Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Coaches: Leslie Graham & Andrea Kaifesh
Roster: Margret Anderson, Jessica Bell, Becky Billings, Emily Clague, Jori Erlander, Lauren Fach, Katie Galus, Victoria Helmus, Caylee Jessen, Katie Krausman, Sydney Landers, Carley Mitchell, Stephanie Reaber, Kasey Scott, Maria Tannah, Shelby Walterhouse
Competitions: Kalamazoo Synchronized Skating Kick-Off Classic, Mid-America Synchronized Skating Championships, Midwestern & Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships, Dr. Richard Porter Synchronized Skating Classic
History: Created in 1995, synchronized skating at Western Michigan University has a rich tradition of excellence. The team has grown from one team of only twelve skaters into two teams with a combined roster of over thirty. The WMU Synchronized Skating team is in its seventh year as a club sport and is a fully student run organization. The teams continue to see success in both the senior and collegiate divisions. Over the past seven years, the senior team has won four international medals, while the collegiate team has won four national medals. With a pewter medal last season in Ontario, California. At Western, we offer competitive skaters the opportunity to continue skating at an elite level and represent the University, while still being involved with other activities at school, and pursuing a college degree.
Tryout Information: In the spring, the WMU synchronized skating teams hold their annual recruitment weekend. Potential skaters have the opportunity to skate with the current teams, meet the coaching staff, participate in a simulated try out, attend a WMU class, stay two nights in a residence hall, and eat in one of the on-campus dining halls. This is a great chance for skaters to get a feel for what it’s like to be a Bronco skater. This event is open to all high school sophomores, juniors, seniors, and transfer students. Our 9th Annual Recruitment Weekend will be held April 12th-14th 2011 with official tryouts for the 2012-2013 season at the conclusion of recruitment weekend on April 14th.
Contacts: Maria Tannah WMU Skating Club President firstname.lastname@example.org (715) 614-0466 Leslie Graham Head Coach LPGraham02@aol.com