and 7th overall at the Olympics.[1] Making their final competitive appearance, they placed 8th at the 1968 World Championships in Geneva, Switzerland.

After retiring from competition, Sweitzer/Wagelein performed with the West Company of the Ice Capades for seven years.[3]

Results[edit]

With Wagelein
International
Event 1968
Winter Olympics 7th
World Championships 8th
National
U.S. Championships 2nd

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sandi Sweitzer". Sports Reference. 
  2. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (June 26, 2008). "Olympian Wagelein passes away in Phoenix". IceNetwork.com. 
  3. ^ a b "Passings: Roy Wagelein: World Team Member—1966, 1967, 1968 Olympic Team Member –1968." (PDF). 63 (4). The Los Angeles Figure Skating Club News Bulletin. July 2008. p. 9. Archived (PDF) from the original on November 3, 2016.