Rachel and Michael compete at the Junior level in Ice Dance and represent the Washington Figure Skating Club and Team USA. Both members of this brother-sister team from Rockville, Maryland, have been skating competitively since they were six or seven years old.
Their goal for this year is to continue to gain experience at the national and international levels and prepare to move up to the Senior level next year. Their ultimate dream is to represent the USA in the Winter Olympics.
- Gold medal at the 2017 U.S. National Championships
- Gold medal at the 2016 Junior Grand Prix Final in Marseille
- Gold medal at the 2016 Junior Grand Prix Dresden
- Gold medal at the 2016 Junior Grand Prix Japan
- Silver medal at the 2016 World Junior Championships
- Silver medal at the 2016 U.S. National Championships
- Bronze medal at the 2016 Junior Grand Prix Final in Barcelona
- Gold medal at the 2015 Croatia Cup Junior Grand Prix.
- Gold medal at the 2015 Slovakia Junior Grand Prix.
- Finished 4th at the 2015 World Junior Championships
- Silver medal in Junior ice dance at the 2015 U.S. National Championships
- Silver medal at the 2015 Nestle Mentor Cup in Torun, Poland
- Silver medal at the 2014 Croatia Cup Junior Grand Prix
- Bronze medal at the 2014 Junior Grand Prix Japan
- Finished 8th at the 2014 World Junior Championships
- Bronze medal in Junior ice dance at the 2014 U.S. National Championships
- Qualified for the 2013 Junior Grand Prix Final, where they placed 6th
- Silver medal at the 2013 Ostrava, Czech Republic Junior Grand Prix
- Silver medal at the 2013 Kosice, Slovakia Junior Grand Prix
- Bronze medal at the 2013 Croatia Cup Junior Grand Prix
- Finished 4th at the first Youth Olympic Winter Games in 2012
- Won 2011 U.S. National Championship in Novice ice dance (their first year skating together)
About Rachel: Rachel started skating at age 6. Prior to teaming up with her brother, she skated with Kyle MacMillan, winning the 2009 U.S. National Championship in Juvenile Ice Dance, and the 2010 U.S. National Championship in Intermediate Ice Dance. Before that she skated with Andrew Hickey. Rachel recently graduated from Magruder High School and will be attending Montgomery College this year. She enjoys art, music and international travel.
About Michael: Michael started skating at age 7. He previously competed with Kristina Rexford, winning the Novice Pewter medal at the 2010 U.S. National Championships. He is currently a student at Montgomery College and enjoys playing guitar, international travel, skiing and pretty much every other sport.
Coaches: Rachel and Michael train six days a week in suburban Washington, DC, with the Wheaton Ice Skating Academy, under coaches Alexei Kiliakov, Elena Novak, and Dmytri Ilin, all former ice dance champions from Russia and Ukraine.