Stephanie Westerfeld

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Stephanie Westerfeld
Personal information
Country represented  United States
Born (1943-10-08)October 8, 1943
Died February 15, 1961(1961-02-15) (aged 17)
Skating club Broadmoor Figure Skating Club

Stephanie "Steffi" Westerfeld (October 8, 1943 – February 15, 1961) was an American figure skater.

She earned a place on the United States' world team for the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships after she finished second at 1961 U.S National Championships.

She died on February 15, 1961 when Sabena Flight 548 crashed on its way to the World Championships in Prague. She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her sister, Sharon, was also killed in the crash and is buried next to her in the family plot.

Westerfeld was an honor student, pianist and homecoming queen at Cheyenne Mountain High School.


Event 1960 1961
U.S. Championships 4th 2nd