Katarina Wolfkostin & Jeffrey Chen

dorispulaski

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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 thatr epresented the United States at the 2020 Junior World Figure Skating Championships, where they finished seventh. 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/...nbsp-katarina-wolfkostin-and-jeffrey-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/profile-katarina-wolfkostin-jeffrey-chen/

Social Media

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

Updated 10 October 2020


ISU Personal Bests

http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs_pb_00108073.htm

TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score159.20ISU World Junior Championships 2020
Personal Best Score Rhythm Dance64.77ISU World Junior Championships 2020
Personal Best Score Free Dance95.412020 Winter Youth Olympic Games


Programs and Videos

2020-2021
RD: “Everything Old is New Again” from the musical The Boy From Oz music by Peter Allen; choreo by Igor Shpilband, Pasquale Camerlengo
FD: Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 by Muse

2020 USFS ISP Point Challenge #2
RD: (2nd last to skate) https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/watch/?Archive=1751&category=102&type=Archive
FD: 2nd last to skate) https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/watch/?Archive=1752&category=102&type=Archive

2020 USFS ISP Point Challenge #1
RD: (last to skate) https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/watch/?Archive=1709&type=Archive
FD: (last to skate) https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/watch/?Archive=1710&type=Archive


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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jerqyHKExtg
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


DateEventLevelRDFDTotal
DateEventLevelRDFDTotal
2020–21 season
October 20202020-21 USFS ISP Points Challenge #2Junior1 (65.89)1 (93.96)1 (159.85)
September 20202020-21 USFS ISP Points Challenge #1Junior1 (66.82)1 (86.96)1 (153.78)
2019–20 season
March 2-8, 20202020 Junior World ChampionshipsJunior7 (64.77)7 (94.43)7 (159.20)
January 20–26, 20202020 U.S. ChampionshipsJunior4 (60.93)2 (100.46)2 (161.39
January 10–15, 20202020 Winter Youth Olympics – Team DeterminationJunior4 (90.41)4Team/4P
January 10–15, 20202020 Winter Youth OlympicsJunior5 (57.02)3 (95.41)3 (152.43)
December 4–7, 20192019 Golden Spin of ZagrebJunior1 (66.52)2 (97.29)2 (163.81)
November 12–16, 20192020 U.S. Ice Dance FinalJunior1 (66.23)2 (94.68)1 (160.91)
September 11–14, 20192019 JGP RussiaJunior6 (54.91)2 (93.90)4 (148.81)
August 21–24, 20192019 JGP FranceJunior4 (58.90)5 (89.03)5 (147.93)
July 30-Aug. 2, 20192019 Lake Placid Ice Dance ChampionshipsJunior222 (145.41)
June 19-22, 20192019 Chesapeake OpenJunior111 (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/...ake-bronze-at-winter-youth-olympic-games.aspx

January 2020 - "Wolfkostin and Chen Gain International Experience at Youth Olympic Games"
https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/...experience-at-winter-youth-olympic-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/2019/8/21/interview-wolfkostin-chen
 
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Ross74

Medalist
Joined
Oct 8, 2015
Thanks for the thread! I really like this duo and wish them luck in Tallinn!
 

dorispulaski

Wicked Yankee Girl
Record Breaker
Joined
Jul 26, 2003
Country
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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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