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Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County 49008
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OUR TEAM

Get to know our talented skaters! We are a group of collegiate level student athletes here at Western Michigan University. We work hard both as a student and an athlete! If you would like to become a part of our team, please contact Alyssa Dutton at alyssa.sutter11@gmail.com

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KATIE FIORE

President- Collegiate

Katie, our president, is a junior from Lake Forest, Illinois and is majoring in Sales and Business Marketing. She has passed her senior moves in the field, juvenile freeskate and pre-gold dances. Katie previously skated on Team USA with the Senior Crystallettes. She competed at the French Cup (2016, 2017) and Cup of Berlin (2017) where she was a bronze medalist. She also was a US National medalist in 2016 and 2017, and competed as a part of Team USA 2 at 2017 ISU World Championships. Her first season with WMU Katie was awarded "Rookie of the Year." In her free time she loves to explore different exercise classes and make smoothies for her roommates! She also sits not he executive boards for both the WMU Sports Club Council and WMU Sales and Business Marketing Association. Katie is very passionate about raising awareness for our sport and does so by being a representative for Synchronized Skating on the 2019 U.S,. Figure Skating Athlete's Advisory Committee, and within her role as an intern for get it called.

ELLYN PETRINO

Vice President- Collegiate

Ellyn, our vice president, is a junior from Long Island, New York and is majoring in Social Work and minoring in American Sign Language and Family Science. Ellyn has passed her senior moves in the field, intermediate freeskate, and silver dances. Ellyn has been skating for 12 years and has been skating synchro for 7 years. She is a four time national showcase competitor, senior gold medalist, coach for beginner 1 through preliminary. She also coaches preliminary synchro teams. In her free time Ellyn enjoys hanging out with friends, exploring new places, trying new foods, working with special needs children, and shopping!

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MEGAN WICH

Secretary- Collegiate

Megan, our secretary, is a junior from St. Louis, Missouri and is majoring in Speech Pathology and minoring in both American Sign Language and Psychology. She has passed her novice moves in the field and ISI freestyle 4. Megan previously skated for the Blade Brigade Synchronized Skating Teams. Her first season with WMU Megan was awarded "Most Improved Skater." In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family. Megan also sits on the executive board of the WMU Sports Club Council.

CARLY SIPES

Treasurer- Collegiate

Carly, our treasurer, is a junior from Bensenville, Illinois and is majoring in Strategic Communications and minoring in Marketing. She has passed her intermediate moves in the field, preliminary freeskate, and bronze dances. Carly previously skated with the Downers Grove Dazzlers at the novice level were she competed at nationals in 2016 and 2017. In her free time she enjoys photography!

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RACHEL KAMP

Assistant Treasurer- Collegiate

Rachel is a sophomore from Naperville, Illinois and is majoring in Nursing. She has passed her senior moves in the field, preliminary freeskate, pre-silver dances, and senior solo free dance. Rachel previously skated for Starfire at the intermediate level. In her free time she enjoys doing volunteer work, spending time with friends and family, and working out.

GRETCHEN PARKER

Competition Coordinator- Collegiate

Gretchen, our competition coordinator, is a junior from Richmond, Virginia and is majoring in Global and International Studies and minoring in French. She has passed her senior moves in the field, juvenile freeskate, and 1 gold dance. Gretchen previously skated for Team Ashburn at the novice and junior level from 2014-2017. In her free time, she loves to travel, read, take photos, and of course ice skate!

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SARAH ABRAMS

Collegiate

Sarah is a freshman from Commerce Township, Michigan and is majoring in Special Education and minoring in American Sign Language. She has passed her junior moves in the field, pre-preliminary freeskate, and pre dances. Sarah previously skated for Allegro open juvenile, juvenile, and novice. She also skated for Hockettes intermediate and novice. In her free time Sarah likes to volunteer and spend time with family and friends.

MADELINE BIEL

Collegiate

Madeline is a sophomore from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and is majoring in Nursing. She has passed her senior moves in the field, pre-preliminary free skate, and silver dances. Madeline previously skated on SwanSyncsation where she was a national competitor at the novice and intermediate level. In her free time, Madeline enjoys hanging out with friends and family, playing tennis, and skating.

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EMMA CUNNINGHAM


Collegiate

Emma is a sophomore from Naperville, Illinois and is majoring in Art Education. She has passed her senior moves in the field and pre-silver dances. Emma previously she skated for the Downers Grove Dazzlers at the novice level where she qualified for Nationals in 2016. In her free time, Emma enjoys playing with her dog and spending time with friends.

SOPHIE DAVIS

Collegiate

Sophie is a freshman from Colorado Springs, Colorado and is majoring in Business Marketing and Management and minoring in Philosophy. She has passed her senior moves in the field, pre-juvenile freeskate, and pre-silver dances. Sophie previously skated for Chicago Jazz where she was a 2017 national medalist at the novice level. She was also a member of team USA for the 2018-2019 season. In her free time Sophie enjoys hiking, hammocking, and hanging out with friends.

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CASSIE DOLSEN

Open Collegiate

Cassie is a freshman from Saint Clair Shores, Michigan and is majoring in Civil Engineering. She has passed her juvenile moves in the field, and preliminary freeskate. Cassie previously skated on Shoreline Blades. In her free, she marched baritone saxophone for 4 years.

AURORA FOWLER

Open Collegiate

Aurora is a freshman from Houston, Texas and is majoring in Latin. She has passed her senior moves in the field, juvenile freeskate, and junior solo free dance. Aurora previously skated for Houston Elite novice. In her free time she likes to hang out with friends, listen to music, and read.

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HANNA FUSSMAN

Open Collegiate

Hanna is a Senior from Mount Pleasant, Michigan and is majoring in Tourism & Travel and is minoring in Gender and Women Studies, Japanese, and German. She has passed her intermediate moves in the field, pre-juvenile free skate, and pre-silver dances. Hanna previously skated freestyle and dance with Mount Pleasant Figure Skating Club and Middle of the Mitt High School Figure Skating Team B. In her free time Hanna likes writing, photography, and traveling.

SIERRA HARRIS

Collegiate

Sierra is a freshman from Greenbay, Wisconsin and is currently undecided in her major. She has passed her senior moves in the field, novice free skate, and pre-gold dances. Sierra previously skated on the Kicks Synchronized Skating Team, Virginia Beach Blades, and Ice Cubes Synchronized Skating Teams.

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TAYLOR HLIEBAY

 Open Collegiate and Intercollegiate

Taylor is a sophomore from Macomb, Michigan and is majoring in Special Education. She has passed her senior moves in the field, and senior freeskate. Taylor previously skated freestyle with the OSA in Macomb, Michigan. She was a 2013 Midwest sectional pairs medalist at the juvenile level. In her free time she enjoys shopping and being with friends!

JULIA KESTER

Collegiate

Julia is a sophomore from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is majoring in Nursing. She previously skated on the Philidelphia Symmetry where she qualified for Nationals in 2017 for the novice division and in 2018 for the junior division. Julia has passed her junior moves in the field and preliminary dances. In her free time Julia enjoys doing yoga and snuggling her dog.

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JESSICA KLIMPEL

Collegiate

Jessica is a sophomore from St. Louis, Missouri and is majoring in Elementary Special Education. She has passed her senior moves in the field, pre-silver dances, and ISI freestyle 6. Jessica previously skated for the Blade Brigade Synchronized Skating Teams. In her free time Jessica enjoys shopping, and spending time with friends and family.

KATIE LORENZ

Collegiate

Katie is a sophomore from Lemont, Illinois and is majoring in Sales and Business marketing. She has passed her intermediate moves int he field. Katie previously skated for the Downers Grove Dazzlers at the intermediate level. She has danced since the age of 3 and was on her high school dance team for 4 years. In her free time Katie enjoys listening to music, watching baseball and hockey, hanging out with friends, and shopping.

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HUNTER MACLEOD

Collegiate

Hunter is a sophomore from Eastpointe, Michigan and is majoring in University Studies. She has passed her senior moves in the field, juvenile freeskate, and pre-silver dances. Hunter previously skated for Crystallettes where she was a national silver medalist at the novice level. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends.

ALEXIS MCNAMARA

Open Collegiate and Intercollegiate

Alexis is a sophomore from Batavia, Illinois and is majoring in Pre-Physical Therapy. She has passed her novice moves in the field and intermediate free skate. Alexis previously skated freestyle and competed at regionals for the last 6 years. In her free time, Alexis enjoys hanging out with friends and family.

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AMY MAURICE

Collegiate

Amy is a freshman from Charolette, North Carolina and is majoring in Studio Art. She has passed her senior moves in the field, juvenile freeskate, and pre silver dances. Amy previously skated for Charolette Synchro at the intermediate level. In her free time she like to read and draw.

MORGAN MICHAUX

Collegiate

Morgan is a sophomore from Rochester Hills, Michigan and is majoring in Athletic Training. She has passed her senior moves in the field, junior free skate, gold dances, and 1 international dance. Morgan previously skated for the senior Crystallettes where she was a member of Team USA 2016-2018. Morgan had the opportunity to represent our country while competing in France twice, Switzerland, and Germany! She competed as a part of Team USA 2 at the 2017 ISU World Championships. Morgan is a bronze international medalist and 6 time national medalist and bronze international medalist at the Berlin Cup. In her free time, Morgan enjoys working out, hanging with friends, and skating!

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ALLISON MITTER

Open Collegiate

Allison is a freshman from Howell, Michigan and is majoring in Communications and is minoring in Business. She has passed her novice moves in the field and prejuvenile freeskate. Allison started skating by playing hockey and then switched to freestyle when she was 8 years old. While in highschool, Allison competed at states all 4 years and placed 2nd at the juvenile level. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, writing, and public speaking.

CJ MONROE

Collegiate

CJ is a sophomore from Nokesville, Virginia and is majoring in Nursing. She has passed her junior moves in the field and pre-silver ice dances.  CJ previously skated with the National Blades Synchronized Skating Teams. In her free time CJ enjoys listening to music and hanging out with friends.

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AMANDA MOYER

Collegiate

Amanda is a freshman from Bear, Delaware and is majoring in Exercise Science. She has passed her senior moves in the field, preliminary freeskate, silver dances, and senior solo free dance. Amanda previously skated for Team Delaware on their beginner through junior teams. She is a 3 time national competitor and placed 6th and nationals in 2017 at the intermediate level. In her free time Amanda likes to run, lift weights, draw, and watch Netflix.

HANNAH PARRINELLO

Open Collegiate

Hannah is a sophomore from Elgin, Illinois and is majoring in Psychology. She has passed her junior moves in the field. Hannah previously skated for the Downers Grove Dazzlers at the intermediate level. In her free time, Hannah enjoys hanging out with friends.

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SOPHIE PICKELNER

Open Collegiate

Sophie is a freshman from Fort Collins, Colorado and is majoring in Biomedical Sciences. She has passed her intermediate moves in the field, preliminary freeskate, and bronze dances. Sophie previously skated for Denver Synchronicity at the intermediate level. She is a 2 time national competitor. In her free time, Sophie enjoys hiking and spending time in the mountains in Colorado.

ELIZABETH RABE

Open Collegiate

Elizabeth is a sophomore from Chicago, Illinois and is majoring in Chemistry. She has passed her novice moves in the field, pre-juvenile freeskate, and pre-silver dances. Elizabeth previously skated for the Downers Grove Dazzlers at the intermediate level. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends.

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AUTUMN ROEMER

Collegiate

Autumn is a freshman from Ross, Ohio and in majoring in English Rhetorical Writing and minoring in Spanish. She has passed her junior moves in the field, preliminary freeskate, and silver dances. Autumn previously skated on Ice Force open juvenile. With this team she was a Tri-State Open Juvenile champion in 2015. In her free time Autumn enjoys hiking, reading, writing, traveling, and listening to music.

DELANEY SULIVAN

Open Collegiate and Intercollegiate

Delaney is a sophomore from St. Charles, Illinois and is majoring in Chemistry. She has passed her senior moves in the field and senior freeskate. Delaney previously skated freestyle. In her free time she is a competitive dancer.

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OLIVIA TUNISON

Collegiate

Olivia is a freshman form Commerce, Michigan and is majoring in Nursing. She has passed her junior moves, juvenile freeskate, silver dances, and junior solo free dance. Olivia previously skated for Hockettes Junior where she was a member of Team USA for the 2018 in 2018 and 2019. She has competed nationally as well as internationally in Switzerland, Scotland, and Austria. In her free time, Olivia enjoys working out, hanging out with friends, and organizing things.