Jaymee Mason

Roller Sports

Jaymee Mason

Team USA Years: 2013

Hometown: Waterford, MI

Current residence: Waterford, MI - above the roller rink!

Personal website/journal/web log (blog) address: facebook.com/jaymeemason

Education: Bachelor's Degree, Secondary Education Certification

High school attended: Waterford Mott High School

Year of graduation: 2005

Location of high school: Waterford, MI

Sports you competed in while in high school (include number of years): Precision, Figure, and Freestyle Roller Skating - 4 years

Other high school activities: Marching Band, Yearbook Editor, NHS

College attended: Michigan State University (MSU)

Year of graduation: 2010

Degree/major: English and German

Sports you competed in while in college (include number of years): Creative Solo, Team Dance and Solo Dance Roller Skating (4 years)

Other college activities: Mortar Board Honor Society, German for Kids

Occupation, current employer:  coach at the Rolladium Skating Club, English and ESL teacher at Madison High School (MHS)

Career goals: to get my doctorate in Education and become an Elite coach for USARS

Current skating club: Rolladium Skating Club

Coach's name: Mary Margaret Campbell

When did you begin skating: when I was 2 years old in the tiny tots at Rolladium!

Future goals you hope to obtain as a skater: to represent my country by skating my personal best in Taipei.

Awards, honors and statistics received in roller sports: 2008 Creative Solo National Champion, 2010 Creative Solo National Silver Medalist, 2010 Freshman/Sophomore Solo Dance National Silver Medalist, 2011 Open Free DANCE national Champion, 2011 Freshman/Sophomore Team Dance Champion, 2012 World Class Dance Bronze Medalist, 2013 World Class Dance Bronze Medalist; 2008, 2010, 2012 Michigan USARS Skater of the Year.

Other awards and/or honors received outside of roller sports: MSU Valedictorian Scholarship, MSU Urban Education Scholarship, MHS "Worst Car" Mock Award

Other sports you currently participate in: Racquetball Thursdays!

Who is your favorite sports figure: Tara Lipinski,RG3, Justin Verlander

Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: My Coach, Mary Margaret, because she's put up with me for a VERY long time and my mom because she has taught me to be persevering and independent.

List your hobbies: Reading, writing, working out

What music do you listen to during training or competition? I always have to listen to whatever I'll be performing to that day. Once I've done that, I put on Fort Minor and Barenaked Ladies.

What makes you a unique and special person: I always feel that being a roller skater makes me unique. Living above a roller rink is special, too!

Favorite food before a competition: Oatmeal with peanut butter, milk and a banana

Favorite movie: Moulin Rouge

Favorite place to shop: Target and the Gap

Most prized possession: My roller skates!!!

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

Anything else you would like us to know about you: I have the best skating partner in the World - Joshua Meloy.

Family Information:

Fathers name:  Stephen Mason

Fathers occupation: Drain Commission

Mothers name: Kimmberly Buchmann

Mothers occupation: Oakland County Treasurer Department

Brother: Noah Babala

Sisters: Erynn Mason, KayLee Mason

Family Members Who Have Competed or Are Competing in Amateur or Professional Athletics: My dad was an awesome baseball player, KayLee plays some mean t-ball, and Erynn and Noah are both artistic roller skaters, and of course, my future children will be, too!