Whitefish Bay's Anne Marie Misey recently landed a full position on the Miami-Ohio University Junior level synchronized skating team. Misey is a freshman at the university, and trained throughout her youth at the Pettit National Ice Center.
“I have never worked with such a driven athlete who systematically kept raising her own bar and then did everything possible to push herself to meet that bar only to raise it again” said Mary Decker, Anne Marie’s figure skating coach in Milwaukee. "She is a great example to all of my other students of how perseverance and hard work really do pay off."
Earning a spot on one of Miami’s teams has been a goal of Anne Marie for many years. She trained and achieved gold level recognition by the United States Figure Skating Association in both Moves and Ice Dance. Anne Marie is one test away from gold status in freestyle. She also skated with the Wisconsin Edge and Starlight Synchronized Skating teams.
“Tryouts were really intense because it was my first week of college classes on top of skating three hours a day” said Misey. “I'm incredibly excited for the team to work together and have an awesome season. I thank everyone at the Pettit who has helped me get to where I am today.”
Miami-Ohio University has three varsity teams. The Collegiate team competes at a national level and has won the national championship 14 times. The Junior and Senior teams compete internationally and frequently represent the USA as Team USA in international and world competitions,