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John Burchfield

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John Burchfield

JOHN BURCHFIELD: JULY 2013 USARS FEATURE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

John Burchfield of Cocoa, FL has been a Team USA member for the past five years in the Junior World Class Men’s Free Skating division earning World Championship podium placements as well as also being a 2011Pan Am Games Team USA member. John always excites the audience with his spectacular and strength of jumps! Recently, John was asked to assist athletes in South Africa to help improve their skating skills. USARS thanks John for his dedication in helping skaters around the world and wishes all the best to him for the 2013 skating season!

Team USA Years: 2008-2012
Hometown: Cocoa, FL
Current residence: Tampa, FL
Personal website/journal/web log (blog) address: 
High school attended: Cocoa High School 
Year of graduation: 2011 
Location of high school: Cocoa, FL 
Sports you competed in while in high school (include number of years): Track (3 years)  
Other high school activities: Student Government and JROTC
College attended: University of South Florida  
Year of graduation: 2015 
Degree/major: Medical Technology 
Current skating club: Orlando Skating Club
Coaches name: Vickie Bateman and Missy Moore-Lingo 
When did you begin skating: 2000 
Are you sponsored and if so, by whom: Edea Boots and Komplex Wheels
Future goals you hope to obtain as a skater: 2012 Junior Free skating World Champion 
Team USA Sport Accomplishments: 2nd in Combined (2009 World Championships) 3rd in Freestyle (2011 World Championships) 
Pan American Games: 3rd in (2011 Pan-American Championships) 4th at (2011 Pan-American Games)  
Awards, honors and statistics received in roller sports: Southern region Elite Skater of the Year 
Other awards and/or honors received outside of roller sports: Veterans of foreign Wars medal, Scholar/Athlete medal, Bright Futures Scholarship  
Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: My Dad, he is my biggest supporter and great person  
List your hobbies: Working out, Eating, Hanging out with friends   
Favorite food before a competition: Pizza or French Fries  
Favorite place to shop: Hollister and AX
Family Information:
Father’s name: Rob Burchfield