ATHLETE BIOS » LADIES
|2007 World Championships - 4th||2004 Junior Grand Prix (Long Beach) - 2nd|
|2007 Four Continents Championships - 1st||2004 Junior Grand Prix (France) - 2nd|
|2007 State Farm U.S. Championships - 1st||2004 World Junior Championships - 2nd|
|2006 Trophee Eric Bompard - 3rd||2004 State Farm U.S. Championships, Junior - 1st|
|2006 Skate America - 2nd||2003 Junior Grand Prix Final - 5th|
|2006 Campbell's Cup (Team USA Ladies) - 2nd||2003 Junior Grand Prix (Slovenia) - 1st|
|2006 World Championships - 1st||2003 Junior Grand Prix (Sofia) - 2nd|
|2006 Olympic Winter Games - 6th||2003 Triglav Trophy, Novice - 3rd|
|2006 State Farm U.S. Championships - 2nd||2003 State Farm U.S. Championships, Novice - 1st|
|2005 NHK Trophy - 5th||2003 Eastern Sectional, Novice - 1st|
|2005 Trophee Eric Bompard - 5th||2003 South Atlantic Regional, Novice - 2nd|
|2005 Campbell's Classic - 2nd||2002 South Atlantic Regional, Intermediate - 7th|
|2005 Marshalls U.S. Figure Skating Challenge - 4th||2001 U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate - 16th|
|2005 World Junior Championships - 4th||2001 South Atlantic Regional, Intermediate - 3rd|
|2005 State Farm U.S. Championships - 3rd||2000 U.S. Junior Championships, Juvenile - 16th|
|2004 Junior Grand Prix Final - 3rd||2000 South Atlantic Regional, Juvenile - 4th|
|2004 Campbell's Classic - 5th|
2007-08 Season Notes
SP Music: "The Feeling Begins" by Peter Gabriel; FS Music: "Ever After" movie soundtrack.
Goal is to improve her skating both artistically and technically.
2006-07 Season Notes
Short Program Music: "Snowstorm" by Sviridov (choreographed by Nikoli Morozov); Free Skate Music: "Galicie Flamenco" (choreographed by Lori Nichol)
Goals for this season are to continue to progress and "find my style."
2005-06 Season Notes
Short Program Music: "Symphonic Dances" by Rachmaninoff; Free Skate Music: "Belkis, Queen of Sheba" by Respighi.
Had a breakthrough season, finishing second at the U.S. Championships, sixth at the Olympic Winter Games and first at the World Championships ... Performed a flawless seven-triple free skate (with two triple-triples) to win the World title ... Nominated for an ESPY for "Breakout Athlete" ... Named the USOC's March Athlete of the Month for winning the World title.
2004-05 Season Notes
Short program music: DeBussy's "Reverie"; Free skate music: "Daphnis and Chloe" ... Qualified for the JGP Final, where she finished third overall with a great free skate ... Was a late addition to the Campbell's Classic Â— her first chance to skate against the likes of Michelle Kwan and Sasha Cohen ... Landed a triple Axel and the 2005 U.S. Championships - the first triple Axel by a U.S. woman since Tonya Harding ... Age kept her from competing in the World Championships after she finished third at the U.S. Championships.
2003-04 Season Notes
Meissner jump-started her junior-level career with a second-place finish at the Junior Grand Prix in Sofia ... She was fifth after the short program but jumped up to win the silver with a great free skate ... Then, she won her first Junior Grand Prix gold Â— and her first international gold medal Â— at the Junior Grand Prix event in Slovenia ... She qualified for the Junior Grand Prix Final and finished fifth.....Her short program is skated to "Sand and Water" while her free skate is performed to "Pines of Rome".
Meissner began skating at age 6 when her backyard froze ... Participated in the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program ... Has three older brothers ... Supports the Cool Kids Campaign at Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland hospitals, a cause that benefits pediatric oncology patients ... Attends the University of Delaware ... Has a passion for running and helping others ... Hobbies include writing, reading, drawing and most outside sports ... Her work ethic and personality set her apart from others ... Not many people know that she plays the guitar and hates to fly ... Biggest life-defining moment was when her friend, Katie Fisher, died from cancer because it prompted her to be involved in the Cool Kids Campaign ... If she could be on a reality show it would be "So You Think You Can Dance" ... After skating, she is interested in becoming a physical therapist, specializing in sport medicine ... Suffered from a ruptured eardrum caused by the flight home from the 2006 Winter Olympic Games ... Went on to win the World Championships two weeks later, even though when she tried to spin, she lost her balance ... Would like to meet Michael Phelps because he is an amazing and determined athlete who is also from Baltimore ... Has everything on her iPod from Avril Lavigne and Snow Patrol to Keane and Kelly Clarkson.
Favorite TV show: So You Think You Can Dance
Favorite movies: The Illusionist, Dumb and Dumber
Favorite charity: The Cool Kids Campaign
Favorite celebrity: Orlando Bloom
Favorite book: I Am the Great Horse
Favorite web site: www.iTunes.com
Favorite food: Honey Nut Cheerios
Favorite drink: Sierra Mist