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Tests Passed/U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalists
The test structure is the backbone of U.S. Figure Skating. Passing skill tests presided over by official judges advances the skater to the next level. Skaters test in moves in the field, free skating, pairs and ice dancing. As a skater advances, the tests become more difficult. The highest achievement in each discipline is passing the senior, also called "gold," test. When a skater passes a gold test, he or she earns the designation "U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist."
Becoming a U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication to the sport. In a typical year, approximately 40,000 U.S. Figure Skating test levels are completed by athletes; of those, about 1,300, or 3 percent, are at the gold or senior level.
When an athlete passes the senior test, he or she receives a congratulatory letter from the president of U.S. Figure Skating, a gold certificate and a gold lapel pin to commemorate the accomplishment, and is eligible to purchase the gold test medal and the U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist jacket. It is also an accomplishment that goes on the skater's permanent U.S. Figure Skating record, and can be used on a resume or college application.
Learn more about the U.S. Figure Skating test structure.
Every month we'll highlight in this space those who have passed senior or gold tests. Gold tests from the previous month are available in PDF format as are all tests passed below the senior or gold level.
Congratulations to the following skaters who have passed their senior and gold tests (based on test reports received in April, 2013).
Senior Moves In The Field
Madelyn Adams - Tidewater FSC
Jocelyn B Albaugh - Washington FSC
Kenneth J. Anderson - Nashville FSC
Lexie Anderson - Bismarck FSC, Inc.
Delaney A Andrist - Eugene FSC
Chase Belmontes - Broadmoor SC, Inc.
Jacqueline Benson - Coyotes SC of Arizona
Carolina Call - All Year FSC
Sarah Campbell - Skokie Valley SC
Delaney B Cattano - Palm Beach FSC
Caroline C. Cherry - Great Bay FSC, Inc.
Julia Choi - Columbia FSC (MD)
Isabella G Colasanti - Ice House Skating Academy
Caroline Dance - Rochester FSC
Taylor L Dean - Blue Ridge FSC
Julianna L. DeContreaus - Vaca Valley FSC, Inc.
Gilliane Dixon - Houston FSC
Alexandria Dramis - Chesapeake FSC, Inc.
Mickayla Eberly - Hershey FSC
Aimee Evans - Northern Ice SC
Genavieve E Federhofer - Pines FSC
Daryn Finkelstein - Shattuck - St. Mary's
Mitchell V. Friess - Wasatch FSC
Giorgina M. Giampaolo - The Skating Club Of Boston
Ellie Gilbreath - Tulsa FSC, Inc
April Goldberg - Essex SC of NJ, Inc.
Brenna C Greco - Desert Ice SC Of Arizona
Ariana J Grymski - DuPage FSC
Alexa Guittari - Essex SC of NJ, Inc.
Meghan E Halaburda - Fort Wayne ISC, Inc.
Cambria Henderson - Stars FSC of Texas
Brooke N. Hennessy - Western Michigan University S
Julia Hussian - Starlight Ice Dance Club
Lauren M. Jackson - Farmington Hills FSC
Kelly Jiang - Northern Blades NSC FSC
Beth A Johnson - Shattuck - St. Mary's
Max A. Kruger-Dull - Hamden Figure Skating Assc Inc
Jenna Lahey - Colonial FSC
Beverly Laksana - All Year FSC
Lydia Lau - South Bay FSC, Inc.
Victoria S. Lebryk - Dearborn FSC
William Lindsay - Detroit SC, Inc.
Grace McGough - Essex SC of NJ, Inc.
Leslie Alana Meisel - All Year FSC
Jenna Mendelsohn - Skokie Valley SC
Valerie Mignogna - Euclid Blade & Edge FSC, Inc.
Bianca Monet Miller - Escondido FSC
Sydney Miller - Essex SC of NJ, Inc.
Reina Nagasaka - DuPage FSC
Akari M Nakahara - All Year FSC
Morgan Olsen - Individual Member
Ashley Osborne - Desert Ice SC Of Arizona
Kiki Owens - Desert Ice SC Of Arizona
Selina Pan - Los Angeles FSC
Sarah Patterson - Desert Ice SC Of Arizona
Alyssa K. Politoski - Great Neck FSC, Inc.
Anthony Ponomarenko - The Skating Club of San Fran
Kaitlin R. Prakken - The New Edge FSC
Anupama Rao - Gate City FSC
Kenneth C Reily - Braemar-City of Lakes FSC
Payton Simmons Roy - Genesee FSC
Emily M Sacks - Richmond FSC, Inc.
Brianne L. Safer - DuPage FSC
Kylie Saloma - Wissahickon SC
Nikki Sather - Amherst SC, Inc.
Annmarie Schmid - Braemar-City of Lakes FSC
Alec Schmitt - Bremerton FSC
Jonathan A Schultz - FSC of Southern California
Kimberly A Scott - Greater Grand Rapids FSC
Riley Shore - St. Paul FSC, Inc
Eric Sjoberg - University of Delaware FSC
Justin Smith - Individual Member
Madeline Solomon - Panthers FSC, Inc.
Jenna Song - Stars FSC of Texas
Erica T Steinel - Winterhurst FSC
Brooke Steiner - Plymouth FSC
Caroline Sterman - Philadelphia SC & HS
Morgan L Sterns - Wisconsin FSC, Inc.
Emily C Tharp - SC of North Carolina
Brynn I Thomas - Washington FSC
Kevin Trindl - Escondido FSC
Doralyn C Turner - Mentor FSC
Amanda Wang - The Skating Club Of Boston
Rachel Weintraub - Gate City FSC
Alexandra Q Welch - Bremerton FSC
Rebecca J. Winer - University of Delaware FSC
Tommy Wu - Colorado SC
Christina Yue - The Skating Club of San Francisco, I
Adult Gold Moves In The Field
M. Andrew Arteaga - Los Angeles FSC
Eva Chang - Richmond FSC, Inc.
Anna Chesson - FSC of Charleston
Maggie Frank - Juneau SC
Kimberly S Kell - Richmond FSC, Inc.
Marcella M. Vucenic - Red Rose FSC
Elena Watson - Washington FSC
Dr Leah Weinberg - Atlanta FSC
Mira Younger - SC of Morris NJ, Inc.
Dorothy J Zukor - The Gardens FSC of Maryland
Senior Moves In The Field - Adult
Margo K Bott - Chicago FSC
Masters Adult Gold Moves In The Field
Erin Stearns - All Year FSC
Senior Free Skating
Cale W. Ambroz - FSC of Bloomington
Jessie L. Anderson - Winterhurst FSC
Meaghan V Behrens - SC of Phoenix
Marylin Cai - Stars FSC of Texas
Sarah Checkosky - Denver FSC
Jasmine T. Chen - The Skating Club of San Francisc
Franchesca Mary Chiera - Panthers FSC, Inc.
Kaitrin E. Colby - DuPage FSC
DeAnn E. Devers - Stars FSC of Texas
Jessica Dunning - Highland SC
Polina Mary Edmunds - Peninsula SC
Julia Feng - St. Moritz ISC, Inc.
Zane M Frick - Red River Valley FSC
Sarah Vadskjaer Grapek - Penguin FSC, Inc.
Savannah N. Grey - SC of Phoenix
Christine E. Magill - The Skating Club Of Boston
Samantha C Mapes - Capital City FSC, Inc.
Gabrielle E. Mauro - Amherst SC, Inc.
Rachel A. Mendelson - All Year FSC
Meagan Midkiff - Stars FSC of Texas
Alexie A. Mieskoski - Columbus FSC
Jillian E. Moossmann - The SC of New York, Inc.
Rachel M Musselwhite - Skokie Valley SC
Tina Thy-Thy Nguyen - Broadmoor SC, Inc.
Nicole C. Otto - Southport SC
Ryan M. Otto - Southport SC
Olivia Pastore - The Skating Club Of Boston
Sarah Pultorak - Colorado SC
Alexa R Savona - University of Delaware FSC
Morgan M. Sewall - North Atlantic FSC
Matej B. Silecky - The SC of New York, Inc.
Amelia Steeger - The Skating Club Of Boston
Sarah Sun - Texas Gulf Coast FSC
Amanda M Tucciarone - The SC of New Hartford
Allyson Vander Klok - Greater Grand Rapids FSC
Deanna Velez - Panthers FSC, Inc.
Adult Gold Free Skating
Leesa A. Johnson - McCall FSC
Ekaterina Lancaster - Vaca Valley FSC, Inc.
Senior Pair Test
Jessica Noelle Calalang - DuPage FSC
Zack L Sidhu - Las Vegas FSC
Gold Dance Test
Kirsten S. Clark - Louisville Skating Academy, Inc.
Amber Hunt - Columbus FSC
Nicholas A. Jesionek - Stars FSC of Texas
India R. Johnson - Farmington Hills FSC
Aidan H. Lorch-Liebel - University of Delaware FSC
Allison K. Tully - Central Pennsylvania FSC
Senior Free Dance Test
Tyrrell G. Cockrum - Kingsgate SC
Selah M Early - Everett FSC
Christian P. Erwin - Wisconsin FSC, Inc.
MacKenzie L. Reid - Wisconsin FSC, Inc.
Anne M White - Individual Member
Senior Solo Free Dance
Sarah B. Arnold - Miami University
Danielle Calthorpe - Pond FSC
Christopher A. Kinser - Vaca Valley FSC, Inc.
Emily Lacher - Louisville Skating Academy, Inc.
Toni Marcotte - SC of Northern Virginia