Molly McMahon, Ella Schmitz, Mae Anna Garrison, Arianna Korb, Megan Prellwitz and Jenna Roth, all students at Fond du Lac High School have been chosen to represent the United States as part of the Blades Junior Synchronized skating team. The Blades have been selected by the United States Figure Skating Association to represent the United States at the Mozart Cup in Salzburg, Austria January 25-28, 2018.
PHOTO: In the second row - Ella Schmitz, 3rd from left; Megan Prellwitz, 4th from left; Jenna Roth, far right; Molly McMahon, 2nd from right. In the third row - Mae Anna Garrison, 2nd from left; Arianna Korb, 3rd from right
“This opportunity is a huge honor for these girls and a major accomplishment for our team,” said Head Coach, Jenny McMahon. McMahon went on to say, “The Blades are only one of six teams around the country chosen to represent the USA at an international competition. We are competing at one of the most competitive and largest international competitions in the world.”
The Mozart Cup is an annual competition hosted by the International Skating Union (ISU) and includes teams representing over 30 countries.
“The fact that we have an international recognized synchronized skating team, here in Wisconsin is unique,” said Deb Prellwitz, President of the Fond du Lac Figure Skating Club. “Skaters come from all over the state to be part of our team. Our coaching staff are known for developing them from a very young age to be internationally competitive.”
For those of you looking to see the Blades skate in person, before they head off to Austria, there will be a Holiday Exhibition at the Fond du Lac Blue Line rink on Saturday, November 25th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Admission is the donation of two canned goods for the Fond du Lac Food Pantry or $2 at the door.
The Blades also host The Annual Foot of The Lake Competition January 5th and 6th at the Fond Du Lac Blue Line Arena. This event brings in over 60 teams from around the country to compete in Wisconsin.