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Kimmie Meissner

Born: October 4, 1989 – Towson, Maryland
Height: 5'3"
Level: Senior
School: University of Delaware
Home Club: University of Delaware FSC
Hometown: Bel Air, Maryland
Training Town: Newark, Delaware
Coach: Pam Gregory
Choreographer: Lori Nichol, David Wilson

U.S. Team

Event News
Ando Wins Gold; Meissner Fourth at World Championships
Great Night of Skating in Ladies Short Program
Meissner Wins Gold, Hughes Collects the Silver at Four Continents
Rochette Wins Short Program, But Sawada Charms the Crowd
Top U.S. Athletes To Battle It Out at Four Continents
World Champion Kimmie Meissner Prepares for Skate America
Asada Storms to Short Program lead; Meissner Third
Ando Surprises The Field by Winning Skate America Gold
Vote for Kimmie Meissner To Win ESPY
Kimmie Meissner Named USOC March Female Athlete of the Month
World Champion Kimmie Meissner Throws Out First Pitch at Opening Day in Philadelphia
Kimmie Meissner Wins World Title; Cohen Wins Bronze
U.S. Ladies in Top Three After Second Qualifying Round
Kimmie Meissner Makes Her Torino Debut
Gold Medal Hopes in Olympic Ladies Competition
Cohen, Meissner, Kwan Nominated To 2006 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team
Lysacek Starts Off Right at NHK Trophy
Meissner Triples Her Pleasure at NHK Trophy
Meissner Participates in Media Day For the 2005 Campbell's Classic in Minnesota
Meissner To Lead Seventh-Inning Stretch At Minnesota Twins Game On Sept. 2
Hughes Skates onto Podium Behind Asada, Kim
Mixed Emotions on Day One at World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships Host the Top Young Athletes
Nine U.S. Titles for Kwan and a Triple Axel for Meissner
Other News
Meissner Hits the Books for Cool Kids Reading Challenge
Kimmie Meissner Lands Three Endorsement Deals
Kimmie Meissner Wins 2006 Readers' Choice Award
Kimmie Meissner Supports Cool Kids Campaign
Skating Stars On Today Show's Olympic Countdown Thursday

Competitive History
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 — 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 — and her first international gold medal — 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".

Notes
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



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