Sport: Ice dancing
Zach Donohue and his partner, Madison Hubbell, are one of four ice dancing pairs vying for three spots. Neither has Olympic experience but they were bronze medalists at the 2012 U.S. Nationals. He went to West Woods Christian Academy in Hamden until his training schedule made home schooling a better option.
Any shout-outs to people back home?
I know this sounds corny, but honestly my mom. She has mercilessly killed herself so that I could skate. We are not a rich family so she’s had to work at the night shift at Yale University on top of two jobs during the day to provide for my skating. Without her I couldn’t do what I’m doing.
Favorite local restaurant?
We live near the two best pizza places in the world. Pepe’s and Sally’s. I love them both because they pile on as much meat for me as they possibly can whenever I go there.
What’s a must-do when you come home?
My mom and I love to go to Hammonasset. I still love going there, even though when I was younger I was stung by a jellyfish 15 times. I have both great and scarring memories.
What are you known for?
Different and interesting lifts.