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Jessica Gaudy

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Jessica Gaudy

JESSICA GAUDY

JUNE 2013 FIGURE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

 

Jessica Gaudy of Melbourne, FL is a six time Team USA member. She has three world medals to her name in the Junior Team Dance division and a Pan Am Championships Silver Medal in the Senior Women’s Solo Dance division. Jessica comes from a family of skating champions as her mom and dad were Senior Dance Champions. Jessica just graduated college with a degree in video game design. USA Roller Sports wishes all the best to Jessica!


PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Team USA Years: 2006-2010, 2012-2013

Hometown: Palm Bay, FL

Current residence: Palm Bay, FL

When did you begin skating: I have been on skates since I could stand, but only competing since age 11, in 2001.

Current skating club/ Coaches name: Space Coast Skating Club (FL018); coached by Joe & Marie Gaudy, Sandro Guerra

Are you sponsored and if so, by whom: Komplex USA

Occupation, current employer:  USARS Certified Skating Coach at Galaxy Skateway, Melbourne, FL

EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

High school attended: West Shore Jr./Sr. High School

Year of graduation: 2008

Location of high school: Melbourne, FL

Other high school activities: National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society

College attended: University of Central Florida

Year of graduation: 2013

Degree/major: Digital Media - Game Design, Minor in Spanish, Certificate in Translation & Interpretation

Other college activities: Alpha Phi Omega National Co-ed Service Fraternity

ACCOMPLISHMENT HIGHLIGHTS

Pan American/World Games/International Experience: 2011 Pan American Championships - Silver Medalist in Ladies Solo Compulsory Dance and Bronze Medalist in Ladies Solo Dance Combined

Team USA awards, honors and statistics: 2006 Junior Worlds - Bronze Medalist in Junior Team Dance, 2007 Junior Worlds - Silver Medalist in Junior Team Dance, 2008 Junior Worlds - Silver Medalist in Junior Team Dance

Other awards, honors, and statistics in skating: 2002 Southern Region J.O. Skater of the Year, 2006 Southern Region Elite Skater of the Year (with Joey Rodriguez), 2009 Southern Region Elite Skater of the Year (with John Burchfield), 2012 Southern Region Elite Skater of the Year

GOAL HIGHLIGHTS

Life Goals: Become a World Champion.

Career goals: Work in video game design. Become a skating choreographer.

FAVORITES SPOTLIGHT

Favorite sports figure: I look to all my favorite skaters, past and present, for inspiration.

Favorite food before a competition: granola bars, protein bars, or bananas

Favorite movie: A Hard Day's Night

Favorite place to shop: GameStop

Favorite music to listen to during training or competition: Usually my free dance music, but whatever I feel like listening to at the time.

Favorite possession: my Höfner violin bass guitar

Favorite hobbies: playing video games, programming, animation, video editing, audio recording and mixing

If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: persistent

Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: My parents have had the greatest influence on my life, and I would not be the person I am today without their guidance and support.

FAMILY HIGHLIGHTS

Father’s name: Joe Gaudy

Father’s occupation: Owner/Operator of Galaxy Skateway in Melbourne, FL

Mother’s name: Marie Gaudy

Mother’s occupation: Owner/Operator of Galaxy Skateway in Melbourne, FL

 

Family Members Who Have Competed or Are Competing in Amateur or Professional Athletics: My parents were U.S. National Champions in Senior Dance in 1972 and 1973.