Two skaters from the Onyx-Suburban Skating Academy in Rochester Hills qualified for the Midwestern Sectional Championships. They will take place in Nov. 9-13 in Strongsville, OH. Sectionals are the qualifier for the U.S. National Championships.
Jessica Pierce, age 13 and a student at Shelby Jr. High, won the Regional competition in the Juvenile level. Michelle Chen, age 13 and a student at Larson Middle School in Troy, won the bronze medal in the Novice level. Both have been skating since age six.
"This is a huge accomplishment for the Rochester club, which sent the largest number of skaters to the regional championship in the country," said coach Lindsey Weber, "We also had over twenty other medalist from the Rochester area."