Videos of James Schetelich
*2012 U.S. novice silver medalist, 2009 U.S. juvenile pewter medalist
Began skating at the age of 5 after watching the 2002 Olympics ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program ... Began competing in 2007 as a juvenile.
Parents are John, a teacher, and Amy, a dietician ... Siblings are Sam (12) and Will (9) ... Has a Wheaton terrier named Millie ... Received a certificate of academic achievement for being on high honor roll ... Recognized by the Board of Education and the Mayor of Scotch Plains, N.J., for winning the novice silver medal at the 2012 U.S. Championships.
IN MY WORDS
If I wasn't a figure skater ... I'd be in my high school chemistry league; chemistry is my favorite subject!
I manage my pre-skate jitters by ... putting in my earphones. People always find me listening to music before competitions.
My favorite thing about performing is ... connecting with the audience and allowing myself to enjoy everything that I have worked for.
After I'm done skating, I want to ... go to college and study to become a pharmacist.
Something most people don't know about me is ... I knew all the states and capitals of the United States when I was 3...not anymore though!
Jump: Triple Lutz
Skating maneuver: Spread eagle
Thing to do on a day off: Sleep
Olympic sport: Gymnastics
Book: The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
TV genres: Drama, reality
Beverage: Starbucks Frappuccino
Food: Mashed potatoes
Gloves or No Gloves
E-Reader or Book
Jump or Spin
Theater or Rental
Homecooking or Restaurant
Treadmill or Trail
Short Program or Free Skate
Pre-competition nap: No
PAST SEASON NOTES
- SP Music: "Rich Man's Frug" by Cy Coleman
FS Music: Selections from The Mission by Ennio Morricone
SP costume designed by Tania Bass, FS costume designed by Del Arbour
- SP Music: "Samba Pa Ti" and "Smooth" by Carlos Santana
FS Music: Selections from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein performed by the New York Philharmonic
ISJ Personal Bests
SP - 37.87 (2012 Junior Grand Prix, United States)
FS - 86.35 (2012 Junior Grand Prix, United States)
Final Score - 124.22 (2012 Junior Grand Prix, United States)
U.S. QUALIFYING COMPETITION
SP - 45.05 (2013 Eastern Sectional, Junior)
FS - 96.69 (2013 Eastern Sectional, Junior)
Final Score - 141.74 (2013 Eastern Sectional, Junior)
- 2014 - U.S. Championships, Junior - 9th
- 2014 - Eastern Sectional, Junior - 3rd
- 2013 - U.S. Championships, Junior - 12th
- 2013 - Eastern Sectional, Junior - 3rd
- 2012 - Junior Grand Prix (United States) - 12th
- 2012 - Eastern Sectional, Novice - 3rd
- 2012 - North Atlantic Regional, Novice - 1st
- 2012 - U.S. Championships, Novice - 2nd
- 2011 - Eastern Sectional, Novice - 5th
- 2011 - North Atlantic Regional, Novice - 3rd
- 2010 - U.S. Championships, Intermediate - 19th
- 2010 - North Atlantic Regional, Intermediate - 3rd
- 2009 - U.S. Championships, Juvenile - 4th
- 2009 - North Atlantic Regional, Juvenile - 2th
- 2008 - North Atlantic Regional, Juvenile - 2nd
- 2007 - North Atlantic Regional, Juvenile - 6th