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    Katarina Wolfkostin & Jeffrey Chen

    Katarina Wolfkostin (born October 9, 2004 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA) and Jeffrey Chen (born July 21, 2002 in Hayward, California) are ice dancers who represent the United States internationally. Wolfkostin and Chen became a team at the beginning of the 2019-2020 season. The team qualified to represent the US in the 2019-20 ISU Junior Grand Prix by scoring well at qualifying competitions, the Chesapeake Open, and Lake Placid IDC. They are the 2020 U.S. junior national silver medalists, the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics bronze medalists, and have been chosen as one of the three teams that will represent the United States at the 2020 World Figure Skating Championships. The team is coached by Igor Shpilband, Pasquale Camerlengo, Adrienne Lenda, and Natalia Annenko-Deller. Their choreographers are Igor Shpilband and Pasquale Camerlengo.

    Previously, Katarina competed in ice dance on the Junior Grand Prix with Howard Zhao, with whom she was the the 2017 U.S. national intermediate and 2018 U.S. national novice ice dance champion. Jeffrey competed nationally in the US at the novice level with Gianna Buckley, with whom he was the 2018 national novice silver medalist. He also danced with Layla Karnes and briefly with Anna Lavrova. Jeffrey also competed at the novice level in men's singles, and is the 2018 US National novice silver medalist. Jeffrey is the brother of 2017 US ladies singles champion, Karen Chen.

    Biographical Information

    ISU Biography: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00108073.htm

    Katarina's Wikipedia Entry: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katarina_Wolfkostin

    Jeffrey 's Wikipedia Entry: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Chen

    USFSA Fan Zone Bio: https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/s...ffrey-chen/180

    Katarina's Rinkresults page: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=32635

    Jeffrey's Rinkresults page: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=10882

    Their ice-dance.com profile: https://www.ice-dance.com/site/profi...-jeffrey-chen/

    Social Media

    Katarina's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katarinawolfkostin/

    Updated 9 March 2020


    ISU Personal Bests
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs_pb_00108073.htm

    Type Score Competition
    Personal Best Total Score 159.20 ISU World Junior Championships 2020
    Personal Best Score Rhythm Dance 64.77 ISU World Junior Championships 2020
    Personal Best Score Free Dance 95.41 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games


    Programs and Videos

    2019-2020
    RD: “Everything Old is New Again” from the musical The Boy From Oz music by Peter Allen; choreo by Igor Shpilband, Pasquale Camerlengo
    FD: “How Will I Know” and “Fire on Fire” by Sam Smith; choreo by Igor Shpilband, Pasquale Camerlengo

    2020 Junior World Championships
    RD: https://youtu.be/Yfoi0jylvwA?t=9777
    FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJyEZIKyMJ8

    2020 Youth Winter Olympic Games
    RD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84pusmtRPLE
    FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg7dmJ1LIII

    2020 US Figure Skating Championships
    RD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJpsgSAZ3MM
    FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDUOWA72C18

    2019-20 US Junior Ice Dance Challenge Final
    FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk7yQJCBVG0

    2019 JGP Chelyabinsk
    RD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJrlcosUcBQ
    FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BxHUYvhf_Y

    2019 JGP Courchevel
    RD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UM6mzNV6V8
    FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5SGvVoCo0g

    2019 Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships (Junior)
    RD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikbkFMlxYfk
    FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M--3z9ZhkJU

    2019 Chesapeake Open (Junior)
    Partial FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT07njaOgjA


    Competitive History

    2019–20 season
    Date Event Level RD FD Total
    March 2-8, 2020 2020 Junior World Championships Junior 7 (64.77) 7 (94.43) 7 (159.20)
    January 20–26, 2020 2020 U.S. Championships Junior 4 (60.93) 2 (100.46) 2 (161.39
    January 10–15, 2020 2020 Winter Youth Olympics – Team Determination Junior 4 (90.41) 4Team/4P
    January 10–15, 2020 2020 Winter Youth Olympics Junior 5 (57.02) 3 (95.41) 3 (152.43)
    December 4–7, 2019 2019 Golden Spin of Zagreb Junior 1 (66.52) 2 (97.29) 2 (163.81)
    November 12–16, 2019 2020 U.S. Ice Dance Final Junior 1 (66.23) 2 (94.68) 1 (160.91)
    September 11–14, 2019 2019 JGP Russia Junior 6 (54.91) 2 (93.90) 4 (148.81)
    August 21–24, 2019 2019 JGP France Junior 4 (58.90) 5 (89.03) 5 (147.93)
    July 30-Aug. 2, 2019 2019 Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships Junior 2 2 2 (145.41)
    June 19-22, 2019 2019 Chesapeake Open Junior 1 1 1 (150.33)

    Galas and Exhibitions


    2019 Evening With Champions
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiR3tQmY9ZE

    2019 Finale of Evening With Champions
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqqezguY2VU

    Previous Partnerships

    Katarina with Howard Zhao, 2019 US Nationals
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHJlTX4IkdQ

    Katarina with Howard Zhao, 2018 Mentor Torun Cup FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdJwa-j1Yao

    Katarina with John Carlson, 2016 National Championships FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiIgYXTikyc

    Jeffrey with Gianna Buckley, 2018 US Novice Championships
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FHfkhgBwp4

    A very young Jeffrey skating in juvenile singles, 2013
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdb12Iz4xvM

    Articles, Interviews, and Other Media

    February 2020 - "3 questions for: Katarina Wolfkostin"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2fv8hIZ0BY

    January 2020 - "Wolfkostin and Chen Take Bronze at Winter Youth Olympic Games"
    https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/n...pic-games.aspx

    January 2020 - "Wolfkostin and Chen Gain International Experience at Youth Olympic Games"
    https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/n...pic-games.aspx

    January 2020 - "Ice dancing duo ready for world stage" by Detroit Channel 4 (re YOG)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP-K_mTFdfQ

    August 2020 - Interview by In the Loop podcast
    https://www.inthelopodcast.com/news/...olfkostin-chen
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 03-09-2020 at 12:00 PM.

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    Thanks for the thread! I really like this duo and wish them luck in Tallinn!

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    They have the tenth highest personal best coming into Junior Worlds, quite an achievement for a team in their first season together in ice-dance. Good luck to them!

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