This week, Team USA announced that Club members, Cate Fleming and Jedidiah Isbell, have been named to the 96-member U.S. Youth Olympic Team that will compete at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Youth Olympic Games are a bi-annual, international multisport event consistent with the current format of the Olympic Games. The Winter Youth Olympic Games are the second-largest multisport winter event, second only to the Olympic Winter Games. This year’s games will be held from January 9th until January 22nd, featuring 1,880 competitors from more than 70 nations.
Since beginning their pairs skating career at the Club in 2015, Cate and Jedidiah have been continuing to climb the ranks within the pairs discipline. They are three-time U.S. Championships medalists, five-time U.S. Championships competitors, and have qualified to compete in their sixth U.S. Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, in January 2020. Cate and Jedidiah won bronze in their first international competition, the North American Series in Toronto, in August 2018. This summer they took 3rd place in the first-ever U.S. National Qualifying Series in the junior pairs event.
The Club wishes Cate and Jedidiah the best of luck in Lausanne next month!