Sarah Feng

Sarah Feng (born September 2, 1999) is an American pair skater. With her skating partner, TJ Nyman, she is the 2018 JGP Czech Republic bronze medalist and the 2018 U.S. national junior silver medalist. The pair placed within the top five at the 2019 World Junior Championships.

Sarah Feng
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1999-09-02) September 2, 1999 (age 20)
Los Angeles, California
Home townFremont, California
ResidenceColorado Springs, Colorado
Height1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Former partnerTJ Nyman, Anthony Ponomarenko
CoachDalilah Sappenfield, Larry Ibarra, John Crafoord
ChoreographerPasquale Camerlengo
Skating clubSC of San Francisco
Training locationsColorado Springs, Colorado
Began skating2003
ISU personal best scores
Combined total163.44
2018 JGP Czech Republic
Short program58.90
2018 JGP Czech Republic
Free skate104.54
2018 JGP Czech Republic

Personal lifeEdit

Feng was born on September 2, 1999, in Los Angeles, California to Lisa and GJ Feng.[1] She has an older sister named Helen and a younger sister named Natalie.[2] Feng is currently a student at Colorado Early Colleges Colorado Springs.[2]

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Feng previously competed with Anthony Ponomarenko in ice dance from 2010 to 2014. The two won the bronze medal in novice ice dancing at the 2014 U.S. Championships. They split so that Feng could focus on her singles career.

2016–2017 seasonEdit

Feng teamed up with TJ Nyman to compete in pairs in April 2017.[2] The two were introduced by their coach, Dalilah Sappenfield.[3]

2017–2018 seasonEdit

Feng/Nyman received their first Junior Grand Prix assignment in the 2017–18 season. They placed 8th at 2018 JGP Croatia.

Feng/Nyman won gold at 2017–18 Pacific Sectionals to qualify for Nationals in their first season together. They won silver at 2018 U.S. Nationals in junior pairs after skating together for less than a year.[3] As a result, they were named to the U.S. team for the 2018 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, along with winners Audrey Lu / Misha Mitrofanov.[3] Feng/Nyman finished eighth at the competition. Combined with Lu/Mitrofanov's fifth-place finish, they earned three spots for U.S. pairs at the 2019 World Junior Figure Skating Championships for the first time since 2016.[4]

2018–2019 seasonEdit

Feng/Nyman opened their season at 2018 JGP Canada, where they finished sixth. They won their first international medal, a bronze, at 2018 JGP Czech Republic.[5] Their results earned them a berth to the 2018–19 Junior Grand Prix Final in December in Vancouver, Canada.[5] At the Junior Grand Prix Final, they withdrew after the short program due to Feng's injury. Despite withdrawing from 2019 U.S. Nationals, Feng/Nyman were named to the team for the 2019 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, where they placed fifth. Their placement, combined with teammates Laiken Lockley / Keenan Prochnow's sixth-place finish, retained three spots for U.S. pairs.

2019–2020 seasonEdit

Feng/Nyman began their season at Skate Detroit but on August 23, Nyman announced the end of their partnership.[6]

ProgramsEdit

With NymanEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2019–2020
2018–2019
[1]
  • Farrucas
2017–2018
[7]

Competitive highlightsEdit

JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Pairs with NymanEdit

International[8]
Event 2017–18 2018–19
Junior Worlds 8th 5th
JGP Final WD
JGP Canada 6th
JGP Croatia 8th
JGP Czech Republic 3rd
National[2]
U.S. Championships 2nd J WD
Pacific Coast Sectionals 1st J
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

Ice dancing with PonomarenkoEdit

National
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14
U.S. Championships 8th N 3rd N
U.S. Junior Champ. 3rd V 5th I
Levels: V = Juvenile; I = Intermediate; N = Novice

Ladies' singlesEdit

National[9]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
U.S. Championships 8th N 10th J
U.S. Junior Champ. 8th I
Pacific Coast Sectionals 4th N 4th J 12th J
Central Pacific Regionals 8th I 1st I 2nd N 5th N 2nd J 5th J 1st J
Levels: I = Intermediate; N = Novice; J = Junior

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sarah FENG / TJ NYMAN: 2018/2019". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 15, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Sarah Feng and TJ Nyman". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on March 15, 2019.
    "Earlier versions". Archived from the original on July 1, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c DeWerff, Sue (January 11, 2018). "Local skating duo take silver at Nationals". Florida Today.
  4. ^ "United States Wins One Medal at World Junior Championships" (Press release). U.S. Figure Skating. March 10, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Team USA Earns Six Medals at Two Competitions This Weekend" (Press release). U.S. Figure Skating. September 29, 2018.
  6. ^ "Tommy on Instagram: "It's with heartfelt sadness that Sarah and I decided to end our partnership. I'm so very thankful for the incredible journey we had and all…"". Instagram. Retrieved August 24, 2019.
  7. ^ "Sarah FENG / TJ Nyman: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 29, 2018.
  8. ^ "Sarah FENG / TJ NYMAN: Competition Results". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 15, 2019.
  9. ^ "Sarah Feng". Stats on Ice. Retrieved October 8, 2018.

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