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    Keegan Messing

    Keegan Messing is a Men's Singles skater who represents Canada. He was born on 23rd January 1992 in Girdwood, Alaska, USA.

    Keegan started skating at age 3 after watching Elvis Stojko in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. He formerly skated for the United States and holds dual citizenship in Canada and the United States (his mother is Canadian). Representing Canada, he competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, and has appeared at the World Championships. He is also the 2018 Nebelhorn Trophy champion and the 2018 GP Skate Canada silver medalist. At the domestic level, he is a two-time Canadian national medalist. Previously, representing the United States, he was the two-time International Cup of Nice champion (2011, 2012) and the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist. He placed fourth at the 2010 World Junior Championships.

    He trains in Anchorage, Alaska and is coached by Ralph Burghart. Messing previously competed in pairs with Ellie Gottstein.

    Last updated on 14 February 2019 by Mohacz

    Bio
    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keegan_Messing
    ISU: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00010278.htm
    Ice Network: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/pr...keegan_messing
    Tracings: http://tracings.net/mess-keeg.html
    Skate Canada: http://skatecanada.ca/keegan-messing

    Social media
    Instagram: sk8erkeeg
    Twitter: @KeeganMOnline
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KeeganMessing (fan page)

    Personal Best Score
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    Personal Best Total Score 267.61 ISU Four Continents Championships 2019
    Personal Best Score Short Program 95.05 ISU GP Skate Canada International 2018
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 179.43 ISU Four Continents Championships 2019

    Personal Best Score
    Historic Records achieved before 2018/2019 season


    Personal Best Total Score 255.43 XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018
    Personal Best Score Short Program 93.00 ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2018
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 170.32 XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018

    Programs
    Skating for Canada:
    2018-2019 Season
    SP: "You've Got A Friend In Me" by Randy Newman performed by Michael Buble
    FS: "The Sober Dawn" (from "City Lights") by Charlie Chaplin, "The Reel Chaplin: A Symphonic Adventure, Pt. 2" by Charlie Chaplin
    EX: "Trashin' the Camp" from Tarzan (1999)

    2017-2018 Season
    SP: "Singin in the Rain" by Nacio Herb Brown
    FS: "The Sober Dawn" (from City Lights) and "The Reel Chaplin: A Symphonic Adventure, Pt. 2" by Charlie Chaplin
    EX: "Shake a Tail Feather" by Otha Hayes, Verlie Rice, Andre Williams performed by The Blues Brothers feat. Ray Charles / "Jailhouse Rock" by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller performed by The Blues Brothers

    2016-2017 Season
    SP: "Singin in the Rain" by Nacio Herb Brown
    FS: Theme from The Pink Panther by Henry Mancini

    2015-2016 Season
    SP: "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" (from Monty Python) by John Altman
    FS: Theme from The Pink Panther by Henry Mancini

    2014-2015 Season
    SP: "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" (from Monty Python) by John Altman
    FS: Music from The Mask of Zorro by James Horner

    Skating for the U.S.:
    2013-2014 Season
    SP: "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Benny Goodman
    FS: Music from The Mask of Zorro by James Horner

    2012-2013 Season
    SP: "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Benny Goodman
    FS: "Clubbed to Death" (from The Matrix) by Rob Dougan
    EX: "Trashin' the Camp" (from Tarzan)
    EX: "Stray Cat Strut" by The Stray Cats
    EX: "50 Ways to Say Goodbye" by Train

    2011-2012 Season
    SP: Music from Robin Hood by Marc Streitenfeld
    FS: Music from Clash of the Titans by Ramin Djawadi and Pirates of the Caribbean by Hans Zimmer
    EX: "Trashin' the Camp" (from Tarzan)
    EX: Music from Rocky
    EX: "Good Feeling" by Flo Rida

    2010-2011 Season
    SP: Music from Robin Hood by Marc Streitenfeld
    FS: Music from The Incredible Hulk by Craig Armstrong

    2009-2010 Season
    SP: Music from The Soloist by Dario Marianelli
    FS: Music from The Incredible Hulk by Craig Armstrong
    EX: "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver

    2008-2009 Season
    SP: “Fundamentum” by Lesiem
    FS: Music from Gremlins

    2007-2008 Season
    SP: “Fundamentum” by Lesiem
    FS: Music from Gremlins

    Competition History
    Skating for Canada:
    2018/2019 Season
    2019 World Championships - TBD
    2019 Four Continents Championships - 4 (267.61)
    2019 Canadian Nationals - 3 (247.44)
    2018/19 ISU GP Final Vancouver - 5 (236.05)
    2018 GP Rostelecom Cup - 5 (220.75)
    2018 GP Skate Canada - 2 (265.17)
    2018 CS Nebelhorn Trophy - 1 (257.16)

    2017-2018 Season
    2018 World Championships - 8 (252.30)
    XXIII Winter Olympic Games - 12 (255.43)
    2018 Canadian Nationals - 2 (259.25)
    2017 GP NHK Trophy - 5 (235.80)
    2017 GP Skate Canada - 8 (217.75)
    Autumn Classic International - 3 (248.30)

    2016-2017 Season
    Canadian Championships - 5 (231.04)
    2016 CS Golden Spin - 3 (223.30)
    2016 CS Autumn Classic International - 4 (215.10)
    Skate Detroit - 1

    2015-2016 Season
    Canadian Championships - 6 (221.50)
    2015 GP Skate Canada International - 11 (182.25)
    2015 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy - 5 (195.67)

    2014-2015 Season
    Canadian Championships - 5 (208.17)

    Skating for the U.S.:
    2013-2014 Season
    U.S. Championships - 12th
    Pacific Coast Sectional - 4th

    2012-2013 Season
    U.S. Championships - 16th
    Pacific Coast Sectional - 1st
    Coupe de Nice - 1st
    Nebelhorn Trophy - 3rd

    2011-2012 Season
    U.S. Championships - 7th
    Pacific Coast Sectional - 3rd
    Coupe de Nice - 1st

    2010-2011 Season
    World Junior Championships - 4th
    U.S. Championships - 8th
    Junior Grand Prix Final - 5th
    Junior Grand Prix (Czech Republic) - 4th
    Junior Grand Prix (Romania) - 1st

    2009-2010 Season
    World Junior Championships - 4th
    U.S. Championships - 9th
    Pacific Coast Sectional - 2nd
    Junior Grand Prix (Poland) - 6th

    2008-2009 Season
    U.S. Championships, Junior - 2nd
    Pacific Coast Sectional, Junior - 1st
    Junior Grand Prix (Great Britain) - 2nd
    Junior Grand Prix (Czech Republic) - 4th

    2007-2008 Season
    U.S. Championships, Junior - 5th
    Pacific Coast Sectional, Junior - 2nd
    Junior Grand Prix (Great Britain) - 13th

    2006-2007 Season
    Gardena Spring Trophy, Junior - 6th
    U.S. Championships, Novice - 3rd
    Pacific Coast Sectional, Novice - 1st
    Northwest Pacific Regional, Novice - 1st

    2005-2006 Season
    U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate - 9th
    Northwest Pacific Regional, Intermediate - 1st

    2004-2005 Season
    U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate - 6th
    Northwest Pacific Regional, Intermediate - 1st

    2003-2004 Season
    U.S. Junior Championships, Juvenile - 5th
    Northwest Pacific Regional, Juvenile - 1st

    2002-2003 Season
    Northwest Pacific Regional, Juvenile - 1st

    Videos
    Skating for Canada:

    2018-2019
    2019 Four Continents Championships
    2019 Canadian Nationals2018/19 GP Final Vancouver2018 GP Rostelecom Cup2018 GP Skate Canada
    2017-2018
    XXIII Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang2018 Canadian Championships2017 GP NHK2017 GP Skate Canada2017 CS Autumn Classic International
    2016-2017
    2016 CS Golden Spin2016 CS Autumn Classic International2016 Skate Detroit
    2015-2016
    2016 Canadian Championships2015 GP Skate Canada2015 CS Ondrej Nepela
    Other Articles and Media

    Jan. 2019 National's fluff: Keegan Messing - My HometownJan. 2019 Skata Canada's Athlete Spotlight: Keegan MessingOct. 2018 "A Sitdown with Keegan Messing"
    Last edited by Mohacz; 02-14-2019 at 02:09 AM. Reason: 2019 4CC update

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    Thank you! I have always had a soft spot for Keegan!

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    Ditto! Hoping he rocks the ice in all his competitions!

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    Keegan just won Skate Detroit 2016 with a score of 231.79
    https://unseenskaters.wordpress.com/...urday-singles/



    SP Singing in the Rain
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYBPblb-4nY
    LP Pink Panther
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY5NvUpkLqI

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Keegan just won Skate Detroit 2016 with a score of 231.79
    https://unseenskaters.wordpress.com/...urday-singles/
    Many congrats, Keegan!!! Where's Toni?! Should be happy, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedee1 View Post
    Many congrats, Keegan!!! Where's Toni?! Should be happy, too!
    I'll let Toni know on FB! Congrats, Keegan!

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    Thanks a lot, iluvtodd.

    Wish Keegan good luck in the new season!

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    I posted the link to Keegan's free skate on her FB wall. She's very happy for him!

    All the best to Keegan in the new season!

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    Keegan leads at BC Summerskate heading into the free program

    The free skate will be Aug.19, Friday, at 15:30 Pacific time


    Keegan Messing 78.40
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jCa6kDcilc

    Kevin Reynolds 78.01
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrhKdaIMv9w

    Livestream will be here
    http://www.skatinginbc.com

    If he does well, he wins the Canadian summer series overall.

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    Really hoping Keegan can get on the podium at Nationals this year!

    (Also bumping this up because I finally updated the OP; will continue to add more video links.)

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    Good luck to Keegan at Nationals!! I want him on the podium!!

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    Good luck to Keegan at the Nats from me, too!

    Whenever my husband and I watch Keegan's fast and well-centered spins on TV, my hubby clapps his hands hard and my jaws , then, i dont know why but we somehow start laughing! He's such a joy to watch. Also love seeing him and his coaches in the KnC. Goooo Keegan!

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    Absolutely!! Go Keegan!!

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    Missing Keegan at U.S. Nationals so hopped over here to wish him well.

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    It's a month late, but here are my screen recordings of Keegan from the 2017 Skate Ontario Summer Skate:

    SP (the password is keegan): https://vimeo.com/230101474

    LP (the password is keegan): https://vimeo.com/230786369

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    looking forward to seeing Keegan on Saturday.. I hope he lands his 4lutz

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    thank you for this info :D

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    Many congrats to Keegan and his team for a podium finish at the Autumn Classic Int'l this weekend!

    Such a nice start of the season, hopefully getting onto the podium along with the two world champoins will give him a confidence boost as he prepares for the Nationals then to join the team for the Oly Games.

    YES it's possible Keegan. Believe in yourself! Wish him a great and injury-free season.

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    I just watched Keegan's programs from Autumn Classic an was pretty impressed with him! It's not often you see a skater do a "carefree" program à la Singing In The Rain or "comical" à la Chaplin as successfully as Keegan just did.
    The guy's a true performer.

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    This is my 1080p fancam of the 2017 ACI Senior Men medal ceremony: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x628xim

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