The Wisconsin Figure Skating Club (WFSC) Scholarship Committee is
pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Gale
and Tom Tanger Scholarship.
The Tanger Scholarship Fund was created to provide
financial aid to a Scholar-Athlete from the Wisconsin Figure Skating Club. The scholar-athlete must be a graduating high
school senior student. The funds are generated from the profits of the annual
Skate Milwaukee Competition. In 2009 the
Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Figure Skating Club (WFSC) voted to
establish this fund in the name of Gale and Tom Tanger, founders of the Skate
Milwaukee competition. The award of the
scholarship will be determined by a three to five-member review committee.
The Gale and Tom Tanger Scholarship is a merit
based scholarship. This scholarship is not based on need. It is created as a cash award/recognition to
a selected recipient(s). Candidates may
apply through an online application form found on the WFSC web-site. This scholarship is open to home club members
of the Wisconsin Figure Skating Club who have met all the selection criteria.
Criteria to be met by the applicant will include, but not
limited to, the following:
Acceptance and full-time enrollment into a major
college or university
Extracurricular and volunteer activities.
The award will be announced by April 16 and will be
presented at the annual WFSC Banquet. The
committee will make every attempt to acknowledge each recipient in person at
the Scholarship Recognition Assembly or Program at the recipient’s school.
The application and all supporting materials
must be fully completed and postmarked by March 31, 2019, or the applicant will not
be considered. All materials must be sent to: Thomas
Tanger, Scholarship Chair. Any questions regarding the application may be
emailed to email@example.com.
for your interest in the WFSC Academic Athlete Scholarship. The committee looks
forward to receiving your application.
Angie Johnstad is the Skating Director and Head Coach for the Wisconsin Edge.
She has been a member of Wisconsin FSC since 1989 (although back then she went
by “AJ”, not “Angie” and it was called “Precision” team skating, not yet
“synchro”) With the Wisconsin Edge, she skated with the Intermediate
and Junior teams, which was highlighted by four National Championships. While
studying at UW-Milwaukee, Angie began her coaching career with the Edge, first
assisting longtime WFSC coach and Edge founder Jon Sorkan. This year marks her
20th season coaching for the Wisconsin Edge, and her 7th as Skating Director.
Angie holds a Certified Synchro rating from the Professional Skaters
Association, and also serves as a consultant for the synchro club in Juneau,
Alaska. She also coaches freestyle and moves in the field.
do you love about coaching: I feel I actually enjoy coaching more than I love
skating itself. It’s an incredible experience being able to help our athletes
pass tests and reach their personal goals. I’m also thankful for the strong
relationships with my longtime skating families, and being able to watch them
grow up together over the years. The kids make me laugh and keep me young!
philosophy: Skating can be an enjoyable, fulfilling sport at any skill or
commitment level! But it’s also important to remember that you can’t count on
getting more out, then what you put in.
I feel it’s important to not just develop good, strong skaters, but to also
help them grow into good, strong people.
skating accomplishment: Although I have a few personal highlights, I’m more
proud of my students and teams, so I’ll say their three Midwestern Synchronized
Sectional Championships is tops! I was also very proud to help George Palabrica
– Schorse get to his first Sectionals in Novice Mens last year!
Fun fact: For the last 12 years, I’ve enjoyed an
alter-ego in the world of roller derby… “Terror Lapinski” (get it??) For seven
years I skated as a blocker for the Brewcity Bruisers on the “Shevil Knevils”,
and like my namesake, then traded my skates for an announcer’s microphone.
(Bonus fun fact- I helped to choreograph the opening ceremonies for Skate
America a few years ago, and got to meet Tara Lipinski backstage… she did a
very good job pretending not to be completely weirded out by the name homage.
Skaters and parents participate at the kick-off event for the WFSC 2019 philanthropic fundraiser to support Make A Wish foundation and WFSC’s Red White and Blades. The event culminated in the surprise reveal that Olympic Skater Jason Brown will come to Milwaukee on March 31st! Incentives to various fundraising levels through the duration of the event, and Jason will hold clinics, skate with skaters, and do a photo Q&A. Skaters can be registered for the event at: https://wisconsinfscwithjason.org/
Synchro Skills 2 Red – 4th Synchro Skills 2 Blue – 3rd Synchro Skills 3 – 3rd Pre-Juvenile Blue – 7th Pre-Juvenile Red – 5th Juvenile – 9th Intermediate – 12th Junior – 4th
Synchro Skills 2 Red – 2nd place Synchro Skills 2 Blue – 4th place Synchro Skills 3 – 1st place Pre-Juvenile Blue – 2nd place Pre-Juvenile Red – 3rd place Juvenile – 2nd place Intermediate – 6th place Junior – 2nd place