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Calista Choi

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Calista Choi is an American figure skater, and the reigning U.S. Novice National Pewter Medalist.[1] Choi was born on August 30, 2004 (aged 13). She is coached by Denise Myers.

2015-2016 Season[edit | edit source]

Choi began competing in IJS in 2016, where she won the pewter medal at the 2016 Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships at the Juvenile level with a score of 46.55. Choi's results qualified her for the 2016 Midwestern Sectional Championships, where she placed 7th overall, scoring 43.48 points.

2016-2017 Season[edit | edit source]

In 2017, Choi moved up to the Intermediate level, where she won the bronze medal at the 2017 Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships after placing fourth in the short program and first in the freeskate with an overall score of 104.38. At the 2017 Midwestern Sectional Championships in Colorado Springs, Choi was fifth in the short and third in the free, earning the pewter medal overall. Her results allowed her to qualify for the 2017 U.S. Championships, which were held in Kansas City. At the 2017 U.S. Championships, Choi scored a personal best of 37.15 points in the short program, putting her in sixth place heading into the freeskate. Choi then went on to place twelfth in the freeskate and eleventh overall, with a total competition score of 96.76.

2017-2018 Season[edit | edit source]

Choi started the season by competing at the 2017 U.S. Challenge Skate at the Novice level, where she placed fifth overall. At the 2018 Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships, Choi won the silver medal with a total competition score of 139.22. At the 2018 Midwestern Sectional Championships, Choi won the pewter medal after placing fourth in the short and fifth in the free, qualifying for Nationals for the second year in a row. At the 2018 U.S. Championships in San Jose, Choi sat in tenth place after the short program after a fall on a triple salchow. However, she rallied to place second in the freeskate with a score of 90.30, giving her a total score of 131.20. Choi's score put her in fourth place overall, and marks the first time that she has won a medal at a national competition.

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

Choi celebrates Orthodox Easter, and comes from Romanian descent. Choi trains in Buffalo Grove along side 2018 U.S Champion and Olympian Bradie Tennell, and has developed a close bond with her throughout their years of training together.

Competitive History[edit | edit source]

Event Level Total
Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships 2016 Juvenile 4
46.55
Midwestern Sectional Championships 2016 Juvenile 7
43.48
Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships 2017 Intermediate 3
104.38
Midwestern Sectional Championships 2017 Intermediate 4
102.83
U.S. Championships 2017 Intermediate 11
96.76
2017 U.S. Challenge Skate Novice 5
115.90
Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships 2018 Novice 2
139.22
Midwestern Sectional Championships 2018 Novice 4
124.23
U.S. Championships 2018 Novice 4
131.20

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships". Icenetwork.


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