Monday, July 11, 2011

Redhead of the Week Has Cold Feet

Emily Samuelson is a 21-year-old American ice dancer, the 2009 U.S. silver medalist, the 2009 Four Continents bronze medalist, and the 2008 World Junior Champion. Her male partner is some guy named Bates.

Emily was born in Southfield, Michigan and currently lives and trains in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She graduated from Novi High School in spring of 2008 and entered the University of Michigan that fall. She began skating at age five, competed in single skating through the Intermediate level and tested up to the Novice level in the USFSA testing structure. When she was nine, her coach, Karen Lingenfelter, recommended that she try ice dancing, and Sameulson briefly paired up with Lingenfelter's son Kurt and competed with him a local competition.

She began competing with Evan Bates at the Juvenile level in 2000 when they were paired up by their coach Gary Clark. At the 2001–2002 U.S. Junior Championships, they won the intermediate national title.

Thanks Emily and Wikipedia.

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