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Debbie Koegel (born February 28, 1977) is an American former competitive ice dancer. With Oleg Fediukov, she is the 1998 Nebelhorn Trophy silver medalist and a two-time (1999–2000) U.S. national bronze medalist.

Debbie Koegel
Personal information
Country representedUnited States
Born (1977-02-28) February 28, 1977 (age 42)
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Former partnerOleg Fediukov
Michael Sklutovsky
Former coachUschi Keszler, Robbie Kane
Former choreographerUschi Keszler
Skating clubIce Works FSC
Training locationsAston, Pennsylvania
Marlboro, Massachusetts
Began skating1988
Retired2001

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Personal lifeEdit

Koegel was born on February 28, 1977 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.[1] She attended Schuylkill Grade School.[2] She and Oleg Fediukov are married and have three sons – Anton, born on October 20, 2002; Alec, born c. 2004; and Luka Sergei, born on September 23, 2008.[3]

CareerEdit

Koegel began skating at age eleven at a rink near King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.[2] She placed 15th with Michael Sklutovsky at the 1996 U.S. Championships.[4]

Partnership with FediukovEdit

Koegel teamed up with Fediukov in 1996. They finished sixth with him at the 1997 U.S. Championships. Koegel/Fediukov withdrew from the 1997 Karl Schäfer Memorial after the compulsory dances; a Swiss skater sliced Koegel's left biceps in a practice accident on October 16, 1997.[2] The duo returned to the ice in December, training at the New England Figure Skating Club in Marlboro, Massachusetts.[2] A month later, they placed sixth at the 1998 U.S. Championships.

After winning the silver medal at the 1998 Nebelhorn Trophy, Koegel/Fediukov debuted on the Grand Prix series, placing 8th at the 1998 Skate Canada International and tenth at the 1998 Trophée Lalique. They were awarded the bronze medal at the 1999 U.S. Championships. They were coached by Uschi Keszler and Robbie Kane at Ice Works FSC in Aston, Pennsylvania.[1]

The following season, Koegel/Fediukov again received two Grand Prix invitations; they placed sixth at the 1999 Skate Canada International but had to withdraw from the 1999 Cup of Russia due to a visa problem.[5] The duo repeated as national bronze medalists at the 2000 U.S. Championships. They withdrew from the 2001 U.S. Championships due to a knee injury that Fediukov incurred in the compulsory dance.[3] After Koegel sustained a shoulder injury, the two decided to retire from competition.[3]

Post-competitive careerEdit

Koegel became a real estate agent and part-time skating coach.[3] She has coached in Pennsylvania and other locations.

ProgramsEdit

(with Fediukov)

Season Short dance Free dance
1998–99
[1]

Competitive highlightsEdit

GP: Grand Prix

With SklutovskyEdit

National[4]
Event 1996
U.S. Championships 15th

With FediukovEdit

International[1]
Event 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01
Four Continents 5th
GP Cup of Russia WD
GP NHK Trophy 7th
GP Skate Canada 8th 6th
GP Trophée Lalique 10th
Finlandia Trophy 4th
Nebelhorn Trophy 2nd
Schäfer Memorial WD
National[1]
U.S. Champ. 6th 6th 3rd 3rd WD
WD: Withdrew

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "KOEGEL Debbie / FEDIUKOV Oleg". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 17, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Pucin, Diane (January 8, 1998). "Ice Dancing Couple Back In The Chase Soon After Injury". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  3. ^ a b c d Elfman, Lois (October 17, 2008). "Koegel & Fediukov welcome third son". IceNetwork.com.
  4. ^ a b "KOEGEL Debbie / SKLUTOVSKY Michael". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 17, 2016.
  5. ^ Smith, Beverley (February 11, 2000). "U.S. ice-dancing competition has decidedly Russian flavour". The Globe and Mail.