Application for this year’s Tanger Scholarship is now open

GALE AND TOM TANGER SCHOLARSHIP

2019 Application

February 2019

Dear Athletes:

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:

  1. Academic Excellence             
  2. Acceptance and full-time enrollment into a major college or university
  3. Athletic distinction
  4. 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 tgtanger@gmail.com.

Thank you for your interest in the WFSC Academic Athlete Scholarship. The committee looks forward to receiving your application.

Good Luck!

Tom Tanger

Scholarship Chair

Full applications

Coach Angie Johnstad

Coach 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.

Coach Angie Q&A

What 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!

Coaching 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.

Additionally, I feel it’s important to not just develop good, strong skaters, but to also help them grow into good, strong people.

Greatest 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. Ha!)

Skate with Jason kick-off event for the WFSC 2019 philanthropic fundraiser

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/

Illinois GP Results

Illinois GP Results:

 

Excel Juvenile/Juvenile Plus

Lillian Hoffmann 4th place

 

Excel Pre-Juvenile/Pre Juvenile Plus

Pieper Seetan 3rd place

Madison Kocinski 4th place

Madison Kells 5th Place

 

Excel Preliminary/ Preliminary Plus

Melanie Bachleiner 1st place

 

Excel Pre-preliminary

Koko Walny 5th place

 

No Test Girls

Hana Pokrandt 1st  place

 

Pre-preliminary girls group B

Mina Akiya 3rd place

Lola Perelman 5th place

SUMMER WFSC COMPETITION RESULTS

WFSC had a busy summer of competing.  Coaches reported their results.

Congratulations to all competitors.  YOU MAKE US PROUD.

 

Summer Competition Results

Southport Summer Classic;

Coaches Dave and Megan

Ryleigh Roman – 2nd Juvenile Test Track FS

Koko Walny – 6th Pre-Preliminary Test Track FS, 3rd High Beginner Compulsory, 3rd High Beginner Spins, 3rd High Beginner Jumps

Eve Westpfahl – 14th Pre-Juvenile Well Balanced IJS, 3rd Pre-Juvenile Compulsory, 5th Pre-Juvenile Spins, 7th Pre-Juvenile Jumps

Evangelynn Witz – 3rd Pre-Preliminary Test Track FS

Ava Zigich – 3rd Pre-Preliminary Test Track FS

Melania Bachleitner – 6th Preliminary Test Track FS, 4th Pre-Preliminary Compulsory, 4th Pre-Preliminary Spins, 2nd Pre-Preliminary Jumps

Madison Kells –   7th Pre-Juvenile Test Track FS

Madison Koscinski –  6th Pre-Juvenile Test Track FS

Lola Perelman – 4th Pre-Preliminary Well Balanced FS

Mina Akiya – 5th Pre-Preliminary Well Balanced FS, 3rd Pre-Preliminary Compulsories, 2nd Pre-Preliminary Spins, 3rd Pre-Preliminary Jumps

Sadie Rios – 6th Pre-Preliminary Well Balanced FS

Savanna Rostad – 9th Open Juvenile FS, 2nd Teen Light Entertainment

Pieper Seetan – 3rd Pre-Juvenile Test Track FS

Lilly Hoffmann – 7th Juvenile Test Track FS

Edie Rios – 1st Preliminary Test Track FS, 3rd Pre-Preliminary Compulsories, 4th Pre-Preliminary Spins, 4th Pre-Preliminary Jumps

Coach Craig

Hana Pokrandt – 4th Place No Test Well Balanced FS

Coach Mary

Chloe Kliewer – 10th Place Bronze Solo Pattern Dance

Skate Milwaukee;

Coaches Dave and Megan

Kendall Phillips – 10th Senior Ladies IJS

Melania Bachleitner – 3rd Preliminary Test Track FS

Edie Dembroski – 1st Preliminary Test Track FS

Madison Kells – 8th Pre-Juvenile Test Track FS

Madison Koscinski – 5th Pre-Juvenile Test Track FS

Lola Perelman – 3rd Pre-Preliminary Well Balanced FS

Ryleigh Roman – 1st Juvenile Test Track FS

Koko Walny – 3rd Pre-Preliminary Test Track FS, 2nd High Beginner Compulsory, 3rd High Beginner Jumps, 1st High Beginner Spins

Eve Westpfahl – 7th Pre-Juvenile Well Balanced FS, 5th Pre-Juvenile Compulsory, 3rd Pre-Juvenile Jumps, 3rd Pre-Juvenile Spins

Evangelynn Witz – 3rd Pre-Preliminary Test Track FS

Ava Zigich – 7th Pre-Preliminary Test Track FS, 5th High Beginner Compulsory, 2nd High Beginner Jumps, 3rd High Beginner Spins

Mina Akiya – 6th Pre-Preliminary Well Balanced FS, 4th Pre-Preliminary Compulsories, 1st Pre-Preliminary Jumps, 3rd Pre-Preliminary Spins

Sadie Rios – 4th Pre-Preliminary Well Balanced FS, 2nd Pre-Preliminary Spins

Lilly Hoffmann – 3rd Juvenile Test Track FS

Coach Craig

Hana Pokrandt – 1st Place No Test Well Balanced FS

Chicago Open;

Coaches Dave and Megan

Eve Westpfahl – 8th Pre-Juvenile Well Balanced FS IJS

Mina Akiya – 4th Pre-Preliminary Well Balance FS

Melania Bachleitner – 4th Preliminary Test Track FS

Madison Kells – 3rd Pre-Juvenile Test Track FS

Pieper Seetan – 1st Pre-Juvenile Test Track FS

Kendall Phillips – 4th Senior Ladies IJS

Skate Greenbay;

Coaches Dave and Megan

Savanna Rostad – 1st Juvenile Well Balanced FS, 1st Teen Artistic, 1st Final Round Artistic

National Collegiate Championships;

Coaches Dave and Megan

Kendall Phillips – 17th Senior Ladies IJS

Dance Pairs Chicago Championship;

Coach Mary

Chloe Kliewer – 10th Place Bronze Solo Pattern Dance

Skate The Lake;

Coaches Dave and Megan

Eve Westpfahl – 6th Pre-Juvenile Well Balanced FS, 3rd Pre-Juvenile Jumps, 2nd Pre-Juvenile Compulsory, 2nd Pre-Juvenile Spins

Evangelynn Witz – 6th Pre-Preliminary Test Track FS, 4th Pre-Preliminary Compulsory

Ava Zigich – 6th Pre-Preliminary Test Track FS, 1st High Beginner Jumps, 2nd High Beginner Compulsory, 3rd High Beginner Spins

Melania Bachleitner – 4th Preliminary Test Track FS, 9th Pre-Preliminary Test Track FS Final, 3rd Pre-Preliminary Jumps, 5th Pre-Preliminary Compulsory, 4th Pre-Preliminary Spins

Koko Walny – 1st Pre-Preliminary Test Track FS, 6th Pre-Preliminary Test Track FS Final Round, 2nd High Beginner Jumps, 1st High Beginner Compulsory, 1st High Beginner Spins

Ryleigh Roman – 1st Juvenile Test Track FS

Edie Dembroski – 3rd Preliminary Test Track FS, 2nd Preliminary Test Track FS Final Round

Lola Perelman – 5th Pre-Preliminary Well Balanced FS, 2nd Pre-Preliminary Jumps, 1st Pre-Preliminary Compulsory, 2nd Pre-Preliminary Spins

Madison Koscinski – 6th Pre-Juvenile Test Track FS

George Schorse – 3rd Novice Men IJS

Mina Akiya – 5th Pre-Preliminary Well Balanced FS, 4th Pre-Preliminary Jumps, 4th Pre-Preliminary Compulsory

Sadie Rios – 6th Pre-Preliminary Well Balanced FS, 1st Pre-Preliminary Spins

Savanna Rostad – 4th Open Juvenile FS, 1st Teen Entertainment

Pieper Seetan – 10th Pre-Juvenile Test Track FS

Lilly Hoffmann – 6th Juvenile Test Track FS

Coach Craig

Hana Pokrandt – 1st Place No Test Well Balanced FS, 3rd Place No Test Well Balanced FS Finals

Coach Michelle

Elizabeth Atallah 2nd Place Basic Free Skate Program (w/music), Free Skate 2

Avery Basile 6th Place Compulsory Moves Pre-Preliminary, 5th Place Spins Pre-Preliminary 8th Place Free Skate – Pre-Preliminary Test Track

LeAnn Flanagan 8th Place Free Skate – Introductory Levels, High Beginner

Erin Herrick 2nd Place Basic Free Skate Compulsory, Free Skate 1, 1st Place Basic Free Skate Program (w/music), Free Skate 1

Sophia Martin, 5th Place Free Skate, Pre-Juvenile Test Track

Evelyn Mueller, 3rd Place Basic Free Skate Compulsory, Free Skate 1, 4th Place Basic Free Skate Program (w/music), Free Skate 1 Fourth

Chicagoland – Wagon Wheel;

Melania Bachleitner – 4th Preliminary Excel FS

Koko Walny – 6th Pre-Preliminary Excel FS

Evangelynn Witz – 7th Pre-Preliminary Excel FS

Eve Westphfal – 8th Pre-Juvenile Well Balanced IJS FS

Madison Kells – 6th Pre-Juvenile Test Track FS

Madison Koscinski – 2nd Pre-Juvenile Test Track FS

Lola Perelman – 5th Pre-Preliminary Well Balanced FS

Ryleigh Roman – 2nd Juvenile Test Track FS

Mina Akyia – 5th Pre-Preliminary Well Balanced FS

Sadie Rios – 6th Pre-Preliminary Well Balanced FS

Lilly Hoffmann – 8th Juvenile Excel FS

Coach Craig

Hana Pokrandt – 1st Place No Test Well Balanced FS

Pettit’s ice overview for 2018-19

A general overview of the 2018-2019 schedule for September through February is as follows:

  • Saturdays
    • 6:45am-9:15am Rink ice
    • 9:30am-10:30am Skate School
    • 10:30am-11:30am Skate School
  • Sundays
    • 12:30pm-3:00pm Rink ice (Sundays are not super consistent)
    • 3:15pm-4:15pm Skate School
    • 4:30-5:30pm Skate School
  • Mondays
    • 5:45am-9:15am Rink ice
    • 3:15pm-5:15pm Rink ice
  • Tuesdays
    • 5:45am-7:45am Rink ice
    • 3:45pm-5:15pm WFSC ice
    • 6:15pm-7:15pm skate school
  • Wednesdays 
    • 5:45am-9:15am Rink ice
    • 1:00-2:00pm skate school (Nov.-Feb.)
    • 2:15pm-5:15pm Rink ice (2:15-4:15pm only last week of Sept. and all of Oct.)
  • Thursdays
    • 5:45am-7:45am Rink ice
    • 2:30pm-4:00pm Rink ice
    • 4:15pm-5:45pm WFSC ice
    • 6:15-7:15pm skate school
  • Fridays
    • 5:45am-9:15am Rink ice
    • 3:00pm-6:00pm Rink ice