Get It Called is a website working to bring the U.S. synchronized skating community together on one interface. It serves as a network for skaters, teams, coaches, officials, administrators and trainers to connect, enhance and strengthen the U.S. synchronized skating world. Members of the site can stay updated on the latest happenings by engaging with us on social media, by sharing photos and videos, and by reading narratives from current competitors.
Get It Called was designed with the sole purpose of creating a space for people in the U.S. synchronized skating community to connect in a positive, educational manner. This site is not meant for competition predictions, or other team gossip. Administrators of the site will remove any post that does not comply with Get It Called policies and standards. Please be respectful of all users and members of the site.
Our team is made up of the leadership team (CEO & Vice Presidents), managers, coordinators, interns, contributors, and guest bloggers. All team members volunteer their time to benefit the sport of synchronized skating. Please keep in mind that none of our staff members are compensated for their work or their time, and be considerate when providing constructive feedback on our services.
2015-2016 Interns: Mallory Olson & Tara Tahil
2014-2015 Interns: Katie Fiore, Taylor Kennedy, Kennedy McKay, Hannah Solmor
2013-2014 Interns: Grace Leonard & Alice Tarantin
2012-2013 Interns: Meghan Crocker & Kelsey Helwig
Nicole Davies represented Team USA at the 2012 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Sweden as a member of the Crystallettes, and at the 2007 Junior World Challenge Cup as a member of the Colonials. Throughout her competitive career she represented Team USA in half a dozen international competitions earning two international medals. Additionally, Davies competed at the national level in the juvenile, intermediate, junior, senior, and adult divisions, earning a National Championship title in the intermediate division in 2003, the adult division in 2014, and more than a dozen national medals between 2000 and 2014 in every division she competed.
In 2004 Davies started working with U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Programs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island coaching and choreographing. She was a founding director and head coach for the White Ice Open Collegiate Synchronized Skating Team and now coaches and skates for DC Edge in Washington, D.C. She is a gold medalist in moves in the field and a member of the Professional Skaters Association.
Davies graduated from American University with a master’s degree in Media Entrepreneurship and a bachelor’s degree in public communication and Spanish. She was the Associate Director of the School of Communication’s summer program, Program Coordinator for the University College program, worked on the marketing and outreach team in the Career Center, and interned in the Athletics Communication Department. She was the founder, president and captain of the American University Club Field Hockey Team. Davies now works full-time as the Communications Manager for Orb Media.
Erin Banco was the co-captain of The University of Wisconsin Collegiate Synchronized Skating Team from 2009-2011. The team placed sixth at the 2010 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. She started skating at the age of three, but did not join her first synchronized team until the age of eight. Banco spent most of her competitive career under the direction of Merita Mullen. She skated for The Colonials from 2003-2007 on the intermediate and junior lines. The Colonials junior line placed 5th at the 2007 World Challenge Cup. She is a gold medalist in moves in the field and is a member of the Professional Skaters Association. Banco was also the coach of Madison Engergy, an open juvenile team based out of Madison, Wis. from 2009-2011.
Banco received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and African literature and languages from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May of 2011. During her time studying at UW-Madison, Banco worked as the campus editor, multimedia editor and executive TV producer for The Daily Cardinal , the sixth oldest daily student newspaper in the nation. She also worked as the education editor for Madison Commons, a community news website, interned in USA TODAY’s investigative department in 2010, worked as a freelance journalist in the Middle East. Today Banco is getting her master’s degree in Human Rights at Columbia University.
Meghann Ronan was also a member of the Colonials Synchronized Skating Team from 1999-2008 under the direction of Merita Mullen and Nancy Schricker. Throughout her tenure, she competed in the juvenile, intermediate, and junior divisions. She earned a total of ten national medals, including the intermediate gold in 2003. While competing on the junior line, she represented Team USA from 2005-2008. This included two trips to the Junior World Challenge Cup in 2007 and 2008 where the team placed fifth and seventh, respectively.
Ronan went on to skate at the University of New Hampshire, where she acted as president for the 2010-2011 season. The team placed in the top three at the Eastern Sectionals and top ten at the National Championships each year she competed. She graduated cum laude from UNH in 2012.
Ronan is now working as the Accounts Manager at APC Services of New England and is a member of the Professional Skaters Association.
Leah Winn is getting her Master’s degree in Sports Administration at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She is in her fourth year competing in the Adult division, currently for the Crystallettes. She completed her undergrad studies at Western Michigan University (Go Broncos!) in Kalamazoo, MI where she spent three years on the Senior team and one year on Collegiate. Winn was lucky enough to be part of Team USA and represent her country at the Jegvirag Cup in Miskolc, Hungary. While at WMU Winn also served on the Board of Directors as Club Secretary.
Winn began skating at the age of 7 and joined her first synchro team at the age of 8, back when it was still called Precision. She skated with Gems On Ice from 1998-2004, earning a National Gold Medal in the Juvenile division in 2002. While there she competed on the Jr. Youth, Youth, Juvenile, Intermediate, and Novice teams. From 2004-2005 she competed on the Crystallettes Novice team earning a National Bronze Medal. Winn took a three year “synchro hiatus” during high school but ultimately decided to pick up where she left off when she went to college.
Besides skating, Winn also enjoys running. She has completed more than half a dozen half marathons and hopes to run a full marathon one day! Winn is also a big hockey fan and loves the Detroit Red Wings. In her spare time she enjoys going to Wings games, hanging out with friends, reading, baking, and learning new things.