Jessica Noelle Calalang (born February 24, 1995) is an American pair skater. With Brian Johnson, she is the 2018 CS Tallinn Trophy bronze medalist. Earlier in her career, she skated with Zack Sidhu, winning three medals on the ISU Challenger Series.

Jessica Calalang
Personal information
Full nameJessica Noelle Calalang
Country representedUnited States
Born (1995-02-24) February 24, 1995 (age 24)
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Height1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
PartnerBrian Johnson
Former partnerZack Sidhu, Daniel O'Shea
CoachTodd Sand, Jenni Meno, Christine Binder, John Nicks
ChoreographerPasquale Camerlengo
Skating clubDuPage FSC Buffalo Grove
Training locationsAliso Viejo, California
Began skating2000
ISU personal best scores
Combined total180.52
2019 Skate America
Short program62.11
2019 U.S. Classic
Free skate119.25
2019 Skate America

Personal lifeEdit

Jessica Noelle Calalang[1] was born on February 24, 1995 in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.[2] After graduating in 2013 from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois, she enrolled at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California.[1]

CareerEdit

In the 2009–10 season, Calalang competed with Daniel O'Shea on the novice level.[1]

Calalang teamed up with Zack Sidhu in August 2010.[1] They made their ISU Junior Grand Prix debut at the 2010 JGP event in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The following season, they won a bronze medal at the 2011 JGP competition in Tallinn, Estonia. After winning the junior silver medal at the 2013 U.S. Championships, they were assigned to the 2013 World Junior Championships in Milan, Italy, where they finished ninth.

Calalang/Sidhu moved up to the senior level in the 2013–14 season. They won silver at the 2013 International Cup of Nice but finished 11th at the 2014 U.S. Championships. The pair began the following season on the ISU Challenger Series, winning silver at the 2014 U.S. International Classic and bronze at the 2014 Skate Canada Autumn Classic, before making their Grand Prix debut at the 2014 Cup of China.

Calalang partnered with Brian Johnson in early April 2018.[3] They debuted internationally at the 2018 CS Autumn Classic International, where they placed 4th. In November, they won bronze at the 2018 CS Tallinn Trophy. Debuting at senior Nationals at the 2019 U.S. Championships, they placed fifth.

ProgramsEdit

With JohnsonEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2019–2020
[4]
2018–2019
[5]

With SidhuEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2017–2018
[6]
2016–2017
[7]
2015–2016
[8]
2014–2015
[2]
  • Romeo and Juliet
    by Nino Rota
2013–2014
[1]
2012–2013
[9]
2011–2012
[10]
  • Elite Syncopations
    by Scott Joplin
2010–2011
[1]

Competitive highlightsEdit

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With JohnsonEdit

International[11]
Event 2018–19 2019–20
GP Skate America 4th
GP Skate Canada 6th
CS Autumn Classic 4th
CS Tallinn Trophy 3rd
CS U.S. Classic 6th
CS Warsaw 1st
National[5]
U.S. Championships 5th

With SidhuEdit

International[12]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18
GP Cup of China 7th
GP Rostelecom 5th
GP NHK Trophy 7th
CS Autumn Classic 3rd 6th
CS Finlandia 7th
CS Ice Challenge 4th
CS U.S. Classic 2nd 2nd
Cup of Nice 2nd
International: Junior[12]
Junior Worlds 9th
JGP Austria 6th
JGP Croatia 8th
JGP Czech Rep. 10th
JGP Estonia 3rd
JGP Poland 4th
National[1]
U.S. Champ. 8th J 4th J 2nd J 11th 5th 5th WD 9th
Pacific Coast Sect. 2nd J 1st J 1st
J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

With O'SheaEdit

National[13]
Event 2009–10
U.S. Championships 5th N
Midwestern Sectionals 4th N
N = Novice level

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Jessica Noelle Calalang / Zack Sidhu". IceNetwork.com. Archived from the original on June 9, 2018.
    "Earlier versions: 2011–2013". Archived from the original on January 28, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Jessica CALALANG / Zack SIDHU: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2015.
  3. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (28 November 2018). "Jessica Calalang and Brian Johnson: California Pair Dreamin' – and Trainin' Their Butts Off". U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone. U.S. Figure Skating.
  4. ^ "Jessica CALALANG / Brian JOHNSON: 2019/2020". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 19, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Jessica Calalang and Brian Johnson". usfigureskatingfanzone.com. Archived from the original on November 29, 2018.
  6. ^ "Jessica CALALANG / Zack SIDHU: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "Jessica CALALANG / Zack SIDHU: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 30, 2017.
  8. ^ "Jessica CALALANG / Zack SIDHU: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016.
  9. ^ "Jessica CALALANG / Zack SIDHU: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 26, 2013.
  10. ^ "Jessica CALALANG / Zack SIDHU: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012.
  11. ^ "Jessica CALALANG / Brian JOHNSON". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 29, 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Competition Results: Jessica CALALANG / Zack SIDHU". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 29, 2018.
  13. ^ "Jessica Calalang / Daniel O'Shea". Tracings.net. Retrieved September 15, 2014.

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