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Congratulations 2017-2018 AAFSC Award Recipients!
2017 Michigan Basic Skills Series Medalists
Margarita Filonova
Mariel Gupta
Karen Zhang
Caroline Fox
Janet Yang
Avery Hoeft
Elise Meints
Hannah Kang
Jessica Burns
Alexander Meints
Grace Cregar
Michigan Special Olympics Awards
Tess Gompper- Unified Partner
Miranda Underwood
Alexander Meints
Gwenyth Guidinger
Teodora Spremo
Patricia Quelhas
Jacob Stephenson

Competitor of the Year
3rd Runner Up
Elizabeth Casey

2nd Runner Up
Evelyn Lemm

1st Runner Up
Connie Achtenberg

Winner of COY
Julia Kaltwasser

2018 Graduating Seniors
Alicia Bertsch
Samy Delva
Madison Lacy
Claire Miller
Hannah Park
Liza Pritchard
Holly Sperling

Julia Segall-Derfler Sportsmanship Award
Tess Gompper

Adult Achievement Award
Lillian Min

Gold Test Medalists
Connie Achtenberg- Gold Pattern Dance
Cyndi Edelman- Senior Field Moves
Sarah Hollister- Senior Freestyle
Bianca Karabian-Senior Field Moves
Madison Lacy- Senior Field Moves
Sarah Tuzinowski- Senior Field Moves
Bobbie R. Stoermer Test Award "Most Tests Passed"
First Place
Rebecka Hakansson
Ian Moyer
Monique Uzelac
Cyndi Edelman
Bianca Karibian
Julia Kaltwasser
Salome Mouliere

Melanie Faulkner-Bolhuis Apprentice of the Year Award
Alicia Bertsch
Gordon C. Brown Award
Cynthia York

Axel Achievement Awards
Olivia Tao
Abigail Moberg
Felicia Lin
Elizabeth Min
Claire Moran
Violet Weizer
Elsa Oonk
Marcella Bredeweg
Charlotte Lawrence
Salome Mouliere
Carly Wholihan 

AAFSC 2017 Awards & Recognitions
The AAFSC is pleased to announce and congratulate the following skaters and members recognized at this year's Annual Awards Celebration.
Bobbie  R. Stoermer Test Award- 
"Most Tests Passed"

First place (4 way tie)- 8 tests
Grace Chen
Rachel Eglinton
Anna Nicklas
Carly Wholihan

Second place- 7 tests
Sarah Hollister 

Third place- 6 tests
Morgan Gryniewicz  

Fourth place (2 way tie)- 4 tests
Sami Delva
Mahala Nguyen

Adult Achievement Award

Helena Schotland

Axel Achievement Awards

Leela Aiyagari
Andria Annala
Rachel Eglinton
Madison Lacy
Emma Pellegrini
Sarah Tuzinowski
Audrey Weizer
Cindy Xue

Julia Segall-Derfler Sportsmanship Award

Kallan Roan

Melanie Faulkner Bolhuis Apprentice of the Year Award

Bianca Karibian

Gordon C. Brown Award

Melanie F. Bolhuis

Competitor of the Year Award

2nd Runner Up:                                    Evelyn Lemm     
1st Runner Up:                                     Connie Achtenberg
Winner of Competitor of the Year:              Anna Nicklas & Max Ryan

2017 Graduating Seniors

Rose Beck
Megan Gupta
Alva Helber
Emily Krile
Gabriella Renteria-Bishop
Kallan Roan
Svea Wagner
Emma Wourenheimo

2nd Club Members
Kara Burns
Caitlin Churchill
Shannon McLaughlin
Allison Phillips

Gold Test Medalists

Senior Field Moves
Samantha Delva
Alyson Everett
Emily Gitlin
Caitlin Kaleta
Karissa Kao
Liza Pritchard

Senior Free Dance
Eleanor Babaev
Wolfgang Ebersole
Scott Wenner

Adult Gold Moves
Jennifer Weizer

Michigan Basic Skills Series Special Olympics Awards

Grace Cregar- Gold- Basic 10 Elements
Seanha Kim- Bronze- Basic 1 Elements
Younha Kim- Silver- Basic 2 Elements
Rohan Manjeshwar- Silver- Basic 1 Elements
Woojeong Park- Gold- Basic 2 Elements
Patricia Quelhas- Gold- Basic 3 Elements
Teodora Spremo- Gold- Basic 4 Elements
Gloria Sukpraphrute- Silver- Basic 3 Elements
Danielle White- Gold- Basic 1 Elements

2016 Michigan Basic Skills Series Medalists

Jessica Burns- Gold- Basic 8 CM & FS
Janiyah Detzler- Bronze- Basic 5 CM
Claire Moran- Silver- No Test CM & FS
Josephine Oonk- Silver- Basic 8 FS
Luke Wilkinson- Gold- Basic 2 CM
Luke Wilkinson- Silver- Snow plow Sam FS

High School Team Results

The Pioneer Varsity Skating Team results:
A team was 5th in district
C team was 5th in district

Adult Competition Results

Eleanor Coyle- Ann Arbor- 2nd place in Adult Gold & several Pre-Juv Collegiate events
Kathryn Dudzinski- Adult Sectionals- 6th place in Championship Junior/Senior
Robin Rivas- Springtime Invitational- 1st place in Adult Bronze
Kristin Seefeldt- Springtime Invitational- 1st place & Ann Arbor Basic Skills- 2nd place in Adult Pre-Bronze
Jennifer Weizer- Wyandotte- 5th place, Garden City- 1st place, & Midwest Adult Sectionals- 14th place in Adult Silver
Satoko Willgus- Wyandotte- 1st place & Springtime Invitational- 2nd place in Adult Bronze

Synchronized Team Results

Juvenile Team- 5th at Midwestern Sectional Championship in Grand Forks, ND- qualified for nationals
Novice Team- 4th at Midwestern Sectional Championship in Grand Forks, ND- qualified for nationals
Junior Team- 5th in Sweden defeating the Swedish National Champions

Apprentice Coaches

Elizabeth Casey
Karissa Kao
Bianca Karibian
Bella Renteria-Bishop
Celia Schroeder
Annie Wang

Regional/ Sectional/ National/ International Results

2016 National Solo Dance Finals- Medalists
Evelyn Lemm & Salome Mouliere- 1st place in Juvenile Shadow 
Julia Kaltwasser & Katie Kennard- 3rd place in Preliminary Shadow 
Evan Bates & Madison Chock- 2nd place in 2017 US Championship 

2016 Eastern Great Lakes Regionals
Audrey Weizer- 4th place First Round & 8th place Final Round in Preliminary Test Track
Violet Weizer- 2nd place First Round & 7th place Final Round in Pre-Preliminary Test Track

Please let us know if your accomplishment has not been recognized

AAFSC 2015 Awards and Recognitions

The AAFSC is pleased to announce and congratulate the following skaters and members recognized at this years Annual Awards Celebration held on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.




Bobbie R. Stoermer Test Award "Most Tests Passed"


          Eleanor Coyle and Emma Spiess – 8 tests passed     

          7 Tests: Andria Annala, Erin Buckeridge, Bianca Karibian, Lily Spies, Jennifer Weizer

          6 Tests passed: Eleanor Babaev,Ariana Gould-Tasoojy, Scott Wenner (2nd club member)

          5 Tests passed: Caitlin Kaleta, Anna Kuljian


Adult Achievement Award

            Jennifer Weizer 


Julia Segall-Derfler Sportsmanship Award

             Hannah Park


Melanie Faulkner Bolhuis Apprentice of the Year Award

            Mira Kaufman  


Gordon C. Brown Award

            Brian Edelman  


Competitor of the Year Award

             4th runner up – Evelyn Lemm 28 points

3rd runner up – Catherine Sukpraphrute 29 points

2nd runner up – Rebecka Hakansson 32 points   

1st runner up – Salome Mouliere 38 points

Winner - Liza Pritchard 66 points


Axel Achievement Award

Selena Lin

Rebecka Hakansson

Veronika Poliakova

Grace Lee

Kallan Roan

Emily Krile



2015 Recognitions:

Please let us know if your accomplishment has not been recognized.


Gold Test Medalists

          Katharine Green - 12/15/14 - Senior Free Style

          Wolfgang Ebersole - 12/18/14 - Senior Field Moves

          Mira Kaufman - 12/15/14 - Senior Field Moves

          Rose Beck - 2/19/15 - Senior Field Moves

          Anna Kuljan - 5/30/15 - Solo Gold Dance


2015 Graduating Seniors

          Nicole Blaha

          Sanne Anthony

          Andi Gottfried

          Paige Bremmer

          Rebecca Gu

          Candice Kaars-Mulholland

          Lindsey Maynard

          Madison Shipman

          Sydney Cebalt

          Sofia Capito

          Tamra Snelson

          Miruna Hanzu


High School Honor Roll

          Gabriella Renteria Bishop, Skyline High School

          Celia Delenn Schroeder, Pioneer High School

Eleanor Babaev, Skyline High School

Rose Beck, Pioneer High School

Scott Wenner, Anthony Wayne High School


Special Olympics Athletes

          Alexander Meints

          Lucia Sanchez

          Patricia Quelhas

          Grace Cregar

Miranda Underwood

Hamzah Soofi

Jacob Stephenson

Teodora Spremo

Roberta Gatti

Emma Pellegrini

Meylin Kmiecik

Rohit Chowdhury

Charlie Hazzi

Mara McKeone



2014 Michigan Basic Skills Series Medalists

         Alexander Meints, 3rd place Basic 5 compulsory elements

         Lily Speiss, 3rd place High Beginner freestyle

            AAFSC 2nd place overall


High School Team Results

          AAFSC members competed on Huron and Pioneer High School Figure SkatingTeams in

          both individual and team events. 


Adult Competitors

          Eleanor Coyle, 11th PreJuv Ladies at Collegiate Nationals


Hockettes Synchronized Team Recognitions (not complete)



              Kalamazoo Short - 2nd,  Long - 5th

          Dr. Porter - 4th

          Sweden International - 4th

          Midwestern Sectionals - 5th

          World Selection Competition - 4th

          U.S. Nationals - 3rd



          2nd at the Mid-America Synchronized Skating Championships

          1st at the Tri-State Championships


          Open - Juvenile

          1st at Kalamazoo Kick-Off

          2nd at Dr. Porter

          2nd at Mid-America

          6th out of 32 at Midwestern Sectionals

          2nd at Tri-States



          4th at Kalamazoo

          1st at Dr. Porter

          2nd at Mid-America

          5th out of 23 at Midwestern Sectional Championships

          4th at Tri-States


          Beginning Teams

          Medaled at all competitions.


Apprentice Coach Program 2014-2015    

          Eleanor Babaev

          Emily Buckeridge

          Ariana Gould -Tasoojy

          Rebecca Gu

          Mira Kaufman

          Emily Krile

          Grace Lee

          Liza Pritchard

          Mabel Redondo

          Rosalyn Schaefer

          Holly Sperling


New to AAFSC Coaching Staff

          Daniel Eaton

          Anna Kuljian


Coach recognition for PSA rating test passed in last year

          Melanie Bolhuis - Master Rating in Field Moves



Regional/Sectional/National /International recognition in singles, dance, and solo dance  


2014 National Solo Dance Championships

          Evie Lemm - Preliminary Pattern Dance Group A - 7th

          Salome Mouliere - Preliminary Pattern Dance Group B - 1st  Preliminary Final - 7th

          Irene Schimmel - PreBronze Pattern Dance Group B- 7th

          Liza Pritchard - Bronze Pattern Dance Group B - 2nd

                                    Bronze Pattern Dance Final - 8th

     Juvenile Combined Group A - 6th

Wolfgang Ebersole  - Gold Pattern Dance Group A - 2nd

                                   Gold Pattern Dance Final - 4th

    Senior Combined Group A Short Dance - 2nd

                                   Senior Combined Group A Free Dance - 3rd

                                   Senior Combined  Final 8th



2015 Eastern Great Lakes Regional Qualifying competition 



 2015 Eastern Great Lakes Regional Non-Qual competition 

          Connie Achtenberg – 4th Junior Test Track FS

          Annika Tharp – 1st Open Juvenile FS

          Catherine Sukpraphrute - 2nd Pre-Juvenile FS QR FS

          Katie Grossman – 5th Pre-Juvenile Test Track FS

          Anna Nicklas - 10th Preliminary FS QR

          Andria Annala – 6th Pre-Preliminary Limited FS

          Eliot Ziolek - 4th Pre Preliminary Limited FS

          Rebecka Hakansson – 6th Pre-Preliminary Limited FS

          Hanaka Nagano - 7th Pre Preliminary Limited FS


2015 Midwestern Sectionals Championships

  Novice Dance:

Eleanor Babaev and Scott Wenner - Midwestern Champions

Ciara Myers and Wolfgang Ebersole - 5th


2015 Pacific Coast Sectionals Championships

  Junior Dance:

           Maeve Pascoe and Micah Jaffe - 4th

  Senior Dance:

           Pauline Bynum and Jason Deveikis - 4th


2015 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships  

   Championship (Senior) Dance:

          Madison Chock and Evan Bates - US Champions (Evan is AAFSC member)

          Pauline Bynum and Jason Deveikis - 17th

   Junior Dance:

          Maeve Pascoe and Micah Jaffe - 12th
   Novice Dance:

          Eleanor Babaev and Scott Wenner - 6th



AAFSC Award Descriptions


Bobbie R. Stoermer Test Award "Most Tests Passed"

The Bobbie R. Stoermer Trophy is awarded to the AAFSC skater with the highest number of tests passed from April to March on AAFSC test sessions.


Adult Achievement Award

Awarded to an adult member who is an active skater and a full participant in the life of the AAFSC.


Axel Achievement Award

Certificates are awarded to skaters who have landed their first completed single or double axel as witnessed by several coaches.


Julia Segall-Derfler Sportsmanship Award

Not many club members today will remember who Julia Segall-Derfler was but for those of us that had the opportunity to know her, we lost a special friend when she tragically died of a sudden illness at the age of 24 on November 19, 2007.   Just saying her name now brings a smile to our faces.  She was a tenacious freestyle competitor in her younger days earning medals and eager to work hard for each test passed and new jump landed.  She had a zest for life and sparkle in her eye that made you know she knew what she wanted and the determination to go out and get it!  She rightfully earned one of the first sportsmanship awards given at our annual AAFSC Banquet and because of that, we honor her memory by putting her name with this prestigious award.  It is not a coincidence that Julia went on to achieve even more with her ‘sportsmanlike' behavior; her senior year at Huron HS she received the school's Award for Understanding and Sharing Diversity.  She went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from the Georgetown University College of Linguistics and with her generous spirit and passion for supporting diversity; Julia worked in the U.S. State Department as an Arabic translator.  She was married to Yotom Derfler in Israel in August 2007 and is remembered by all with admiration and awe.  She inspired the hearts of many as she embraced people as they were and celebrated their differences.  A vibrant young woman, Julia truly knew the meaning of sportsmanship, but more importantly she lived it every day...she is sorely missed but we are thrilled to keep her memory alive with this award.  Skaters choose the recipient.


Melanie Faulkner Bolhuis Apprentice of the Year Award

The award is presented to an Apprentice Volunteer who has shown enthusiam for working with young skaters in our Basic Skills Lean to Skate Program and learning how to teach.  The recipient is chosen by the Learn to Skate Director and Assistant Director based on written evaluations.


Gordon C. Brown Award

Dr. Brown, as he was known around the club, was a wonderful man, a 3-time President of AAFSC, a national and international judge, a national dance referee and he also served as Vice President of the US Figure Skating.  He is remembered for his devotion to figure skating, his warm and gentle associations with young skaters, and his ability to inspire an appreciation of excellence.  In memory of Dr. Gordon C. Brown, this award has been presented annually since 1975 to a member of the AAFSC who has demonstrated outstanding and sustained leadership, dedication and/or volunteer services to the AAFSC and its principles.  The AAFSC Board of Directors chooses the recipient.


Competitor of the Year Award

The COY, presented annually to AAFSC skater(s) that have represented the AAFSC in competitions during the past year (April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014) is based on a point system that assign points for each competition for each event entered, level, placement, and competition ranking in a skating discipline. For example, more points are given to qualifying (Regional, Sectional, National) than for non-qualifying (everything else) competitions, more for Senior level than Juvenile. The AAFSC skater(s) with the most points is the recipient of the Competitor of the Year trophy. May not be "won" more than once by same skater(s). The next 4 place finishers are also announced at the banquet.