Matthew Nielsen Skates His Way to a Silver Medal

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in Skaters

Strongsville Skating Club Member, Matthew Nielsen won the Silver National Medal in the Intermediate Men’s event at the 2018 USFSA Championships which was held December 29 – January 7 in San Jose, California. Matthew is one of 12 from the entire country that vied for the Intermediate Men’s National Title.

To get here, Matthew won the Intermediate Men’s Event at this year’s U.S. Figure Skating Eastern Great Lakes Regional Competition held in Antioch, Tennessee. As the EGL Regional Champion, Matthew had advanced to the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Midwest Sectional Competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There he won the Silver Medal in his event. Only the top four medalists at Sectionals qualify and move on to compete at the Championships.

Matthew’s program was packed with 4 triple jumps and 2 double axels. He trains at the Strongsville Skating Club in Strongsville, Ohio and is primarily coached by Christian Martin. His program choreographer is Jacqueline Henry.

Matthew is 14 years old and is an 9th grader at Wooster High School. He is a member of the National Junior Honor Society.