Sarah Feng

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Sarah Feng
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1999-09-02) September 2, 1999 (age 19)
Los Angeles, California
Home town Fremont, California
Residence Colorado Springs, Colorado
Height 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Partner TJ Nyman
Former partner Anthony Ponomarenko
Coach Dalilah Sappenfield, Larry Ibarra, Robin Szolkowy
Choreographer John Kerr, Ilona Melnichenko
Skating club SC of San Francisco
Training locations Colorado Springs, Colorado
Began skating 2003
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 163.44
2018 JGP Czech Republic
Short program 58.90
2018 JGP Czech Republic
Free skate 104.54
2018 JGP Czech Republic

Sarah Feng (born September 2, 1999) is an American pair skater. With her skating partner, TJ Nyman, she is the 2018 U.S. national silver medalist. The pair placed within the top eight at the 2018 World Junior Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Feng was born on September 2, 1999 in Los Angeles, California to Lisa and GJ Feng.[1] She has an older sister named Helen and a younger sister named Natalie.[2] Feng is currently a student at Colorado Springs Early Colleges.[2]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Feng previously competed with Anthony Ponomarenko in ice dance from 2010 to 2014. The two won the bronze medal in novice ice dancing at the 2014 U.S. Championships. They split so that Feng could focus on her singles career.

2016–2017 season[edit]

Feng teamed up with TJ Nyman to compete in pairs in April 2017.[2]. The two were introduced by their coach, Dalilah Sappenfield.[3]

2017–2018 season[edit]

Feng / Nyman received their first Junior Grand Prix assignment in the 2017–18 season. They placed 8th at 2018 JGP Croatia.

Feng / Nyman won gold at 2017–18 Pacific Sectionals to qualify for Nationals in their first season together. They won silver at 2018 U.S. Nationals in junior pairs after skating together for less than a year.[3] As a result, they were named to the U.S. team for the 2018 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, along with winners Audrey Lu / Misha Mitrofanov.[3] Feng / Nyman finished eighth at the competition. Combined with Lu / Mitrofanov's fifth place finish, they earned three spots for U.S. pairs at the 2019 World Junior Figure Skating Championships for the first time since 2016.[4]

2018–2019 season[edit]

Feng / Nyman opened the season at 2018 JGP Canada, where they finished sixth. They won their first international medal, a bronze, at 2018 JGP Czech Republic.[5] Their results earned them a berth to the 2018–19 Junior Grand Prix Final in December in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[5]

Programs[edit]

With Nyman[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2018–2019
[1]
  • Farrucas
2017–2018
[6]

Competitive highlights[edit]

JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Nyman[edit]

International[7]
Event 17–18 18–19
Junior Worlds 8th
JGP Final TBD
JGP Canada 6th
JGP Croatia 8th
JGP Czech Republic 3rd
National
U.S. Champ. 2nd J
Pacific Coast Sectionals 1st J
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

With Ponomarenko[edit]

National
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14
U.S. Championships 8th N 3rd N
U.S. Junior Champ. 3rd V 5th I
Levels: V = Juvenile; I = Intermediate; N = Novice

Ladies' singles[edit]

National[8]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
U.S. Championships 8th N 10th J
U.S. Junior Champ. 8th I
Pacific Coast Sectionals 4th N 4th J 12th J
Central Pacific Regionals 8th I 1st I 2nd N 5th N 2nd J 5th J 1st J
Levels: I = Intermediate; N = Novice; J = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sarah FENG / TJ NYMAN: 2018/2019". International Skating Union.
  2. ^ a b c "Sarah Feng and TJ Nyman". U.S. Figure Skating.
  3. ^ a b c DeWerff, Sue (January 11, 2018). "Local skating duo take silver at Nationals". Florida Today.
  4. ^ "United States Wins One Medal at World Junior Championships" (Press release). U.S. Figure Skating. March 10, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Team USA Earns Six Medals at Two Competitions This Weekend" (Press release). U.S. Figure Skating. September 29, 2018.
  6. ^ "Sarah FENG / TJ Nyman: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "Sarah FENG/TJ NYMAN: Competition Results". International Skating Union.
  8. ^ "Sarah Feng". Stats on Ice. Retrieved October 8, 2018.